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24 Feb 2011   #1
linda661

windows 7
 
 
Office Software

I downloaded software called Open Office to use for letter writing. Whenever I open a new text document it is using tables and all of my writing goes into columns. I can't figure out how to make it just a blank page for letter writing.

Can anyone tell me about using it the way I need to or suggest a different suite that is free.

thanks

Linda


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24 Feb 2011   #2
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Hello there, Linda.

For text documents in Open Office you should use "Writer", those simptoms suggest that you're using "Calc" ¿?

Try that and see what happens.
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24 Feb 2011   #3
linda661

windows 7
 
 

The application is called Open Office Writer. I click on the box that says it will be a text document. Then I get tables. Maybe that's a default. I can't see how to change the default of change to a plain piece of paper.
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24 Feb 2011   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

What if you try a better "document" format, as opposed to a text document? As another suggestion for free, GoogleDocs and MS OfficeLive are both free, and even give you plenty of online storage to go with your account.
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24 Feb 2011   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Linda,

Go into Writer, click on Format and choose Page. From in there, click on the Columns tab. Check to ensure that columns is set to 1.

Open Office is a great, (free) alternative to Microsoft Office. Generally speaking, it's what I use at home.

Edit: And when she says that she is creating a Text document, the doesn't mean text..like file.txt. When you launch Open Office, you are presented with a startup screen and it presents you with a listing of the applications in the suite. You click on Text document for Writer, Spreadsheet for Calc, etc.
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24 Feb 2011   #6
linda661

windows 7
 
 

Well, that's seems to work pretty good. Thanks to all.
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