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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 Calc: Summing It All Up

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

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

Looking for a way to easily insert title rows into Open Office Calc before printing? No luck so far? Let April be your guide in this handy tip! Continue reading

If you’re like me – a Microsoft Office user for years and years – then you’re very used to the concept of the Page Setup. Things such as margins and page orientation could be located there. Open Office has this option, too – just in a different place… Continue reading

Did you know that you can copy text in Open Office without a Ctrl-C, Copy button or anything else for that matter? It’s a whole new way, so give it a look! Continue reading

Today I’d like to share an interesting thing that I stumbled across with playing with the drawing tools in – specifically, I’d like to show you what I found when I was exploring the options for a text box… Continue reading

Here’s a quick tip for selecting text using your mouse that doesn’t require dragging the mouse, holding down the mouse button or using the Shift key. Continue reading

If you’re anything like me, when it comes to fonts in my documents then you’re tired of Times New Roman and Arial. Thankfully, you can change the default font in Open Office. Continue reading

Here’s a neat tip on how to access the built-in thesaurus in Open Office Writer! Spice up your writing with the right words! Continue reading Rotating Objects

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Rotating objects in MS Office is easy – just grab the handles and away you go. What about Open Office, though? Take a look at this tip for a little insight. Continue reading

Looking for some free label templates to use with Open Office Writer? April may have just the site you’re looking for! Give it a look! Continue reading

Have you ever needed to split a numbered list in a document and everything BUT that happened? April has the solution, and you can check it out here! Continue reading

Got a picture in the background for an Open Office Writer document and now you can’t select it? April had the same problem, but thankfully, she found a solution! Continue reading

Want to learn a quick and easy way to insert frequently used special characters like Trademark, Copyright and more into Open Office Writer with a few keystrokes? Check it out! Continue reading

Reply to comments the easy way in Open Office Writer! Why spend the time sifting through the clutter, when you can just reply in the same comment string? Genius! Continue reading

If you access programs frequently then it may be worth the bit of extra memory used to put the Quickstarter in your system tray at start up. It’s really easy to do, and it will save you time when accessing your OpenOffice programs! Continue reading

Keep track and easily open all of your recent files in Open Office! This one’s a real time saver! Continue reading

Repeat an Action in OpenOffice Writer

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Recently while working in Writer, I found myself repeating my actions over and over again.

I knew that MS Office had a way to repeat the last action or word entered, so I went looking for what Writer has to offer.

What I found was on the Edit menu:

Resizing Images in OpenOffice

Monday, April 11th, 2011 Keeping Things in Proportion

We’ve all done it…

Taken a perfectly good graphic and tried to enlarge it only to end up with something like this:

We then try to do a better job but it

The Autofit feature in Calc and other spreadsheet programs is an extremely helpful feature.

You can simply double-click on the right divider line in the column title, and the column will automatically expand to fit the longest piece of data.

But what if you don’t want to fit the longest

If you’ve used Calc at all, I know that you’ve found the Delete Contents dialog box.

How could you not?

Every time you select a cell or range of cells and try to clear their contents you automatically hit the Delete button and that annoying dialog

Have you ever needed your headers or footers to be different on odd and even pages?

Maybe you’ve created a document that will eventually be put together like a book so the pages that will end up on the right of the finished document need the page number on the right side of the page with the same scenario for the left side pages.

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