How to create a flyer in open office writer

Post by rez1 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:01 am

How to create a flyer in open office writer

Re: Creating a Flyer in Writer?

Post by acknak » Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:49 am

Actually, it sounds like OOo Draw may be better for what you want. Unlike Writer, Draw is designed to let you easily work with objects anywhere on the page, and layered over each other.

However, it may be a steep learning curve of you’re not already familiar with some vector drawing software.

Re: Creating a Flyer in Writer?

Post by rez1 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:19 am

Re: Creating a Flyer in Writer?

Post by rez1 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:00 am

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Re: Creating a Flyer in Writer?

Post by acknak » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:04 pm

No, for a MS Word-compatible document, you’ll have to do it in Writer.

But even then, you may still run into compatibility problems, especially for a graphics-oriented document like a flyer. Much better to send out a pdf, and in that case, you can use either Writer or Draw.

For selecting graphics on top of an image, try holding the Ctrl key while you click to select. Or, use the graphics cursor (left most item on the Drawing toolbar).

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Apache OpenOffice enables you to design and print your own custom brochures with a minimum of hassle. Bi-fold brochures, where you fold a regular sheet of paper down the middle, are the easiest. OpenOffice includes a printing option that automatically formats your documents in the bi-fold brochure format. You can also use columns to create tri-fold brochures, where you fold a sheet of paper twice to create six panels.

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  • Bi-Fold Brochures
  • Select Page
  • Design
  • Select Print
  • Change the Page Sides
  • Reinsert the printed pages
  • Tri-Fold Brochures
  • Select Page-2
  • Select Columns
  • Check the box
  • Change the Spacing
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  • Position your cursor in the first column
  • Design your brochure
  • Print the first page

1 Bi-Fold Brochures

2 Select Page

Select “Page” from the “Format” menu in Writer. Select the “Page” tab, and then set the page size to 5.5 by 8.5 inches using the Width and Height settings. This is the correct size for creating a brochure from regular 8.5-by-11-inch letter paper. To use a different paper size, set the page size to half the paper size. Leave the Orientation setting on “Portrait,” and then click “OK.”

3 Design

Design your pages in the same order you want them to appear in the brochure. Create four pages for a simple brochure made from one sheet of paper. For longer brochures or booklets, create four extra pages for each additional sheet of paper you plan to add.

4 Select Print

Select “Print” from the “File” menu when you’re ready to print the brochure. Select the “Page Layout” tab in the Print dialog box, and then select the “Brochure” option. OpenOffice rearranges the pages so they will print in the correct order for folding into a brochure.

5 Change the Page Sides

Change the Page Sides setting to “Front Sides/Right Pages” so that OpenOffice will print only one side of the brochure, and then click the “Print” button.

6 Reinsert the printed pages

Reinsert the printed pages into the printer so that it will print on the other side, change the Page Sides setting in the Print dialog box to “Back Sides/Left Pages,” and then click the “Print” button again. You may need a couple of test runs to figure out how to position the paper in the printer. Once you get it right, fold the paper in half to create the brochure.

7 Tri-Fold Brochures

8 Select Page-2

Select “Page” from the “Format” menu in Writer, and then change the Orientation setting under the “Page” tab to “Landscape.” Decrease the size of your margins to about 0.5 inches, and then click “OK.”

9 Select Columns

Select “Columns” from the “Format” menu, and then select the picture of the three-column layout.

10 Check the box

Check the box next to AutoWidth so that all your columns will be of equal width.

11 Change the Spacing

Change the Spacing setting to double the size of your page margins. For example, if you set the page margins at 0.5 inches earlier, change the Spacing setting to 1.0 inches.

12 Fine tune the column widths

Uncheck the AutoWidth box so you can fine-tune the column widths. Increase the width of the first column by 0.03 inches, and then decrease the width of the last column by 0.03 inches. This step isn’t essential, but it will help make the columns look centered after your fold the brochure, especially if you use thick paper. Click “OK” to create the columns.

13 Position your cursor in the first column

Position your cursor in the first column, and then press “Ctrl-Shift-Enter” to create a column break. The column break allows you to edit the column without the text flowing into the next column. Press “Ctrl-Shift-Enter” four more times to create a total of six unconnected columns on two pages. Each column represents a panel in your brochure, and each page represents one side of the final printed copy.

14 Design your brochure

Design your brochure, keeping in mind that when you fold the printed copy, the order of the panels will change. It may help at this point to print and fold a sample brochure.

15 Print the first page

Print the first page of your brochure when you are done, and then reinsert the paper into the printer and print the second page on the back.

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Post by btflblvd98 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:33 am

I review 100’s of reports created by others all day long and have to prepare a summary of my review. The summary I write is structurally the same for every report I review, but I include specifics about the report in each summary that pertains to the report I’m reviewing (eg. title, author, date created, date reviewed, characteristics about the report topic, and some variable length comments that include the strengths & weaknesses found in the report). By dumb luck I stumbled across “Plain Text Content” fields using the Form Control tools in MS WORD 2010 (in their developer tab). What I was able to create in WORD has worked very well for me because I can click into the 1st field of my summary, and change key words or characteristics that pertain to the report I’m currently reviewing, then TAB to the next field (preferably with that fields contents highlighted ready to be typed over) and continue updating the summary with data specifically relevant to the report I’m reviewing. (It is especially helpful to TAB from field to field through my summary without having to move the curser or use my mouse.)

I am kind of picky about getting the solution in WRITER to perform in the same way that it does in WORD because navigating through the written summary by the TAB key is where I gain the most benefit (I could revert back to mousing through the summary and highlighting & retyping the information in my summary, but that is monotonous and cumbersome when your preparing 100’s of these summaries a day. The time savings & efficiency comes from using the fields, and tabbing through them.)

I’ve tried to create text fields, text boxes, forms, and templates and have not been able to get it to work in the same manner using WRITER. I wonder if there is a key term, or function, I should be using/learning to access the same functionality in WRITER. I would appreciate any help that can be offered.

BTW- When I’m finished with my summary, I copy the entire text and paste it into a textbox webform my employer uses so I’m not saving the output summary document anywhere. I do need to be able to select the whole summary text once completed in WRITE, copy it, then paste it into the webform textbox. (As I’ve tinkered with posible solutions, one thing I tried wouldn’t let me copy the whole summary text because it was in a ‘protected’ mode for the text fields to work. )

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Half page, double sided flyers

Half page, double sided flyers

Post by b1aine » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:52 pm

hello! I am new to OpenOffice, and would like to know if it is possible to create a half page, double sided flyer in Open Office 3.30. I searched the forum and could not find a topic with this specifically, so sorry if this is a re-post or common question that I simply missed.

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Re: Half page, double sided flyers

Post by RoryOF » Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:13 pm

Print two half pages, Front + Back on a landscape sheet, then tumble the sheet on the short edge and print again. Now you will have a front with a back behind it, and a back with a front behind it. Now cut the page down the middle.

Or play with / File / Print : select Brochure on the Page Layout tab (this detail may differ from OS to OS).

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You can print a document with two pages on each side of a sheet of paper, arranged so that when the printed pages are folded in half, the pages are in the correct order to form a booklet or brochure.

To print a brochure on a single-sided printer:

  1. Plan your document so it will look good when printed half size (choose appropriate margins, font sizes, and so on). Click File > Print. In the Print dialog box, click Properties and be sure the printer is set to the same orientation (portrait or landscape) as specified in the page setup for your document. (Usually the orientation does not matter, but it does for brochures.)
  2. Click Options. In the Pages section of the Printer Options dialog box, choose Brochure and Right pages. Click OK twice to print the first side of each page.
  3. Flip the pages and put them back into the printer, in the correct orientation to print on the blank side. You may need to experiment a bit to find out what the correct arrangement is for your printer.
  4. Click File > Print and check Properties to make sure the printer setup is still correct.
  5. Click Options again. In the Pages section of the Printer Options dialog box, choose Brochure and Left page. Click OK twice to print the second sides.

If your printer can print double-sided, then click on the checkboxes for Left pages, Right pages, and Brochure, and it should not only do those but collate too.

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Letting you concentrate on writing your ideas

Writer has everything you would expect from a modern, fully equipped word processor.

It is simple enough for a quick memo, yet powerful enough to create complete books with contents, diagrams, indexes, etc. You’re free to concentrate on your ideas while Writer makes them look great.

Wizards take all the hassle out of producing standard documents such as letters, faxes, agendas, minutes, or carrying out more complex tasks such as mail merges. Of course, you are also free to create your own templates, or download templates from our Templates repository.

Styles and Formatting puts the power of style sheets into the hands of every user.

AutoCorrect dictionary can trap typing mistakes on the fly, checking your spelling as you type. Writer can handle the use of different languages in your document too.

AutoComplete reduces typing effort, it will suggest common words and phrases to complete what you are typing.

Text frames and linking give you the power to tackle desktop publishing tasks for newsletters, flyers, etc. laid out exactly the way you want them to be.

Table of Contents & References – Increase the usefulness of your long, complex documents by generating a table of contents or indexing terms, bibliographical references, illustrations, tables, and other objects.

Multi-page display – Writer can also display multiple pages while you edit – ideal for complex documents. Works well with large and multiple monitors.

Notes – The notes feature displays notes and comments on the side of the document. This makes notes a lot easier to read. In addition, notes from different users are displayed in different colors together with the editing date and time.

HTML, PDF, MediaWiki formats – Make your documents freely available with Writer’s HTML export to the web, or export in MediaWiki format for publishing to wikis. Publish in Portable Document Format (.pdf) to guarantee that what you write is what your reader sees. The PDF export feature in Apache OpenOffice provides a huge set of formatting and security options; so that PDF files can be customized for many different scenarios, including ISO standard PDF/A files.

.odt Standard – Save your documents in OpenDocument format, the new international standard for office documents. This XML based format means you’re not tied in to Writer. You can access your documents from any OpenDocument compliant software.

.docx & .doc support – Writer can of course read all your older Microsoft Word documents, or save your work in Microsoft Word format for sending to people who are still using Microsoft products. Writer can also open .docx files created with Microsoft Office 2007 or Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac OS X.

Post by karljahr » Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:51 pm

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Re: How do I use Word 2000 templates in OO?

Post by Hagar Delest » Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:27 pm

Re: How do I use Word 2000 templates in OO?

Post by wurzel » Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:19 pm

The question is : which version of Word were the original DOT files created ? OOo only has backwards compatibility for Word files up to Office 95 (Word 6). If the original versions that were used to create these files predate that period in time, i.e. if they were produced with say Word 2.0, then OOo will not be able to read them. Even though documents might appear as Word 2000 templates, once opened and resaved in a later version, if they were created with earlier versions, the act of saving them in the newer format didn’t rewrite the whole file, it merely put a compatibility wrapper around them, but kept all of the earlier version formatting information. If this is the case, then it might be the reason why OOo baulks on the file.

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Re: How do I use Word 2000 templates in OO?

Post by floris v » Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:23 pm

Re: How do I use Word 2000 templates in OO?

Post by Terrae » Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:23 pm

Oh no it is NOT easier to make a new template in OOo! Especially if you have THOUSANDS of entries in your AutoText and AutoCorrect as do I have in my MS Word 2003. I can figure out how to import my AutoText, but because it is so large, it causes OOo to hang while importing. I cannot figure out how to import my AutoCorrect yet, and from what I hear, if I have a table created from a macro that I downloaded from the MVP site to backup my AutoCorrect file, OOo will only import the first 100 entries. which I still have not figured out how to import anyway. So, if anyone has any ideas on how I can accomplish my goals and is willing to share their knowledge and expertise with me, I would be very grateful. The reason I wanna convert is because my MS Word template keeps crashing because it is so full. it will not allow me to add anymore entries, and when I try, it causes the template to crash and I loose ALL my entries, then I have to reload them, losing any new AutoCorrect entries I may have added in the interim between backups of my AutoCorrect (which is all the time!). I’m spending more time replacing things than getting my work done!

Thanks in advance to all who reply to my pleas for help!

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Re: How do I use Word 2000 templates in OO?

Post by TheGurkha » Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:59 pm

. Whereabouts and Whatabouts .

Tutorial level: Elementary

I recently had to create an A6 booklet for an event that was being hosted by DHAN Foundation/Tata-Dhan Academy. At first, I thought it would be a nightmare to design and print it—particularly because I only had one day to do the layout for a 60+ page book—but it turns out that using OpenOffice.org (OOo) Writer makes the task quite simple.

Before going into details, here’s the logic I applied. One option was to assume I was only printing one copy of the book. In that case, it would make sense to lay the book out onto 7.5 A4 sheets (eight pages will fit on one sheet when printed double-sided). But, since I was going to print a couple of thousands of these, I could do the smart thing: do a simple double-sided “brochure” print from OOo Writer, turn my stack of paper around, and print the same file again. That way, you end up with two sets of the same page on each sheet, which means you can simply cut the sheet in half, fold the cut pieces in half, and you have two books ready to be stapled!

Here’s the simple step-by-step solution:

  1. Create an A6 size page in the “Styles and Formatting” panel (A6 is 105mm x 148mm).
  2. Go ahead and type your content as you normally would.
  3. When you are done, go to “File > Print” and in the dialog box, click “Options”. Under “Options” make sure that “Brochure” is selected.
  4. Print a full set of your document (you can duplex too, though this can be done later in the copying stage).
  5. Turn your stack of printed papers around and print a full set again.

Imagining you had just a four-page document, you would have something that resembled Illustration 1.

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Now, all you would have to do is cut the sheet in half, fold, and you’re good to go!

For me, the nice thing about doing the layout this way is that I can easily have not only a print-ready document, but I can also use the PDF export feature built-in to OpenOffice.org Writer and I can also easily have a nice PDF to share say by email or online—all with no extra work. It really is that easy!

Of course, another option is to simply create an A5 booklet and reduce it to 70% of the original size get the same results, but I think this is much more logical.

By the way, the only time I typically use metric is when I’m designing for A sheets. Here’s the breakdown of common A sizing in millimeters:

  • A3 = 297 Г— 420
  • A4 = 210 Г— 297
  • A5 = 148 Г— 210
  • A6 = 105 Г— 148

You’ve probably noticed that each smaller size is pretty much exactly half of the previous size. This is one advantage over the letter size used in the US. You can read more about page sizing standards at Wikipedia.

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Create a document

There is nothing special to be done when creating a document to use as a form. Create a new Writer document with File > New > Text document.

Open the form toolbars

Two toolbars control form creation: Form Controls and Form Design. Select View > Toolbars > Form Controls and View > Toolbars > Form Design to show them both. The Form Controls toolbar has a button for each of the most commonly used types of control.

The Form Design toolbar can also be opened from the Form Controls toolbar. Some of the less commonly used controls are on a third toolbar, More Controls, which can also be opened from the Form Controls toolbar.

These toolbars can be docked in different places on the Writer window or can be left floating. The image below shows the three toolbars floating.

See Form controls reference for descriptions of the tools on these toolbars.

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Activate design mode

Click the Design Mode On/Off button on the Form Controls toolbar to turn design mode on. (Click it again when you want to turn it off.) This activates the buttons for inserting form controls and selects controls for editing.

When design mode is off, the form behaves as it would for the end user. Buttons can be pressed, check boxes selected, list items selected, and so on.

Insert form controls

  1. To insert a form control into the document, click the control’s icon to select it. The mouse pointer changes to look like this:
  2. Click in the document where you want the control to appear. (You can move it later.)
  3. Holding the left mouse button down, drag the control to size it. Some controls have a fixed size symbol followed by the name of

the control (for example, Check Box or Option Button).

  1. The control button remains active, so you can insert several controls of the same type without needing to go back to the toolbar.
  2. To change to another tool, click its icon on the toolbar.
  3. To stop inserting controls, click on the Select button on the Form Controls toolbar, or click on any of the controls you have just inserted. The mouse pointer changes back to its normal appearance.
Holding down Shift when creating a form control makes the control square. If you press Shift when resizing an existing control, its proportions are kept the same.
When you insert a group box, list box, or combo box, a wizard is launched to guide you through the setup. If you prefer not to run the wizard, click the Wizards On/Off button on the Form Controls toolbar.

Configure controls

After inserting the controls, you need to configure them to look and behave as you want. Right-click on a form control within your document and select Control from the pop-up (context) menu to open the Properties dialog box for the selected control. Double-clicking on a form control also opens this dialog box.

The Properties dialog box has three pages: General, Data, and Events. For simple forms, only the General page is of any interest. On this page you can set the look and feel of the control. See Configure form controls and Form control formatting options for more information, and the descriptions in the Help for details. Configuration for use with a database is discussed in Creating a form for data entry.

The fields on this dialog box vary with the type of control. For example:

  • Some controls have visible labels, such as Push Button and Option Button. The label text can be set.
  • The List Box contains a list of options to choose from. Set these in the List entries box.

Notice the scroll bar in this dialog box. You can use the scroll bar or enlarge the dialog box to see additional fields.

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Using the form

To use the form, leave design mode by clicking the Design Mode On/Off button to deactivate it. Save the form document.

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Apache OpenOffice’s Writer program works as a free solution for creating and designing a magazine — as long as you’re not overly concerned with exact page object positioning. While OpenOffice’s features do not stack up against professional-grade publishing suites like Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress, OpenOffice’s free price tag makes it appealing for private parties just starting out in magazine publication and design.

Launch the OpenOffice Writer program.

Load the layout template, if you’re using one. Using a template can help streamline the page generation process by establishing a consistent page layout. Create a new OpenOffice Writer document using a template by selecting the “File” menu, choosing “Open,” and then selecting the template file in the file browser. In addition to supporting templates made for the program, OpenOffice can import Microsoft Word templates.

Enter the unformatted magazine text in the document, and then space out the content on a page-by-page basis. Placing the text in the document first lets you apply layout logic to specific text sections instead of the entire document at once.

Configure the text column layout by highlighting the desired text, selecting the “Format” menu, choosing “Columns,” clicking the column count icon, and then selecting “OK.” The column logic applies only to the selected text, allowing for multiple column settings on the same page. The Columns menu also supports customized width, spacing and separator lines.

Create content tables to hold text and images within the layout as a more specific alternative to columns. Access the Table tool by clicking the “Table” menu, mousing over “Insert,” and then selecting “Table.” This tool lets you set the table column and row count, as well as configure a heading section. You can also embed tables inside other tables. Tables adjust row height relative to the largest column within the row.

Embed pictures within the content by clicking the cursor in the text where you want to place the image, opening the “Insert” menu, highlighting “picture,” choosing “From File,” and then selecting the desired image in the file browser. Once inserted, you can resize your images and move them around; OpenOffice shifts content around image placement.

Export the completed magazine as a PDF file by selecting “File,” clicking “Export as PDF,” and then selecting “Export.” While OpenOffice can read other word processor documents, other word processors may not support OpenOffice files, so using the PDF format ensures compatibility.

You can create your own templates in two ways: from a document, and using a wizard.

Creating a template from a document

To create a template from a document:

  1. Open a new or existing document of the type you want to make into a template (text document, spreadsheet, drawing, presentation).
  2. Add the content and styles that you want.
  3. From the main menu, choose File > Templates > Save. The Templates dialog opens.
  4. In the New template field, type a name for the new template.
  5. In the Categories list, click the category to which you want to assign the template. The category you choose has no effect on the template itself; it is simply the folder in which you save the template. Choosing an appropriate category makes it easier to find the template when you want to use it. For example, you might save Impress templates under the Presentations category. To learn more about template folders, see Organizing templates.
  6. Click OK to save the new template.

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Any settings that can be added to or modified in a document can be saved in a template. For example, below are some of the settings (although not a full list) that can be included in a Writer document and then saved as a template for later use:

  • Printer settings: which printer, single sided / double sided, and paper size, and so on
  • Styles to be used, including character, page, frame, numbering and paragraph styles
  • Format and settings regarding indexes, tables, bibliographies, table of contents

Templates can also contain predefined text, saving you from having to type it every time you create a new document. For example, a letter template may contain your name, address and salutation.

You can also save menu and toolbar customizations in templates; see Chapter 14 (Customizing OpenOffice.org) for more information.

Creating a template using a wizard

You can use wizards to create templates for letters, faxes, agendas, presentations, and Web pages.

For example, the Fax Wizard steps you through the following choices:

  • Type of fax (business or personal)
  • Document elements like the date, subject line (business fax), salutation, and complementary close
  • Options for sender and recipient information (business fax)
  • Text to include in the footer (business fax)

To create a template using a wizard:

  1. From the main menu, choose File > Wizards > [type of template required].
  2. Follow the instructions on the pages of the wizard. This process is slightly different for each type of template, but the format is very similar.
  3. In the last section of the wizard, you can specify the name and location for saving the template. The default location is your user templates directory, but you can choose a different location if you prefer.
  4. Finally, you have the option of creating a new document from your template immediately, or manually changing the template. For future documents, you can re-use the template created by the wizard, just as you would use any other template.

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Post by Zizi64 » Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:50 pm

Do you want to apply the Unicode characters: ¼ ½ ?
The Autocorrect function will replace the three characters 1/4, 1/2 by the Unicode characters ¼, ½.
Or you can insert them as Special characters.

Or you can use the Insert – Object – Formula: “1 over 4”, “1 over 2”. You can anchor the formula to a normal character in your text.

Re: How to text fractions in writer

Post by Villeroy » Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:10 pm

Re: How to text fractions in writer

Post by josefus » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:51 pm

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Re: How to text fractions in writer

Post by Zizi64 » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:34 pm

Not. There are more fraction characters in a full featured Unicode character set (like the DejaVu, and the Liberation fonts):

And you can use all of the real sub- and supercript numeric characters from the DejaVu character set:
⁰/₁ ¹/₂ ²/₃ ³/₄ ⁴/₅ ⁵/₆ ⁶/₇ ⁷/₈ ⁸/₉ ⁹/₀

Re: How to text fractions in writer

Post by josefus » Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:55 pm

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Re: How to text fractions in writer

Post by Zizi64 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:00 pm

If I know exactly, these fonts was installed together with the LibreOffice onto your PC.

(Double click on the TTF file, and then click on “Install” in the font preview minisoftware of the Win7)

Re: How to text fractions in writer

Post by josefus » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:24 pm

Re: How to text fractions in writer

Post by jrkrideau » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:40 pm

They are very similar but not quite the same. The only advantage to LO over AOO seems to be better integration with Word. You can change and, as far as I know, you can install both on the same machine and check out which you prefer,

However I think you misunderstood Tibor. I believe he mean that the fonts should have been downloaded with LibreOffice and probably installed but if you downloaded them yourself then you can install them.

However you do not install the fonts in AOO or LibreOffice. You install them at the operating system level, that is at the Windows 7 level. What fonts you have installed really have nothing to do with LO/AOO as far as I know.

Try googling “windows 7 install font” for instructions

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Post by rtrg » Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:52 pm

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Re: Inserting clip art

Post by Hagar Delest » Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:06 pm

For scanning issues, search the forum with the mere ‘scan’ keywords, lots of such topics recently.

For the clipart, do a search also, it has been asked again not that long ago. There are extensions for that. Afterwards, you just have to drag and drop the clipart from its source (Tools>Gallery) to the document.

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Many Apache OpenOffice users are asking to know How To Delete A Page In Open Office.

If you are one of them, then don’t fret. As it is a very common question of Apache Open Office users.

If you have been using Apache OpenOffice, then you know that this is one of the easiest to use word processors.

In addition, it is also a free-to-use piece of software. So, all in all, this is a cool program to use instead of programs like Google Docs, MS Word, AbiWord, or such. But the problem with Open Office is that it comes with a few bugs here and there.

And, one of them is not being able to delete a page in Open Office. Even if it is not a bug, for some users deleting a page in Open Office is still a mystery.

If you are also facing issues in deleting a page in Apache Open Office, this post is for you. In this tutorial, we will be explaining multiple ways to delete pages in Open Office.

So let’s get right into it…

Tutorial on How to Delete a Page in Open Office by Apache?

Method #1 Remove Everything from the Page

This might be obvious. Yet, not all of us try this. Typically, you know that there has to be something (text, image, or other data) on the page you want to delete in Open Office.

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Because it is not possible for Apache Open Office to create a page without any content. Thus, the simplest way to delete a page in Apache Open Office is to remove all the contents that are available on that page. And, the page will be deleted automatically.

Method #2 Try Compressing the Document in Apache Open Office

If the method explained above didn’t work for you, you can give this one a try. In this way, you will have to change the formatting of the document.

Generally, you will see that Apache Open Office formats the new document in a standard manner.

However, it is not the most efficient way to create a document. In that way, many unnecessary spaces or page breaks might be left in the document. And this leads to unnecessary pages as well.

To tackle this issue, you can delete all the hidden spaces. In order to do that, you will need to enable a special option called ‘Nonprinting Characters’. How do you do that?

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Simply, click on the ‘View’ option from the top bar. Then click on the ‘Nonprinting Characters’ option from the overlay menu. When it will be enabled, you will see all the hidden codes and characters on the pages.

At this point, you will have to find redundant spaces. For that, look for this sign – ¶, this is known as the Pilcrow sign.

Now, you should delete all these unnecessary characters that were hidden earlier. In doing so, the document will get compressed. And, all the needless pages will be deleted.

Method #3 Change the Margin Size

Another workaround on deleting pages in Apache Open Office is to tweak the margin settings of the page you want to delete. Many users reported that changing the margin size to smaller sizes delete the page in Open Office automatically.

Method #4 Remove the Page Breaks in Open Office

Removing a page break on Apache Open Office is not an issue. However, did you know that Open Office doesn’t show all the page breaks by default? Yes, interestingly, OpenOffice hides a lot of characters or codes like page breaks.

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But how do you know that the page you are going to delete has hidden page brakes? To find that out, simply try to delete or remove everything from the page including all the images, texts, or characters, etc.

And, if after removing all the contents, you still see that the page is not deleted, you will know that there are hidden page breaks that you need to deal with. And, here are the steps to follow to do that.

  1. Launch the document from which you will need to delete the page in Apache OpenOffice
  2. Assuming the page break is hidden, you have to move the cursor to the 1st paragraph of the last page on the document
  3. Now, click on the ‘Format’ option that will be on the top menu bar
  4. From the overlay menu, click on the ‘Paragraph’ option
  5. Then you have to click on the ‘Text Flow’ option
  6. From there, click on the ‘Break’ option
  7. Now, at this point, you will see a checkmark next to the ‘Insert’ option. You should uncheck it
  8. As a result, the hidden page break will be removed automatically

Method #4 Tweak the Layout of Your Document

There are some layouts in which Apache Open Office doesn’t allow to delete a page. In those instances, you can try to change the layout of the document first.

And, then you might be able to delete the page from Apache Open Office document. Here’s how you tweak the layout on Apache Open Office.

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  • Open the Apache OpenOffice Writer on your PC
  • Next, from the top menu bar click on the ‘File’ option
  • Then click on the ‘Open’ button from the overlay menu
  • As usual, open the document from which you need to delete the page
  • After the document is launched, click on the ‘View’ option from the top menu bar
  • Then, an overlay menu will appear. So, click on the ‘Online Layout/Web Layout’ option from there
  • As a result, the layout of the document will change
  • At this moment, put the mouse cursor on the page that you need to delete
  • Now, you should delete everything from the page
  • And, when the mouse cursor is at the beginning of the page, you can keep pressing the ‘Del’ or ‘Delete’ or ‘Backspace’ key on your keyboard repeatedly until the page is deleted
  • When you are done deleting the page, you can also change the page layout again by going to ‘View>Print Layout’ option from the top menu bar
  • That way the layout of the document will be changed to ‘Print Layout’, which is the default one

Summing it up

If you are still with us, then you are at the end of this post. In this article, we have tried to explain all the ins and outs of deleting a page in the Apache Open Office.

For your convenience, we have written more than one way to achieve that. And, all the method were outlined in a step by step way.

We hope the tutorial was easy to follow. And, it helped you to learn how to delete a page in Open Office. Still, if you are not able to do it. We would recommend using other popular word processors like Microsoft Word, Google Docs (free), LibreOffice Writer, and more.

Before you go, you can read our post on 25 cool things to do on Microsoft Paint. As always, don’t forget to share your thoughts on the comment section below!

Post by doggymommy » Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:20 am

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Re: help making flyers

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You can make your own border using Draw’s built-in drawing objects. The easiest way is to use an image as the border object’s fill pattern, assuming you can find an image that works for your border.

Here’s a sample graphic object border on a text document: http://user.services.openoffice.org/en/ . =7&t=11054

The border is just a drawing object, a rectangle, with its area filled with a pattern image. If you then “subtract” another rectangle from the center, you get a frame filled with the pattern.

Here’s a Draw sample with a hearts border. It’s actually a Valentine’s Day border–probably not right for your posters, but you can always substitute something more appropriate.

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OpenOffice, an open-source productivity suite, has a built-in display type program called Fontwork. Like WordArt in Microsoft Word, Fontwork allows you to bend, distort and dimensionalize text to turn it into a logo or other graphic. While not as powerful as WordArt, Fontwork does get the job done. Wrapping text in a circle in Fontwork is much easier if you take the steps in a certain sequence. Once the text is running in a circle, it can be a little confusing to change font type and colour, so it’s best to handle those design aspects first.

Open an existing OpenOffice Writer document or create a new one, and go to the page where you want the circular text to appear. If the Draw Functions toolbar isn’t visible, click on the icon in the top menu bar that looks like a pencil drawing a wavy line to display it.

  • OpenOffice, an open-source productivity suite, has a built-in display type program called Fontwork.
  • Open an existing OpenOffice Writer document or create a new one, and go to the page where you want the circular text to appear.

Click on the Fontwork icon (the letter A in a frame) in the Draw Functions toolbar. The Fontwork Gallery appears. Click on the first word shape, which shows the letters in a straight line. After you’ve selected a shape, click “OK.” The word “Fontwork” appears on the page in the shape you selected.

Resize the word shape by selecting one of the green frame handles around it and shrinking or increasing the frame. Change the colour or fill style by using the Drawing Attributes tools in the toolbar that appears in the upper part of the window when the word shape is selected. Adjust the drop shadow or font transparency by clicking on the Area icon in the Drawing Attributes toolbar, which looks like a pouring paint bucket.

  • Click on the Fontwork icon (the letter A in a frame) in the Draw Functions toolbar.
  • Change the colour or fill style by using the Drawing Attributes tools in the toolbar that appears in the upper part of the window when the word shape is selected.

Change the word “Fontwork” to the text you want by double-clicking any of the letters. The text appears in an editable line in the centre of the word shape. Use the cursor to erase the word and enter the text you want. Press the “Esc” key. The word shape changes to the text you typed.

Change the font of the word shape by double-clicking on one of the letters again so the line of text appears. Select the line of text and then select a new font from the drop-down font menu from the top toolbar.

  • Change the word “Fontwork” to the text you want by double-clicking any of the letters.
  • Change the font of the word shape by double-clicking on one of the letters again so the line of text appears.

Click on the Fontwork Shape icon in the Fontwork toolbar that appears just to the left of the word shape, and select the circle shaper. The word shape now appears as an ellipse. Right-click on the word shape and select “Position and Size” from the menu that pops up. Under “Size” in the Size and Position dialogue box, set the Width and Height to the same value, which should be the desired diameter of your circle shape. Click “OK.” Your text appears as a circle with the circumference you selected.

Fontwork is also available in OpenOffice Draw, Impress and Calc. As it wraps the text into a circle Fontwork adjusts the size of the type to fit. Adjust the size of the word circle by using the green frame handles around it. To keep it a perfect circle, it’s best to use the Size and Position dialogue box. In addition to the green frame handles, you’ll see a yellow dot between the first letter of your text and the last one. You click and drag on this dot to open up space between the beginning and end of your word circle.

WARNING

If you start your word circle in using the circle shape, Fontwork can produce some strange results when you change fonts or sizes. It is much easier to start with a straight-line shape, adjust the font the way you want it, and then wrap it into a circle.

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It is all in your head: the plot, the characters, the locations, and even the scenes, but for some reason, staring at the blank page and blinking cursor makes you freeze. You like the idea of writing a book but cannot imagine actually completing it. If that feeling sounds familiar, then this might be the right article for you. Even if you have written a book and have it all ready to go, you may intend to self-publish it, start your own publishing company, send it to an editor, or just layout your book so you can see how it looks.

There is a long list of reasons why you might need to prepare an OpenOffice.org document in book form, and once you have learned how to do it, you will have a useful skill that you or people you know may need in the future. You can use this method for both print publications and e-books.

1. Start OpenOffice.org Writer with a regular blank document template.

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The first thing you will need to do is set the size of your book. In my personal experience, it helped me tremendously with writing to be able to see each page at a normal book size rather than the 8.5″x11″ college essay size. Suddenly, writing one hundred or two hundred pages will not take so long or seem so daunting.

2. Click “Format” in the menu and then click “Page…”

3. Enter in your custom width and height.

The current format will be “Letter”. Many non-fiction paperbacks will be 6″x9″, while fiction paperbacks are often smaller sizes, such as 5.25″x7.5″. If you are doing this purely for effect, then it is entirely up to you. If you have to meet certain printing press specifications, follow them precisely.

There are lead pages that always proceed the actual text of a book. If you are preparing a book for printing, they will be crucial. Bookstores rely on that information for stocking, and libraries rely on it for cataloging.

4. Create a title page.

There is no particular format set in stone, but a title page should include at least the title of the book and statement of responsibility (author’s name). If available, it should also include the publisher and place of publication. This is the place to be creative. You can use whatever font style and size you want. Create a manual page break at the end of the title page.

5. Create the title page verso.

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6. Click “Format” and “Paragraph”.

Click on the “Alignment” tab, and change it to “Justified”. From this point on, you will want your text to be justified.

7. Insert another page break, and you can enter any number of optional pages such as a dedication.

This can include a half title page with just the title or title and author’s name on the second to last page before the text. The final page before the text will be blank, and the text should begin on the recto or right-hand side.

8. Insert a page break and begin your text.

Most books will begin with a chapter number, chapter name, or both.

In part 2, you will learn how to properly align page numbers and format paragraphs. You are now well on your way to preparing your book for publication. Writing a book can be a very rewarding experience, even if you have no intentions of publishing. With OpenOffice.org, free and open source software, you have all the tools you need to make it happen. Happy writing!

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Web extension OpenOffice Writer online for Word documents

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You can create and edit large documents, reports, and books, and simple enough for a quick memo with our app OpenOffice Writer Online.

This web extension is the integration between Chrome and OpenOffice Writer provided by OffiDocs online. OpenOffice Writer is a word processor and publishing tool. It supports different document formats, including .docx, and .doc. It’s very good to create large documents, reports, and books, and simple enough for a quick memo.

Main features:

– Wizards for standard documents such as letters, faxes, agendas, minutes, or carrying out more complex tasks such as mail merges. You can also create your own templates, or download templates from the Templates repository.

– Advanced Styles and Formatting.

– Table of Contents & References to increase the usefulness of your long, complex documents by generating a table of contents or indexing terms, bibliographical references, illustrations, tables, and other objects.

– Text frames and linking for publishing tasks like newsletters and flyers

– Notes and comments on the side of the document. This makes notes a lot easier to read.

– AutoCorrect dictionary to trap typing mistakes on the fly, checking your spelling as you type.

– AutoComplete to reduce typing effort. It also suggests common words and phrases to complete while you are typing.

OpenOffice Writer and DropBox online for Word documents

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You can edit your DropBox documents, reports, and books with our app integration between DropBox and OpenOffice Writer Online. Click in the following button to start using this DropBox app integration:

This is OpenOffice Writer, which is a word processor and publishing tool. It supports different document formats, including .docx, and .doc. It’s very good to create large documents, reports, and books, and simple enough for a quick memo.

– Fetch your documents from DropBox.

– Edit your DropBox documents.

– Download your DropBox documents.

– Wizards for standard documents such as letters, faxes, agendas, minutes, or carrying out more complex tasks such as mail merges. You can also create your own templates, or download templates from the Templates repository.

– Advanced Styles and Formatting.

– Table of Contents & References to increase the usefulness of your long, complex documents by generating a table of contents or indexing terms, bibliographical references, illustrations, tables, and other objects.

– Text frames and linking for publishing tasks like newsletters and flyers

– Notes and comments on the side of the document. This makes notes a lot easier to read.

– AutoCorrect dictionary to trap typing mistakes on the fly, checking your spelling as you type.

– AutoComplete to reduce typing effort. It also suggests common words and phrases to complete while you are typing.

Note that your DropBox documents are saved in our system in order to be edited.

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Do you have a OpenOffice document that needs translating? If so, you can translate it with the Writer’s Tools extension. That’s an extension which includes a multitude of extra options, among which is a Google Translate option.

First, add Writer’s Tools to OpenOffice from this page. Click writertools-1.9.1.zip to save the extension’s ZIP. Extract the ZIP by right-clicking it, selecting Extract All and then choosing a path for the extracted folder. Open OfficeOffice Writer, select Tools and Extension Manager to open window below. Then press the Add button and select WriterTools.oxt from extracted folder.

How to create a flyer in open office writerWhen you restart OpenOffice Writer, you’ll find Writer’s Tools on the menu bar. Click that menu to open it as below. The menu includes a Google Translate option.

Open a text document to translate. Select the text in the document to translate, and click the Google Translate option. That will open the window shown below.

How to create a flyer in open office writerThere click the Translate to drop-down list and select an option to translate it to. Select Translate Text from the Mode drop-down list. You’ll also need to enter the path of your Google Chrome browser.

Then Google Chrome will open in the Google Translate page as below. It will include your selected OpenOffice document text in the left text box. The right box includes the document’s translation.

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Then you can copy and paste the translated text back into your OpenOffice document. So this is a handy extension with which you can quickly translate text in OpenOffice documents with. The extension also has other handy options such as lookup and bookmarking tools.

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If we use OpenOffice daily, sooner or later we will have to open a PDF file. And we may not know how to do it. Do not worry, we are going to teach you, in simple steps, how to import and edit a PDF document in this word processor

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Opening a PDF in OpenOffice is extremely easy. Just follow these steps. The first thing we are going to do is to download a free add-on that will make this task possible. To do this, go to https://extensions.openoffice.org/en/project/pdf-import-apache-openoffice and click on ‘Download extension’.

How to create a flyer in open office writerDownload the PDF extension with OpenOffice

A new screen will open. Here, we must choose the appropriate plug-in version for our operating system. In this case, Windows. We must be careful on this page, some download buttons may be confusing. The following image shows which is the correct one to start the download.

Open OpenOffice. In the upper bar of the program interface, go to Tools>Extension Manager.

How to create a flyer in open office writerConfigure extensions in OpenOffice

Click on Add.

How to create a flyer in open office writerAdd extensions to OpenOffice

Look for the plug-in in the Downloads folder of our computer and install it.

How to create a flyer in open office writerChoose the right extension

A license confirmation screen will appear. Scroll down until the end of the text and click on Accept.

How to create a flyer in open office writerAccept the extension agreement

The installation will be successful, and now, we can close the screen.

Now, we have to open a PDF in OpenOffice. To do this, inside the program, to the top tab File, and click Open. Choose the PDF we need to edit and that is it.

How to create a flyer in open office writerOpen the file in OpenOffice

The PDF import process in OpenOffice may take a few seconds. Once the process is complete, OpenOffice Draw will open with the PDF selected. Now, we can start editing, replacing, or adding text, inserting signatures, changing the size of the images, and so on.

The last step is to export the edited PDF. To do this, go to the File tab and then to Export or Export as PDF. In the first option, we can save the document in different formats, including JPG.

How to create a flyer in open office writerExport the edited PDF

Now, you know everything you need to work with PDF in this software.

Word’s usability doesn’t stop at writing and editing text. You can add tables, charts, images, and simple graphics to embellish your writing and make it more reader-friendly. If you think outside the box a little, why not use Word to design photo collages?

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Admittedly, Word might not have all the features and tools of a design/graphics app, but this doesn’t stop you from making a great collection of your favorite photos. With some creativity and a few tips and tricks from this article, you will be able to do it in no time.

In addition, you can save your design as a template/layout and just change the images in the collage. But first things first, let’s see what the steps to create a collage in Word are.

Making a Collage in Microsoft Word

As hinted, Word doesn’t offer a ready-made collage layout or template, unless you download a third-party one from the internet. This means you’ll need to make everything from scratch. Initially, it might take a bit more time but you will get a fully customized final result.

Using Developer Option

Step 1

Open a new Word document, click on File, and select Option from the blue menu on the right. Choose Customize Ribbon in the pop-up window and make sure to check the Developer option under “Customizing the Ribbon” section. Click OK to confirm when you finish.

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Note: This step applies to those who use Microsoft Word 2013 or 2016. If you are on a different version the first step might not be necessary. Mac users will need to click on the ‘Word’ option in the upper left-hand corner, then click ‘Preferences,’ and ‘View’ to turn on the developer options.

Step 2

With the Developer option on, go to the Developer tab and select “Picture Content Control.” Click on the icon and add as many image slots as you want, then click the center of the image to add pictures from a file.

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Step 3

Once the image is inside the slot, you can drag the sides to resize it and match the layout. There is also an option to tilt the images a little to make for a more interesting design. Just grab the image and move it left or right to get the desired angle.

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Using Word Tables

This method can be used in any Word version and it applies even if you use the cloud/app-based free version. Here are the necessary steps.

Step 1

With a new Word document on, select the Insert tab and click on the Table drop-down menu.

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Based on the number of images you want to insert, choose the table layout. You can fit the table to the page if necessary.

Step 2

You’ll get a relatively small text box at the top of your screen. It’s advisable to extend it to cover the entire page. This way you get extra room to insert the images.

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Also, feel free to use the Table Design tab to change the color of the layout and select a background fill. Check out all the available styles by clicking on the arrows in the toolbar. There is also an option to get a different border style.

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If you choose a border style, use the pen tool, and click on each border to apply the style. This is where you can get creative since there is no need to apply the style to all borders.

Step 3

With the basic layout in place, it’s time to insert the images into your Word collage template. Select the collage panel/slot where you want to insert the image, click Insert, and choose “Picture from File.”

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Unless you resize the image prior to import, it won’t fit to collage slot. If it turns out too big, select the image and resize it to fit the image to the collage.

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Image Manipulation Tips and Tricks

Word offers a surprising amount of image manipulation tools and effects to make the images stand out. You can make brightness and color corrections, add artistic effects, or change the image transparency.

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What’s more, there are close to thirty image effects and borders you can apply. You can fine-tune each of the applied effects from the Format Picture menu on the right. Click on the Effect tab and select the arrow to reveal the adjustment sliders.

Step 4

When you finish the design, click the small floppy disc icon to save the collage. Give the document a name, add some tags, and choose the destination and file format.

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You should know that file formats are one of the downsides of making a collage in Microsoft Word. To be precise, the documents are saved in different text formats (.doc, .docx, .dot, etc). That said, you can export the collage to PDF, which might be a better option if you want to print it. However, you won’t be able to upload the collage to certain social media.

Using SmartArt

The built-in SmartArt feature is another way to add photos in various layouts in Microsft Word. To use SmartArt follow these steps:

Step 1

With a Word Document open, click on the ‘Insert’ tap in the ribbon and click on ‘SmartArt.’

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Step 2

A dropdown will appear, click ‘Picture.’ Choose the layout you’d like to use. It will appear in the document once selected.

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Step 3

Add your photos to the template.

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Your photos will automatically size to fit within the template making a picture collage.

Collage Made of Words

During our testing, it took about ten minutes to make a Word collage but you can spend much more time perfecting the design. And there’s a neat hack to work around Word’s inability to export JPEGs or PNGs.

Instead of exporting the document, you can take a screenshot and get the collage in JPG or PNG. Depending on the specs of your computer you could end up with an HD collage ready for social networks.

Marshall is a writer with experience in the data storage industry. He worked at Synology, and most recently as CMO and technical staff writer at StorageReview. He’s currently an API/Software Technical Writer based in Tokyo, Japan, runs VGKAMI and ITEnterpriser, and spends what little free time he has learning Japanese. Read more.

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Although most advertisements have made their way online, you can’t deny the power of a flyer. If you have a product or service you’re selling and want to post a flyer on your local bulletin board, vertical tear-offs at the bottom make it easy for people to grab your contact info. Here’s how to make them in Word.

Creating Vertical Tear-Offs

Make sure the meat of your flyer contains enough content and design to attract passerby. Microsoft provides a few flyer templates that can get you going in the right direction, or you can create your own. However, make sure you leave enough white space at the bottom to give room for your vertical tear-offs.

Once you’re finished with the flyer’s content and design, it’s time to create your vertical tear-offs.

As we mentioned before, it’s important to leave enough space at the bottom for the tear-offs. A good rule of thumb is to give the bottom of the page a 3” margin (which is what we’re going with in our example), but it depends on how much information you plan to put in your tear-offs.

To set the margin, go to the “Layout” tab and click the “Margins” button.

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From the drop-down menu, choose the “Custom Margins” option at the bottom.

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The Page Setup window will open with the “Margins” tab already selected. Set the bottom margin to 3” and then click “OK.”

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That should give you plenty of room for your tear-offs.

To make the tear-offs, we’re going to use a table in the document footer. The table should only be one row but can be between eight and ten columns. Again, this depends on the amount of information you want to put in your tear-offs.

Double-click the footer area of the document to open it. Next, switch to the “Insert” tab and then click the “Table” button.

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On the drop-down menu, use the grid to create your table. We’re going with an 8×1 table—eight columns and one row.

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Now, you’ll need to resize your new table to match the 3” margin. Just grab the bottom edge of the table and drag.

Now that you’ve got the table set up, it’s time for the text. Most tear-offs use a vertical text direction to fit in more information.

To rotate the text, highlight all the columns in your table, right-click any of the selected columns, and then select “Text Direction” from the context menu.

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You can choose whichever orientation works best for you. Once you select your orientation, click “OK.”

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Now you can enter your information—name, phone, email, or whatever else you want.

You can use a different font, change the text size, or even insert a small image—it’s all up to you.

If you do insert an image, be prepared for the table to get a little out of whack because Word defaults to inserting the image inline with the text. Don’t worry; it’s an easy fix.

First, click the “Layout Options” icon next to the image.

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On the pop-up menu, select the “Behind Text” options.

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Now all that’s left is to resize the image and position it where you want it.

Now, copy and paste the contents of that cell into the other cells of your table.

All that’s left to do is print it out, cut the lines on the sides of the tear-offs, and hang your flyers. Good luck!

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  • Uses the straightforward For Dummies style to show Linux and Windows users how to use the OpenOffice.org desktop productivity suite
  • OpenOffice.org has a user interface and feature set similar to that of other office suites and works transparently with a variety of file formats, including those of Microsoft Office
  • Explains how to download, install, and set up both the Linux and Windows versions of OpenOffice.org
  • Organized by the four key desktop applications provided in the OpenOffice.org suite: Writer (word processing), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), and Draw (graphics)
  • Other topics covered include creating and formatting documents with Writer, using templates and styles, creating spreadsheets with Calc, manipulating spreadsheet data, creating a presentation with Impress, and creating and editing images with Draw

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Gurdy Leete is an assistant professor of art and the director of the programs in digital media at Maharishi University of Management, where he has taught computer graphics and animation for the past 11 years. Gurdy has written extensively on computers, graphics and software. He is also an award-winning graphics software engineer, and is a coauthor of the Multitile plug-in for the free GNU image manipulation program, the GIMP. A selection of Gurdy’s computer art is available for download under the terms of the free software license, the GNU GPL, from his Web site, www.infinityeverywhere.net.

Mary Leete has published widely on computers and other subjects. She has a masters degree in Professional Writing and ha s taught writing at the university level. She also has.a B.S. in computer science from Rutgers University and worked for several years as a database and spreadsheet programmer. Mary used OpenOffice.org exclusively to help design and build the Leetes’ new home. She used Draw to create numerous plans, Calc for budgets and expense accounting, Writer for endless correspondence and Impress to give seminars on the joy of being your own contractor after it was all finished.

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Part I: Introducing OpenOffice.org.

Chapter 1: Getting to Know OpenOffice.org.

Chapter 2: Switching to OpenOffice.org.

Part II: Using Writer — The Word Processor.

Chapter 3: Creating a Document.

Chapter 4: Formatting to Perfection.

Chapter 5: Designing Complex Documents.

Chapter 6: Keeping Control of Your Documents.

Chapter 7: Creating Web Pages.

Part III: Using Calc — The Spreadsheet.

Chapter 8: Creating a Spreadsheet.

Chapter 9: At Home on the Range.

Chapter 10: Knock on Wood and Print!

Chapter 11: Snazzing Up Your Spreadsheet.

Chapter 12: Making Calculations.

Part IV: Using Impress — The Presentation Package.

Chapter 13: Creating a Presentation.

Chapter 14: Modifying a Presentation.

Chapter 15: Making Presentations Picture-Perfect.

Chapter 16: Animating Impressively.

Chapter 17: Showing a Presentation.

Part V: Using Draw: The Graphics Program.

Chapter 18: Unleashing the Artist Within.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Reasons to Use OpenOffice.

Chapter 20: Ten Places to Look for Support.

Part VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Installing OpenOffice.org.

Appendix B: What’s on the CD-ROM.

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277 “Specifying slide show settings,” Step 3
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Microsoft Word is a powerful word processor available as part of the Microsoft Office suite or as a standalone application. While Microsoft Word typically isn’t free, there are a few ways to use Word at no cost if you need to edit or view a file with a DOC or DOCX extension.

Here’s a look at the top tools you can use to view, edit, and create Word documents for free.

This article’s information addresses working with Microsoft Word documents for free on various operating systems and platforms.

Microsoft Word Online

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Available for any operating system.

Sharing and collaboration features similar to Google Docs.

Multiple templates to choose from.

Lacks some features of the desktop version.

Must upload images to OneDrive to use in documents.

Word Online offers an almost-full version of the popular word processor in a browser window. As part of Office Online, it provides all the viewing and editing features you need to create and edit new or existing documents. While not all features in the desktop version made it to this browser-based app, it stores edited files in a cloud-based OneDrive repository and on a local computer in DOCX, PDF, or ODT formats.

Word Online includes sharing features, so you can invite other users to view or collaborate on any document. It also includes a feature that embeds documents into a blog post or personal website. Word Online is compatible with the latest versions of most well-known browsers on Linux, Mac, and Windows operating systems.

The Microsoft Word Mobile App for iOS or Android

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Intuitive touchscreen interface.

Dictate text with the iPhone voice-to-text feature.

Share files easily.

Typing on a small screen can be difficult.

For tablets bigger than 10.1 inches, you can view documents for free, but can only create or edit with a Microsoft 365 subscription.

The Microsoft Word mobile app is available as a free download for Android and iOS devices through the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

For iPads bigger than 10.1 inches, you can view documents for free. However, you need a Microsoft 365 subscription to create or edit documents. With an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad Air, or iPad mini, it’s free to create, edit, and view Word documents. Still, some advanced features are activated only with a subscription.

The app’s Android version has similar limitations. Authenticating with a free Microsoft account unlocks the ability to create and edit Word documents on devices with screens 10.1 inches or smaller. This feature is great for Android phones. On an Android tablet, you need a subscription to do more than view documents.

Introduction: How to Make a Poster From a Word Document

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I needed a poster for the Maker’s Faire, but had my text and graphics laid out in Microsoft Word. These are the techniques I used to make a large poster using my plain old printer and freely available software.
Before you begin, check your printer driver to see if printing in poster format is an option. It will save you a lot of time and effort. Big thanks to the aware Karel Jansens for the printer driver tip.

Step 1: Save Your Word Document As a TIFF File

Let’s hear how Microsoft would instruct you how to do this (from Office “Help”):
1. On the File menu, click Print.
2. In the Name list in the Print dialog box, click Microsoft Office Document Image Writer.
3. Click Properties.
4. In the Microsoft Office Document Image Writer Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab.
5. Under Output format, select the TIFF – Monochrome Fax option, Superfine 300 DPI and then click OK.
6. In the Print dialog box, click OK.
7. In the Save as dialog box, select the View Document Image check box, and any additional options you want, and then click OK.

Step 2: Download and Install Picture Window Pro

Download and install the trial version of Picture Window Pro.

A 30-day evaluation version of Picture Window Pro 4.0. The evaluation version can be converted to a full working version by purchasing a serial number.
For Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Vista

The evaluation verion is not disabled in any way, but if you need this function often, please consider buying a license. They make a pretty handy piece of software.

Step 3: Open the TIFF File in Picture Window Pro and Print Your Heart Out

Open the TIFF file you saved in step 1. Select File > Print, then hit the “Print” button.
You will see the following page. Select how many pages you want to tile horizontally and vertically (how big) you want the poster, what size paper (letter or legal), and the orientation (portrait or landscape).

Set the “Print pages” numbers to the total pages of yoru poster, in my case it should be 1 to 16.

Step 4: Trim the Boarders

Your printer can not print all the way to the edge of your paper.
This leaves white borders around the edge of each sheet.
You only need to trim two edges of each sheet, since you can overlap your pages as you glue them down.

I like to start with the lower right most sheet, so I need to trim the bottom and the right hand side of each sheet.

Step 5: Dry Fit Your Pages

As a backerboard, I used a large remnant of old drywall, you can use any large flat surface. For a more professional look, choose foamcore, for the economy appearance use cardboard.

Lay your pages out without any glue to properly size and center your backerboard. This is caled a dry fit and will let you see any problems you may have beore you have to fix things with a page dripping with wet glue.

Fix any problems you can find.

Step 6: Glue Down Your Pages

I used rubber cement for my pages, but most adheasives should work fine. You can test your glue with a blank sheet of paper on the back of your board. If it wrinkles up, your glue has too much moisture.

Apply the glue to the backboard and carefully lay the page down watching your alignment to the backerboard and the other pages.

Using rubber cement, I was able to slide the paper around a little to get it alligned properly. Spray adheasives may not be so kind.

I painted a brushfull on the backboard where each corner of the page would be and spread it inward with the brush.

Step 7: Admire Your Fine Work

Once your last page is glued down and dry, you may need to go back and re-glue down some of the seams.
Once you’re finished you can display your poster on an easel for all to enjoy.

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15 Comments

You can also do it this way –
– Save the document as PDF

– Open it in Acrobat reader and open Print dialogue box.

– Under “Page Size & Handling”, click on “Poster”

– Viola.. you have all the options to print your large poster on multiple pages of your choice (A4, Letter, etc.)

– You can even have Cut Marks and Labels printed to help you put together pieces while you make the larger poster.
HTH!

How to create a flyer in open office writer

Reply 4 months ago

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