OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice & NeoOffice on Mac Lion OSX – Part 2

Note: For those that don't have a Mac, we'll be back to regular programming shortly. :) On Thursday I did a quick take on what my experience was on OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice and NeoOffice after installing Mac OSX Lion. There is a website that can assist you in identifying programs that work with Lion OSX - including our favourites! … [Read more...]

OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice & NeoOffice on Mac Lion OSX

Today I decided to bite the bullet and install the new Lion OSX on my Macs. So far so good, however when you do the upgrade and if you use an Open Source Office software product, I suggest that you immediately open them after the installation of Lion and go through any recommended upgrades. … [Read more...]

From a Reader: How to Install Templates?

Hello Stephanie, I am using LibreOffice 3 which came with Ubuntu 11.04. I am also new to OpenSource. I would like to use new templates that I have found on OpenOffice.org and on your site, but can not figure out where to load the Templates or how to get them into the Template section. I know this might be a simple task, but I am totally lost as to how to get this done. Regards, J A K … [Read more...]

Turning off Capitalisation in Impress and Writer [OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice and NeoOffice]

I was recently reading through a tutorial and noticed that the writer (Akkana) was frustrated with the auto-capitalisation at the beginning of sentences in OpenOffice.org Impress. Turning this feature off is relatively simple, however you need to do it in each of the programs to ensure it is applied to both Writer and Impress. I've also included links for those wanting to do this in … [Read more...]

How to Remove Duplicate Rows in Calc [OOo, LibreOffice & NeoOffice]

There is no automatic function to remove duplicate rows in Calc. In order to remove duplicate rows you need to perform some comparison tests. This tutorial will show you how to sort the data compare the data remove the duplicate rows There is a tutorial here that will show you how to check for duplicates on a single column value, however often we need to compare for more than one value … [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...]

An introduction to “Page Styles” in Writer [Video Demonstration]

Often long documents are created in Writer, and these often have complex formatting. They consist of design elements such as text, objects, paragraphs, characters, tables, etc. One of these design elements are pages. Pages have different properties compared to paragraphs and text, e.g. size and width, margins etc. From Writer's point of view these properties make up an “instruction set” for … [Read more...]

Replace Paragraph Marks / Carriage Returns in 5 Steps

When you need to replace paragraph marks (end of paragraph) / carriage returns with other text, OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice and NeoOffice Writer all are able using the following 5 steps: Note: If you don't know how to get to the find / replace button above, hit Ctrol-F (Windows) or CMD-F (Mac). Alternatively, you can go to the 'Edit' Menu, and select 'Find and Replace'. There is also … [Read more...]

How to add a curved heading to your Writer Document

Sometimes it's nice to have a curved heading instead of a straight line in your writer document. The curved heading could be in the form of a semi-circle, an arc (or arch). This could curve left or right, depending on how you want your heading formatted. All this is possible in OpenOffice.org Writer, or LibreOffice Writer. This video tutorial is designed to show you quickly and simply how to … [Read more...]