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Chapter2 SettingupOpenOffice.org Choosing options tosuit the way you work Choosingoptions for all of OOo Thissectioncoverssomeofthesettingsthatapply toallthe componentsofOpenOffice.org.Forinformationonsettingsnot discussedhere,seetheonlinehelp. ClickTools>Options.Thelistintheleft-handboxvariesdepending onwhichcomponentofOOoisopen.Theillustrationsinthischapter showthelistasitappearswhenaWriterdocumentisopen. Clickthe+signtotheleftofOpenOffice.orgintheleft-handsectionof theOptions– OpenOffice.orgdialog.Alistofsubsectionsdropsdown. Selectinganitemofthesubsectioncausestheright-handsideofthe dialogtodisplaytherelevantoptions. Figure11: OpenOffice.orgOptions TheBack button has the same effect on all pagesof the Note Optionsdialog. It resets the options to the valuesthat werein place when you opened OpenOffice.org. UserDataoptions BecauseOOo’srevisionfeaturesmarkyourchangesandcomments withthenameorinitialsstoredinUserData,youwillwanttoensure thatyournameandinitialsappearthere. IntheOptionsdialog,clickOpenOffice.org>UserData. Fillintheform(showninFigure12),oramendordeleteany existing incorrectinformation. 32 Getting Started with OpenOffice.org 3 Figure12: Fillinginuserdata Generaloptions IntheOptionsdialog,clickOpenOffice.org>General.Theoptions onthispagearedescribedbelow. Figure13: SettinggeneraloptionsforOpenOffice.org Help-Tips WhenHelpTipsareactive,oneortwowordswillappearwhenyou holdthecursoroveraniconorfieldonthemainOOowindow, withoutclicking. Help-Extendedtips WhenExtendedtipsareactive,abriefdescriptionofthefunctionof aparticulariconormenucommandorafieldonadialogappears whenyouholdthecursoroverthatitem. Chapter 2 Setting up OpenOffice.org 33 HelpAgent ToturnofftheHelpAgent(similartoMicrosoft’sOfficeAssistant), deselectthisoption.TorestorethedefaultHelpAgentbehavior, clickResetHelpAgent. Helpformatting Highcontrastisanoperatingsystemsettingthatchangesthe systemcolorschemetoimprovereadability.Todisplay Helpinhigh contrast(ifyourcomputer’soperatingsystemsupportsthis),choose oneofthehigh-contraststylesheetsfromthepull-downlist.For WindowsXP,thehigh-contraststyleoptionsareasdescribedbelow. High-contraststyle Default High Contrast #1 High Contrast #2 High Contrast Black High Contrast White Visualeffect Black text on white background Yellowtext on black background Green text on black background White text on black background Black text on white background Open/Savedialogs TousethestandardOpenandSavedialogsforyouroperating system,deselecttheUse OpenOffice.orgdialogsoption.When thisoptionisselected,theOpenandSavedialogssuppliedwith OpenOffice.orgwillbeused.SeeChapter1 (Introducing OpenOffice.org)formoreabouttheOOoOpenandSavedialogs. Documentstatus Choosewhetherprintingadocumentcountsaschangingthe document.Ifthisoptionisselected,thenthenexttimeyouclosethe documentafterprinting,theprintdateisrecordedinthedocument propertiesasachangeandyouwillbepromptedtosavethe documentagain,evenifyoudidnotmakeany otherchanges. Year(twodigits) Specifieshowtwo-digityearsareinterpreted.Forexample,ifthe two-digityearissetto1930,andyouenteradateof1/1/30orlater intoyourdocument,thedateisinterpretedas1/1/1930orlater.An “earlier”dateisinterpretedasbeinginthefollowingcentury; that is,1/1/20 isinterpretedas1/1/2020. 34 Getting Started with OpenOffice.org 3 Memoryoptions IntheOptionsdialog,clickOpenOffice.org>Memory.Some considerations: • MorememorycanmakeOpenOffice.orgfasterandmore convenient(forexample,moreundostepsrequiremorememory); butthetrade-offislessmemory availableforotherapplications andyoucouldrunoutofmemory altogether. • ToloadtheQuickstarter(anicononthedesktoporinthesystem tray)whenyoustartyourcomputer,selecttheoptionnearthe bottomofthedialog.ThismakesOpenOffice.orgstartfaster; the trade-offisOOousessomememory evenwhennotbeingused. Thisoption(calledEnable systrayquickstarter)isnotavailable onalloperatingsystems. Figure14: ChoosingMemoryoptionsfortheOpenOffice.org applications Viewoptions ThechoicesofViewoptionsaffectthewaythedocumentwindowlooks andbehaves. IntheOptionsdialog,clickOpenOffice.org>View.Onthepage displayed(Figure15),settheoptionstosuityourpersonal preferences.Someoptionsaredescribedbelow. User Interface– Scaling IfthetextinthehelpfilesoronthemenusoftheOOouserinterface istoosmallortoolarge,youcanchangeitby specifyingascaling factor.Sometimesachangeherecanhaveunexpectedresults, Chapter 2 Setting up OpenOffice.org 35 ... - tailieumienphi.vn