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OpenOffice Gripes

Jan 09, 2009, 21:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Tozzi)

"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."

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