OpenOffice Tutorial: Compatibility Options
- To enable or disable writer's compatability options, access the "Options Dialog" window by first clicking here on "Tools."
- Next, click here on "Options..."
- Afterwards, you will find a menu tree for accessing several options. You must click on "Compatibility" to open and see writer's compatibility options.
- Once open, just click on the checkboxes to enable/disable the available options.
- For example, check this if you want to use the metric system in measurement for document formatting.
- You can also check this to disable the leading space between lines of text which was the default prior to version 2.2 of Open Office.
- Also, enabling this option will give you more compatability with Word documents since this will enable the straighforward process of positioning objects used in Word rather than the iterative process for Writer.
- When you are done just click on OK.
- Great! You have learned how to enable/disable compatability options for Writer.
by Kaj Kandler
Enable/Disable Writer Compatibility Options
This screencast demonstrates how to enable (disable) compatibility options in OpenOffice.org Writer:
- How to navigate to the Options dialog.
- How to navigate to the Writer compatibility options
For compatibility with OpenOffice.org release 1.1:
- Select the "Use OpenOffice.org 1.1 tabstop formatting" option.
- Select the "Use OpenOffice.org 1.1 line spacing" option.
- Select the "Use OpenOffice.org 1.1 object positioning" option.
- Select the "Use OpenOffice.org 1.1 text wrapping around objects" option.
For compatibility with Microsoft Word®:
- Select the "Use printer settings for document formatting" option.
- Select the "Add spacing between paragraphs and tables" option.
- Select the "Do not add leading (extra space) between lines of text" option.
- Select the "Consider wrapping style when placing objects" option.
For advanced functionality with similar results see:
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