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I tried the Notebookbar after looking at the Fedora article. It worked
just as advertised and I managed to return to default using the '3 small
horizontal lines' icon on the rhs of the ribbon.  I was using LO
(I think)

I wasn't impressed by the Notebookbar - it seems to be variations on a
theme started by MS some years ago and immediately followed by some
other software houses just like it was the fashion of the day. The
introduction of the ribbon by Avid Sibelius raised howls of protest from
the veteran users of Sibelius - but that's just because we're mostly
very conservative and don't like change.

Yesterday, I upgraded LO to and took the opportunity to recheck
Notebookbar. Out of the 6 variants, the first 2 'Contextual Groups' and
'Contextual Simple' don't show the little icon. The next 2 variants,
'Tabbed' and 'Tabbed Compact' do show the icon.

The last two, 'Grouped bar full' and 'Group bar compact' don't show the
icon BUT they do have an item at the far right called 'Menu' which has a
drop down which allows you to toggle on the Menu Bar  - and to select
the different variants of Notebookbar.

The number of combinations seem to be numerous. I may have missed a
combination but it seemed to me that although I could turn off the
regular MenuBar in the Grouped Bar full and compact variants, it still
appeared in the 2 tabbed variants.

This ribbon seems good to pass away a few spare minutes. For a new user,
it may provide something of interest but I think I'll stay with the old
menu bar.


On 04/07/18 16:27, Graham Luffrum wrote:
Perhaps rather foolishly I tried out the Notebookbar, but then discovered
that there appears to be no way back despite what is written in the
article.  In the top right-hand corner there is a button, but it doesn't
appear to do anything.

I'm using under Linux Mint 18.1.


On Tue, 3 Jul 2018 at 21:55, Tom Davies <> wrote:

Hi :)
Thanks :)  I didn't do anything except just re-post it from the marketing
list.  I liked the article as it had a few things i hadn't known about.
Somewhere there is a wiki-page of useful snippets but idk where.
Regards from
a Tom :)

On 3 July 2018 at 18:09, M Henri Day <> wrote:

​den ​
2 juli 2018 kl 14:09 skrev Tom Davies <>:

Hi :)
I thought some people here might be interested in another new article
LibreOffice.  This one is in the Fedora Magazine;

Inevitably there are some questions and such in the comments section
the article.
Regards from
a Tom :)

On 2 July 2018 at 12:05, Mike Saunders <mike.saunders@

Hello everyone,

I wrote an article about some new/lesser-known features in LibreOffice
for Fedora Magazine, and included a short section on getting involved
the end:

Mike Saunders, Marketing & PR
The Document Foundation

​Very useful ; thanks Mike and Tom !


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