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Figure Out Time: 1.3 Hrs. Frustration Level: 6 of 10

Issue: Most actual text WRITERS want I handy key-board stroke to do simple ordinary formatting such as quickly indenting a line or paragraph either for quotes or other types of indexing (particularly those that might go beyond one line in length) In WORDPERFECT this was F4. Each hit on F4 indented the line or paragraph one tab stop to the right. Most actual text WRITERS do not want to interrupt their mind/hand ergonomics to reach for a mouse, steady cursor up to a menu bar and click on the little button icon.

For some unfathomable reason LO had F4 invoke a bibliography window even though the pop up on the Increase Indent icon said (F4). Why would any one was a basic function key like F4 (no shift, control or command) on an acrane function such as a bibliography database. We usually hire grunts to do this stuff.

Libre Office also provided no pellucid or even easily accessible help/instructions on how to reassign

SOLUTION: IN MAC 10.6 go into System Preferences. Click on Keyboad. Highlight and Click on "Applications" in the scroll window to the left. This will take you to the application folder where you can click on Libre Office.

Libre Office will then appear on the right side of the Mac System Keyboard dialog window. Click on libre office. A dialog box will appear. Type in the exact name of the command at issue, in this case "Increase Indent" For and In the dialog box beneath that hit the F4 key. You have no assigned F4 to "INcrease Indenet " as far as Mac OS is concerned

Make sure you quit Libre Office and then re-start it. F4 will now do an increase indent.

I have answered my own question.
Figure Out Time: 1.3 Hrs. Frustration Level: 6 of 10

Issue: Most actual text WRITERS want I handy key-board stroke to do simple ordinary formatting such as quickly indenting a line or paragraph either for quotes or other types of indexing (particularly those that might go beyond one line in length) In WORDPERFECT this was F4. Each hit on F4 indented the line or paragraph one tab stop to the right. Most actual text WRITERS do not want to interrupt their mind/hand ergonomics to reach for a mouse, steady cursor up to a menu bar and click on the little button icon.

For some unfathomable reason LO had F4 invoke a bibliography window even though the pop up on the Increase Indent icon said (F4). Why would any one was waste a basic function key like F4 (no straight F4 (without shift, control or command) on an acrane function such as a bibliography database. database? We usually hire grunts to do this stuff.bibliographies and don't care how they do it.

Libre Office also provided no pellucid or even easily accessible help/instructions on how to reassign a function key.

SOLUTION: IN MAC 10.6 go into System Preferences. Click on Keyboad. Keyboard. Highlight and Click on "Applications" in the scroll window to the left. This will take you to the application folder where you can click on Libre Office.

Libre Office will then appear on the right side of the Mac System Keyboard dialog window. Click on libre office. A dialog box will appear. Type in the exact name of the command at issue, in this case "Increase Indent" For and In the dialog box beneath that hit the F4 key. You have no assigned F4 to "INcrease Indenet " as far as Mac OS is concerned

Make sure you quit Libre Office and then re-start it. F4 will now do an increase indent.