[Issue] Border missing around document

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[Issue] Border missing around document

Postby Tongy » Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:48 am

Hi,

I hope that someone out there can help me.

I have a document that I have been asked to print out which was created in Word 2003. It is of a festive nature and has a Holly border around it. However when it is sent to me and I open it with Openoffice 3.1 Writer the border is missing altogether. The system in Vista Basic (brand new install) and OoO 3.1 (very lastest version.

I have emailed it to someone else with MS office and it shows up perfectly for them.

What is Openoffice missing that it won't allow me to see/print this border around it... and more specifically how do I put it in. Is the Holly clipart missing or something?

Help!

Regards,
Andrew
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Re: Border missing around document

Postby acknak » Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:55 am

OOo does not provide any page borders beside plain, straight lines.

You can add a border as an image or vector graphic, but you have to make your own. I expect that the Word borders are not available except with MS Word; I don't know if there may be similar ones around the 'Net.

For more info, including an issue for this, see: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=22401

Here's a thread with an example (in Draw) and a link to another (in Writer): viewtopic.php?f=11&t=19771
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Re: Border missing around document

Postby TheGurkha » Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:17 pm

Could they send it to you as a PDF?
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Re: Border missing around document

Postby Bill » Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:25 pm

If you just need to print the document, you could try the MS Office Word Viewer 2003.

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Re: Border missing around document

Postby Tongy » Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:54 pm

Hi,

thanks for the replies!

OK, I've tried it with Word viewer and it's still straight lined borders. Which was strange.

I've sent it to someone I know with Word 2007 and got them to conver to pdf so it looks like I got around the problem, shame that this is one of the few shortfalls of OoO... great product and I use it all the time.

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Re: Border missing around document

Postby Hagar Delest » Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:01 pm

You can vote for that feature (up to 2 votes per issue): [Issue] Halloween Border (Issue 24923).
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