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Meaning of "the light"?

 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 4:39 am    Post subject: Meaning of "the light"? Reply with quote

I'm new to the forum and a new user of OOO. I installed OOO several days ago and am experimenting. I've opened several documents sent to me in LFS format and saved them to both floppy disc and CD and notice that after each "save" (and at other random times), a graphic of a light bulb appears in the bottom right corner of the screen.

I've read OOO for Dummies from cover to cover and have found only one illustration of this graphic and NO explanation. Would someone be so kind as to explain the graphic and/or to recommend a resource for learning OOO other than the "...for Dummies" book.

Thanks...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is only the help wizard, calling your attention to something that you just done. If you click on it, the help is opened with the particular matter (like file format, or character formating...)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 5:33 am    Post subject: Re: Meaning of "the light"? Reply with quote

Hi hud3ma,

hud3ma wrote:
a graphic of a light bulb appears in the bottom right corner of the screen.

If you click on it the relevant help or a tip for the action you just completed will pop up.

hud3ma wrote:
Would someone be so kind as to explain the graphic and/or to recommend a resource for learning OOO other than the "...for Dummies" book.

http://www.8daysaweek.co.uk/OOo/help/books.htm

HTH Smile,
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For more documentation:
http://www.oooauthors.org/
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RGB wrote:
For more documentation:
http://www.oooauthors.org/


That one should definitely go on the links page, if it isn't already.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to everyone who replied to my question.

Your information will be most useful! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The light bulb beats the shine out of the paperclip Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know, the lightbulb drawing isn't all that attractive, but it sure does work well. And it doesn't make distracting movements or noises like the paper clip! The clip was cute for about the first ten minutes, then it was a pain. The light bulb does get your attention, but it isn't nearly as intrusive as the clip. I leave the bulb on, but I worked for years with the clip turned off because it was annoying.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wilkat1 wrote:
RGB wrote:
For more documentation:
http://www.oooauthors.org/


That one should definitely go on the links page, if it isn't already.


The site will have a formal launch as soon as we go through some speed issues. It is going to be the site to update and maintain docs for the Documentation project. At least that is the intent.

So yes the links will be there. Wink
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