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2017-11-23 00:36:44 +0100 commented answer Head in the sand regarding spell checking not being a disaster.

While there are always areas for improvement, volunteers have created a great program. Note that even after you insult t

2017-11-23 00:28:58 +0100 commented answer Head in the sand regarding spell checking not being a disaster.

It is frustrating when something does not work for you. However, I think you do not realize how unkind you sound. I have

2017-11-22 23:39:20 +0100 marked best answer what is needed in crash report

When LibreOffice asks us if we want to send a crash report, I always say yes. It also asks us to provide further information. I have two questions about this:

  1. Do we need to provide further information for the crash report to be useful or is the crash report on its own useful?
  2. What information would make a crash report more useful? I imagine it would be helpful to know what we were doing at the time but is there anything else?

Many thanks to the volunteers for providing this wonderful program. I would like to do my best to make it even better.

2017-11-22 23:34:39 +0100 commented answer what is needed in crash report

Hi Mike, So, it sounds like the developers are losing out on a lot of information because users don't know what would be

2017-11-22 23:21:20 +0100 asked a question advice for using both OpenOffice and LibreOffice

advice for using both OpenOffice and LibreOffice I would like to use Dragon Naturally Speaking but as others have noted,

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2017-11-18 00:15:28 +0100 asked a question Changing fonts and styles with notes master

Changing fonts and styles with notes master I changed the style for the font size in the Notes Master from 18 to 12. No

2017-11-17 19:03:42 +0100 commented question Head in the sand regarding spell checking not being a disaster.

Lupp, You probably get the idea that burying one's head in the sand means ignoring something bad or dangerous. I think i

2017-11-17 18:43:22 +0100 asked a question what is needed in crash report

what is needed in crash report When LibreOffice asks us if we want to send a crash report, I always say yes. It also ask

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2017-11-16 21:22:16 +0100 marked best answer What is WWNum?

There are 39 separate entries for WWNum in List styles. What are these? I have searched in vain for any explanation.

2017-11-16 21:20:00 +0100 marked best answer can't anchor image in header

I try to place an image in a header by anchoring it to the page (inside the header). However, when I save and open the file again, the image has moved down from the header. It is no longer anchored to the page but rather anchored to characters.

Why is this happening and how can I successfully do this simple task?

Thank you.

2017-11-16 21:10:48 +0100 marked best answer By default, can comments be printed in margins?

I keep forgetting to change the print setting so that comments are printed in the margins. When I realize my mistake, it is too late and the document has already been printed.

It would be great if there were a way to prevent me from continually making this mistake. Is there a way to make comments be printed in the margins by default?

2017-11-16 21:07:42 +0100 commented answer How to retain formatting when pasting text

Ciao Charlie, It has been a while since I posted this question. I just looked at it again and in hindsight, I think I co

2017-11-16 20:53:53 +0100 marked best answer How to retain formatting when pasting text

Hi,

I would like to paste text from one document to another while retaining the original formatting. I have tried several ways to do this without success. I can't believe that this is impossible. Is it?

Thank you. Cathy

2017-11-16 20:49:27 +0100 commented answer how improve track changes performance?

From what I have seen, not showing changes makes tracking changes even slower. As mentioned, LibreOffice occasionally di

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2017-11-16 20:39:19 +0100 commented answer track changes vs compare documents

Just commenting again with the hope of inspiring someone to actually look at the attached document to see what I am talk

2017-11-16 20:33:55 +0100 marked best answer What is best option for a box with text that will be converted to Word?

I need to make some boxes with text in them. The document will need to be shared as a Word file.

I want to be able to use styles, include a background color, and have the boxes flow with the text without wrapping.

Using frames seemed to work but the next time I opened the document, the text was no longer in the frames. Then I noticed that the document was saved as a .docx document. Could that have caused any problems?

Before wasting more time, I would deeply appreciate some advice about the best way to accomplish what I want. I am hoping that replies can help me understand under what conditions it would be appropriate to make a box with text using:

a frame a text box
or even one cell of a table

Thank you.

2017-11-16 20:33:22 +0100 marked best answer how to use search & replace to make superscripts?

I am editing a document and want to change numbers used in scientific notation to superscript. For example, I would like to make all occurences of -5 appear as superscripts. There must be a way to use search and replace to change all -5s, then all -6s, etc. I just don't want to make each change individually.

In the search and replace window, there is a superscript option. However, it searches for superscripts. I don't want it to do that but rather to change normal numbers to superscripts. What am I missing?

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2017-11-16 20:01:05 +0100 asked a question initial strategies for fixing corrupt files

initial strategies for fixing corrupt files Sometimes, files that were originally created in Word cause Writer to crash.

2017-11-15 21:50:12 +0100 answered a question How to turn off "Do you want to show changes to avoid delays?" in Writer?

Just to rule it out, did you check to see if "Show Changes" was mysteriously turned on? You may have already done so.

2017-11-15 21:08:15 +0100 asked a question paste text showing track changes

paste text showing track changes How can we paste text with tracked changes still showing, both within a document and be

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2017-10-07 06:20:28 +0100 commented answer how to use search & replace to make superscripts?

Thank you, robleyd. I should have thought about that. It would often work just fine but sometimes I may want to make cha

2017-10-07 04:32:52 +0100 asked a question how to use search & replace to make superscripts?

how to use search & replace to make superscripts? I am editing a document and want to change numbers used in scienti

2017-10-05 05:08:56 +0100 commented answer track changes vs compare documents

It would be great if someone could please look at the attachment to see what I am talking about. 1. Does anyone know of

2017-10-03 15:22:51 +0100 commented answer What is best option for a box with text that will be converted to Word?

In my experience, people still have problems with ODT files in Word. They must be working with older versions. I think I

2017-10-03 15:18:51 +0100 commented answer What is best option for a box with text that will be converted to Word?

Kruno, You may not have meant it but you seem to be criticizing my question. I am trying to learn about this and don't k

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2017-10-02 22:01:08 +0100 asked a question What is best option for a box with text that will be converted to Word?

What is best option for a box with text that will be converted to Word? I need to make some boxes with text in them. The

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2017-09-12 17:29:00 +0100 commented answer track changes vs compare documents

One more time, I would really appreciate an answer to the main question: should there be any difference in the results o