Jan 09, 2009, 21:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Tozzi)
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"1. Page numbering. I defy a single person with no OpenOffice
experience to figure out how to add page numbers to a document
without consulting documentation. First you have to know how to
insert a header--not too hard, but most people aren’t going
to guess that headers are a prerequisite to page numbering. Then
you have to figure out that page numbers are considered a 'field'.
And if you wanted your numbering to start on the second page or to
use Roman instead of Arabic numerals, good luck with that...
"2. Default document settings. Changing the default settings of
a new document in OpenOffice is similarly unintuitive. It might
make sense to programmers to store default settings in a document
that users are supposed to edit if they want to change the default
template, but non-geeks deserve a more intuitive process."