Open Office - can't enter text into Writer, can't see help

Chris G cl at
Sun Jan 18 16:51:29 UTC 2009

On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 11:28:04AM -0500, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> Chris G wrote:
> > I'm trying to enter text into a new document! :-)
> Okay, if I understand where you are, click Text Document (should be
> top), then click Open.  Screenshot at
Ah! There's the problem then, Open is greyed out so I *can't* open a document.

> > If I click on New Document a white area opens up to the right of the
> > icons but I can't enter text into it.
> That's a preview, but in this case there's nothing to preview.
OK, explains what it is at least.

> Note.  A much easier way to do this is Ctrl-N or File->New->Text
> Document (Text Document should be at top).
The *only* option I get when I click on File->New is "Templates and

Chris Green

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