Beginning OpenOffice 3: From Novice to Professional by Andy Channelle

By Andy Channelle

This should be the worst booklet i've got ever visible on a software program product or suite. i feel i will be able to communicate with a certain quantity of authority, having been an editor/writer for 6 years at a tremendous laptop corporation, accountable for a three hundred+ web page record that used to be up to date quarterly. All i wished used to be easy info at the be aware processor and unfold sheet; the booklet proved to be totally dead. considering that maybe i used to be getting senile, I did a short calibration of my psychological procedure through a quick perusal of a a little bit elderly competitor: "Office ninety eight Bible". This proven my trust that "Beginning place of work three" is lifeless.

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This launches the Frame dialog box that you used earlier to add the frame. Before getting rid of the borders, this is a good opportunity to refine the position of the box—your eye may be good, but it’s probably not perfect—using the bottom section of this dialog box. Writer’s standard method of defining position is to base it on the edge of the page. In this case, you need to make sure that the Horizontal and Vertical values on the Type tab of the Frame dialog box are set from Left and Top, respectively, and that the figures in the boxes match the margins set when creating the page.

You can change its position by clicking the up arrow next to the list; the higher it appears in the list, the farther left it will be on the toolbar. Figure 1-15. The Paragraph button has been added to the Formatting toolbar next to the styles drop-down list, making it much quicker to access. 17 18 CH APT ER 1 N WRITER : B A S IC DOC U MENTS The keyboard shortcut is again added by choosing Tools ¢ Customize, but this time, you choose the Keyboard tab. Although hundreds of options are available here, the process is actually quite simple, as you can see in Figure 1-16.

Next, make the Reference section bold, and you’re ready to move on to the main text. Introducing Paragraphs Most of what you’ve done so far has worked with small amounts of text, but you can also effect large changes with just a few clicks. One of the methods often used to mark out paragraphs is to indent the first line of each paragraph. In Writer, this can be accomplished through the Paragraph dialog box, which is available by choosing Format ¢ Paragraph (see Figure 1-14). Figure 1-14. We’ll be revisiting the Paragraph dialog box later, but for now we’re just interested in the Indents & Spacing section.

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