Art Alexion on 6 Sep 2006 01:20:39 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] Re: What's going on with OpenOffice ?

On Tuesday 05 September 2006 09:16, George Langford wrote:
> Yesterday I blamed debian for screwing up OpenOffice with the
> observation:
> > 1. The footer entry for page numbers has gone back to the words.
> > 2. I can no longer choose whether I'll have a different first-page
> >    header and different odd and even page headers.
> I've since discovered that I can toggle between "view fields" and
> something more normal. "Contr +F9" will do the same thing. When I
> do this in MSWord97, I think that I get to see the fields _and_
> the data, which is less confusing.  

Not my versions of word 97 or 2k.  Its either {field codes} or field results.

> An alternative would be to 
> color the field names differently from the text.

I have that in OpenOffice.  Turn on field shading in the options.

> My second problem remains unsolved. "Default" headers & footers
> just don't fit the bill.  Are the former choices, "default, different
> first page, even & odd," hiding somewhere, too ?

Check out page styles.


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