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How about someone go and deal with creating a Wiki page[s] that will be the place to place all of the things people will want to see on a 6 page worth of shortcuts and other things that could be, should be, on the quick guide sheets.

I have just completed the creation of the new versions of my English dictionaries. They are on the NA-DVD site, but it will be a while before they are on the LO Extension site. After they are on that site, I will start looking at the guide sheet. I also want to wait till I receive a "professional" laminated sheet for Word, so I can see what they include. At that point I may publish the types of information that they include in their sheet[s].

On 11/23/2012 02:27 PM, charles meyer wrote:
Hi webmaster,

I think we can all contribute to this Quick Start Guide/FAQ/chart so
it does not devolve down to just you developing it.

For organizational purposes, maybe we can start by sharing/compiling a
list of the most frequent tasks we use Libre Writer for and then each
of us share how we accomplish those task in LW?

There are a few options we can follow.

For example, we could make this Quick Guide partly with shortcuts for
the easy ones - e.g. Strikethrough - Right Click mouse, Style. choose

We could have them listed alphabetically so if you're searching for a
particular task you can search it by task name - e.g. from
Auto-correct to Word Count.

This shortcut enables newbies to grasp tasks easily and quickly.

For the more complicated tasks, we could include a graphic(s) of where
and how to accomplish the task.

Ex. Mail merges, etc. or Page Numbering

Inserting Page Numbers of Continuation Pages
You can easily insert the page number of the next page in a footer by
using a field.
The page number is only displayed if the following page exists.
1. Choose Insert - Footer and select the page style that you want to
add the footer to.
2. Place the cursor in the footer and choose Insert - Fields - Other.
3. In the Fields dialog, click the Document tab.
4. Click 'Page' in the Type list and 'Next page' in the Select list.
5. Click a numbering style in the Format list.
If you select 'Text' in the Format list, only the text that you enter
in the Value box is displayed in the field.
6. Click Insert to insert the field with the page number.

I have no idea how many users are subscribed this list but let’s just
say arguendo there are 10. If each of us 10 users contributed just 5
tasks they performed regularly in LW (and how those tasks are
accomplished) then we would have 50 tasks.

I dare say that would be very helpful to anyone transitioning from
another word processor to LW in helping them get up to speed quickly
and easily.

That would also serve new subscribers in that if they had a question
the could be referred to the Quick Guide/FAQ and then if the solution
was not in that compilation they could follow up post for a solution
and we could then add that to the Quick Guide/FAQ.

Over time that Quick Guide/FAQ would grow with more solutions so users
weren’t constantly answering the same questions and newbie’s could
learn the value of LW very quickly.

But, this task should not be shouldered by just one or two people
since we will all benefit by it either directly or our family, friends
neighbors, co-workers who can access this resource quickly and for

Hi Tom -

I've never worked on a Wiki page but maybe that's an option?

We could add links to Youtube videos but I think newbie’s might find
it faster for the easier
tasks to just take a quick glance at the "cheat sheet" or shortcuts
rather than watching a whole video.

On the more complicated tasks, I like watching hw it’s done rather
than trying to envision it, especially when I'm working a new
environment like LW or Calc.

So, let’s continue sharing, shall we?

I'm still searching for the solutions to these tasks which we can then
add to this Quick Guide:

1. Keep a dotted line across a page without it automatically becoming
a solid line
2. Suppressing hyperlinks
3. Turn on/off Fast Save
4. Turn on/off the Track Changes tool
5. Print file list of file names in a sub-directory - this is where
you have a sub-directory of file names and you wish to print just the
names of the files (not the files themselves). Ex. Sub-directory is
Football and in there are separate files for each of the NFL teams.
You want to print the list of all the names of those files (each team
name) but not the contents of each of those files.

- Eliminating hard returns
I am using non printable characters being visible. thus delete the character
Webmaster? I’m nit sure what that means?

-  Indents  - where and how to change
Either looking in style or Format menu or Tool menu and search for the
required menu item. - Is there a way to change indents without
resorting a specific style? Maybe you just wan to make certain indents
for that document and not keep it for other documents?

I'm concerned abut the situation where, for whatever reason, you have
hard returns in a document and you wish to remove them - maybe with a
résumé where you want a soft return instead?

- Line spacing - you can right click on any line or paragraph and
choose Line Spacing but you're limited to single, 1.5 or double. What
if you want to set your line spacing to something other than those 3

Thanks so much,


Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Word 2003 to Libre Writer - Comparison Chart
From: webmaster-Kracked_P_P <>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 07:52:38 -0500

I am not the best person to create a final chart/guide/sheet.  Due to
the 3 strokes, my communication skills were affected so I do not have
an easy time trying to get the correct/proper wording out - halk the
times I need to do so.


From: Tom Davies <>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:39:45 +0000 (GMT)

Hi :)
How about someone creating a page on the official wiki?  Then anyone
can add to it?  Charles have you done a wiki-page before?  If not i
might be able to start a new page for it but only in a few days time,
not right-away.


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