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Linux Journal: OOo Off the Wall: Combining Documents with OOo

Apr 14, 2006, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)


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"A couple of weeks ago, the OpenOffice.org User's List featured another round of explaining to a former WordPerfect user why OpenOffice.org Writer didn't have a Reveal Codes feature that showed the raw encoding of the document for troubleshooting. This time, the thread was started by a poster who insisted that he needed the feature when he had to merge several documents into one. The discussion made me realize that, although I tend to talk about features in this column, sometimes work flow is more important. Often, the problem isn't the tools, it's how you use them. After lurking for most of the thread, I ended it with a suggestion about how to use the tools in OOo to combine documents much more efficiently than you could hope to do with Reveal Codes. What follows is an expanded version of my suggestion that reinforces, yet again, the advantages of using styles in many situations..."

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