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New doc problems

Postby kenachterberg » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:28 pm

beginning a new document a paragraph sign appears with curser and wont let me function normally
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Re: new doc problems

Postby RoryOF » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:29 pm

Click on that page and all should be well.
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Re: new doc problems

Postby Bill » Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:48 am

It's normal for a paragraph mark to appear in the upper left corner of a new document. Are you seeing something else?
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Re: new doc problems

Postby robleyd » Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:39 am

Note - if you want to not see non printing characters like end of paragraph, tab, space etc use View | Non-printing characters or Ctrl+F10 to turn off their display.
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Re: new doc problems

Postby RoryOF » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:22 am

I find that when I open a blank Writer document, it does not take focus automatically. I have to click on the page before I start to enter text.
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Re: new doc problems

Postby John_Ha » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:56 pm

As a new poster you will find much useful information in the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials, the up to date Writer guide and the Writer Manual. May I suggest you bookmark the pages.

Press F1 to access the Help screen and search for your problem

The chapter headings in the manual are:

1 - Introducing Writer
2 - Setting up Writer
3 - Working with Text
4 - Formatting Pages
5 - Printing, Exporting, Faxing and E-Mailing
6 - Introduction to Styles
7 - Working with Styles
8 - Working with Graphics
9 - Working with Tables
10 - Working with Templates
11 - Using Mail Merge
12 - Tables of Contents, Indexes and Bibliographies
13 - Working with Master Documents
14 - Working with Fields
15 - Using Forms in Writer
16 - Customizing Writer – Keyboard shortcuts.

When a pop-up window opens, click the Help button for extensive help on that function - it is often more comprehensive than the manual.
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See the Writer Guide, the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials and Writer for students.

Remember: Always save your Writer files as .odt files. - see here for the many reasons why.
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