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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:07 am    Post subject: Columns in OOWriter Reply with quote

Gawd, What frustration. I'm trying to make an instruction manual with columns on some pages and no column on others. NO LUCK! I change page 7 [for instance] to no columns and the whole damn document changes. I've tried and tried and tried. If I didn't so resent MicroSoft in general and MSWord in particular, I'd go back to it. HELP!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your basic document should be one column and anytime you need more do Insert > Section and give it the columns needed. This method lets you have single and multiple columns on the same page.

If you really want to do this with different page styles then do Insert > Manuel Break > Page Break and set the next page style. This is while creating the document.

For an existing document put your cursor in the first paragraph of the page you want to change. Right click > Paragraph > Text Flow tab, in the Breaks section check both boxes and select the new page style in the middle by the bottom box.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you John V. I will try it and let you know if it works for me.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John V,

You wrote, "For an existing document put your cursor in the first paragraph of the page you want to change. Right click > Paragraph > Text Flow tab, in the Breaks section check both boxes and select the new page style in the middle by the bottom box.

I don't understand "select the new page style in the middle by the bottom box"

There is no new page style choice in the middle.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 2nd check box in the Breaks section is titled "With Page Style". To its right is a box that contains some page style name and it has a drop down menu from which you can select another page style.

That is a page style of some other name not one specifically named "new page style".
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi John V.

Once again I have confused myself. I am now trying to make a few pages in my project landscape rather than portrait. I was able to do it once before but now I can't remember how i did it. This time I'll pdf your instructions as I did with columns above and I won't need to embarrass myself again.

Thanks in advance,
David Lee
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just do as indicated above. Landscape is one of the choices available as the new page style.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK & thanks.
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