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From Rory O'Farrell <ofarr...@iol.ie>
Subject Re: Problems encountered eliminating some default tabs, and changing one to a 'right tab'....
Date Tue, 17 Jul 2012 17:18:20 GMT
On Tue, 17 Jul 2012 09:37:55 -0700
"Nancy" <nancy.bh1944@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi - I'm a retired legal secretary (lots of Word Perfect knowledge) and our
> new CPU with Windows 7 would not run my older Word Perfect Ver.8, so I
> downloaded your Open Office 3.0 and 3.4 (I think the last version is).  I'm
> very happy with the product you have put together so far (I've used it a LOT
> over the last 6-8 months) - but I have run into a snag on fixing some tab
> stops in a document I've been adding to since February - an 8 page long, 4
> column list of Zentangle pattern names with the page # they can be found in
> my 2 Moleskin Notebooks - so basically lots of pattern names, followed by a
> page # (or 2 or 3)
> 
>  
> 
> I find the default is a tab every 1/2" or so in the 4 columns I've set up,
> but I don't like that, and want one tab at the righthand end of the column
> to be a right aligned tab.   I can change the tabs individually for each
> entry/"Zentangle name/page#" - but with 8 pages of these with 4 columns each
> to do (over 1,350 patterns), I would like a 'faster' method..   and I can't
> find the answer  I need in your help menus or write ups about changing
> tabs/deleting tabs, etc.
> 
>  
> 
> Can you help me out on this problem?   (is there an 'easy button' for this
> task?  lol)   I would appreciate your help greatly! 

You need to learn how to use Styles - OpenOffice formatting hinges on these. 

You should read up what the Help file says about Styles; you might also find this reference
of use
http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/w/images/5/52/0206WG33-IntroductionToStyles.pdf and its
following chapter.

It might be best if you bring this problem to the User Forum at
http://user.services.openoffice.org/en/forum/
particularly as there you can post your sample file, whereas this list does not permit attachments.


-- 
Rory O'Farrell <ofarrwrk@iol.ie>

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