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[Solved] Tablet vs text

PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:21 am
by shawn902
I have recently downloaded 4.1.4 onto my Windows 7 computer. I am trying to create a Christmas letter so am using Writer. I opened a new document page and then copied my wife's email version of the Christmas letter created on her ipad onto the new page. I had to make some formatting and font changes, but that was straightforward. My problem is the letter extends two pages, but I can only get a single page of wording.....the remainder does not go to a second page. I get the "Tablet" toolbar on the upper left side and maybe that is restricting me. I want to be in a "text" format, but I can't seem to get there. I would appreciate any help you can give me. I have used the previous version of OpenOffice Writer and never had this issue.

Re: Tablet vs text

PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:35 am
by FJCC
I suspect the text was converted to a table when you pasted it. Is it the Table toolbar you are seeing at the upper left? Try selecting the menu items Edit -> Select All and then Edit Copy. Open a new document, choose Edit -> Paste Special and select Unformatted Text. Does that version behave properly?

Re: Tablet vs text

PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:37 am
by shawn902
That should be "Table" instead of tablet. I can't toggle between the two using Navigator. Sorry.

Re: Tablet vs text

PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:40 am
by robleyd
Are you sure that toolbar isn't Table ? If it is, perhaps the item you are copying has a table format (possible if it is a HTML email).
You could try Table | Convert to turn the table into text.
If that doesn't succeed, try re-creating the document; open a new Writer document, copy the email and then use Paste Special to insert and choose un-formatted text (or similar) from the paste options.

Re: Tablet vs text

PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:09 am
by shawn902
Thank you for the quick reply. I just stumbled upon the solution by clicking on the convert tab and it solved my issue. Now I'm able to proceed to my next challenge....importing some pictures into the document. First need to resize the pics. I appreciate your help.

Re: Tablet vs text

PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:16 am
by robleyd
You may find this a useful resource: [Tutorial] Some useful hints on using images