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Old 02-19-2003, 12:23 AM   #1
Goatdemon
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Some seriously stupid Open Office questions


how do you set the font to black, i ckicked the A button and it turned it red, theres no intelligible way to set it to black! CHRIST!!

how do you turn off the Fu3#in highlighter button i clicked it on and presumed that clicking it again with the highlited word selected that it would turn it off. NOPE! I was hoping that this would be less annoying that MS office but hell no... ive got a paper due tomorrow!

finally how do your set the margins, and in inches... i need one inch margins.

thank you... word processors suck... all of 'em!

... i need a drink.
 
Old 02-19-2003, 09:57 AM   #2
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Firstly, with the fonts, when you click on the 'change font color' button, hold the button down and about a second later a menu will pop up with the color chart. With the mouse button still held down, move the cursor over the color you want and let go. Presto!

Same with the highlight, except to turn off highlighting, have the cursor over the 'no fill' button instead (in the highlighting popup menu)

For the margins, click on "Format" (on the menu bar) then click "Page", that will bring up a properties box. On the bottom left hand corner of that box is the 'margins' options. I think you know what to do from there

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Old 02-19-2003, 03:07 PM   #3
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thanks, one more thing though
how do you disable autocomplete?
 
Old 02-19-2003, 04:59 PM   #4
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look under tools ->autocorrect/autoformat :}

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P.S.: Ever tried the online help of OO? ;)
 
Old 02-19-2003, 05:00 PM   #5
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Tools > AutoCorrect/AutoFormat > Word Completion > Un X complete words.

I hate work processors too especially ones that do things you don't ask them to do. But sometimes a text editor just won't do.
 
Old 02-20-2003, 03:04 PM   #6
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Hmm ... my colleague Sam says
Emacs & TeX is all he needs ;)

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