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May 15, 2008

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Thank you, these are some great tips. You may want to disable your window manager's transparency feature when making screenshots. The transparency looks very weird when taken out of context of the rest of the screen, and is rather distracting. Other than that, great work!


This is a question not directly related to this topic ("Table and table-text flow control features for OpenOffice Writer") but related to the larger topic of tables. My question is:

How can I turn a table by 90 degrees in OOo Writer 3.0?

Thanks for your help.

Taang Zomi

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Broadside Tables

1. What the Chicago Manual of Style says about a broadside table:

Shapes and Dimensions

13.54 Vertical versus broadside tables. In a printed work, a vertical table is one that can be read down the page. If longer than one page, it can continue onto subsequent tables (see table 13.15). A broadside table, such as table 13.19, requires that the open book or journal be turned around; it should therefore be resorted to only if a table is too wide to fit across the page. (Note that the book or journal is turned clockwise, whether the table appears on a verso or a recto.) If possible, such a table should be recast as vertical (see 13.57). Both vertical and broadside table, if too long for one page, can continue onto following pages. If only two pages are required, these should face each other. See also 13.58. Tables to be published electronically may not be bound by the same considerations discussed in paragraphs 13.55-63. [1]

Glossary

broadside. Designed to be read or viewed normally when the publication is turned ninety degrees. In University Press practice, the left side of a broadside table or illustration is at the bottom of the page. Because most publications are longer than they are wide, broadside images are usually landscape, but not all landscape images are broadside. See also landscape. [2]


2. How to make a broadside table in OpenOffice.org Writer 3.0.1

Make a frame. Within the frame, make a table.

Click the frame. Then, format--> frame → options → text direction → right-to-left vertical

3. How can I make a broadside table with left-to-right vertical?

Click the frame. Then, format--> frame → options → text direction → right-to-left vertical

There is only right-to-left vertical.
There is no left-to-right vertical.
What should I do to make a broadside table in accord with the Chicago Manual of Style?

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Footnotes

1 The Chicago Manual of Style: The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers, 15th Edition, (2003: The University of Chicago Press, Chicago) p.514

2 Ibid., p. 825

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Correction:

There was a format error in arrows. I hope this will read better:


2. How to make a broadside table in OpenOffice.org Writer 3.0.1

Make a frame. Within the frame, make a table.

Click the frame. Then, format --> frame --> options --> text direction --> right-to-left vertical

3. How can I make a broadside table with left-to-right vertical?

Click the frame. Then, format --> frame --> options --> text direction --> right-to-left vertical

There is only right-to-right vertical.
There is no left-to-right vertical.
What should I do to make a broadside table in accord with the Chicago Manual of Style?

GOOD

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