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2013-07-17 23:48:12 +0200 コメント付き回答 LO Writer: Multiple columns in different languages?

Thank you for your reply! I never thought about using different heading styles (one with numbering, the others without and/or as one per language) -- These are great ideas! I intend too use footnotes during the writing/editing process (typically to reference a source, e.g. where a quote or picture came from, but also to remind myself of things that need to be talked about in the subject matter). I'll see what works best.

2013-07-17 23:42:42 +0200 コメント付き回答 LO Writer: Multiple columns in different languages?

Thank you very much for your reply and the link to the thread, which I found be very useful. I'll certainly try the text frame linking you describe in that thread. In addition to frame linking, I'll also look into your notion of "using Writer to write and a Layout program for layout." I think I tried to make LO do both, which may not be the best way of doing things. I'll certainly look into Scribus as well. Thank you for pointing this out.

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2013-07-17 06:14:32 +0200 質問をする LO Writer: Multiple columns in different languages?

Hi all,

I'm fairly new to LO (and OO), trying to write a technical manual that presents the information side-by-side in multiple columns in different languages (say, for example, column 1 = English, column 2 = German, column 3 = Italian, etc.). This side-by side format should apply to all section headers, text body and image captions (although the images most likely will be in a single column across the page).

I'm struggling with figuring out what the best layout mechanism would be for doing what I described above:

  • I've tried putting the text body into tables (one column per language, one row per paragraph, multiple tables per section or topic). This, however, does not work for section headers or separating TOC by language.
  • Using section breaks for a multi-column layout doesn't seem to work because column 1 flows into column 2 then into column 3, etc.
  • I've even contemplated creating a master document for the general layout and then using sub-documents for text in each language (so that I can split out languages easily for review and
    editing) but I could only get this to work sequentially (one language after the other instead of side-by-side).

Has anybody here dealt with a problem like this and can you provide me with hints for how to tackle this problem or where to look (or what to read) for figuring out how to solve it? Given that I'm a newbie, any help would be greatly appreciated -- even if it confirms my hunch that this may be too hard to do in LO.