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Janie-2
I am a new use of Open Office and have encountered a few problems.
1. When setting indentations they don’t stay set.
2. The indentations seem to indent differently here and there.
3. I often get an error message when attempting to open the document.
4. Often times the program does not open.
5. When I use a BOLD lettering, such as in a Chapter title, I cannot turn it off afterwards when I want to go back to normal print.
Can you offer any suggestion as to how I can solve these problems”
Thank You,
Jane Holmes
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Re: Open Office

Alan Boba-2
Hello Jane,

You don't describe the steps being followed when each issue occurs so my
suggestions are guesses based on what I imagine might be happening.

1. If using the tab key to indent the lines that will not affect the
margin.The next line will start to the left of the tab. To make an indent
for a paragraph (lines indented the same so long as Enter key not pressed)
select Formal > Paragraph from the menu. Then on the "Indents & Spacing"
tab set the "Before text" space to the value you want.
2. The same indentations will not be different "here and there". Wherever
your indentations are different there will be a space or a change in font
size or a margin change associated with the spot where the indentation is
different.
3. More information needed, what is the message?
4. More information needed. What method to open (e.g. double-click mouse on
icon, select from menu, etc), does one method always work and another
always fail, what is your computer's operating system (e.g. Windows 7,
Windows 10, OS X), how much memory in your computer, what size is the hard
drive and how much space is free on the hard drive? With Windows I have
experienced programs working sometimes and other times not if the hard
drive has less than 10% free space.
5. Try selecting the text, right-clicking, then select the "Default
Formatting" menu option.

On Sun, Jul 7, 2019 at 2:21 PM Janie <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I am a new use of Open Office and have encountered a few problems.
> 1. When setting indentations they don’t stay set.
> 2. The indentations seem to indent differently here and there.
> 3. I often get an error message when attempting to open the document.
> 4. Often times the program does not open.
> 5. When I use a BOLD lettering, such as in a Chapter title, I cannot turn
> it off afterwards when I want to go back to normal print.
> Can you offer any suggestion as to how I can solve these problems”
> Thank You,
> Jane Holmes
> [hidden email]
>
> Sent from Mail for Windows 10
>
>

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Alan Boba
CISSP, CCENT, ITIL v3 Foundations 2011
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Re: Open Office

Janie-2
Thank you. I seem to have worked it all out now. I can't open it from the desktop - have to use the legend. Everything is working well now. I think my new laptop is getting used to me, too.
Thanks again.

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> On Jul 8, 2019, at 5:26 PM, Alan B <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Hello Jane,
>
> You don't describe the steps being followed when each issue occurs so my
> suggestions are guesses based on what I imagine might be happening.
>
> 1. If using the tab key to indent the lines that will not affect the
> margin.The next line will start to the left of the tab. To make an indent
> for a paragraph (lines indented the same so long as Enter key not pressed)
> select Formal > Paragraph from the menu. Then on the "Indents & Spacing"
> tab set the "Before text" space to the value you want.
> 2. The same indentations will not be different "here and there". Wherever
> your indentations are different there will be a space or a change in font
> size or a margin change associated with the spot where the indentation is
> different.
> 3. More information needed, what is the message?
> 4. More information needed. What method to open (e.g. double-click mouse on
> icon, select from menu, etc), does one method always work and another
> always fail, what is your computer's operating system (e.g. Windows 7,
> Windows 10, OS X), how much memory in your computer, what size is the hard
> drive and how much space is free on the hard drive? With Windows I have
> experienced programs working sometimes and other times not if the hard
> drive has less than 10% free space.
> 5. Try selecting the text, right-clicking, then select the "Default
> Formatting" menu option.
>
>> On Sun, Jul 7, 2019 at 2:21 PM Janie <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>> I am a new use of Open Office and have encountered a few problems.
>> 1. When setting indentations they don’t stay set.
>> 2. The indentations seem to indent differently here and there.
>> 3. I often get an error message when attempting to open the document.
>> 4. Often times the program does not open.
>> 5. When I use a BOLD lettering, such as in a Chapter title, I cannot turn
>> it off afterwards when I want to go back to normal print.
>> Can you offer any suggestion as to how I can solve these problems”
>> Thank You,
>> Jane Holmes
>> [hidden email]
>>
>> Sent from Mail for Windows 10
>
> --
> Alan Boba
> CISSP, CCENT, ITIL v3 Foundations 2011

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