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From "Virgil Arrington" <>
Subject Re: [libreoffice-users] Conflicts?
Date Sun, 04 Aug 2013 22:28:47 GMT
To me, the AOO sidebar properties panel adds nothing. As you said, it only 
duplicates the top toolbar. More importantly (for me at least), the styles 
panel is buried *beneath* the properties panel. With LO, this is where I 
dock the styles panel. So, now, with AOO, I have to do an extra click to 
gain access to the styles panel. I've tried several times to find a way to 
put the styles panel on top (as I have absolutely no need for the properties 
panel), and I have yet to find a way that works. I may be missing something 
that the AOO folks can explain to me.

I understand that the properties panel was taken from the Symphony user 
interface. But, much, much, more desirable would have been Symphony's tabbed 
document interface. So many programs have it, and it is soooooo useful that 
I don't understand why neither LO nor AOO have adopted it (yet).


-----Original Message----- 
From: Tom Davies
Sent: Sunday, August 04, 2013 3:35 PM
To: Virgil Arrington ; ;
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Conflicts?

Hi :)
Just out of curiosity has anyone tried the Apache OpenOffice 4.0 yet?

I really liked the sound of the toolbar down the side so i just gave it a 
quick go.  I was a tad disappointed to find that toolbar was in addition to 
the ones we both already have at the top and mostly was just a duplication 
of many of those buttons.  However 1st time try-outs of new things seldom go 
completely smoothly!  lol

I would really like to see both LO and AOO go this route and faster.  At the 
moment all programs seem intent on making the screen more and more like a 
letter-box slit with more and more wasted space at the sides and more and 
more crammed in at the top&bottom.

It's becoming tougher and tougher to see a whole document all at the same 
Regards from
Tom :)

> From: Virgil Arrington <>
>To: Tom Davies <>;; 
>Sent: Wednesday, 24 July 2013, 1:29
>Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Conflicts?
>Thanks, Tom. I always disable quickstarter as a matter of course.
>-----Original Message----- 
>From: Tom Davies
>Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 7:13 PM
>To: Virgil Arrington ; ;
>Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Conflicts?
>Hi :)
>I think it's the same conflicts as between any 2 versions of LibreOffice or
>any 2 versions of AOO or OOo.  Basically avoid having both open at the same
>time.  That might mean turning off the Quickstarter of both of them.
>This link might help
>Regards from
>Tom :)
>> From: Virgil Arrington <>
>>Sent: Tuesday, 23 July 2013, 20:38
>>Subject: [libreoffice-users] Conflicts?
>>Are there any known conflicts with having LO 4.0.4 and AOO 4.0 installed 
>>the same computer? In my never-ending, obsessive (and admittedly futile)
>>search for computing perfection, I want to try both programs to see which
>>better meets my techno-needs.
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