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Archive for the ‘OpenOffice’ Category A Shortcut Key for Every Occasion

If you’re a person who prefers keyboard shortcuts over using the mouse, today’s tip is a must read for you!

Have you ever caught yourself wishing for a key combination to accomplish a task while using any of the programs?


Sending Email in OpenOffice

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Everyone has at one time or another needed to send a file that’s currently being edited to someone in an e-mail.

What did you do?

Did you save the file, start a new message, attach the file (which we all know involves a couple of steps too) and then save it?

If you could

File Paths in OpenOffice

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Ever wonder where OpenOffice is storing your important files, like the AutoCorrect file that contains all your customized settings.

Or how about your gallery information… after all, you’ve added some to that too.

Then there’s your location for template storage and the AutoText file with all your customizations.

You may just want to know where these are kept – you never know when you’ll need to back… Continue reading

Setting Undo Options in OpenOffice

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

We’ve all done it – we’ve all found ourselves unhappy with the effects of changes made in a document. More than that, we’ve all been unhappy on more than one occasion about more than just the last change – more like the last 15 changes…

That’s where the old “Undo” feature comes into play. (Ctrl + Z or the Edit menu, Undo choice or the

Changing the Default Save in OpenOffice

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

By default, OpenOffice saves files in an OpenOffice format, which can lead to problems when these files are sent to users of other brands of office software.

One way to get around this is to use Save as… to save individual files in different formats. Or, you can change the settings to save all OpenOffice documents in a different format. That’s what we’ll be doing here. For example, if… Continue reading

Finding Recent Files in OpenOffice

Monday, October 11th, 2010

If you’ve ever been a regular Microsoft Office user, then you’re probably pretty used to seeing a list of recently used files and the bottom of the File menu / Office Button / File tab of the Ribbon.

When you started working with OpenOffice you may have tried that trick and come up empty.

Take a look for yourself:

Nope, no files listed at the… Continue reading

Is My OpenOffice Up-to-Date?

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Ever wonder if you’re running the most up-to-date version of OpenOffice or its extensions?

Is your program automatically checking for updates, or are you expected to check?

How can you

Finding Templates At

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Many of us love to use templates when we work.

I mean, what could be better than opening a file and having the setup right there ready to go?

So the first question you may ask with OpenOffice is, where in the program do I access them?

Good first question, and

OpenOffice: Help With A Bit More Contrast

Previously we took a look at the OpenOffice Help Agent and what he could do to make our days a bit easier.

One of the great things it does is to take us directly to the program’s help window and show

Open Office Help Agent

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

So, have you seen this pop up from the corner of your eye yet?

That’s your friendly neighborhood Help Agent, compliments of the people at

He’s a crafty little guy whose only purpose in life is to help you out – specifically, he’ll appear when he thinks that you’re completing a task where you may need some assistance.… Continue reading

All About Open Office

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Well, with this being the first day of our OpenOffice Tips (found right here every Tuesday and Thursday) I figured that it was a good idea to go over the most important basics about the OpenOffice Suite.

First, the word “Suite” should clue you in that it’s

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