What is line spacing and how can you set it? [Writer, Word & Pages]

A fair definition of line spacing comes from Microsoft: Line spacing determines the amount of vertical space between lines of text in a paragraph. By default, lines are single-spaced, meaning that the spacing accommodates the largest font in that line, plus a small amount of extra space. If a line contains a large text character or graphic, Publisher increases the spacing for that line. To … [Read more...]

5 things you should know to master your office software [Microsoft, Mac or Open Source]

Regardless of the flavour of Office Productivity software that you use, be it OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice, NeoOffice, Microsoft Office or Apple products including Pages, Numbers and Keynote… there are some basic skills that you should master to be really productive. This post highlights five of these skills. … [Read more...]

How to insert and edit Tables [in Writer, Word or Pages]

Tables are a nice way to present information, or to use for spacing of a document. This post details how to insert a table into your word processing document. To Insert a Table From the Insert Toolbar Place the cursor in your document where you want to insert the table. On the Standard bar, click the arrow next to the Table icon.In the table grid, drag to select the numbers of rows and … [Read more...]

How to Insert Images in your Office Software [Mac, Microsoft & Open Source]

Pages and pages of text is boring, and often the easiest way to add interest to your document is to insert images. If you are using a template, then there usually are images inserted already, however for those that are designing documents from scratch, the following details how to insert images into your documents for the major office suites. OpenOffice.org / NeoOffice / LibreOffice Writer To … [Read more...]

Keyboard Shortcuts for your Office Software [Mac, Microsoft & Open Source]

Regardless of the flavour of Office Productivity software that you use, be it OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice, NeoOffice, Microsoft Office or Apple products including Pages, Numbers and Keynote... there are keyboard shortcuts - a series of keyboard strokes that used together to perform tasks usually performed by selecting menu items. This post addresses the use of these keyboard shortcuts, or … [Read more...]

Spell Checker Issue in Word [Mac versions of Office 2011]

There seems to be a spell checker issue in Word where the following error is reported. On my Mac, this happens most often when I open a file that did not originate from MS Word 2011. If I create a document in MS Word 2011, and leave spell and grammar checks enabled for "as you type" (see below on how to disable this), then I do not get an error. If you do not disable the options below, … [Read more...]

Adding a Table of Contents in Writer [Indexes and Tables]

There is a good tutorial for Adding and Updating a Table of Contents in OpenOffice's Writer over at OpenOfficeX. Just a note before you jump to the link - it says that you can BUY OpenOffice - but they offer unlimited support for users. Note that OpenOffice is a free software - if you buy this version, you are buying the support, which is not normally available with free versions of OpenOffice … [Read more...]