OpenOffice Lessons for the Day

Things that I spent too much time figuring out again today with OpenOffice

  • Tools -> AutoCorrect …. – to turn off all those replacement tables which make your Unix commands in a presentation all go funny
  • OpenOffice “automatic colors” are anything but, as they don’t realize you have a black background, and choose horrible defaults
  • To fix this do the following:
    • Options -> OpenOffice.org -> Appearance
    • Modify link color to something like yellow
    • Modify document background to black (so you can see when you edit)
    • Save as some other profile, as this will affect all documents, including text ones

Now my life with open office is a bit better. 🙂