Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Mailmerge, working, fairly well, but...

2012-02-10 Thread Fernand Vanrie
Alex , I agree, but Sam asked for a non macro solution, the rest (binary stream storing etc...) can been done. We never use images stored in a database, we simply change the links pointing to images stored on a fileserver. Greetz Fernand Le 09/02/2012 19:03, Fernand Vanrie a écrit : Hi

[libreoffice-users] Re: Mailmerge, working, fairly well, but...

2012-02-10 Thread Alexander Thurgood
Le 10/02/12 08:43, Mark Stanton a écrit : Hi Mark, It would be much nicer to have an image field that could be conditionally hidden... File a Request for Enhancement bug report. You never know, someone someday might take it up grin, but it almost certainly won't be in the near future.

Re: [libreoffice-users] Mailmerge, working, fairly well, but...

2012-02-10 Thread Cor Nouws
Mark Stanton wrote (10-02-12 08:43) In article4f342906.5010...@nouenoff.nl, Cor Nouws wrote: If there are few available pictures to choose from, it could work with conditional hidden paragraphs. Only two pictures, a first class stamp or a second class stamp, according to whether the address

[libreoffice-users] Re: Mailmerge, working, fairly well, but...

2012-02-10 Thread Alexander Thurgood
Le 09/02/12 22:26, Andreas Säger a écrit : Hi Andreas, Personally I do not care about cosmetic trivia like an empty line in an address frame. But replacing the database field with nothing when the content is an empty string should be doable. Nor do I, one blank line here or there isn't much

[libreoffice-users] Re: Mailmerge, working, fairly well, but...

2012-02-10 Thread Alexander Thurgood
Le 10/02/12 08:43, Mark Stanton a écrit : Hi Mark, No, that's not quite my question. There will *always* be a picture, and it is either a picture of a first class stamp or a second class one. But I want whichever stamp it is to appear in (almost) the same place according to destination

[libreoffice-users] Re: Mailmerge, working, fairly well, but...

2012-02-10 Thread Alexander Thurgood
Le 10/02/12 08:43, Mark Stanton a écrit : Hi Mark, So, you're saying that I put the anchor point in a paragraph and making the paragraph hidden will hide the picture? If that's right it should be fairly simple. A bit of a nuisance because the two stamps will appear in (very) slightly

Re: [libreoffice-users] LO Base questions

2012-02-10 Thread Ian Whitfield
On 09/02/2012 18:53, drew wrote: On Thu, 2012-02-09 at 17:12 +0200, Ian Whitfield wrote: On 07/02/2012 20:08, drew wrote: Periodically you should perform the following. When finished using the database, open the SQL window. Menu [FileSQL] In the command window enter: SHUTDOWN COMPACT You

[libreoffice-users] Images inside headers (LO Calc)

2012-02-10 Thread Marinko Tarlać
Hi to all I found several threads on this mailing list but I couldn't the solution for images inside headers. Actually is there any way to add image inside header ? The trick from this link http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/Headers-in-calc-td3471244.html#a3471381 doesn't work. No

Re: [libreoffice-users] LO Base questions

2012-02-10 Thread Tom Davies
Hi :) I think automating it creates problems.  Unexpected things tend to crop-up and it can be very annoying to find that your machine is suddenly outside of your control and running super slow at a moment when you need rapid access to deal with a situation.  Where i 'work' we share the

[libreoffice-users] Re: Images inside headers (LO Calc)

2012-02-10 Thread Pedro
It does work (at least in version 3.5.0 under Windows). The problem is that you can only insert an image as the background so it will either be stretched or tiled to take the whole header area. The only way around is to create an image that has the exact header dimensions e.g. 0.5cm Height x

[libreoffice-users] Re: Converting references to non-reference text in LibreOffice Writer: the dumbest possible way?!

2012-02-10 Thread Peter Juhasz
Andrew Douglas Pitonyak andrew at pitonyak.org writes: On 07/13/2011 03:15 PM, Sandy Miller wrote: I have LibreOffice documents (written in 3.2/3.3) with extensive field cross-referencing to numbers of tables, numbered paragraphs, numbered sections and chapters, etc. Conversion to Word

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Mailmerge, working, fairly well, but...

2012-02-10 Thread Tom Davies
Hi :) There are other people looking into doing some Base programming but Lionel is a bit of a star. Regards from Tom :) --- On Fri, 10/2/12, Alexander Thurgood alex.thurg...@gmail.com wrote: From: Alexander Thurgood alex.thurg...@gmail.com Subject: [libreoffice-users] Re: Mailmerge, working,

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Paragraph format problem

2012-02-10 Thread Tom Davies
Hi :) I think the main problem this time is NOT removing the ones that are needed.  However it was good to point to Regina's post to get rid of the bulk of the extra ones that need to be removed. Regards from Tom :) --- On Fri, 10/2/12, Pedro pedl...@gmail.com wrote: From: Pedro

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Images inside headers (LO Calc)

2012-02-10 Thread Marinko Tarlać
Hi Pedro Few minutes after I sent my last message, I tried again and the problem was solved. Few things need to be done: - image must be in png format (at least in my case) - image must have the exact size to cover a whole header (in my case 1900x281px) where logo is placed on the left side

Re: [libreoffice-users] Paragraph format problem

2012-02-10 Thread Tom Davies
Hi :) Wow!!  Again!  LibreOffice has some pretty awesome features.  I guess MS Office does too but they don't have Brian Barker or Regina (or Pedro, Alex, Cor ... and so on and on) on their help lists. Regards from Tom :) --- On Fri, 10/2/12, Brian Barker b.m.bar...@btinternet.com wrote: From:

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Mailmerge, working, fairly well, but...

2012-02-10 Thread Cor Nouws
Tom Davies wrote (10-02-12 12:18) There are other people looking into doing some Base programming but Lionel is a bit of a star. Can't you do something more useful then spamming this list, Tom ? I'll be happy to chat/write with you to see if there are areas of interest where you feel

Re: [libreoffice-users] [Install Configuration] Documentation for bootstrap.ini

2012-02-10 Thread Cor Nouws
Hi Eduardo, Eduardo Maldonado wrote (08-02-12 11:40) Anybody know any manual or options list for bootstrap.ini? The goal is not only redirect the full UserInstallation variable, but only some rutes particulares, like My Documents or My Templates. All I know on this subject is from a mail

[libreoffice-users] Re: Images inside headers (LO Calc)

2012-02-10 Thread Pedro
Hi Marinko Marinko Tarlać wrote Few minutes after I sent my last message, I tried again and the problem was solved. snip - Background Type must be Area (Position and Tile doesn't work for me) Also, the image is not visible via Print preview but it will be printed :) This seems

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Converting references to non-reference text in LibreOffice Writer: the dumbest possible way?!

2012-02-10 Thread Tom Davies
Hi :) People are often encouraged to post feature requests via the bug-tracking system http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugReport Hopefully that is an easy way-in for people to learn how to post proper bug-reports about other issues they might otherwise be too shy about reporting. Regards from

[libreoffice-users] Re: [libreoffice-design] Re: Avoid destop window

2012-02-10 Thread Tom Davies
Hi :) Yes, i think something like that.  OOo4Kids has 4 modules; Writer. Calc, Impress and Draw.  I guess that when you close, for example, a Writer document LO stays open but shows only the basic toolbar at the top, the borders and a sort of greyish space in the middle that has a

Re: [libreoffice-users] Paragraph format problem

2012-02-10 Thread Caesar
On Fri, 10 Feb 2012 04:15:21 +, Brian Barker b.m.bar...@btinternet.com wrote Re Re: [libreoffice-users] Paragraph format problem: o Go to Tools | AutoCorrect Options... | Options, and tick Combine single line paragraphs if length greater than 50%. Just curious: If length greater than 50%

Re: [libreoffice-users] Paragraph format problem

2012-02-10 Thread Cor Nouws
Caesar wrote (10-02-12 14:31) Just curious: If length greater than 50% of what? Of available width, I would guess. -- - Cor - http://nl.libreoffice.org -- For unsubscribe instructions e-mail to: users+h...@global.libreoffice.org Problems?

[libreoffice-users] Re: Paragraph format problem

2012-02-10 Thread Pedro
Tom wrote I think the main problem this time is NOT removing the ones that are needed.  However it was good to point to Regina's post to get rid of the bulk of the extra ones that need to be removed. That is the easy part. Although I think the only way to solve it is manually (someone

[libreoffice-users] Re: Export as PDF in LO 3.5

2012-02-10 Thread Tinkerer
I have tried converting a single page .odt to Pdf and obtained the same result. Write error Re; converting the Libre User Guide I don't see that size mattered when you are talking about 9MB and I have 4 GB of Ram. Tink. -- View this message in context:

[libreoffice-users] Re: Avoid destop window

2012-02-10 Thread Andreas Säger
Am 08.02.2012 08:03, Pedro wrote: I understand your idea (yes annoying is the perfect word ;) ). I think that it would make a lot of sense to have an alternate working mode where closing a document would keep the programs interface instead of showing the Start Center. And in that mode, the New

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Export as PDF in LO 3.5

2012-02-10 Thread Ron Johnson
On 02/10/2012 08:16 AM, Tinkerer wrote: I have tried converting a single page .odt to Pdf and obtained the same result. Write error Re; converting the Libre User Guide I don't see that size mattered when you are talking about 9MB and I have 4 GB of Ram. I also just tried exporting a small

[libreoffice-users] Write2epub

2012-02-10 Thread Tinkerer
I have found Write2epub. All the extensions are on a disc downloaded from Kracked Press. I thought I would try it for converting Libre User Guides to epub format for the iPad. I may not have set it up correctly, but just using the extension as supplied, I failed. The staus bar along the bottom

Re: [libreoffice-users] Programatically changing the properties of a multselection (group)

2012-02-10 Thread Russell D Mileham
Thanks Tom, I have both of the references you refered to, but as you suggested I went back to them while I was waiting for a reply. On the umpteenth time going through the Basic Guide I found a code snippet that made an obscure reference to getGroupByName, and that was the piece I was missing!

Re: [libreoffice-users] Programatically changing the properties of a multselection (group)

2012-02-10 Thread Tom Davies
Hi :) Brilliant!  Nicely found!  I didn't realise you had already read both of them and i don't normally like rtfm-type answers so we both got lucky there. Regards from Tom :) --- On Fri, 10/2/12, Russell D Mileham rmile...@midwestmicro-tek.com wrote: From: Russell D Mileham

Re: [libreoffice-users] Write2epub

2012-02-10 Thread webmaster for Kracked Press Productions
On 02/10/2012 09:41 AM, Tinkerer wrote: I have found Write2epub. All the extensions are on a disc downloaded from Kracked Press. I thought I would try it for converting Libre User Guides to epub format for the iPad. I may not have set it up correctly, but just using the extension as supplied, I

[libreoffice-users] Re: Mailmerge, working, fairly well, but...

2012-02-10 Thread Andreas Säger
Am 10.02.2012 08:43, Mark Stanton wrote: No, that's not quite my question. There will *always* be a picture, and it is either a picture of a first class stamp or a second class one. But I want whichever stamp it is to appear in (almost) the same place according to destination (international

[libreoffice-users] question about print multiple addresses

2012-02-10 Thread Jeremy Sears
Hello, Im new to LibreOffice. I have searched a bit but can seem to find a specfic answer to my question. In LibreOffice can I print address to multiple labels or on multiple letters? I have a spreadsheet with a number of mailing addresses. I would like to know how to tell LibreOffice to

Re: [libreoffice-users] Mailmerge, working, fairly well, but...

2012-02-10 Thread Paul D. Mirowsky
Might I suggest placement within a query based on database of stamp image. 1 for 1st class, otherwise 0. Then use query in form. On 2/5/2012 9:56 AM, Mark Stanton wrote: Ok, I've got mailmerge working, fairly well, ish. It seems a little unhelpful that the view field names overrides

[libreoffice-users] Re: question about print multiple addresses

2012-02-10 Thread Andreas Säger
Am 10.02.2012 18:51, Jeremy Sears wrote: Hello, Im new to LibreOffice. I have searched a bit but can seem to find a specfic answer to my question. In LibreOffice can I print address to multiple labels or on multiple letters? I have a spreadsheet with a number of mailing addresses. I would like

[libreoffice-users] Re: Export as PDF in LO 3.5

2012-02-10 Thread Tinkerer
I also just tried exporting a small but complex odt (note that I unchecked Create PDF Form) and simple 24 page doc, and both worked perfectly. Where do you find the Create PDF Form? I can only see Export as PDF. I have write permissions to the folder I put the original in, so it should take a

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Export as PDF in LO 3.5

2012-02-10 Thread Mirosław Zalewski
On 10/02/2012 at 20:52, Tinkerer j_taylo...@btinternet.com wrote: Where do you find the Create PDF Form? I can only see Export as PDF. File → Export as PDF and in General section (under General tab) there is tickbox for Create PDF Form. -- Best regards Mirosław Zalewski -- For unsubscribe

[libreoffice-users] Re: Write2epub

2012-02-10 Thread Tinkerer
KP This is my first effort at using Write2epub. Does it just output the one file for you? Tink. -- View this message in context: http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/Write2epub-tp3732714p3733526.html Sent from the Users mailing list archive at Nabble.com. -- For unsubscribe instructions

[libreoffice-users] Hyperlink text disappears in the document after opening in browser

2012-02-10 Thread Ken Springer
This is getting mighty frustrating. frown I'm editing a document, in progress, with a table that has multiple hyperlinks. I don't have the doc anywhere on the web, as of yet, and if anyone wishes to see the specific doc as it exists at the moment, please request via email. I'd appreciate

[libreoffice-users] Re: Export as PDF in LO 3.5

2012-02-10 Thread Tinkerer
Many thanks. I found it OK, but the result was the same Write error, Unable to write to file. Tink. -- View this message in context: http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/Export-as-PDF-in-LO-3-5-tp3727436p3733551.html Sent from the Users mailing list archive at Nabble.com. -- For unsubscribe

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Export as PDF in LO 3.5

2012-02-10 Thread Ron Johnson
On 02/10/2012 01:52 PM, Tinkerer wrote: I also just tried exporting a small but complex odt (note that I unchecked Create PDF Form) and simple 24 page doc, and both worked perfectly. Where do you find the Create PDF Form? I can only see Export as PDF. I have write permissions to the folder I

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Write2epub

2012-02-10 Thread webmaster for Kracked Press Productions
On 02/10/2012 02:57 PM, Tinkerer wrote: KP This is my first effort at using Write2epub. Does it just output the one file for you? Tink. -- View this message in context: http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/Write2epub-tp3732714p3733526.html Sent from the Users mailing list archive at

[libreoffice-users] Re: Export as PDF in LO 3.5

2012-02-10 Thread Tinkerer
I am using a Mac, System 10.7.2 I suppose I could try a Log File to see what happened. Tink -- View this message in context: http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/Export-as-PDF-in-LO-3-5-tp3727436p3733690.html Sent from the Users mailing list archive at Nabble.com. -- For unsubscribe

[libreoffice-users] I've repeated a bug from OO writer. Now what?

2012-02-10 Thread Robin Lovelace
Dear Libreoffice user group, I've accidentally (much to my annoyance) replicated this bug, that was identified, but seemingly ignored, back in 2007: https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=77782 To replicate, please try opening this file, and your computer should freeze (it did on Ubuntu

[libreoffice-users] invalid character

2012-02-10 Thread Roy
I cannot get rid of ah invalid character Advice please roycre...@tiscali.co.uk -- For unsubscribe instructions e-mail to: users+h...@global.libreoffice.org Problems? http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/mailing-lists/how-to-unsubscribe/ Posting guidelines + more:

Re: [libreoffice-users] Paragraph format problem

2012-02-10 Thread .
On 02/10/2012 11:25 AM, Caesar wrote: On Fri, 10 Feb 2012 15:01:28 +0100, Cor Nouws oo...@nouenoff.nl wrote Re Re: [libreoffice-users] Paragraph format problem: Caesar wrote (10-02-12 14:31) Just curious: If length greater than 50% of what? Of available width, I would guess. Well duh,

Re: [libreoffice-users] Problem impression choice of source of paper

2012-02-10 Thread Jean Milot
Hi, Le 09/02/2012 15:28, Jay Lozier a écrit : On 02/09/2012 08:17 AM, Jean Milot wrote: Hi, With all the software, i can choose the source of paper and it works. But when i want to impress and choose the source of paper on LO, it doesn't work : the source of paper don't change. I don't

Re: [libreoffice-users] Paragraph format problem

2012-02-10 Thread Cor Nouws
Caesar wrote (10-02-12 17:25) Well duh, that makes sense. Now I need to go bang my head against the wall to get my brain moving again :-) Ah well, pls take care that you do not damage the wall ;-) -- - Cor - http://nl.libreoffice.org -- For unsubscribe instructions e-mail to:

Re: [libreoffice-users] invalid character

2012-02-10 Thread Jay Lozier
On 02/08/2012 01:02 PM, Roy wrote: I cannot get rid of ah invalid character Advice please roycre...@tiscali.co.uk Which part? In Writer try ViewShow Hidden Characters then place the cursor after the character and hit backspace -- Jay Lozier jsloz...@gmail.com -- For unsubscribe

Re: [libreoffice-users] Problem impression choice of source of paper

2012-02-10 Thread Jay Lozier
On 02/09/2012 10:56 AM, Jean Milot wrote: Hi, Le 09/02/2012 15:28, Jay Lozier a écrit : On 02/09/2012 08:17 AM, Jean Milot wrote: Hi, With all the software, i can choose the source of paper and it works. But when i want to impress and choose the source of paper on LO, it doesn't work : the

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Export as PDF in LO 3.5

2012-02-10 Thread Ron Johnson
On 02/10/2012 03:11 PM, Tinkerer wrote: I am using a Mac, System 10.7.2 I suppose I could try a Log File to see what happened. Maybe dtruss would help. http://www.quora.com/Whats-the-equivalent-of-strace-in-OS-X -- How does being physically handicapped make me Differently-Abled? What

Re: [libreoffice-users] I've repeated a bug from OO writer. Now what?

2012-02-10 Thread Ron Johnson
On 02/08/2012 06:33 AM, Robin Lovelace wrote: Dear Libreoffice user group, I've accidentally (much to my annoyance) replicated this bug, that was identified, but seemingly ignored, back in 2007: https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=77782 To replicate, please try opening this file, and

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Write2epub

2012-02-10 Thread Dan Lewis
On Fri, 2012-02-10 at 15:27 -0500, webmaster for Kracked Press Productions wrote: On 02/10/2012 02:57 PM, Tinkerer wrote: KP This is my first effort at using Write2epub. Does it just output the one file for you? Tink. -- View this message in context:

Re: [libreoffice-users] I've repeated a bug from OO writer. Now what?

2012-02-10 Thread Don C. Myers
Hi, In LibreOffice 3.4.5 on Ubuntu 11.10 with 6 gigs of ram it froze LibreOffice, but not the entire computer. I was able to use a force quit to exit LibreOffice. Don On 02/10/2012 05:46 PM, Ron Johnson wrote: On 02/08/2012 06:33 AM, Robin Lovelace wrote: Dear Libreoffice user group,

[libreoffice-users] Re: Export as PDF in LO 3.5

2012-02-10 Thread Tinkerer
There is no need to look for a trace program. If you go into Utilities Console you can find a log of what happened. All the actions are timed. I have taken on something rather demanding at the moment, but I will try to do the Export PDF again when I find time. Tink. -- View this message in

Re: [libreoffice-users] I've repeated a bug from OO writer. Now what?

2012-02-10 Thread Ron Johnson
Right. When trying to close the window, GOME intervened with a Force Quit or Wait dialog, which allowed me to kill the process. On 02/10/2012 05:15 PM, Don C. Myers wrote: Hi, In LibreOffice 3.4.5 on Ubuntu 11.10 with 6 gigs of ram it froze LibreOffice, but not the entire computer. I was

[libreoffice-users] Re: Write2epub

2012-02-10 Thread Andreas Säger
Am 10.02.2012 15:41, Tinkerer wrote: I have found Write2epub. All the extensions are on a disc downloaded from Kracked Press. I thought I would try it for converting Libre User Guides to epub format for the iPad. Why not PDF? What is the advantage of epub? -- For unsubscribe instructions

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Write2epub

2012-02-10 Thread Dan Lewis
On Fri, 2012-02-10 at 18:07 -0500, Dan Lewis wrote: On Fri, 2012-02-10 at 15:27 -0500, webmaster for Kracked Press Productions wrote: On 02/10/2012 02:57 PM, Tinkerer wrote: KP This is my first effort at using Write2epub. Does it just output the one file for you? Tink.

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Write2epub

2012-02-10 Thread James Knott
Andreas Säger wrote: I thought I would try it for converting Libre User Guides to epub format for the iPad. Why not PDF? What is the advantage of epub? On ebook readers, epub text flows as required with different font sizes. PDFs don't. -- For unsubscribe instructions e-mail to:

[libreoffice-users] Re: I've repeated a bug from OO writer. Now what?

2012-02-10 Thread Pedro
Hi Robin I'm not sure if the problem is with track changes. Your paper is also full of Mendeley references and I have no idea how well LibreOffice handles those. Given your apparent calm (and the name of the file) I think that you have previous versions of this Draft so I would recommend going

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: I've repeated a bug from OO writer. Now what?

2012-02-10 Thread Jay Lozier
On 02/11/2012 12:27 AM, Pedro wrote: Hi Robin I'm not sure if the problem is with track changes. Your paper is also full of Mendeley references and I have no idea how well LibreOffice handles those. Given your apparent calm (and the name of the file) I think that you have previous versions of

[libreoffice-users] Left-floated headings using styles

2012-02-10 Thread Jason Heeris
I'm looking to achieve a certain layout effect in LibreOffice writer, but it's a bit hard to describe. I can demonstrate it in HTML: http://heeris.id.au/test/test.html ...but basically, I want a certain style of subheading to appear to the left of the body of text for which it is the