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Archive for the ‘OpenOffice’ Category Calc: Data Forms

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Want to enter records in a data table super quick? Here’s where you can find what you need to know about an extension that will give you data forms just like you’ve used in MS Excel. Continue reading Did You Notice the Menu?

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

We can do a whole lot more than we think from the initial program suite window. Find out how you can streamline your initial program start-up process when you use what’s available from the very beginning. Continue reading

OpenOffice.Org Writer: How Do You Measure?

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Learn where to set Writer’s ruler to the measurement unit that fits your needs in Open Office. It’s easy! Continue reading

Find out where to get over 120 templates for Writer, Calc and Impress… this is one template package you’ve got to get! Continue reading

One check in your slide show settings will prevent any other program from breaking through your presentations… learn where to place that check mark here! Continue reading 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 Import and Export GoogleDocs

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

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

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