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From Doug <>
Subject Re: Codes
Date Fri, 21 Jun 2013 00:22:23 GMT
On 06/20/2013 07:54 PM, Patricia Hickin wrote:
> Is there any way to reveal codes in OO (the way you can in WordPerfect)?

We went thru this a couple of months ago. The short answer is NO! You 
have to use something they call styles, which will change your whole 
document, not just the particular framus you're trying to modify. They
have done this quite deliberately, and have no intention of ever 
changing it. Probably in the styles there is something that will fix
your problem, but I refuse to deal with it. I have WordPerfect on a 
Windows machine, and when I need to do serious writing, that's where I 
go. For slightly less serious writing, I use TextMaker on the Linux 
machine, from SoftMaker, which has both paid and free versions. I bought 
the paid version about 8 months ago. I don't use OO or LO. Not because 
of the styles problem. but because they are poor editing programs. And 
also, they are primitive compared to WP and TM. (But, I confess, for any 
serious work the styles problem would drive me shrieking away!)

OO _may_ become more user-friendly; they promised a few months ago to
incorporate much or most of IBM's Symphony, which at least is not 
primitive. Last I tried Symphony, however, it was full of bugs.
(Symphony is a close cousin, anyway.) We'll see. . . .


> I am having a problem with the following:
> I am preparing a list of books as follows:
> In a table of two columns, I insert an image of the book cover in the first
> (a narrow) column.  In the 2nd column I put info about the book: title,
> author, publisher & date.
> I have obtained the info from, compiled a list of the
> books, copied the list into Notepad to strip it of formatting.  Next I
> copied the list into an OO text document and formatted it as follows:
> font Calibri  color black
> title: 18 point bold italic
> author & publishing info (two separate lines):  15 point regular.
> For some reason, OO is changing the color of the publishing info to blue.
>   I change it to black. but when I save it the color switches to blue!!
> It is driving me crazy!!!
> Any ideas??  Thanks!!
> Pat

Blessed are the peacemakers..for they shall be shot at from both sides. 

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