[Solved] Bullet Point Characters Incorrect

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Re: [Solved] Bullet Point Characters Incorrect

Postby crickladian » Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:39 pm

Thanks to all who contributed to this. The font susbtitution trick worked for me too as long as I mapped all the Wingding fonts as well as the Symbol font to the OpenSymbol font, as suggested above by coebruce. This had been driving me crazy.
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Re: [Solved] Bullet Point Characters Incorrect

Postby Phasma Felis » Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:51 am

parksy wrote:I had to create an account on this community forum just so that I can say Thank You.

This totally works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


OpenOffice.org -> Preferences -> OpenOffice.org -> Fonts
1) check "apply replacement table"
2) under the "Font" drop-down select "Symbol"
3) under the "Replace With" crop-down select "OpenSymbol"
4) check the green checkmark to the left, your mapping should show up in the replacement table
5) check "always" next to the symbol mapping
6) hit "ok"
7) rest like a god

Thank you for this, but it fails in a pretty insidious way. Affected files now appear properly in OpenOffice on Mac, but if you use OpenOffice to save a file in .doc/.docx format and then load it in MS Word on Windows, the bullet points are corrupted again. This means that files which appear correct to you look wrong when you send them to others. In a way, it's worse than before, because you don't even know it's wrong.

I've been playing with it for a while, and still haven't found any way to fix this other than loading the file in MS Word, manually correcting it, and resaving. I don't know why I keep trying to use OpenOffice.
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Re: [Solved] Bullet Point Characters Incorrect

Postby Mateng » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:33 pm

coebruce wrote:OO 3.3, Win7
I would add that you have to change all the wingding and symbol fonts to point to the open symbol font. I was getting a weird three pointed star that residing in the wingding 2 character set. I now have symbol, Wingdings,Wingdings2 and Wingdings 3 pointing to OpenSymbol. Works now.


Thanks - The Windings2 soluton worked for me in Libreoffice Portable 3.4.3 on Win7 64b.
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Re: Font Replacement Table for OO on MacOS X

Postby AlinaH » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:07 pm

tfernsle wrote:To get to the Font Replacement Table using Open Office on a Mac, and fix symbols;
OpenOffice.org -> Preferences -> OpenOffice.org -> Fonts
1) check "apply replacement table"
2) under the "Font" drop-down select "Symbol"
3) under the "Replace With" crop-down select "OpenSymbol"
4) check the green checkmark to the left, your mapping should show up in the replacement table
5) check "always" next to the symbol mapping
6) hit "ok"
7) rest like a god


I apologize for necroposting. This worked for me as well, I just wanted to thank you, thank you, thank you. I got so frustrated but this little thing (was working on my resume!), I almost went out and bought Office for Mac
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Re: [Solved] Bullet Point Characters Incorrect

Postby levz9 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:23 pm

Thank you for this, but it fails in a pretty insidious way. Affected files now appear properly in OpenOffice on Mac, but if you use OpenOffice to save a file in .doc/.docx format and then load it in MS Word on Windows, the bullet points are corrupted again. This means that files which appear correct to you look wrong when you send them to others. In a way, it's worse than before, because you don't even know it's wrong.

I've been playing with it for a while, and still haven't found any way to fix this other than loading the file in MS Word, manually correcting it, and resaving. I don't know why I keep trying to use OpenOffice.


What if you just send people a pdf? PDFs work for everyone and you always know what it looks like. You just need to set up the info in openoffice then create a pdf out of it.
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Re: [Solved] Bullet Point Characters Incorrect

Postby zahirah » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:51 pm

AAAAAHHHHH...I worship you! This has been driving me CRAZY. I made the changes, and it's working perfectly. Thanks so much!!!
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Re: [Solved] Bullet Point Characters Incorrect

Postby stanzukowski » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:42 pm

coebruce wrote:I would add that you have to change all the wingding and symbol fonts to point to the open symbol font... I now have symbol, Wingdings,Wingdings2 and Wingdings 3 pointing to OpenSymbol. Works now.


Finally! I tried every single thing in this thread and this is the one that worked for me. Thanks!
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Re: [Issue] Bullet Point Characters Incorrect

Postby Tish » Fri May 31, 2013 11:16 am

Rob.Crestani wrote:I've had success using the Font Replacement Table, located in the Tools -> Options -> OpenOffice.org ->Fonts
Enable "Apply replacement table", select "Symbol" in the lefthand FONT drop down, select "OpenSymbol" in the righthand "Replace with" dropdown. Press the checkmark to the right to add the substitution to the table. Make sure you check the Always box.

Once this is set up, opening and saving in MSWord 97/XP format preserves the bullet characters in both directions.

Hope this helps.

Rob


Hi Rob, and sorry for this - very - late reaction, but I've not been able to try out your solution before yesterday: it works !!
Thanks a lot!
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Re: [Solved] Bullet Point Characters Incorrect

Postby tom2323 » Wed May 07, 2014 7:54 pm

thanks so much rid wan
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Re: [Solved] Bullet Point Characters Incorrect

Postby sidra0 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:00 pm

tfernsle wrote:
To get to the Font Replacement Table using Open Office on a Mac, and fix symbols;
OpenOffice.org -> Preferences -> OpenOffice.org -> Fonts
1) check "apply replacement table"
2) under the "Font" drop-down select "Symbol"
3) under the "Replace With" crop-down select "OpenSymbol"
4) check the green checkmark to the left, your mapping should show up in the replacement table
5) check "always" next to the symbol mapping
6) hit "ok"
7) rest like a god


I apologize for reviving an old dead thread. I thought others would want to know the above worked for me in OOo 4.1.1 to get some old documents working. After reading through this thread, I've decided to convert any doc files I use in the future to the .odt format to get around Microsloth's failure to use a sane document saving system. Only took them about a decade...
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Re: [Solved] Bullet Point Characters Incorrect

Postby sascia » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:57 am

The solution posted above by tfernsle on Mon Aug 16, 2010 worked for me today. Thank you very much. :D
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Re: [Solved] Bullet Point Characters Incorrect

Postby rajanski » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:21 pm

replacing symbol with opensymbol fixes the bullet. But for me it worked only after manually installing the Symbol.ttf font (I am on Ubuntu 16.04). OpenOffice seems to assume that the Microsoft symbol font is available. The simplest solution is to put symbol.ttf in OpenOffice.org.app/Contents/basis-link/share/fonts/truetype. symbol.ttf could be taken from Windows if you don't have licensing issues. To avoid such issues I've generated an appropriate font from the URW symbol font included with Ghostscript, techdir.rutgers.edu/symbol.ttf
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Re: [Solved] Bullet Point Characters Incorrect

Postby John_Ha » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:17 pm

AOO 4.1.4, Windows 7 Home 64 bit

See the Writer Manual, the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials and the up to date Writer guide for information. Click the Help button on a pop-up window for extensive help on that function.
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