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Opening formating problem

Postby Crepelady » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:13 am

Hi I have Open Office and usually when I want to change a page from portrait to landscape I open format and then click on the page style in the drop down menu. Tonight I did this and I don't get a drop down menu!
Instead a screen opens that is titled "Style and Formatting at the Top Middle of the screen. On the left side of the screen it just shows

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I tried restarting my computer and no change.

Does anyone have any idea what I need to do to correct this?
I am on a macbook pro macOS Sierra version 10.12.6
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Re: Opening formating problem

Postby MrProgrammer » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:46 am

Hi, and welcome to the forum.

Crepelady wrote:I have Open Office and usually when I want to change a page from portrait to landscape …
What component of OpenOffice are you using? Writer, Calc, something else?

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Crepelady wrote:I open format and then click on the page style in the drop down menu.
I'm not familiar with a procedure which provides a drop down menu of page styles. Can you explain in more detail exactly what you do to get this drop down menu? Are you using a toolbar? Which toolbar?

Crepelady wrote:Does anyone have any idea what I need to do to correct this?
Correct what? If you want to eliminate the Styles and Formatting display, select the Format menu and uncheck the Styles and Formatting option. If you want OpenOffice to provide a drop down menu, respond to the previous question.

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Re: Opening formating problem

Postby Bill » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:34 am

Crepelady wrote:...usually when I want to change a page from portrait to landscape I open format and then click on the page style in the drop down menu. Tonight I did this and I don't get a drop down menu!

Are you using OpenOffice or LibreOffice? Clicking Format on the Menu Bar in AOO or LO does not open a drop down list of styles. Clicking Styles on the Menu Bar in LibreOffice does display a list of styles, but page styles aren't on that list. AOO does not have Styles on the Menu Bar.
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Re: Opening formating problem

Postby Gaurang Sharad » Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:19 pm

select the formatting menu and from this menu uncheck the Styles and Formatting option to correct your issue.
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