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From Larry Moore <>
Subject RE: Can you help me?
Date Wed, 13 Jun 2012 10:39:35 GMT

Do yourself a real favor and stick with MS office. I have had several versions of both OO
and LO and they are a far cry from having the features and stability of MS Office.

> Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 12:08:15 +0200
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> Subject: Re: Can you help me?
> Hi Marge,
> Yes, we can help you.
> But please make it easier for us and more useful for the archive by 
> writing for each topic a separate mail and put the topic into the 
> subject line.
> Marge Schlitt schrieb:
> > I'm new to Open Office, and there are a couple of hurdles I can't overcome:
> >
> > 1.  How do I change the default font to Helvetica? I know how to change
> > it every time I start a new file, but I want to have Helvetica every
> > time automatically.
> When a Textdocument is opened goto menu Tools > Options. There to 
> ' Writer' > Basic Fonts. This personal settings are used 
> for the default document template.
> >
> > 2. How do I stop it from insisting that every time I enter a set of
> > numbered paragraphs that they be indented instead of left flush?  I want
> > to number things and place them where I want them, not where someone
> > else thinks they should go.
> Here two things come together. There is an automatism that changes 
> consecutive numbered lines to true lists. This resulting list has an 
> indent as default setting.
> Ways out:
> 1. Disable the automatism: Menu Tools > AutoCorrect Options > Dialog 
> page "Options". Deactivate the option "Apply numbering".
> 2. Do not type the numbering yourself but use a numbering style. Type 
> your first item without a number, open "Style and formatting" window 
> (e.g. via key F11), click on button "List styles", double click on one 
> of the predefined numbering styles. Right click on the style, click 
> 'Modify' and change the settings to your preferred style.
> If you will keep the automatically made list and only want to alter its 
> appearance, then right click a list item and choose "Numbering/Bullets" 
> from that context menu. In the dialog itself goto tab 'Position' and set 
> the indent as you want.
> >
> > 3. Sometimes I have put some text into columns and then I want to change
> > my mind. How do I undo the columns?
> While cursor is inside such column goto menu Format > Sections. Click on 
> 'Remove' and OK.
> >
> > 4. How can I get it to lay out landscape instead of vertical? When I go
> > to Format -> Flip,  the Flip message for vertical or landscape is grey
> > instead of black.
> Look into the status bar. Right click the second field from left, likely 
> 'Default'. Choose 'Landscape' from there. Tip: When you double click 
> that field, you can alter settings like margins, header and footer area.
> There are a lot of information out there in the Web, which you will find 
> by a search engine. That gives you a quick access to the information in 
> the Wiki and the forum archive too.
> If you like a systematical way more, have a look at the "Getting 
> started" guides. For the very beginning it does not matter whether the 
> tutorials are for, Apache OpenOffice or LibreOffice.
> Kind regards
> Regina
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