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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:47 am    Post subject: Columns Reply with quote

Simple scenario:

I have two side-by-side columns, but it won't allow me to place the insertion point in the rightmost column. Help?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They aren't side by side like you think. The columns are like pages, you can only get to the top of column 2 if column 1 is full. You will need a table if you want parallel columns.

If your problem has been solved, please edit the first post in this thread and add [Solved] to the title bar.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:07 am    Post subject: Nice Reply with quote

Thanks. That helps but, the page I have just keeps going. How do I get the document to recognize that I have all the information I want for the page already entered?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't understand you. You can insert a column break (Insert - Manual break - column). If you mean soemthing else, please explain.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That circuitously solved my problem, but I'm still confused by the "pages." I'm trying to create newsletter, so will the first "column" really be my first "page?" It won't let me look at page preview.

What I meant before was that I could theoretically keep typing in the first column forever and my text would never break to a new page.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No way I can reproduce that. Better upload a sample of that file, if it's not something private. You can do that at www.mediafire.com. You can PM me the link.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, you are working in a table, not with columns. And a table cell works like a page, you can continue to enter text and it will never wrap to the next column. It will go to the next page instead. You can copy/paste part of the text to the next table column, or merge the cell with the one to its right and then Format - Columns, and get some coffee while OOo applies that. Actually you may not want to do that, because it results in some very odd behaviour on my system.
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