Re: [libreoffice-users] Strange fonts on my Windows system

2013-02-14 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
The “cm” is Computer Modern. It’s a type family created by Donald Knuth for use with Tex. They often seem to get installed by some application–– it may even be Libre Office. The cryptic are possibly a reflection of the whimsical Tex (or rather Knuth) world. -- For unsubscribe instructions

Re: [libreoffice-users] Strange fonts on my Windows system

2013-02-14 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
. . . cryptic _names_, I meant. -- 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: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Netiquette List archive:

[libreoffice-users] Indexing problem

2013-05-29 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
I have just noticed a very undesirable problem with Libre Office, and one that I cannot find a way around. When a word is selected to be an index entry (Insert Indexes and tables Entry), the width of the word is increased slightly––sometimes enough to push the last word on that line on to

[libreoffice-users] Pull-down styles menu

2013-07-15 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
My version of Libre Office (4.0.2.2) on GNU/Linux (Ubuntu 13.04) has a feature that I decidedly don’t want: illustrating the styles in the pull-down style menu in the actual typeface and size (some huge, some tiny). I’ve searched everywhere for the option of turning it off, but with no success.

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

2013-07-15 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Hello, Girvin. No, it’s the pull-down menu of paragraph styles––beside the font names. I already have the latter de-embellished (?), but I don’t see a similar option for the former. And I’m pretty sure this is a new feature. -- To unsubscribe e-mail to:

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

2013-07-19 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
This is not a new feature. I have seen in in Writer since OOo 2.0 or before. What you want to remove is a tool in one of the toolbars. You can hide this menu by right clicking between any of the tools in that toolbar. Click Visible Buttons in the pop up window. Then selectApply

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

2013-07-19 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Thank you, Mirosław. I suspected it was something that cannot be turned off. It is only a small irritant, and I can live with it. -- To unsubscribe e-mail to: users+unsubscr...@global.libreoffice.org Problems? http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/mailing-lists/how-to-unsubscribe/ Posting

Re: [libreoffice-users] PDF (was We want to create a questionnaire...)

2012-06-20 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
The PDF specification is now the subject of a formal international standard, ISO 32000, part 1 (2008), so it is no longer proprietary. And most of the PDF readers are free, and many of them are open-source. -- For unsubscribe instructions e-mail to: users+h...@global.libreoffice.org

RE: [libreoffice-users] White lines

2012-08-10 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
A white line is a blank line between paragraphs. In Libre Office you can delete them all with find and replace (making sure “regular expressions” is selected). Find ^$ (just those two characters) and replace all with nothing (i.e. no characters in the “replace” box). -- For unsubscribe

Re: [libreoffice-users] White lines

2012-08-10 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Andrew wrote: A blank line does not have to be an empty line. (^$) She didn’t say “blank line”: she said “white line.” A white line is a line space between paragraphs that contains no text. (In a word-processor file I take this to be a line created by pressing the “return” key a second time.)

Re: [libreoffice-users] attempting to find an answer and instead ...

2012-10-08 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Tom wrote: So, where did boot-up come from? “Boot” (restart) a computer was originally “bootstrap,” from “pull (oneself) up by the bootstraps,” i.e. to start by oneself. The “up” is a gratuitous addition. Now back to work, everyone. -- For unsubscribe instructions e-mail to:

[libreoffice-users] Hyphenation problem

2012-11-25 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
I wonder whether anyone else has noticed a peculiar fault in recent versions of Libre Office (mine is version 3.6.2.2, on Ubuntu 12.10). When a hyphenated term is the first item in a line after a line with looser word-spacing, i.e. with enough room for the part before the hyphen, this part is

Re: [libreoffice-users] character kerning

2013-02-05 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Tom wrote: I think LaTeX is far more sophisticated for proper professional printing. My guess would be that commercial publishing houses convert from Writer or Word into LaTeX (or something) and then perhaps reapply formatting. I doubt that. Most professional printing and publishing nowadays

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: spacing after punctuation

2013-09-11 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
John Jason Jordan wrote: I'm also curious why this works only with the LinuxLibertineG fonts. Adobe InDesign had these features 14 years ago, and they have always worked with any OTF font installed on the computer . . . The reason is that Graphite and Opentype (OTF) are rival formats for

[libreoffice-users] Libre Office 4.1: Some initial responses

2013-10-18 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Libre Office 4.1.2.3 (downloaded with Ubuntu 13.10 on 17 October): [1] Kerning (Format Character Position Spacing Pair kerning) cannot be switched off (or rather it can be switched off but this has no effect). [2] Combining character sequences (an ordinary letter followed by one of the

[libreoffice-users] Regular expressions

2011-06-27 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
I wonder if some regex wizard knows of a way to delete HTML (or XML or whatever) tags from a text file: in other words, selecting everything from each occurrence of to the next occurrence of . -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to users+h...@global.libreoffice.org In case of problems

Re: [libreoffice-users] Regular expressions

2011-06-27 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Thanks for that tip, Simon. Unfortunately that site seems to have gone missing. -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to users+h...@global.libreoffice.org In case of problems unsubscribing, write to postmas...@documentfoundation.org Posting guidelines + more:

Re: [libreoffice-users] Regular expressions

2011-06-27 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Gene wrote: A Google search will find a download site. It does work well. I did a web search, but all the references pointed to the same site, which does not work. -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to users+h...@global.libreoffice.org In case of problems unsubscribing, write to

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Regular expressions

2011-06-27 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Andreas wrote: Open the html in your browser and copy the visible text? Now that’s clever! And indeed it works. -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to users+h...@global.libreoffice.org In case of problems unsubscribing, write to postmas...@documentfoundation.org Posting guidelines + more:

Re: [libreoffice-users] Regular expressions

2011-06-27 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Thank you very much, Brian. I’ll try that also. (I think your wizardry has already been established.) -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to users+h...@global.libreoffice.org In case of problems unsubscribing, write to postmas...@documentfoundation.org Posting guidelines + more:

[libreoffice-users] Libre Office quitting

2011-11-12 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
I wonder if anyone can shed any light on a peculiar (but serious!) problem that I’ve had all day. Libre Office (on Ubuntu 11.10) constantly quits without warning. It happens sometimes when I use certain keys, such as page up and page down, or backspace or delete, or when I copy and paste text, or

Re: [libreoffice-users] Libre Office quitting

2011-11-13 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Hello, Jay. I should have said that it’s in Writer only. I’m using Libre Office 3.4.3 (build 302), from the Ubuntu repository. I’m using Gnome Classic, not Unity (and on a fairly dated computer). Today was a disaster, but also may have led to a discovery. Having tried everything else, I resorted

Re: [libreoffice-users] Libre Office quitting

2011-11-14 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Steve wrote: When you paste from the docx, can you try paste special, unformatted text and gain success. That’s what I normally do, and I’m sure I did it on this occasion. Can you paste the text from docx into a file, save and view it with ghexedit to identify the character. You might be

Re: [libreoffice-users] Libre Office quitting

2011-11-14 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Just a quick question, slightly off topic: how did you assign a keyboard short-cut to paste unformatted text? Tools Customise Keyboard . . . In the bottom-left panel, Functions Category, choose Edit; in the right-hand panel, Function, go down to Paste Unformatted Text; then in the top

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Libre Office quitting

2011-11-15 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
NoOp wrote: ... Let me know if I can be of help. Bugzilla requires that cookies be enabled, so make sure that you have those turned on in your browser. Nothing else special is required (no Java, Flash etc). Ah, that’s what it was. I should have thought of that. I have them blocked

[libreoffice-users] Colour palettes

2011-11-26 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
I have a number of alternative colour palettes, including one I want to use generally. Most of them seem to be designed for a palette that is 10 boxes across, but the palette in Libre Office 3.4.4 is 8 boxes across, so breaking up the pattern. I seem to recall that the palette in Open Office was

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Colour palettes

2011-11-27 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Thanks, NoOp. I’ll try that now. -- 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: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Netiquette List archive:

[libreoffice-users] Mysterious spacing problem

2012-01-25 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Libre Office (3.3.4) on GNU/Linux (Ubuntu 11.10) creates faulty spacing with some characters. Letter combinations that have the same width as the equivalent ligature (for example fl as two separate letters v. the f-l ligature) are spaced differently. It is possible to open a font in Fontforge and

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Mysterious spacing problem

2012-01-26 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Tom wrote: Are you looking for mono-spaced fonts? A font that has all characters the same fixed width? There are plenty out there. No, these are conventional fonts. Certain characters are spaced wrongly in Libre Office (but are correctly spaced in other applications). -- For unsubscribe

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Mysterious spacing problem

2012-01-27 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Jay wrote: Is this a screen resolution or a printing problem. Could you specify which font(s) are troublesome? Also, I forgot - what OS are you using? GNU/Linux (Ubuntu 11.10). Various fonts, including Plantin, but mostly my own (work in progress). In all of them I have verified the

[libreoffice-users] Libreoffice and Opentype

2012-02-15 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
The claims being made for the improved typographic features of Libreoffice 3.5 are disingenuous, to put it mildly. All are related to Graphite, a minority “smart font” technology that is not widely used (and that is implemented for Libreoffice with precisely two fonts). Meanwhile the mainstream

Re: [libreoffice-users] two dots above the i in presentation.

2012-03-13 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Brian wrote: For what it's worth, the German for diaeresis appears to be Trema. The umlaut looks the same, but it's a different mark: it is an accent, whereas the diaeresis is (as you describe) also a diacritic but not an accent. Not quite. “Umlaut” is not a character or a mark but the

Re: [libreoffice-users] two dots above the i in presentation.

2012-03-13 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Tom wrote: I thought the umlaut was a specific type of such a mark and that there were quite a few different markings, and in different languages, that could change the way a letter sounds? Diacritical marks are used for lots of different purposes in different languages though the marks

Re: [libreoffice-users] Documentation URL

2012-03-17 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Tom wrote: Many of us are far more familiar with copyleft agreements that aim to help people share and spread ideas and knowledge rather than to try to contain and cage it to prevent people from learning things. That is a most ill-considered and sweeping statement. Copyright exists primarily

Re: [libreoffice-users] LibreOffice/OpenOffice - bullets/numbering between Open* formats and MicroSoft

2012-04-11 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
David: You should probably be aware that the automatic bullet feature (and the automatic numbering feature) in Microsoft Word does not place the appropriate characters within the text, as it seems to do, but simulates them by means of templates that are stored in another part of the file (if I

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Bullets in .doc/.docx documents always become ^?

2012-04-12 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
avamk: I downloaded and opened that file with Libre Ofice 3.3.4 (on Ubuntu 11.10), and the bullets and the numbers are presented correctly. -- For unsubscribe instructions e-mail to: users+h...@global.libreoffice.org Problems?

Re: [libreoffice-users] select en-dash and em-dash characters

2012-04-16 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Regina wrote: They are usually written via AutoCorrect. The simple hyphen is replaced with the en-dash or em-dash when the following word is finished . . . That is _not_ a good idea. The hyphen, en rule and em rule (dash) are distinct characters with distinct uses in conventional typography

Re: [libreoffice-users] select en-dash and em-dash characters

2012-04-17 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Doug: Using the compose key, the default settings are: dash (em rule) --- en rule:--. -- 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 +

Re: [libreoffice-users] select en-dash and em-dash characters

2012-04-18 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Tom wrote: How do you do that if your system (openSuSE 12.1) only allows two (2) key composition? I didn’t think there was such a restriction. I have a custom compose list (on Ubuntu), and I just created a three-key combination, and it works. Is this something unique to SUSE (which seems

[libreoffice-users] Arrangement of user colours

2011-05-29 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
I wonder if there is any way to rearrange the colours in the palette (Tools Options Colours), and likewise in the array that is presented under Background Colour and Font Colour. I’m prepared to bet it’s in an XML file hidden away somewhere. But where? -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to

Re: [libreoffice-users] Arrangement of user colours

2011-05-29 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Regina: Found it. Danke schön! -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to users+h...@libreoffice.org Posting guidelines + more: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Netiquette List archive: http://listarchives.libreoffice.org/www/users/ All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and

Re: [libreoffice-users] How do I insert a thin space in Libre in Windows?

2014-09-11 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
The U stands for Unicode (the universal character set). The notation U + is a way of making it explicit that the number is a Unicode reference. Unicode 2009 is a thin space, traditionally considered a fifth of the nominal type size in points, defined by Unicode as either or a fifth or a sixth

Re: [libreoffice-users] Symbol in e-mail message

2015-08-04 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
I only was able to find 2 messages from Brad, both lacking any Nazi-symbol-like shape. I think you are mistaken. His messages contain a graphic embedded in the header, using a new technique called X-face, which places a graphical image in all e-mail messages. Perhaps your e-mail program is not

Re: [libreoffice-users] Symbol in e-mail message

2015-08-04 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Are you talking about the ASCII art capital B? No, the thing that looks like a Nazi symbol. -- To unsubscribe e-mail to: users+unsubscr...@global.libreoffice.org Problems? http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/mailing-lists/how-to-unsubscribe/ Posting guidelines + more:

[libreoffice-users] Symbol in e-mail message

2015-08-03 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Could Brad Rogers explain what the symbol embedded in his e-mail message is? -- To unsubscribe e-mail to: users+unsubscr...@global.libreoffice.org Problems? http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/mailing-lists/how-to-unsubscribe/ Posting guidelines + more:

Re: [libreoffice-users] Can I Edit Spell-check Word List

2015-07-20 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
It’s not too difficult. The dictionary used in a spelling check is a plain-text file that you can modify with a text editor, subject to a few conditions. I don’t know what operating system you are using, but on Ubuntu my English dictionary is at /usr/share/hunspell/en_IE.dic. If you are in South

Re: [libreoffice-users] system-wide location for dictionary files and dictionary file name format

2017-02-07 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
My customised system-wide dictionaries (Ubuntu 5.2.2.2) are in /usr/share/hunspell/ and are named (for example) ga_IE.dic and en_IE.dic. They are accessible by all applications and work perfectly with Libre Office and other applications. They can also be easily customised. I don’t know whether

Re: [libreoffice-users] That little yellow rectangle

2016-09-16 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
No, I’ve already got rid of “Track changes.” In the meantime I have to say (blushingly) that I think I’ve found the problem. This particular document had been created by someone who was using that feature, and although I didn’t (and don’t), the document keeps a record of changes. If I go to Edit

[libreoffice-users] Detaching menus

2016-10-30 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Having just installed Ubuntu 16.10, and with it Libre Office 5.2.2.2, I find that I can no longer detach the highlight colour or background colour panels from the menu bar and drag them outside the document area. I can’t find anything in the help information. Is this a known fault, or is there

[libreoffice-users] Re: Printer metrics for document formatting

2018-05-04 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Yesterday (3 May) I wrote: > I want to disable the setting “Use printer metrics for document > formatting” in Libre Office Writer (Libre Office 6.0.3.2 on Ubuntu > 18.04). When I deselect it it is automatically selected again every > time I open a document, whether a new document or an existing

[libreoffice-users] Re: Printer metrics for document formatting [SOLVED]

2018-05-05 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
After much trawling and peeking into corners, I find that another setting has to be changed first for this to stick. (1) Tools > Options > Load/Save > General: Load user-specific settings with the document: ON then (2) Tools > Options > LibreOffice Writer > Compatibility: Use printer metrics

[libreoffice-users] Printer metrics for document formatting

2018-05-03 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Greetings. I want to disable the setting “Use printer metrics for document formatting” in Libre Office Writer (Libre Office 6.0.3.2 on Ubuntu 18.04). When I deselect it it is automatically selected again every time I open a document, whether a new document or an existing one. I have made the

[libreoffice-users] Accents in spelling check

2018-08-02 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
I was dismayed to discover recently (and surprised that I never noticed before) that Libre Office disregards the difference between, say, á and a in spelling checks, and in find and replace. (Dismayed also to imagine that someone thinks this is a good idea.) I wonder if anyone knows how (or

Re: [libreoffice-users] Accents in spelling check

2018-08-03 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Thank you, all. The .aff file is somewhat outside my comfort zone, but I’ll certainly experiment with it. I may have caused some confusion with my use of the word “accents,” which I used (for simplicity’s sake) instead of “diacritical marks.” I’m concerned with words in which the acute accent is

Re: [libreoffice-users] Accents in spelling check [SOLVED]

2018-08-04 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Well, I simply reinstalled a back-up .aff file that I had, and it seems to work as it should (and as it did––I think). Perhaps I had a corrupted .aff file. But I’m intrigued by some of the options in the .aff file, and I intend to go into it more deeply as soon as I get the time. In the

[libreoffice-users] Formatting comments

2019-01-30 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
I wonder if anyone can shed any light on where Libre Office hides its settings for the formatting of comments. Inside a comment there is a button labelled “Format all comments.” I have repeatedly specified a particular typeface and size here, but each time a new comment is created it specifies

Re: [libreoffice-users] Formatting comments

2019-02-01 Thread Séamas Ó Brógáin
Thank you, Philip. I opened the default template (/home/sob/.config/libreoffice/4/user/template/New.ott) and verified the required font setting for the default document template. Then I created a comment in the template document, formatted it as I require, used the little button to select “Format