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nosebleed
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2003 6:13 pm    Post subject: Tabs in OOo Writer Reply with quote

I've certainly gottten used to the minor differences between MS Word and OpenOffice.org except for one. The tab stops are way too long, much longer than in MS Word. Is there any way to adjust the number of spaces the cursor moves when I hit tab? Thank you, I appreciate the service!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2003 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try Tool-Option-Text Document-General-Setting. It that what u r trying to do? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2003 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I went through the same thing. Find the setting per cwchia's post and change the measurement unit to 'Inch' and the Tab stops to 0.50". That should make the tab stops equivalent to MS Word tab stops. Now why it's not the default setting, I have no idea...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2003 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SO & OOo have all its default measurement set in the metrics standards rather then imperial standard. I figured it is because SO was a German creation back then.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2003 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Overall, I think there are more european users than north american users. But that will probably change with all the attention OOo is getting from US tech companies.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2003 1:51 pm    Post subject: Imperial/Metric Reply with quote

Actually, I had hoped that there would be an easy switch between these. Having to set these values up for every portion of OOo is annoying.

Of course, maybe that's the idea - torture American users into 'getting with the program', as far as the Metric system. Evil or Very Mad
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