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...]

Setting Page Margins in OOo, NeoOffice [Draw, Writer]

When creating a book layout in Writer using Page Styles, sometimes it looks quite nice when you have a solid colour or graphic in the background, and a white border around the edge of the page. This exports quite nicely to PDF. To achieve this look, simply go Format >> Page and edit the page margins to achieve the desired thickness. You can even only adjust one or two sides to get … [Read more...]

Removing Page Breaks – OpenOffice Writer

I have a number of clients who initially have problems understanding the page breaks within OpenOffice. In Microsoft Word we usually insert and then delete using the delete key or backspace. Page breaks in OpenOffice do require a little bit more fiddling, but once you understand how pagebreaks work, then, in my opinion, you will find this is a more robust solution, giving you more options than … [Read more...]