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Old 01-27-2009, 05:21 PM   #1
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OO printing lines in spread sheet

How do I get OO to print the lines in a spread sheet?

Why is Open Office so unfriendly? It is because it works like Word? I don't do that much office type work and most word processing and spread sheets I have done was on the Mac.
Old 01-27-2009, 05:28 PM   #2
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You can set up borders in cells formatting. Try it here:

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Old 01-28-2009, 09:59 AM   #3
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OpenOffice Calc
FORMAT -> Page -> Sheet -> Print Grid

MS Excel
FILE -> Page Setup -> Sheet -> Print Gridlines

OpenOffice is not unfriendly you are too ridgid and stuck on how a single application works on a single platform, many of which put options in strange places. Quite honestly I believe OpenOffice has menu selections in areas that actually make sense as opposed to where MS Office puts them. I mean come on since when does formatting the page belong under the File menu ? Putting it under the Format menu is more intuitive and actually makes sense..

I believe all word processors are pretty similar overall, having used appleworks, MS Write, MS word, AbiWord, WordPerfect (Dos and Windows versions), OpenOffice Write, the list goes on.. On the spreadsheet side I've worked with the original Visicalc on the apple 2, apple works, Lotus 123 (Dos and Windows Versions), MS Works Spreadsheet, Excel, Gnumeric, Open Office Calc. For basic use the applications are all similar to an extent. if you posess the knowledge to use one, you should be able to use any of the others.

I could never understand why people get all wrapped up in a single version of an application on a single OS..
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