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

Chris G cl at isbd.net
Sun Jan 18 17:28:13 GMT 2009


On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 11:54:46AM -0500, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> Chris G wrote:
> > 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
> >> http://www.prism.gatech.edu/~mflaschen3/Screenshots/OpenOffice%202.4%20Templates%20and%20Documents.png
> >>
> > Ah! There's the problem then, Open is greyed out so I *can't* open a document.
> 
> Can you send a screenshot?  Are you sure you have selected Text Document
> on the left?
> 
See http://www.isbd.net/images/oo2.png

> >>> 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
> > Documents". 
> 
> That's weird.
> 
> A screenshot of that would be good too.
> 
See http://www.isbd.net/images/oo1.png

-- 
Chris Green




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