Alternative for Find and Replace in Writer – replace paragraph marks, and much, much more!

Thanks to Solveig Haugland, who has posted about this Fantastic Writer extension for searching and replacing carriage returns (two in a row, etc.) with regular expressions, plus much much more. I've installed it, and my days of copying chunks of text to my text editor to do this is over. (I used to cut and paste to text editor as it was faster and easier for me than the regular … [Read more...]

5 Links to enhance your Experience

The following links should be useful if you wish to extend the functionality of your OpenOffice install. To install OO.o 3.2.1 version under Ubuntu, Muktware has these instructions...  Read More » Solveig Haugland comes to the rescue with clipart - It's nice to be able to just pull clip art from within the program. Some users find it difficult to navigate a file system, which … [Read more...]

Open OpenOffice Files in MS Office [the Dark Side]

Sometimes we need to do it -  sometimes we've sent that file from home in ODP format and we have Microsoft PowerPoint installed on our office computer. It's time sensitive and we need to open it NOW! You can install, but that pesky systems admin person won't let you. Another option is to install the OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-in for Office. Systems admin is probably going to … [Read more...]