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OpenOffice Help

Postby rbc » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:39 am

My first resource when I need help is to use the OpenOffice Help from the menu. However, I have developed visual impairment to the point I cannot read the list of topics nor the documentation. It's just TOO SMALL. Is there alternate place for the OpenOffice Help content?
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Re: OpenOffice Help

Postby RusselB » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:27 am

There is the Wikipedia page, but I can't, and won't, guarantee that it will be up-to-date in regards to the information that is in the help file.
If you are finding the print too small, one option is to adjust your screen resolution. A screen with a resolution of 1920x1080 as text/images appear smaller than the same text/image with the resolution set at 800x600
Most systems have a recommended setting, a maximum (which is the smallest resolution, but the biggest numbers), a minimum (largest resolution, smallest numbers) and (usually) several settings in between.
The minimum and maximum are hardware based, but the actual resolution you choose, is software based. Please note that if you want a setting that isn't listed, then your hardware doesn't support that setting.
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Re: OpenOffice Help

Postby rbc » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:32 am

OO help.png
This is Mac OpenOffice Help that I see
I've already changed my screen resolution for overall text enlargement. However, the OpenOffice Help seems to be about 2point font! it's tiny, as shown in the image attached.
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Re: OpenOffice Help

Postby RusselB » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:49 am

I have no idea what's going on there, but the main body text of the help file, as shown in your picture, is smaller than the size I get with my resolution set at 1920x1080.
Unfortunately the Mac I was supposed to get hasn't shown up, so I don't know if that might be a difference between a Mac and a Windows system.
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Re: OpenOffice Help

Postby rbc » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:52 am

My experience is there is difference in resolution of Mac vs PC screens. Mac been "smaller" type. Don't have PC to compare so will wait for Mac user. Thanks.
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Re: OpenOffice Help

Postby MrProgrammer » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:59 am

rbc wrote:However, I have developed visual impairment to the point I cannot read the list of topics nor the documentation. It's just TOO SMALL.
To make the font in the Help text larger:
• Close the help screen
• File → New → HTML Document
• View → Zoom → Zoom Factor → Variable → {make it bigger} → OK
• File → Close

Open the help screen again.


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Re: OpenOffice Help

Postby RusselB » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:12 am

Very nice MrProgrammer
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Re: OpenOffice Help

Postby rbc » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:24 am

I followed the directions but saw no difference.
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Re: OpenOffice Help

Postby robleyd » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:34 am

For me on Linux the change affects the documentation (right panel) but not the index panel
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Re: OpenOffice Help

Postby Zizi64 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:24 am

Try the LibreOffice. The newer versions of the LO have a freely resizable WEB-based HELP system.
The HELP is available online:
https://help.libreoffice.org/6.3/en-US/ ... _id9959410
But you can install offline version too.
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Re: OpenOffice Help

Postby Bidouille » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:16 am

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.7 (2018)

Very strange signature... This version is not the last build available.
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