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Undo formating

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:46 am
by mnm64
I cannot figure out how to do away with formatting. Sometimes I want the number formatting to work sometimes I do not. This is about as basic as you can get - how do I fix this? The whole program is useless if I cannot go all the way to the left! Edit Undo does not get me all the way to the left. Please help! Again, the whole program is pretty useless if you cannot stick the cursor where I want it to go - not where the computer tells me I have to put it!!!!!!!

Re: Undo formating

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:11 am
by robleyd
Apache OpenOffice contain a number of components - a spreadsheet, word processor, presentation tool and others.

Without knowing which component you are using, and exactly what you are doing when you are encountering the problem, we can only guess. Please provide specific details of the component you are using and exactly what you are doing.

If you are talking about the spreadsheet application, Calc, , you may find the following to be useful resources.

[Tutorial] Ten concepts that every Calc user should know

OpenOffice Spreadsheet Tutorial for Beginners with Examples

For the word processor, Writer, see the Writer guide

If you are new to Mac and AOO, [Tutorial] Mac FAQ is a useful resource.

Re: Undo formating

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:37 am
by Zizi64
Sometimes I want the number formatting to work sometimes I do not.

Which numbers? Dates? Please give us more details about your problem.

And use the most valuable feature of the AOO/LO: the Styles.

Re: Undo formating

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:24 am
by Bill
mnm64 wrote:I cannot figure out how to do away with formatting. Sometimes I want the number formatting to work sometimes I do not. This is about as basic as you can get - how do I fix this? The whole program is useless if I cannot go all the way to the left! Edit Undo does not get me all the way to the left. Please help! Again, the whole program is pretty useless if you cannot stick the cursor where I want it to go - not where the computer tells me I have to put it!!!!!!!

Please explain which program you're using, what type of numbering you want to "fix" and exactly what "Sometimes I want the number formatting to work and sometimes I do not" means.

Re: Undo formating

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:14 pm
by RoryOF
If you require an editing program that is basically a computer typewriter, then Microsoft's WordPad might better suit your needs than OpenOffice.

Re: Undo formating

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:59 pm
by Bill
mnm64 wrote:I cannot figure out how to do away with formatting.

I interpret this to mean that you want to remove some formatting in a particular document. If you mean that you want to turn off all automatic formatting in Writer for all future documents, then uncheck the "While Typing" option under Format > AutoCorrect.