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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:55 am    Post subject: Collapsing Levels in Outline Reply with quote

I do not know whether I am overlooking something very obvious but how do you collapse levels in Writer? In previous outline programs that I have used it has been possible to show all items at a certain level and to hide anything listed at a lower level.
Is it possible in Writer?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:02 am    Post subject: Re: Collapsing Levels in Outline Reply with quote

Ken1044 wrote:
I do not know whether I am overlooking something very obvious but how do you collapse levels in Writer? In previous outline programs that I have used it has been possible to show all items at a certain level and to hide anything listed at a lower level.
Is it possible in Writer?


In Navigator the Icon 7th from left (Heading Levels Shown) is what I think you want.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your help. Unfortunately, I am still not out of the woods. With the document open and 3 levels showing I opened the window where the icon Heading Levels Shown gives a choice of 10 levels to tick. It did not matter whether I ticked 1,2 or 3 the document remained unchanged. This is very frustrating. What do you think is the problem?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Writer does not have an outline view option:

http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=37826
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken1044 wrote:
Thanks for your help. Unfortunately, I am still not out of the woods. With the document open and 3 levels showing I opened the window where the icon Heading Levels Shown gives a choice of 10 levels to tick. It did not matter whether I ticked 1,2 or 3 the document remained unchanged. This is very frustrating. What do you think is the problem?
Regards, Ken


Oh, sorry. I have been using OOo for some time now and forget about the other outlining ways. Embarassed

As BillP says, there is no outlining per se in OOo. What you have is the Headings listed in the Navigator which in terms of moving text around etc functions like an outliner and the text itself.

It struck me as very odd originally but now that I am used to it I actually prefer it. The only problem I have found is that it is not easy to print out an outlline. However a work-around is to simply produce a Table of Contents with the heading levels that you want and print that.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks to you both. You have saved me heaps of time.
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