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Archive for the ‘OpenOffice’ Category Installing Extensions

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Not sure how to install that really cool extension you heard about the other day? No problem! Here’s the place to learn what you need to know. Continue reading

Sometimes the process of finding, downloading and then inserting clipart images is a pain. This tip will show you an add-on for use with where you can get all kinds of free clipart and make the process of inserting images into your file so much simpler. Continue reading

Learn to make those tiny handles on a selected object easier to grab and use in your programs. Continue reading

Shrink to Fit in Open Office

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

No shrink to fit in Open Office? Here’s how to do the same thing in a few more steps. Continue reading

Get & learn to use the PhotoAlbum extension that will automatically create a presentation from a folder of pictures. Continue reading

Learn to use Writer’s text heading styles to automatically create and update table of contents for your documents. Continue reading

Start an Internet search on a word or phrase in your file from within your program. Two quick steps to the information that you need. Continue reading

Here’s an extension you can use to import and export GoogleDocs, Zoho and WebDAV files right from inside your program suite! Continue reading

Handouts are often a necessary element of a presentation… keep your audience from frantically copying everything on each slide with handouts designed to meet your specific needs. Continue reading

Learn to add exceptions to Writer’s AutoCorrect settings for abbreviations and two capital letter words. Continue reading

Learn how to disable or remove the extensions that you don’t use. Continue reading

Learn how to make sure that hidden slides do not end up in your printed handouts with this easy-to-follow Open Office tip! Continue reading

Often when we filter data it’s to use that data subset somewhere else… so we filter, select the set of data, copy it, move to the new location then paste. Learn to do all those steps via a single dialog box. Continue reading

Feeling overwhelmed by the sheer number of buttons on your tool-bars? Here’s a quick and easy way to temporarily get a bit more information about a specific button without actually using it and then regretting the choice. Continue reading

Much to our dismay it’s not uncommon to have blank lines throughout a long, long list of data. Removing them manually can be a very time consuming, headache generating and all around frustrating experience, but what’s the alternative? Continue reading Paste Button Options

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Looking for a quick way to complete a “Paste Special” in an program? No problem… here’s a super-quick tip that you’re going to love. Continue reading

Looking for a few more modern looking templates to use in Impress? Here’s the tip for you! Continue reading

We all know that Find & Replace can definitely save lots of time and energy for a variety of situations… find out where you can get a Writer extension to expand your Find & Replace abilities. Continue reading

Learn to password protect your Writer documents to keep the content from prying eyes. Continue reading

Many of us, for a variety of reasons, will use field to insert information such as the current date. You actually have two options, an automatically updating or a fixed date…

Which type have you put into your document? Continue reading

If you’re someone who uses Writer’s date field in your documents then I’m sure you’ve found that it looks like this: 06/15/11. But what if you’d like something else? Continue reading

We all know the convenience of selecting cells using the Shift and Ctrl keys with the mouse… but if you’re not into key combination or just aren’t good at using them then here’s the keyboard free way to accomplish your goal. Continue reading

Tired of trying to select an object on an Impress slide? Here’s the one-two punch to make the problem disappear! Check it out! Continue reading

Many times when we’re working with data in a spreadsheet we need to know the sum of a range of data. Here’s a couple of suggestions for finding the sum of cells quickly. Continue reading

Often we need to Spellcheck a document in a foreign language and, unfortunately, we don’t have one. Until now, that is… Continue reading

Do you know the difference between relative and absolute references? April expands on this, plus the power of the $ symbol in this handy Open Office Calc tip! Continue reading

Looking to get rid of the page number on the first page of an Open Office Writer document? You need to check this tip out, then! Continue reading

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