Configuring OpenOffice.org Writer
What New Users Need to Know About OpenOffice.org
11 Tips for Moving to OpenOffice.org
Setting Up Page Styles in OOo Writer
Style Is Everything, Right?
and this list includes a few new ones like
Back to School with Bibliographies
ToCs, Indexes and Bibliographies in OOo Writer
Sharing Files Between OpenOffice.org and MS Office
Fielding Questions, Part 4 - Mail Merges
That's Your Version: Version Control in OpenOffice.org
and MUCH MORE.
I had not seen the articles about Bibliographies before - interesting reading.
Philip ( and articles by Jean, and .... what's her name too! )
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Here are some of my tips for setting up and using OpenOffice.org.
- Setting up OOo to suit the way I work
My list of features I turn off or on when I install OOo on a new machine, and other setup tricks.
- How to create an AutoCorrect replacement table
Does your preferred version of English (or any other language) not have an AutoCorrect replacement table? Here's how to create one.
If you have not read ANY articles by these authors - you are not really using all the POWER of OOo / Neo!
I added the paths to the user's pref folders (autotext, templates, autocorrection, databases, etc) in the French article [url=http://neowiki.neooffice.org/index.php/Fr:Récupérer_les_Configurations_Personnelles_dans_un_Dossier_de_Préférences_Endommagé]Récupérer les
Configurations Personnelles dans un Dossier de Préférences Endommagé[/url]
and the same paths are translated in comments in the English page.
Given that extensions are installed by some process, it's possible that you don't want to copy them across at all (because some parts get installed/configured/etc. in files elsewhere in the preferences hierarchy, and won't work if all the disparate parts are not copied over) but to reinstall them.
I haven't tried with any of the new-style .oxt extensions, but I did run into this problem in the past with at least one UNO package....
Smokey _________________ "[...] whether the duck drinks hot chocolate or coffee is irrelevant." -- ovvldc and sardisson in the NeoWiki
I agree with you Smokey, it's better to save the .zip or .oxt files and to reinstall them using the Extensions manager. I tried to move and replace the "cache" folder and only one of the four extensions I've added seems to be working without a reinstallation.
Joined: Jun 20, 2006 Posts: 2026 Location: Midwest, USA
Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:47 pm Post subject:
Thanks for the input. My only experience with extensions has been the OxygenOffice templates, etc., and I've been able to muck around in those folders a fair amount to rearrange the templates into more meaningful categories. But that all happened after I installed 2.1
I have corrected the "fr" folder issue, added a note about finding keyboard shortcuts for other modules, and (hopefully) written a more accurate paragraph about handling extensions.
Joined: Nov 21, 2005 Posts: 1285 Location: Witless Protection Program
Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 4:53 pm Post subject:
Thanks Lorinda, Jacqueline, Smokey,
The new additions are ... AMAZING.
I was looking for just a few hints and I see lots of details, AND some warnings!
Having this information "should" be a GREAT help in the future. I have not seen this much information for most other Office Suites.
For those users who are ... Adventurous, these details will allow them to fine tune their Preferences. Use at your own risk - YMMV
Philip ( Is in ... AWE at the Mystic Wiki Elves! )
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