Have some old Display Writer files sitting around that you’d like to open? Here are some tools to do that if you don’t want to have to start trolling Ebay for a Display Writer console. Continue reading
Start an Internet search on a word or phrase in your OpenOffice.org file from within your OpenOffice.org program. Two quick steps to the information that you need. Continue reading
Recently while working in OpenOffice.org 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:
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.
OpenOffice.org Writer: Quick Divider Lines Using 4 Simple Keystrokes
Every once in a while, you just need a horizontal line in your document to create a visual break of one thing to another… maybe you need to separate a page “headline” from the body of the document or separate different topics from one another in
OpenOffice.org Writer: Inserting Text Before or After a Table
It happens to anyone who uses tables in a word processing program like OpenOffice.org Writer – we insert a table at the very top of the document and find ourselves unable to add text above it because we didn’t leave a blank line there.
OpenOffice.org Writer: Creating Duplicates of Selected Text With a Simple Drag and Drop
When you’re looking to duplicate something in an OpenOffice.org Writer document how, do you accomplish the task?
Let me guess… you select it, copy it then move to the new location and paste it… am I right?
While I can’t speak for anyone else, I find it extremely useful to know how to create a sheet of blank labels in a word processing program like Writer.
I’m forever wanting something that isn’t actually for a mailing… I’m just looking to have a document that is set up as a sheet of labels that are already broken into the
OpenOffice.org Writer: Not Your Usual Selection Shape
When we select text in OpenOffice.org Writer, we’re used to the selection starting at one point and then proceeding down (or up, depending upon the way you drag your mouse) across entire lines… like this:
But what if
OpenOffice.org Writer: Hyphens and Spaces Can Be Non-Breaking or Optional?
When you’re writing a document and you see the program split something like a date between two lines, do you ever wonder how to prevent that from happening?
Let’s face it… this looks just plain weird
……………………………………………. Monday, July
4, 2011 ……………………………………………………
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OpenOffice.org Writer: Oh Man, I Should Have Used a Table!
While I cannot speak for
everyone, I know that there have been many times that, after setting up information
in a word processing document, I find myself wishing I had used a table
instead of a list of text.
If the list is long and
complicated or really more of… Continue reading