Technorati has done it again -- I have a three week gap of unlisted posts. I've reposted them but that usually doesn't work, so I'm listing them here with links and some keywords.
Impress is....well, it's not always as solid as the other OpenOffice.org applications. However, there are ways to deal with it.
I'm going to post about two particular Impress issues: the disappearing master page, today, and on Friday, the wackiness surrounding creating two new master pages at once.
Master pages are the backgrounds for your presentations. A template or presentation might have one or more master pages in it.
I posted about the disappearing master page Wednesday. Today I'll talk about the wackiness surrounding creating two new master pages at once.
Now, this isn't that big an issue. Basically, the rule is, just create one new master page at a time. Create it, apply it, save the presentation, maybe go get a cup of coffee or eat lunch. Then if you need to, go ahead and create another new master page from scratch in that same presentation or template.
Because when you've got two or more new master pages being created at once, some of the formatting, especially the bullets, of the second one you create will be applied to the first one.
This is another tip I've cribbed from Dave Richards, of the City of Largo.
The reason that Firefox took off where Netscape floundered is that they had the guts to just take stuff out and make it what most people need: a nice little no-fuss browser that loads fast. (Bill Joy also has a good quote about how it takes real guts to cut features -- wonder what he thinks about Java now. )
So that's what Firefox is. However, there are many features, some very useful and some perhaps more obscure, like the number of threads to keep open for downloading graphics. If you want to get at them, just type about:config in a Firefox browser window.
Texas is discussing open document format, the format used by OpenOffice.org and not so much by Microsoft.
Read more on Sam Hiser's blog.