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Editting a Text Box

PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:44 pm
by ljs23
I am a newbie to this software. I created a small db. I used the wizard to create a simple report. I am trying to create a report header at the top of the report page. I was able to add a text box to the Page Header section. For the life of me I can't figure out how to edit the box. I expect it is very simple, but I can't seem to find any information on it. Help would be appreciated!

Re: Editting a Text Box

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:42 pm
by longi
Hi!
Maybe I can figure out what you want, but I think it could be better a bit more information:
-Do you use ORB?
-I don't know OpenOffice 2008 (Apache OpenOffice 4.1.5?)
A little example is the best way in order to help you.

Bye! ;)

Re: Editting a Text Box

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:30 pm
by ljs23
Thank-you for looking into my issue. It is OpenOffice 2018.

Re: Editting a Text Box

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:35 pm
by RoryOF
Please tell us what /Help /About says. There is no OpenOffice 2018.

Re: Editting a Text Box

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:40 pm
by Zizi64
It is OpenOffice 2018.

There is not official release of the Apache OpenOffice nor LibreOffice with this name. The official names of the latest versions:
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.5
LibreOffice 6.1.1 Fresh
LibreOffice 6.0.6 Still

Where you downloaded your software from???

Re: Editting a Text Box

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:18 pm
by ljs23
Apache Open Office 4.1.4.

Re: Editting a Text Box

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:21 pm
by Zizi64
Apache Open Office 4.1.4.

Then why you named it as "OpenOffice 2018"? Is there such label anywhere in the software?

Re: Editting a Text Box

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:50 pm
by ljs23
The cd that I purchased is titled OpenOffice 2018. Once I loaded it on my pc it shows that it is version 4.1.4

Re: Editting a Text Box

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:55 pm
by Zizi64
The cd that I purchased is titled OpenOffice 2018.

PURCHASED????
The Apache OpenOffice and the LibreOffice are FREE, open source softwares! Just download them from the official sites.

Re: Editting a Text Box

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:59 pm
by ljs23
Yes, I heard it was free after I bought it from Amazon!

Re: Editting a Text Box

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:12 pm
by Zizi64
Maybe it is same as the AOO 4.1.4, but it is better to fully uninstall it, and clearly reinstall it from a trustworthy (the official) source:
https://www.openoffice.org/download/
https://www.libreoffice.org/download/download/

Re: Editting a Text Box

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:17 pm
by ljs23
Okay, I will do that. Is it better to download the openoffice or the LibreOffice?

Re: Editting a Text Box

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:22 pm
by Zizi64
The development of the Apache OpenOffice is very slow today. This means a permanent state of the unchanged versions. Somebody call this state as "stability".
The development of the LibreOffice is more extensive. But it means more possible bugs. Meanwhile the LO has a littlebit higher compatibility with the foreign fileformats, like the MS document formats.

Re: Editting a Text Box

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:35 pm
by ljs23
Thank-you so much for your help!

Re: Editting a Text Box

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:36 pm
by RoryOF
To be frank, I doubt it will matter which you use. For most purposes they are functionally identical. I use OO as I am working on texts of various sizes and I find it very stable.