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Four Layout Extensions For OpenOffice.org Writer

Oct 28, 2008, 03:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"Alba adds a Landscape/Portrait item to the Insert menu. When you select the item, you are presented with four choices: To change the orientation of the current section or the next page, to create a single page in the document that is oriented differently from the others, or to modify the current page style based on the formatting of the page you are on. Where necessary, the dialog changes to fit the circumstance, so that if you are on a Portrait Page, it offers to change the next page to Landscape, and vice versa.

"Alba works with Writer's existing page style system to achieve its effects. For instance, if you are manually formatting, if you apply one of Alba's options, you will create a modified version of the Default style called L_Alba or Default R_Alba. If you are using another page style, such as First Page, then Alba creates a modified version of it with a similar name."

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