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Old 04-08-2004, 03:25 PM   #1
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openoffice help


hey, i am looking to move 100% to *nix and away from M$ and the programs i use under M$ including word, excel, PageMaker7.

i use PM7 way more then i use any other program for building my flyers etc for my business. i also use it for a fair amount of documents i make for my URL to convert the flyers into pdf files.

i was messing around with openoffice write today and it seems to have most of what i want.

problem and here is my questoin. i wanted to open the font color window. the help indicates i go to view toll bar, then click on color. PROBLEM. its not there.

i did a rebuild/repair of openoffice, but that did not help.

am i missing something? do i need to download something? what need i to do.

run on RH9
 
Old 04-08-2004, 03:42 PM   #2
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If you want to define default fonts and colors for, say for the default paragraph style, go to Format-->Styles-->Catalogue. Select the paragraph style to modify, you can set the default font and default color. If you just want to change some text in your document, simply highligh then right click-->character, then change the color to what you want. If I missed what you wanted, reply back.

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Old 04-08-2004, 03:44 PM   #3
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no, i want to be able to change things on the fly. i will often times build my layout, then go back and edit for eye candy to catch my students and their parents attention.

i figured out how to make it a 1 time deal, but i still need access to multiple changes on the fly for font size, color, font type.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 06:18 PM   #4
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I think paragprah definition in your layout is the way to go. It has an auto-update function will go back and update all existing paragrpahs of the same type with the new characteristics.

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Old 04-08-2004, 08:52 PM   #5
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ok,. guess ill just have to keep looking for a program that can replace PageMaker for my layout program in linux.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 09:14 PM   #6
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Apparently Scribus is something like PageMaker. I wouldn't know, as I don't really like PageMaker and have never used it or Scribus much. From the little I've seen, it's much uglier looking then Adobe software, but it seems to be essentially a similar thing.

http://web2.altmuehlnet.de/fschmid/about.html
 
Old 04-08-2004, 09:49 PM   #7
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You need to right click on the toolbar and do customize. There you will find the Font Color. There is 2 different ones. Just add it and you will be able to change the font color on the fly. Look through the options, you will find all the settings you want to add to the toolbar for quick access.

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Old 04-08-2004, 09:52 PM   #8
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mbegovic, yes Scribus is a lot like PageMaker. I have it installed and use to use it a lot. But, after using open office DRAW, I don't use Scribus much. DRAW will do everything I did in Page Maker. Everyone is different so Lleb_KCir, try Scribus and Draw and see which one works the best for you.

Good Luck,
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Old 04-08-2004, 11:04 PM   #9
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will draw let me mix the text and graphics as i desire and get teh colors styles fonts i want?

im really excited about moving 100% to *nix and getting away from M$, but i must be able to continue doing business as usual so to speak
 
Old 04-09-2004, 11:54 AM   #10
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yeah, it looks like draw will do close enough to what i want.

the html convert is still full of junk code, but that can be cleaned up.

thanks for the guidance. ill try to start working more and more in draw to see if i can start making my new documents in that for my school.
 
Old 04-09-2004, 12:37 PM   #11
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No problem. I had the same thing when I started moving over to linux. Don't get me wrong there is still things i have to use windows for, but I use Linux about 99% of the time. Scribus is good, but Draw was the program that I really stuck with for doing Newsletters and things like that.

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Old 04-09-2004, 12:48 PM   #12
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any clue how to get it to do nothing more then a clean html export without the extra junk it adds?

it added 3 pages worth for just a pic and 1 line of txt over the picture.

im a hardware network guy, not a coder, and would hate to trouble my guy as he is roughly 90miles from were i live to fix the code every time im ready to run an update to my site.
 
  


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