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October 15, 2005

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LOLOL about the paint brush! I had the same exact feeling, silly& simple as that feature may be ;-)

I'm not sure if you have it on the site but your book covers default adjustments so thoroughly. Users I know would really enjoy some coverage of how to quickly modify some of the autocorrection default settings:

-turning on/off auto-completion
-turning on/of auto-correction
-editing exceptions

They find these things invasive when they first start working in the suite; and I always encourage them to tweek the exceptions a bit before giving up completely and turning things off. It's like the training requirement with voice-rec software: a little tuning up goes a long way and the tools become more of an extention of your brain.


Hi Sam,

Yes, I'm so glad to be able to say Yes! to the paintbrush question. : )

>>> Users I know would really enjoy some coverage of how to quickly modify some of the autocorrection default settings...<<<

I incorporate customization items like the ones you mentioned, autocomplete, etc., into the first part of my Writer classes so that people can see the feature for a bit and then see quite soon that they can control it. Controlling the software rather than vice versa is a welcome respite from....well, let's just say, another office suite. : )

I think you've already found it but the customization blog I wrote, covering those topics, is here.

http://openoffice.blogs.com/openoffice/2005/10/test.html

~ Solveig

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