Re: [libreoffice-users] print drivers?

2013-08-20 Thread Girvin R. Herr
LO 3.6.7, Slackware 14.0, KDE 4.8.5, Linux k3.2.29. I have never seen the quickstarter installed. However, in the past, I have left LO running with many open files when I shut down for the day. The next time I start up, LO and the left-open files were reloaded as it was when I shut down.

[libreoffice-users] LO and Linux/KDE shutdown

2013-08-20 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Greetings. LO 3.6.6.2, Slackware 14.0, KDE 4.8.5, Linux k3.2.29. In the past, with KDE3, I was able to leave LO and many files open when I shut down the desktop for the day. Then when I started up the next time, LO ran and opened all the files I left open when I shut down. This was very

Re: [libreoffice-users] MS file compatibility in 4.0+ - comments in .doc

2013-08-13 Thread Girvin R. Herr
On 08/13/2013 05:27 AM, Tom Davies wrote: Hi :) It's quite likely. A bug-report is a good idea. An example file might help. Btw i assume your MSO users have stuck with some ancient version of MSO, such as 2007 or something? I think the compatibility with 2013 is better and that is likely

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Including code example in documents

2013-08-13 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Eric, I use Kate in KDE to do my source coding and it does color syntax highlighting. I am sure there are other Linux plain text editors that do it too. However, those colors are only in Kate and do not exist in the edited file. One thing you might try is to capture the screen and insert it

Re: [libreoffice-users] MS file compatibility in 4.0+ - comments in .doc

2013-08-13 Thread Girvin R. Herr
R. Herr girvin.h...@sbcglobal.net *To:* Tom Davies tomdavie...@yahoo.co.uk *Cc:* Rogier F. van Vlissingen vlisc...@gmail.com; users@global.libreoffice.org users@global.libreoffice.org *Sent:* Tuesday, 13 August 2013, 18:53 *Subject:* Re: [libreoffice-users] MS file compatibility

Re: [libreoffice-users] Feature Request

2013-08-08 Thread Girvin R. Herr
John, In Linux X/KDE, and I suppose Ubuntu too, you can use Alt-left-button to drag windows beyond the desktop boundaries. Therefore, if your window is outside the desktop at the bottom and you cannot get to that lower right corner, place the mouse cursor anywhere in the window you wish to

Re: Most stable version right now Fw: [libreoffice-users] stable vs new

2013-08-06 Thread Girvin R. Herr
in that branch as it steadily marches onwards. On the other hand i still have plenty of machines on 3.5.something and it's a free world so you can do as you please. Regards from Tom :) - Forwarded Message - From: Girvin R. Herr girvin.h...@sbcglobal.net To: Tom Davies tomdavie

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: stable vs new

2013-08-06 Thread Girvin R. Herr
there is a really, really compelling reason to, I never install software with a version ending in zero, like 4.0 or 4.1.0. Therefore, I am holding out for the 4.1.3+ release. Thanks again. Girvin On 08/04/2013 02:03 PM, V Stuart Foote wrote: Girvin, Girvin R. Herr wrote Now I know why I keep

Re: Most stable version right now Fw: [libreoffice-users] stable vs new

2013-08-06 Thread Girvin R. Herr
PM, Virgil Arrington wrote: On 08/06/2013 02:07 PM, Girvin R. Herr wrote: I still abide by a statement attributed to Adam Osborne back in the 80s: He, who lives on the cutting edge of technology, gets sliced to bits. Since the 3.6 series works fine for me, I will wait until the knife edge

Re: [libreoffice-users] stable vs new

2013-08-04 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Tom, To me: stability = productivity But I am just a lowly user. Nice description! I saved it for future reference. Now I know why I keep getting 3.x update notices when 4.x has been released some time ago. That surprised, but pleased, me. As a result of your description, I will have to

Re: [libreoffice-users] 4.0.3

2013-08-04 Thread Girvin R. Herr
When you get a new hammer, do you make the new hammer look like the old hammer? No! LibreOffice does not need to be micro$oft office, a bloated application that tries to be all things to all people and does none of them well. LO is a good office suite in its own right. People need to stop

Re: [libreoffice-users] Attempting to open any Microsoft XML document causes General I/O error after upgrade to 4.1

2013-07-26 Thread Girvin R. Herr
FWIW: I do not know the correlation of versions between LO and AOO, but today I got the following two security reports from the AOO users forum: --- CVE-2013-2189 OpenOffice DOC Memory Corruption Vulnerability Severity: Important Vendor:

Re: [libreoffice-users] Draw printing of large plans MORE

2013-07-24 Thread Girvin R. Herr
doug wrote: On 07/24/2013 11:21 AM, doug wrote: On 07/24/2013 06:41 AM, John R. Sowden wrote: We have created a floor plan, using LO Draw with a scale of 1/8 = 1'. Now we want to take it to Kinko's (Fed Ex) and have it printed for about $4.00 per page. Problem is they cannot print it. A

Re: [libreoffice-users] desktop-integration

2013-07-22 Thread Girvin R. Herr
R. Herr wrote: Heinrich, Have you tried bringing LibreOffice up with soffice in a terminal shell, or unambiguously, /opt/libreoffice4.1/program/soffice (less quotes, of course)? If that works, then you could manually add a link in your menu or at least an icon on your desktop. soffice

Re: [libreoffice-users] desktop-integration

2013-07-21 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Heinrich, Have you tried bringing LibreOffice up with soffice in a terminal shell, or unambiguously, /opt/libreoffice4.1/program/soffice (less quotes, of course)? If that works, then you could manually add a link in your menu or at least an icon on your desktop. soffice is the main libreoffice

Re: [libreoffice-users] Pull-down styles menu

2013-07-15 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Seamas, If I understand you correctly, you don't like the font preview pull-down when selecting a font in the toolbar? Have you tried: Tools - Options - Libreoffice - View And under Font Lists, uncheck Show preview of fonts This is in 3.6.6, so 4.x may be different. I tested this and unchecking

Re: [libreoffice-users] HSLQLDB syntax

2013-07-15 Thread Girvin R. Herr
To keep the record straight, Stardivision's StarOffice did not use HSQLDB. Unless the name has been changed, Stardivision used the ADABASE D database engine in their StarOffice. As far as I can research, Sun dropped the proprietary Adabase D engine in favor of HSQLDB after it took over the

Re: [libreoffice-users] Libreoffice no mail client.

2013-07-04 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Correct me if I am wrong and I am not that familiar with Opera, but I seem to remember that Opera uses the Mozilla engine, just like Firefox and several other open source web browsers. So, who benefited from Opera's battle with MS again? We, the people, all did; which is apropos for the day!

Re: [libreoffice-users] Libreoffice no mail client.

2013-07-04 Thread Girvin R. Herr
uses a completely different back-end/engine. We, the people, did benefit. Is today Bruce Springsteen's birthday or something? I'm not in the US so i don't keep up with all these things. Regards from Tom :) From: Girvin R. Herr girvin.h

Re: [libreoffice-users] constant crashes

2013-07-02 Thread Girvin R. Herr
When this odd mailist behavior was instituted a while back, many people complained and it was decided by the instituter that there was to be a poll about it and if most people in the poll complained, they would return to the standard behavior. What ever happened to that? All I see are

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Database field on top of PDF document

2013-06-22 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Alex Thurgood wrote: Le 21/06/2013 20:46, howellsilverman a écrit : That is correct. These are forms that are available to me as pdf's without fillable fields. Even if the fields were fillable - I want to fill them from a database. I'm not the creator of these forms so I have to work

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Database field on top of PDF document

2013-06-21 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Piece of cake with Draw. I've done it. Now if the OP wants automation, I can't help there. Girvin Tom Davies wrote: Hi :) I think he is trying to fill in a form that has been sent to him as a Pdf. Either that or trying to fill in a form that has been scanned in as a Pdf. Regards from

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Database field on top of PDF document

2013-06-21 Thread Girvin R. Herr
it much. Only tried 1 or 2 times tbh but both times it was a pita. Regards from Tom :) *From:* Girvin R. Herr girvin.h...@sbcglobal.net *To:* Tom Davies tomdavie...@yahoo.co.uk *Cc:* users

Re: [libreoffice-users] CNET is claiming the best free MSO alternative is not LO

2013-06-10 Thread Girvin R. Herr
dials but only if the engine was running and the gear was in park ;-) crazy is as crazy does On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 2:50 PM, Girvin R. Herr girvin.h...@sbcglobal.net mailto:girvin.h...@sbcglobal.net wrote: Ahh! The Gimp. Great program and I do have some use for it. However

Re: [libreoffice-users] CNET is claiming the best free MSO alternative is not LO

2013-06-10 Thread Girvin R. Herr
I have downloaded the 3.6 guides some time back and printed them out for future reference. I occasionally refer to them when I need to find out how to do something new or how something works. They are certainly better than Help or scanning through online docs. The table of contents and

Re: [libreoffice-users] GIMP - was: CNET is claiming the best free MSO alternative is not LO

2013-06-08 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote: On 06/07/2013 03:50 PM, Girvin R. Herr wrote: Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote: snip I need to relearn the interface for Paint Shop Pro X5, when I used version 5 since the XP days. But since I can not get v5 to install on Win7 Home Premium that my laptop has

Re: [libreoffice-users] CNET is claiming the best free MSO alternative is not LO

2013-06-07 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote: snip I was talking to a professor a few days ago. He does not like the newer versions due in part to the way they keep changing the interface and how to do things. I made sure he know about LO. He loved the multi language part as well. I did not like the

Re: [libreoffice-users] Problem solving

2013-06-07 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Tom, You might add: Bad news always gets more exposure than good news. The more sensational and shocking, the louder. Its all human nature. Your first quote is a included in Murphy's Law, I suspect. Girvin Herr Tom Davies wrote: Hi :) I thought people might like these quotes Just

Re: [libreoffice-users] CNET is claiming the best free MSO alternative is not LO

2013-06-07 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote: snip I need to relearn the interface for Paint Shop Pro X5, when I used version 5 since the XP days. But since I can not get v5 to install on Win7 Home Premium that my laptop has, I had to upgrade it and relearn the new interface. Same with PSP 5 or X5 vs.

Re: [libreoffice-users] Default Superscript and Subscript size

2013-06-02 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Is this the same bug that prevents things from working when the Tools - Options - LibreOffice - User Data section is not filled in? As a retired Electronic/Software engineer, I think that bug is silly and sounds deliberate - especially since it has been known and not fixed for a long time.

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: no answers to my question

2013-06-01 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Tom Davies wrote: Hi :) Not all our devs are volunteers. Some are paid by various companies, notably SUSE but also Redhat and others to work on LibreOffice. Such companies might normally attempt to create their own in house product but instead choose to collaborate on creating something

Re: [libreoffice-users] What happened to autoformat option?

2013-05-31 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Brian Barker wrote: At 18:21 30/05/2013 -0700, Girvin R. Herr wrote: ... Calc keeps changing the 1st character of a filename in a text cell to upper case. ... the autoformat option in the Format menu is grayed out no matter what I do. ... the autoformat option is the same - grayed out

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: How to insert a row between current fields?

2013-05-31 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Alexander Thurgood wrote: Le 31/05/13 02:42, minhsien0330 a écrit : Hi, Dear all: When editing field names in Design View in Libreoffice Base, I cannot insert a new row between current fields. If I click the Insert Rows, Base will add a new row at the end of this table, but not the

Re: [libreoffice-users] LO Base/MySQL Backup??

2013-05-30 Thread Girvin R. Herr
access for backup. I make the cron script readable by root only -rwxr-x--- 1 root root 586 2012-12-05 16:19 /etc/cron.backup/dailytmp.bu MYSQL_PWD=*** mysqldump -ubackup --all-databases --add-drop-database | gzip -9 /home/bu/mysql.sql.gz Steve On 2013-05-29 06:57, Girvin R. Herr wrote

[libreoffice-users] What happened to autoformat option?

2013-05-30 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Greetings, I upgraded to LO 3.6.6.2 and just installed it on my HP laptop. However, Calc keeps changing the 1st character of a filename in a text cell to upper case. If I go back and edit it back to lower case, it sticks. However, it is a pain to have to do this every entry and the

Re: [libreoffice-users] LO Base/MySQL Backup??

2013-05-28 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Sajan, The only problem I see with a cron job is a security issue. I assume you are putting your MySQL password(s) in your cron job script, since mysqldump requires it. I would not recommend doing that. I have a system backup script which I manually run monthly. It does not include the

Re: [libreoffice-users] How to unprotect readonly parts of a document?

2013-05-17 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Alan Stern wrote: snip Here's another odd thing I encountered. Moving the cursor one character at a time (using the right-arrow key), I find what appears to be two hidden characters: one at the beginning of the readonly field and one at its end. That is, start with the cursor just to the

Re: [libreoffice-users] How to unprotect readonly parts of a document?

2013-05-17 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Alan Stern wrote: On Fri, 17 May 2013, Girvin R. Herr wrote: Alan Stern wrote: snip Here's another odd thing I encountered. Moving the cursor one character at a time (using the right-arrow key), I find what appears to be two hidden characters: one at the beginning of the readonly

Re: [libreoffice-users] I'm looking for a place where I can ask questions about programming Base applications, using LibreBasic and the API.

2013-05-15 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Steven Friedrich wrote: I'm looking for a place where I can ask questions about programming Base applications, using LibreBasic and the API. Is this the right place? To save a little time, let me explain my question. I have a Base Form that uses a ListBox based on a SQL query. When

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: colour printing bug in Writer?

2013-05-13 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Steve Edmonds wrote: On 2013-05-13 17:09, Marc Paré wrote: Le 11/05/13 04:17 PM, Steve Edmonds a écrit : On 2013-05-12 07:18, Marc Paré wrote: Le 05/05/13 07:04 PM, Steve Edmonds a écrit : Do you see controls for Landscape? What does it do if you choose it It is some dicky issue with

Re: [libreoffice-users] LibreOffice Draw destroys odg files

2013-05-06 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Alaak wrote: Hi, I drew two graphics using Draw today. I saved them and closed Libreoffice. Now I wanted to open them again, but Libreoffice crashes directly from the splash screen without any additional information. I am still capable of opening other drawings, so it seems something is wrong

Re: [libreoffice-users] PDF to ODF conversion

2013-04-25 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Gary, There is a PDF converter built-in to LO. This used to be an extension, but it is now bundled into LO. However, it imports a PDF file into a LO Draw session. Each page of the PDF file becomes a Draw page, much like a viewfoil page in Impress. Draw does allow additional elements to be

Re: [libreoffice-users] Importing PDF problem

2013-04-07 Thread Girvin R. Herr
David, LibreOffice allows graphics to have placeholders in case rendering such takes a lot of time when scrolling. Maybe yours are turned off. Try Tools - Options - LibreOffice Writer - View Under Display, there should be a checkbox titled Graphics and objects. Make sure this is checked.

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Oracle Report Builder - Text field overflow and a N.aN problem

2013-04-07 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Alex Thurgood wrote: Le 05/04/2013 01:29, Girvin R. Herr a écrit : Hi all, I just checked and the Apache Open Office extensions site is still calling it Oracle Report Builder, version 1.2.1. I also checked my LibreOffice 3.6.4.3 extension (built-in) and it is just called Report Builder

Re: [libreoffice-users] Oracle Report Builder - Text field overflow and N.aN problem

2013-04-05 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Bit. Thanks, Noel -- Noel Lodge lodg...@gmail.com On 5 April 2013 10:54, Girvin R. Herr girvin.h...@sbcglobal.net wrote: Marion Noel Lodge wrote: Sorry about my previous post. Hit the wrong button and sent it prematurely! With Oracle Report Builder it does not seem to be possible

Re: [libreoffice-users] Exclude page numbers from TOC

2013-04-05 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Thomas, I can tell you how to remove the page number, but I have no idea how to insert a link in its place. To remove the page number from the TOC: 1. Right click on the TOC with the unwanted page numbers and select the edit option. 2. In the dialog, select the Entries tab at the top.

Re: [libreoffice-users] Exclude page numbers from TOC

2013-04-05 Thread Girvin R. Herr
a look at Atlantis (www.atlantiswordprocessor.com). It generates TOC's much more easily. I'm still using LO 3.6.5.2 with Win7. Virgil -Original Message- From: Girvin R. Herr Sent: Friday, April 05, 2013 3:06 PM To: Thomas Blasejewicz Cc: users@global.libreoffice.org Subject: Re

Re: [libreoffice-users] Oracle Report Builder - Text field overflow and a N.aN problem

2013-04-04 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote: On 04/04/2013 04:44 AM, Marion Noel Lodge wrote: With Oracle Report Builder it does not seem to be possible to have a text field overflow into the next line and push everything below that down a line. (I'm porting an application from an old Paradox system and

Re: [libreoffice-users] Oracle Report Builder - Text field overflow and N.aN problem

2013-04-04 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Marion Noel Lodge wrote: Sorry about my previous post. Hit the wrong button and sent it prematurely! With Oracle Report Builder it does not seem to be possible to have a text field overflow into the next line and push everything below that down a line. (I'm porting an application from an

Re: [libreoffice-users] Inserting an empty string in Base

2013-03-29 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Dan, You need to specify that NULLs are allowed in _both_ the table edit and the form control edit for that particular field in your database, if you allow Nulls. If you want an empty string instead of a NULL, you should be able to set the default field value to (note the space, a may be

Re: [libreoffice-users] Java

2013-03-23 Thread Girvin R. Herr
I disabled Java (not Javascript) in my Firefox with no apparent consequences. I may also note that Slackware Linux no longer packages Java with their latest release (14.0), as they have done in the past. I read from the S14.0 Changes and Hints.txt file: jre - removed due to licensing issues.

Re: [libreoffice-users] Filtered html document

2013-03-21 Thread Girvin R. Herr
anne-ology wrote: snip I think I belong in a previous generation - where horsepower meant using horses ... where communication meant face to face ... where reading was holding the actual book in a comfortable chair ... ... ... +2 Its

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Fonts in Report-Writer

2013-03-18 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Alexander Thurgood wrote: Le 18/03/13 16:04, Heinrich Stoellinger a écrit : Hi Heinrich, After installing LO 4.0 I have the following weird behaviour in Report Writer: While the fonts for page headings as well as group headings are used as specified by me when defining a report, detail

Re: [libreoffice-users] [4.0.1.2/Win/Writer] Printing labels with odd sheets?

2013-03-18 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Rather than test print on the back of the labels, which could mess up the printer (that's why most printers don't want you to print on partially populated label sheets - the hot fuser could melt the backing coating and gum up the works), I print on a paper page, align it on the back of the

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: [MariaDB Announce] MariaDB 5.5.30 now available

2013-03-14 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Jay Lozier wrote: On 03/13/2013 07:12 PM, Girvin R. Herr wrote: Jay Lozier wrote: On 03/13/2013 02:47 PM, Girvin R. Herr wrote: Dan, That is another issue. It is good that you were able to get MySQL back when you needed it. I think what I read was that Mariadb changed the database

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: [MariaDB Announce] MariaDB 5.5.30 now available

2013-03-14 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Jay Lozier wrote: On 03/14/2013 02:08 PM, Girvin R. Herr wrote: Jay Lozier wrote: Let's do some snipping here I have been noticing how paranoid MySQL has been getting. That paranoia has a place, but for those of us who have local-only databases on a firewalled LAN, it would be nice

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: [MariaDB Announce] MariaDB 5.5.30 now available

2013-03-13 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Dan, I don't know where I read this warning, in this forum or some other, but there should be a warning to users who convert to Mariadb from MySQL. Yes, they can convert to Mariadb, but they may not be able to go back to MySQL once they used Mariadb on the database. I have not yet made that

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: [MariaDB Announce] MariaDB 5.5.30 now available

2013-03-13 Thread Girvin R. Herr
experience: I used synaptic to completely remove mariadb including the config files. Then when I tried to reinstall MySQL, synaptic insisted on installing a mariadb file instead of the mysql file. So, I reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04. Now I have MySQL back. --Dan On 03/13/2013 02:08 PM, Girvin R. Herr

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: [MariaDB Announce] MariaDB 5.5.30 now available

2013-03-13 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Jay Lozier wrote: On 03/13/2013 02:47 PM, Girvin R. Herr wrote: Dan, That is another issue. It is good that you were able to get MySQL back when you needed it. I think what I read was that Mariadb changed the database itself somehow, making it incompatible with MySQL. Thus, all the work

Re: [libreoffice-users] Problem with MySQL after upgrading OpSys

2013-03-12 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Ian, You give the versions for LO and MySQL-connector-java, but I don't see which version of MySQL itself you are using. MySQL made some configurations changes in the name of security between 5.1 and 5.5, especially with how localhost is handled. I participated in such a thread a while back.

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: [libreoffice-marketing] Java dependencies

2013-03-11 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Your description is my understanding. I just did a quick look on the download website and I cannot find any such information. Why are these dependencies not prominently spelled out in the System Requirements or somewhere else on the download website page? If they were, then the users would

Re: [libreoffice-users] LibreOffice 3.6 work with KDE 4.8?

2013-03-07 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Joel Madero wrote: On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 2:27 PM, Girvin R. Herr girvin.h...@sbcglobal.netwrote: Greetings, I am contemplating upgrading my Slackware 12.2 Linux to 14.0. I am currently using LO 3.6.4.3 under KDE 3.5.10. I would like to know if anyone has LO 3.6, especially the standard

[libreoffice-users] LibreOffice 3.6 work with KDE 4.8?

2013-03-06 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Greetings, I am contemplating upgrading my Slackware 12.2 Linux to 14.0. I am currently using LO 3.6.4.3 under KDE 3.5.10. I would like to know if anyone has LO 3.6, especially the standard binary download, working with KDE 4.8+? Thanks in advance. Girvin Herr -- For unsubscribe instructions

Re: [libreoffice-users] definition of flat/relational database

2013-03-05 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Wolfgang Keller wrote: I don't know if it will be suitable, but you can try Kexi (part of Calligra suite, I believe; but you can install it separately). I heard it is much better than LO Base, but I don't know enough to verify that statement. Kexi will become usable as soon as it

Re: [libreoffice-users] definition of flat/relational database

2013-03-05 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Dan Lewis wrote: snip I'm still don't understand what the structure of dBase2 is. How can you use two or more tables in a query for example using this database engine? Some light reading required? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DBase File formats: dbase II:

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Re-Connecting LO Base to an SQL DB

2013-03-01 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Alexander Thurgood wrote: On 02/28/2013 08:17 PM, Girvin R. Herr wrote: Hi Girvin, Just a note: Why do you think you need httpd? Unless you are running a web server (http://www...) on your computer, you should not need httpd installed! I am not running a web server, do not have httpd

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Re-Connecting LO Base to an SQL DB

2013-02-28 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Ian, Just a note: Why do you think you need httpd? Unless you are running a web server (http://www...) on your computer, you should not need httpd installed! I am not running a web server, do not have httpd running, and the computer runs fine without it. Girvin Herr Alex Thurgood wrote:

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Re-Connecting LO Base to an SQL DB

2013-02-22 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Alex Thurgood wrote: Le 22/02/2013 10:53, Ian Whitfield a écrit : Ian, Well I'm in a real hole here!!! This morning I decided to go back to basics and re-installed all the MySQL packages (in case) Seriously, that was an unnecessary, and potentially, bad move. I have no idea how

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Re-Connecting LO Base to an SQL DB

2013-02-21 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Ian, Which version of MySQL are you using? Girvin Herr Ian Whitfield wrote: On 21/02/13 13:21, Alex Thurgood wrote: From the console/command line, try to connect as the user ian that you just created : mysql -u ianw -p Can you connect to mysql as user ianw from the command line ? Yes Alex

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: MySQL on a network

2013-02-18 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Luuk wrote: On 17-02-2013 22:53, Girvin R. Herr wrote: Luuk wrote: On 17-02-2013 20:03, Dan Lewis wrote: On 02/17/2013 01:19 PM, Luuk wrote: On 16-02-2013 23:44, Dan Lewis wrote: I can connect to the MySQL server (5.5) on the same computer using localhost. But how do I connect

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: MySQL on a network

2013-02-17 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Luuk wrote: On 17-02-2013 20:03, Dan Lewis wrote: On 02/17/2013 01:19 PM, Luuk wrote: On 16-02-2013 23:44, Dan Lewis wrote: I can connect to the MySQL server (5.5) on the same computer using localhost. But how do I connect to a MySQL server on another computer on the same network? I

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: MySQL on a network

2013-02-17 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Dan Lewis wrote: On 02/17/2013 04:53 PM, Girvin R. Herr wrote: snip MySQL server 5.1 has a skip network section. This has been modified in Server 5.5 to this: # Instead of skip-networking the default is now to listen only on # localhost which is more compatible and is not less secure

Re: [libreoffice-users] MySQL on a network

2013-02-16 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Dan Lewis wrote: On 02/16/2013 06:44 PM, Heinrich Stoellinger wrote: On Sat, 16 Feb 2013 23:44:09 +0100, Dan Lewis elderdanle...@gmail.com wrote: I can connect to the MySQL server (5.5) on the same computer using localhost. But how do I connect to a MySQL server on another computer

Re: [libreoffice-users] calc: method to subdivide individual cells

2013-02-15 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Jomali, I once used it to correct a goof on a cell merge operation when it was impractical to use undo. I was only creating a form, so I was not referencing any of these cells. The problem was that the subdivide required a lot of cleanup to get the cell boundaries aligned again. Messy, but

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: LO 4.0: intrinsic database: relations only between primaries keys?

2013-02-14 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Dan, This is good! It is a good start on an introduction to databases for newbies. It should be put in the Base manual? Girvin Herr Dan Lewis wrote: snip Some basics about creating a database: 1) You begin with data that you want to use for some purpose or purposes. 2) Then you design

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: LO 4.0: intrinsic database: relations only between primaries keys?

2013-02-14 Thread Girvin R. Herr
) There are 56 pages in which I used this approach for all the parts of a database. There are many questions in it designed to help a person. --Dan https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Documentation/Publications On 02/14/2013 07:39 PM, Girvin R. Herr wrote: Dan, This is good! It is a good start

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Installing the Deb

2013-02-09 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Jay Lozier wrote: snip Tom I confirm the CLI libreoffice gives the error missing libreoffice-common run sudo apt-get libreoffice-common. This was using LO 4.0 (direct download) and Mint 13 Maya. All the features have beens installed including help-pack and SDK LO 4.0 does run when menu

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Installing the Deb

2013-02-09 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Jay Lozier wrote: On 02/09/2013 05:16 PM, Girvin R. Herr wrote: Jay Lozier wrote: snip Tom I confirm the CLI libreoffice gives the error missing libreoffice-common run sudo apt-get libreoffice-common. This was using LO 4.0 (direct download) and Mint 13 Maya. All the features have

Re: [libreoffice-users] fyi: Java dependance, and others

2013-02-08 Thread Girvin R. Herr
The last I heard, admittedly many years ago for Access 1.x, MS Access uses the JET database server, which is bundled with Access much like Base uses HSQLDB by default. However, you are correct in that MS makes it difficult to connect the Access front-end to an external database server, but

Re: [libreoffice-users] fyi: Java dependance, and others

2013-02-08 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Tom Davies wrote: Hi :) I was forgetting the Report Builder wizard but i thought it was best to avoid using that anyway? I avoid Oracle Report Builder too! For me, it is a basket case and needs a lot of work. Your division of Back-end into 2 parts; data and server made a lot of sense.

Re: [libreoffice-users] Printing Envelopes

2013-01-25 Thread Girvin R. Herr
it is impo0rtant to find out how much it will cost a person to get the ink/toner. Stick with Postscript and you can't go wrong. It simplifies printing interfaces immensely. Hope this helps. Yours in enlightenment. Girvin Herr On 01/24/2013 10:21 PM, Girvin R. Herr wrote: Rich, I am using

Re: [libreoffice-users] Printing Envelopes

2013-01-24 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Rich, I am using CUPS with my HP Laserjet 8150DN and I have no trouble printing #10 envelopes in LO. So, it is possible. pstoraster is a printer driver that converts Postscript to rastor, the printer page. That implies that you are not using the Laserjet's Postscript emulation (missing

Re: [libreoffice-users] is MSFT running scared ...

2013-01-22 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Tom, et. al., Here is another computer system boot issue that should be of concern to free software, especially OS's: http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/campaigns/secure-boot-vs-restricted-boot Sleep tight. Girvin Herr Tom Davies wrote: Hi :) Yes, installing a new Windows alongside an

Re: [libreoffice-users] is MSFT running scared ...

2013-01-22 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Webmaster, Not always true. My HP laptop, admittedly old, has a hard drive that can be removed fairly easily with a screwdriver. The trick is to have a spare drive and mounting frame to install. Girvin Herr webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote: That unplugging does not work when you deal with a

Re: [libreoffice-users] Base: Changing restoring (Default) font

2013-01-12 Thread Girvin R. Herr
a different one for Base. Regards from Tom :) *From:* Girvin R. Herr girvin.h...@sbcglobal.net *To:* LibreOffice Users users@global.libreoffice.org *Sent:* Saturday, 12 January 2013, 2:28 *Subject

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Base scenario

2013-01-11 Thread Girvin R. Herr
:) *From:* Girvin R. Herr girvin.h...@sbcglobal.net *To:* Tom Davies tomdavie...@yahoo.co.uk *Cc:* Dan Lewis elderdanle...@gmail.com; users@global.libreoffice.org users@global.libreoffice.org *Sent:* Thursday, 10 January 2013

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Base: Action Queries

2013-01-11 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Tom, One thing that popped out at me is that you used double quotes () around your names. So I checked one of my queries to be sure and confirmed Base is using the single reverse quote ` ( not '). You might try that. The ...unexpected $end... is a clue. It sounds like it is finding an

[libreoffice-users] Base: Changing restoring (Default) font

2013-01-11 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Greetings, I am running Base in LO 3.6.4.3. In a form, I am trying to change the (Default) font without any progress. I do not know where this (Default) font setting is located and the styles icon on the toolbar, along with the font window on the toolbar are grayed out if I have a control

[libreoffice-users] Base: Setting the default listbox entry

2013-01-11 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Greetings, I am using LO 3.6.4.3 for Linux. I am trying to set a default entry for a listbox based on a joined table. The listbox has entries from the joined table as options. One of those options is the character: - (dash). I would like this option to be used whenever I do not set the

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Base scenario

2013-01-10 Thread Girvin R. Herr
:) From: Dan Lewis elderdanle...@gmail.com To: users@global.libreoffice.org Sent: Wednesday, 9 January 2013, 4:14 Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Base scenario Comment inline below. --Dan On 01/08/2013 07:07 PM, Girvin R. Herr wrote: Ian, Have you actually drawn any relationships

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Base scenario

2013-01-10 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Dan Lewis wrote: Comment inline below. --Dan On 01/08/2013 07:07 PM, Girvin R. Herr wrote: Ian, Have you actually drawn any relationships? Base will not do that for you. Just adding the tables in the 'Relationships Window' will not create the relationships automagically. You must

Re: [libreoffice-users] portable, mobile printers and a more

2013-01-10 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Tom, If you are interested in printers for Linux computers, here is a site I use to check out printer compatibility: http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/workgroups/openprinting They list printers and how well a particular printer will work or is implemented under Linux, BSD, etc.

[libreoffice-users] Base date entry less flexible

2012-12-29 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Greetings, I noted that after I updated LO from 3.5.7 to 3.6.4, the Base date entry format flexibility has changed. With a 3.5.7 (and before) Base form, I could enter 12-29-12 and it would be changed to 12/29/12. With 3.6.4, entering 12-29-12 will result in a strange date, as if it were

Re: [libreoffice-users] Exporting Text File to PDF (One Page At A time)

2012-12-27 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Hal Vaughan wrote: I'm exporting ODT files to PDF, but I want to export only 1 page at a time, so I'm using a BASIC macro to handle this. I've been searching, but since somewhere around 3-4am EST, I have not been able to access oooforum.org and most links lead to there. I can't find

Re: [libreoffice-users] where is that configuration file again?

2012-12-23 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Mirosław Zalewski wrote: On 22/12/2012 at 23:07, Girvin R. Herr girvin.h...@sbcglobal.net wrote: Apparently, I downloaded a pair of PowerPoint files that LO can't handle - they cause LO to pop up the ASCII Filter Options dialog and when I click on OK, LO goes out to lunch. I have

[libreoffice-users] where is that configuration file again?

2012-12-22 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Greetings, I am having problems with importing a powerpoint file, causing LO to hang and crash, and wanted to try renaming the configuration file. However, I can no longer find it. Previous versions had it in my home directory, but it is no longer there. Can someone point me to that help

Re: [libreoffice-users] where is that configuration file again?

2012-12-22 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Mirosław Zalewski wrote: On 22/12/2012 at 22:36, Girvin R. Herr girvin.h...@sbcglobal.net wrote: Can someone point me to that help on finding the configuration file for LO 3.5.4? It's ~/.config/libreoffice/ (if you are using Linux, which probably you do - but you could mention

Re: [libreoffice-users] where is that configuration file again?

2012-12-22 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Davies wrote: Hi :) https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Documentation/UserProfile or look in Tools - Options - Paths to see if you moved it somewhere unusual. Regards from Tom :) From: Girvin R. Herr girvin.h...@sbcglobal.net To: LibreOffice Users

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Pdf import. Was: Fw: Wiki quick guide page - see if this is a good format. . .

2012-12-05 Thread Girvin R. Herr
Tom Davies wrote: Hi :) There are many different sorts of Pdfs (fdf and what-not as Amiko says in interviews on Nasa tele). Sometimes forms can be filled out using a proper Pdf reader such as Foxit (a good Pdf reader in Windows) but sometimes people try to make things difficult so that you

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Pdf import. Was: Fw: Wiki quick guide page - see if this is a good format. . .

2012-12-05 Thread Girvin R. Herr
this helps. Girvin Herr From: Girvin R. Herr girvin.h...@sbcglobal.net To: Tom Davies tomdavie...@yahoo.co.uk Cc: Felmon Davis dav...@union.edu; users@global.libreoffice.org users@global.libreoffice.org Sent: Wednesday, 5 December 2012, 23:34 Subject: Re

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