[libreoffice-users] Help needed with LibreOffice Calc 4.1.3.2

2014-01-20 Thread Tom Williams
Hi! This is my first time posting to the mailing list. :) A client of mine is in need of editing some Excel spreadsheets on her shiny new Windows 8 system. I installed LibreOffice 4.1.3 and it mostly works but she's not able to do some of the things she used to do with MS Excel 2000.

Re: [libreoffice-users] Help needed with LibreOffice Calc 4.1.3.2

2014-01-21 Thread Tom Williams
... Tom On 1/20/14 9:29 PM, Tom Williams wrote: Hi! This is my first time posting to the mailing list. :) A client of mine is in need of editing some Excel spreadsheets on her shiny new Windows 8 system. I installed LibreOffice 4.1.3 and it mostly works but she's not able to do some

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Help needed with LibreOffice Calc 4.1.3.2

2014-01-21 Thread Tom Williams
On 01/21/2014 11:37 AM, Tinkerer wrote: To adjust the line thickness of the grid: Format Cell Borders Line Width From there you can alter the color, the spacing and the Line Arrangement. Tink. Thanks for this info! :) Peace... The other Tom :) -- /When we dance, you have a way

[libreoffice-users] Question about Calc and user-defined number formats

2014-02-16 Thread Tom Williams
So, I installed LibreOffice 4.2.0 on a Windows 7 system today and was showing the system owner how to use it. I created a new spreadsheet and added two columns and four rows, the last row being a total row that would show the sum of the previous rows. The first row I added was column headings.

Re: [libreoffice-users] Question about Calc and user-defined number formats

2014-02-16 Thread Tom Williams
On 02/16/2014 02:36 PM, Brian Barker wrote: At 11:27 16/02/2014 -0800, Tom Williams wrote: I selected cells B2..B5 and used the Format/Cells function to change the format to a currency format. I chose the -$1,234.00 in red format. The numbers in column B were changed accordingly. Then, my

[libreoffice-users] Question about LibreOffice Calc 4.2.1 and MS Excel workbook

2014-03-08 Thread Tom Williams
Hi! A friend of mine has LibreOffice 4.2.1 installed alongside MS Office 2010 Starter Edition on his Windows 7 system. He received an Excel spreadsheet via email which he can open just fine in both Excel and Calc. The problem is when he opens the file in Calc, it opens with the page zoom set

Re: [libreoffice-users] Question about LibreOffice Calc 4.2.1 and MS Excel workbook

2014-03-08 Thread Tom Williams
On 03/08/2014 06:15 PM, Brian Barker wrote: At 17:18 08/03/2014 -0800, Tom Williams wrote: A friend of mine has LibreOffice 4.2.1 installed alongside MS Office 2010 Starter Edition on his Windows 7 system. He received an Excel spreadsheet via email which he can open just fine in both Excel

Re: [libreoffice-users] Question about LibreOffice Calc 4.2.1 and MS Excel workbook

2014-03-08 Thread Tom Williams
On 03/08/2014 06:47 PM, James E Lang wrote: I think Calc defaults to zoom of 60% when the View mode is Page instead of Normal. Thanks! I'll look into this too! Peace... Tom On March 8, 2014 6:38:23 PM PST, Tom Williams tomd...@comcast.net wrote: On 03/08/2014 06:15 PM, Brian Barker

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: [tdf-announce] Get ready for LibreOffice 4.3 bug hunting session

2014-04-25 Thread Tom Williams
On 04/24/2014 06:09 AM, Tom Davies wrote: Hi :) These bug-hunting sessions can be a great fun. It's only for a short time-period so you can find yourself racing against other people who are also new to it all. Even if you know nothing about how to do it there are experienced people on-hand

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: [tdf-announce] Get ready for LibreOffice 4.3 bug hunting session

2014-04-25 Thread Tom Williams
On 04/25/2014 08:40 AM, Charles-H. Schulz wrote: Hello Tom, Le 2014-04-25 15:35, Tom Williams a écrit : On 04/24/2014 06:09 AM, Tom Davies wrote: Hi :) These bug-hunting sessions can be a great fun. It's only for a short time-period so you can find yourself racing against other people

[libreoffice-users] Question about fonts and forms in Writer

2014-05-11 Thread Tom Williams
Hi! I'm converting a Word document into a form that will eventually be a PDF form that can be filled in using Adobe Reader. I'm doing this in LibreOffice Writer 4.2.3.3 on Ubuntu Linux 14.04. My first pass worked splendidly well and everything worked fine except for two issues: 1. I can't

Re: [libreoffice-users] Question about fonts and forms in Writer

2014-05-11 Thread Tom Williams
17:59, Tom Williams tomd...@comcast.net mailto:tomd...@comcast.net wrote: Hi! I'm converting a Word document into a form that will eventually be a PDF form that can be filled in using Adobe Reader. I'm doing this in LibreOffice Writer 4.2.3.3 on Ubuntu Linux 14.04

Re: [libreoffice-users] Which components do you use most?

2014-05-12 Thread Tom Williams
On 05/11/2014 02:53 PM, Virgil Arrington wrote: I'm curious to find out what components of LO are used most by the people on this list. I think it helps to know different folks' area of experience. It might also help us in learning new ways to integrate the different components. For myself, my

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Question about fonts and forms in Writer

2014-05-16 Thread Tom Williams
On 05/16/2014 09:12 AM, Brad Rogers wrote: On Fri, 16 May 2014 16:14:21 +0100 Tom Davies tomc...@gmail.com wrote: Hello Tom, Isn't this a good one to ask Spotify? I dunno if simply trying to sing it Or simply cut/paste it into a search engine. First and, to my mind, most likely match is

Re: [libreoffice-users] Question about fonts and forms in Writer

2014-05-16 Thread Tom Williams
... Tom On 12 May 2014 01:53, Tom Williams tomd...@comcast.net wrote: On 05/11/2014 11:40 AM, Tom Davies wrote: Hi :) Can you right-click on the boxes or select them all and set their properties? Yes, I can and that's how I set two of the text boxes to align the entered text at the top

Re: [libreoffice-users] Question about fonts and forms in Writer

2014-06-23 Thread Tom Williams
know if it covers setting properties for the boxes Regards from Tom :) On 11 May 2014 17:59, Tom Williams tomd...@comcast.net mailto:tomd...@comcast.net wrote: Hi! I'm converting a Word document into a form that will eventually be a PDF form that can be filled in using

[libreoffice-users] Question about viewing cell formulas in Writer

2014-07-12 Thread Tom Williams
Hi! I'm using LibreOffice 4.2.4.2 on Ubuntu 14.04 Linux (64-bit) and I created an OpenDocument with a table that has a few cells with formulas. The formulas are simple in nature (basic math) but I would like to see the formula of any given cell at any given time. I've found if I hover the mouse

Re: [libreoffice-users] Question about viewing cell formulas in Writer

2014-07-12 Thread Tom Williams
On 07/12/2014 01:15 PM, Brian Barker wrote: At 21:20 12/07/2014 +0200, Rob Jasper wrote: Op 12 jul. 2014, om 20:59 heeft Tom Williams het volgende geschreven: I'm using LibreOffice 4.2.4.2 on Ubuntu 14.04 Linux (64-bit) and I created an OpenDocument with a table that has a few cells

[libreoffice-users] Question about Calc and hiding rows

2014-08-11 Thread Tom Williams
My dad is a long time OpenOffice user and today he called me about a problem he's having with one of his spreadsheets. Apparently, he hides rows to reduce the amount of information he sees when he's looking at the spreadsheet. Today, he needed to change a cell in one of the hidden rows. When

Re: [libreoffice-users] Question about Calc and hiding rows

2014-08-13 Thread Tom Williams
On 08/11/2014 08:33 PM, Brian Barker wrote: At 19:34 11/08/2014 -0700, Tom Williams wrote: My dad is a long time OpenOffice user and today he called me about a problem he's having with one of his spreadsheets. Apparently, he hides rows to reduce the amount of information he sees when he's

Re: [libreoffice-users] Question about Calc and hiding rows

2014-08-13 Thread Tom Williams
my dad does to hide the rows in question. :) Peace... The Other Tom :) On 12 August 2014 04:33, Brian Barker b.m.bar...@btinternet.com wrote: At 19:34 11/08/2014 -0700, Tom Williams wrote: My dad is a long time OpenOffice user and today he called me about a problem he's having with one

Re: [libreoffice-users] Question about Calc and hiding rows

2014-08-13 Thread Tom Williams
in calculations in the rest of the spreadsheet because they wont be recognised as being in a cell. Regards from Tom :) On 12 August 2014 04:33, Brian Barker b.m.bar...@btinternet.com wrote: At 19:34 11/08/2014 -0700, Tom Williams wrote: My dad is a long time OpenOffice user and today he called

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Question about Calc and hiding rows

2014-08-13 Thread Tom Williams
On 08/12/2014 08:44 AM, Pedro wrote: If the document has been going back and forth between LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice (or old OpenOffice.org) it is quite possible that it was corrupted at some stage (I have a document where this happened...) If your father has been using OpenOffice

Re: [libreoffice-users] Question about Calc and hiding rows

2014-08-16 Thread Tom Williams
On 08/11/2014 08:33 PM, Brian Barker wrote: At 19:34 11/08/2014 -0700, Tom Williams wrote: My dad is a long time OpenOffice user and today he called me about a problem he's having with one of his spreadsheets. Apparently, he hides rows to reduce the amount of information he sees when he's

[libreoffice-users] Question about upcoming 4.3.3 release

2014-10-25 Thread Tom Williams
Hi! I was looking at the fixed bugs section of the release notes for LO 4.3.3 RC1 (https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/4.3.3/RC1#List_of_fixed_bugs) and noticed bug #66701 (https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=66701) was listed as being fixed in LO 4.3.3. However, when I look at

Re: [libreoffice-users] Question about upcoming 4.3.3 release

2014-10-25 Thread Tom Williams
On 10/25/2014 09:50 AM, Sophie wrote: Hi Tom, all, Le 25/10/2014 18:28, Charles-H. Schulz a écrit : Hello Tom, Le Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:59:35 -0700, Tom Williams tomd...@comcast.net a écrit : Hi! I was looking at the fixed bugs section of the release notes for LO 4.3.3 RC1 (https

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Question about font replacement/substitution in Writer 4.3.3

2015-02-16 Thread Tom Williams
On 02/16/2015 04:56 AM, Italo Vignoli wrote: On 16/02/2015 13:22, Maurice wrote: On Sun, 15 Feb 2015 12:09:59 -0800, Tom Williams wrote: I don't have Calibri installed, If you have Windows on the same PC you can get Linux to clone it to Linux. If not, try Googling on: calibri download

[libreoffice-users] Question about font replacement/substitution in Writer 4.3.3

2015-02-15 Thread Tom Williams
Hi! I'm running LibreOffice Writer 4.3.3.2 on Ubuntu 14.10 Linux (64-bit). I'm helping someone convert a MS Word document info a PDF form. I'm creating the form as a native ODT document, which I will save as a PDF form. The original MS Word document uses the Calibri font everywhere. I don't

Re: [libreoffice-users] Word documents that LO messes up

2015-06-23 Thread Tom Williams
On 06/23/2015 07:06 AM, Malcolm Moore wrote: Is there anyone who is interested in documents that LO munges up. There are lots of nice words on the web site about how there are loads of test that are run to ensure compatibility but we still get a lot of documents that are unusable I was

Re: [libreoffice-users] Question about LO Writer and complex documents

2015-07-26 Thread Tom Williams
@global.libreoffice.org Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Question about LO Writer and complex documents On 07/24/2015 09:31 AM, Tom Williams wrote: Greetings! With all of the recent discussion about Linux being a viable alternative to Windows, in today's computing world, I've read many

Re: [libreoffice-users] Question about LO Writer and complex documents

2015-07-26 Thread Tom Williams
On 07/24/2015 09:56 AM, toki wrote: On 07/24/2015 01:31 PM, Tom Williams wrote: Does anyone here have any experience with LO Writer and complex documents? I've had as many as 10,000 images in a single document. OOo 2.x didn't balk when I created it. Libo 5.0 beta does have any problems when

Re: [libreoffice-users] Question about LO Writer and complex documents

2015-07-26 Thread Tom Williams
On 07/24/2015 08:05 AM, Dan Lewis wrote: On 07/24/2015 09:31 AM, Tom Williams wrote: Greetings! With all of the recent discussion about Linux being a viable alternative to Windows, in today's computing world, I've read many comments about whether or not LibreOffice is a good alternative to MS

Re: [libreoffice-users] Question about LO Writer and complex documents

2015-07-26 Thread Tom Williams
On 07/24/2015 10:45 AM, Brian Barker wrote: At 06:31 24/07/2015 -0700, Tom Williams wrote: ... I've read many comments about whether or not LibreOffice is a good alternative to MS Office. Some say yes, others say no. One common comment made by those who say no is Writer isn't good for complex

Re: [libreoffice-users] Question about LO Writer and complex documents

2015-07-26 Thread Tom Williams
, 2015 at 12:05 PM, Dan Lewis elderdanle...@gmail.com wrote: On 07/24/2015 09:31 AM, Tom Williams wrote: Greetings! With all of the recent discussion about Linux being a viable alternative to Windows, in today's computing world, I've read many comments about whether or not LibreOffice is a good

Re: [libreoffice-users] Question about LO Writer and complex documents

2015-07-26 Thread Tom Williams
On 07/26/2015 09:58 AM, toki wrote: On 07/26/2015 04:48 PM, Tom Williams wrote: Well, I think this certainly serves as a great example of a very complex document. :) Which document? * 10,000 images in one document; * 50,000 pages in the outline, with projected length of 5,000,000 pages

[libreoffice-users] Question about LO Writer and complex documents

2015-07-24 Thread Tom Williams
Greetings! With all of the recent discussion about Linux being a viable alternative to Windows, in today's computing world, I've read many comments about whether or not LibreOffice is a good alternative to MS Office. Some say yes, others say no. One common comment made by those who say no is

Re: [OT] Re: [libreoffice-users] Linux alternative

2015-07-18 Thread Tom Williams
On 07/18/2015 10:44 AM, Felmon Davis wrote: On Sat, 18 Jul 2015, Thomas wrote: Although I know, this does not belong here, just a word. I have been trying (STRUGGLING) to move away from MS and get friendly with Linux for 7-8 years now! So far with little success. Yet, I still keep trying.

Re: [libreoffice-users] Linux alternative helpsupport

2015-07-18 Thread Tom Williams
On 07/18/2015 11:28 AM, Tom Davies wrote: Hi :) Something i really appreciate most about Linux is that it's so easy to change the gui - or more importantly that if you don't like the crazy new things that have been done to the gui then you can fairly easily go back to the old one or on to

Re: [libreoffice-users] [OT] Operating Environment Survey

2015-07-18 Thread Tom Williams
On 07/18/2015 06:25 PM, James E Lang wrote: The big discussion of Linux over the past 24+ hours has me wondering: What operating environment(s) do other members of this list use at home and at work? What factors influence the choice? To set the tone, here are my answers: • I am retired so

Re: [libreoffice-users] Linux alternative helpsupport

2015-07-19 Thread Tom Williams
:59, Tom Williams tomd...@comcast.net mailto:tomd...@comcast.net wrote: On 07/18/2015 11:28 AM, Tom Davies wrote: Hi :) Something i really appreciate most about Linux is that it's so easy to change the gui - or more importantly that if you don't like the crazy new

Re: [OT] [libreoffice-users] Linux alternative

2015-07-19 Thread Tom Williams
On 07/18/2015 07:51 PM, toki wrote: On 07/18/2015 10:08 PM, James Knott wrote: Tell that to all the scientists who use supercomputers. The vast majority of them, including my cousin, run Linux. If you want state of the art software, that costs a fortune, you run *Nix. If you want

Re: [libreoffice-users] about libreoffice bug fixed list

2015-11-17 Thread Tom Williams
On 11/17/2015 02:08 AM, nasrin khaksar wrote: > hi every one. > where can i find complete list of all bugs that fixed in libreoffice 5.0.3? > i want a complete list with exact explanation of bugs and there fix > solution like bugzilla thats very complete and helpful. > but i only need the

Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Bugs

2015-08-31 Thread Tom Williams
On 08/31/2015 05:47 AM, V Stuart Foote wrote: > jorge-2 wrote >> ... >> >>How we can help with this ? >> >>We, the users can make one example to each topic of the menu of >> LibreOffice can do. Then when coming new version before out we can probe >> each example during one week and make a

Re: [libreoffice-users] OS hangs while visiting a LO wiki page

2015-09-15 Thread Tom Williams
On 09/15/2015 01:43 PM, libreoffice-ml.mbou...@spamgourmet.com wrote: > Ady Ady wrote: >> Hello Users of LibreOffice, >> >> Once in a while I visit the Release Plan wiki page, >> https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleasePlan >> >> From that wiki page, I recently tried to visit the "5.0.2"

Re: [libreoffice-users] OS hangs while visiting a LO wiki page

2015-09-17 Thread Tom Williams
On 09/16/2015 01:39 PM, Ady Ady wrote: > On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 10:53 PM, > <libreoffice-ml.mbou...@spamgourmet.com> wrote: >> Simos Xenitellis wrote: >>> (obviously we are off-topic) >>> >>> On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 8:46 PM, <libreoffice-ml.

Re: [libreoffice-users] OS hangs while visiting a LO wiki page

2015-09-15 Thread Tom Williams
On 09/15/2015 05:48 AM, Ady Ady wrote: > Hello Users of LibreOffice, > > Once in a while I visit the Release Plan wiki page, > https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleasePlan > > From that wiki page, I recently tried to visit the "5.0.2" -> "RC1" > page (more than once), but my OS hangs when I

Re: [libreoffice-users] Problem with LibreOffice 5

2017-07-09 Thread Tom Williams
On 07/08/2017 02:56 AM, MICHAEL HELY wrote: > I am having trouble with this suite. Normally I have been able to open, > amend, and save a document without any problem.However, in the last week > or so I can only open a document in read-only form. To change the contents > I have to open

Re: [libreoffice-users] Problem with LibreOffice 5

2017-07-10 Thread Tom Williams
sounds like a very > inefficient and highly error-prone way of trying to fix it generally. > Still, 'everyone' loves Windows. > > Regards from > Tom :) Wow. Craziness. :) Peace... "The Other" Tom > > > > On 9 July 2017 at 17:46, Tom Williams <tomd...@comcast.n

Re: [libreoffice-users] Problem with LibreOffice 5

2017-07-15 Thread Tom Williams
On 07/15/2017 03:56 PM, anne-ology wrote: >Curiously wondering if you're saying one can go to MsFt's heads with > problems & these will be fixed pronto; > if so, I'd like to hear an example of when you so did. > >And just what is NT4??? "NT4" = Windows NT version 4

Re: [libreoffice-users] How many of you deal with the Linux Users Group [Facebook]?

2018-04-29 Thread Tom Williams
On 04/29/2018 08:23 AM, James Knott wrote: > On 04/29/2018 10:23 AM, Tim-L wrote: >> There was a question in it about wondering how to get the users of >> Linux to save LibreOffice files to Microsoft Word formats. > Why would we want to, unless we had to? > To make it easier to more readily

Re: [libreoffice-users] Question about tables and page margins in Writer

2018-08-13 Thread Tom Williams
Thanks for the tip! I'll give it a try. Peace... "The Other" Tom On 08/12/2018 03:41 PM, Remy Gauthier wrote: > Hi, > > You could insert a 1-inch header that is empty. You can alter the page > style or directly format the page: > > Format -> Page -> Header, then: > > - Header ON > - Autofit

Re: [libreoffice-users] centring text boxes

2018-09-25 Thread Tom Williams
On 09/25/2018 03:49 AM, DaveB wrote: > On 25.09.2018 09:59, Mike Scott wrote: >> Today's daft question. >> >> Why can't you automatically centre up a text box on the page in Writer? >> >> If I have an image, I do R-click, Alignment, and pick from a useful >> selection of options. >> >> Try the

Re: [libreoffice-users] Question about signed documents

2019-01-31 Thread Tom Williams
On 1/31/19 7:38 AM, hy...@lactose.homelinux.net wrote: Tom Williams writes: why would anyone want to digitally sign a document? The two most obvious answers are: (*) confirm authorship (*) verify integrity of contents I'm sure there are plenty of other reasons as well. Thanks for the reply

Re: [libreoffice-users] Question about signed documents

2019-01-31 Thread Tom Williams
On 1/31/19 7:50 AM, James Knott wrote: On 01/31/2019 10:33 AM, Tom Williams wrote: Hi!  I recently learned LibreOffice 6 supports PGP signed documents. My question:  why would anyone want to digitally sign a document? When you take out a loan, etc., don't you sign the document?  There are many

[libreoffice-users] Question about signed documents

2019-01-31 Thread Tom Williams
Hi!  I recently learned LibreOffice 6 supports PGP signed documents.  My question:  why would anyone want to digitally sign a document? Peace... "The Other" Tom -- /When I leave, I don't know what I'm hoping to find, And when I leave, I don't know what I'm leaving behind.../ -- To

[libreoffice-users] Help needed with Excel spreadsheet

2019-03-06 Thread Tom Williams
I know it's odd to ask for Excel help in this mailing list but I need help locating a LibreOffice Calc function/feature in Excel.  :) I'm helping a friend create a billing invoice and since I'm a Linux user, I'm using Calc to build the template.  So far, it's working well and given I'm not an

Re: [libreoffice-users] Help needed with Excel spreadsheet

2019-03-06 Thread Tom Williams
On 3/6/19 8:26 AM, Tom Williams wrote: > I know it's odd to ask for Excel help in this mailing list but I need > help locating a LibreOffice Calc function/feature in Excel.  :) > > I'm helping a friend create a billing invoice and since I'm a Linux > user, I'm using Calc to build th

Re: [libreoffice-users] Help needed with Excel spreadsheet

2019-03-06 Thread Tom Williams
On 3/6/19 10:18 AM, Luuk wrote: > > On 6-3-2019 17:48, Tom Williams wrote: >> On 3/6/19 8:26 AM, Tom Williams wrote: >>> I know it's odd to ask for Excel help in this mailing list but I need >>> help locating a LibreOffice Calc function/feature in Excel.  :) >&

Re: [libreoffice-users] Help needed with Excel spreadsheet

2019-03-06 Thread Tom Williams
p, just yet, but I'm really surprised at how stubborn Excel is, when it comes to the things I'm trying to do with it.  :( Peace... "The Other" Tom > > > On Wed, 6 Mar 2019 18:21 Luuk >> On 6-3-2019 17:48, Tom Williams wrote: >>> On 3/6/19 8:26 AM, Tom Williams wrote