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From Marge Schlitt <>
Subject Re: Can you help me?
Date Thu, 14 Jun 2012 00:53:57 GMT
Regina - I yelled before I was hurt - my husband helped me to find "landscape"!
Crisis over.

Regina - you are a lifesaver! I hardly slept last night cause I 
couldn't figure out how to proceed with my problems, but I took your 
advice and it worked! For the most part. Actually, on the way to get 
"Landscape," I went to the "Default" button and it shows only
Clear formatting
Heading 1
Heading 2
Heading 3
Text Body
More . . .

When I touch "More" I get a long list of other things. Nothing about 

I think there is something else I should do. Any ideas?
Thanks muchly!

>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 
>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 
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