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Old 11-09-2011, 12:34 AM   #1
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No grid lines in Libre Writer


I am using Libre Writer version 3.4.3 on Ubuntu 11.10 and I can't get the grid lines to show. I went to Tools, Options, LibreOffice Writer/Web, Grid and checked the boxes for snap to grid and visible grid and clicked ok but no grid lines show. Lines do snap to a grid which is about 1/4" but changing grid spacing does not change how the grid lines snap. Changing the horizontal and vertical resolution spacing in inches does not change the spacing in spaces. How do I get grid lines to work?
 
Old 11-09-2011, 07:01 PM   #2
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I am using Libre Writer version 3.4.3 on Ubuntu 11.10 and I can't get the grid lines to show. I went to Tools, Options, LibreOffice Writer/Web, Grid and checked the boxes for snap to grid and visible grid and clicked ok but no grid lines show. Lines do snap to a grid which is about 1/4" but changing grid spacing does not change how the grid lines snap. Changing the horizontal and vertical resolution spacing in inches does not change the spacing in spaces. How do I get grid lines to work?
Tools -> Options -> LibreOffice->Appearance
Scroll down to "Grid" and change Automatic to Black.

Why the automatic color is white grid on white background is a mystery known only to the all-knowing developers. It's still worth more than I paid.

Oh - and they aren't lines, they are dots.

Last edited by smallpond; 11-09-2011 at 07:03 PM. Reason: add info on dos
 
Old 11-10-2011, 01:26 AM   #3
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That is amazing

I got so frustrated with LibreOffice that I removed it. I couldn't get it to change the grid spacing either. I had problems with LibreOffice Calc also. I tried removing it using the Ubuntu Software Center but it wouldn't go away until I used the Synaptic tool. I tried installing Open Office using Ubuntu's Software Center and it installed LibreOffice. I uninstalled it again but I will reinstall and keep looking for someway to change the grid spacing. Thank you for your help.
 
Old 11-10-2011, 03:54 PM   #4
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I got so frustrated with LibreOffice that I removed it. I couldn't get it to change the grid spacing either. I had problems with LibreOffice Calc also. I tried removing it using the Ubuntu Software Center but it wouldn't go away until I used the Synaptic tool. I tried installing Open Office using Ubuntu's Software Center and it installed LibreOffice. I uninstalled it again but I will reinstall and keep looking for someway to change the grid spacing. Thank you for your help.
I really liked Word back in the DOS days when it was simple and there were neat extensions that you could do like embedded postscript. Now both Word and LO seem to be user-nasty. If you were on Kubuntu, I'd suggest trying KWord. It has a nice GUI layout.
 
  


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