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John R. Sowden wrote:
I have been using LO from the 'beginning'.  I have never be able to get
the menu command 'Find' to work.  Just to be sure I just tried again.
The Edit->Find Selection has the three dots after it, telling me that a
dialog box/menu will open.  Nothing happens, anywhere on the screen.

The basic "Find" is just a toolbar (usually at the bottom of the screen, but you can move it as with any other toolbar). It has a text box to enter the text to search for and a button to open the Find & Replace dialog. If the toolbar is already there, you may not notice much change on screen, but the cursor should move into the text box where you can enter a search query. Is that happening?

When I press Ctrl F, the left margin moves, but do find prompt opens.

I'm not sure what margin you're referring to? This is in Calc, as per the email subject, not Writer, right?

Does is say "Ctrl+F" next to the Find... option on the menu? It may be that Ctrl+F is currently mapped to a different function. Check Tools > Customise > Keyboard and make sure Ctrl+F is mapped to Find when "LibreOffice" is selected to the right of the list, and nothing else when the individual application is selected (Calc, Writer, etc. depending what you're using at the time).

When I enter edit->'Find & Replace ...' then Find and replace box opens
and I use it.  When I press Ctrl H (For Find & Replace), nothing happens.

Again, check that it does say "Ctrl+H" next to the menu option, and check the keyboard shortcuts as above.

Oh yes: LO Version and others back to the beginning, and ubuntu
various versions-currently 13.10, but I have been using ubuntu since
about 6 months after the big CD givaway.



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