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Old 03-13-2009, 04:03 PM   #1
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OpenOffice Table tool menu annoyance


How does one stop the table menu from popping up obscuring the document you're working on when ever you happen to click in the body of a table?

The same thing happens when you click on a bulleted item. Guess what happens when you click on a bulleted item in a table? Sheez!

I cannot find anything in the Options or Customizations that'll turn that so-called "feature" off. (Hey OOo developers: I already have a table menu. It's right up there at the top of the farking window out of the way of the document I'm working on.)

I'm starting to view these popup menus as OpenOffice's answer to "Clippy".

Surely someone else has encountered this. And found a way to make it stop.

Hopefully...

Rick

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Old 03-14-2009, 10:14 AM   #2
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I have Openoffice.org 2.4 installed on my machine. To turn off those dialogs in 2.4 I just go to View->Toolbars and uncheck the one I want to turn off. Alternatively I can drag the pop up to the top of the app. to put it beneath the main toolbar.

I was unable to get the table menu, or any other, to show up both at the top and in a pop up. Dunno, maybe turn the feature off and then turn it back on?
 
Old 03-15-2009, 10:31 PM   #3
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I have Openoffice.org 2.4 installed on my machine. To turn off those dialogs in 2.4 I just go to View->Toolbars and uncheck the one I want to turn off.

[snip]

I was unable to get the table menu, or any other, to show up both at the top and in a pop up. Dunno, maybe turn the feature off and then turn it back on?
If I try to disable those menus using View->Toolbars, I find that they're not even selected for view. If they're checked in that menu, they're visible at the top of the window (well, some of them are; some wait until I clicked on text that was formatted using something from that toolbar). Having them at the top of the window isn't exactly what I was looking for; I don't want them eating up editing real estate nor obscuring the text while I'm editing until I ask for them.

But... the second part of your suggestion gave me an idea: I tried dragging the menus that were popping up in front of the text up to the main toolbar area at the top of the window and then unchecking them in the View->Toolbars menu. That did the trick. I doubt that I ever asked for the pop-up menus in the first place so I can only assume that that behaviour is an OOo default. A bad choice, IMHO. At least it's unconfigurable. Sure wish the online help mentioned that, though.

Thanks...

Rick
 
Old 04-18-2009, 06:08 PM   #4
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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

That has been bugging me and my computer classes so much!! I use tables all the time, esp. building web pages....
 
  


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