About a week ago I boarded a plane bound for Delhi, India (actually Dubai, but transferred) to begin my first out-of-college job. I am working for a non-profit that helps communities through microinsurance. [What is microinsurance]
I will be working on several projects but the primary project will be migrating this non-profit from a Windows platform to a Linux one (quite likely Ubuntu). This includes reviewing every application currently used and finding an alternate (or wine, virtualization, etc). The first thing we are doing is an OpenOffice switch.
I am currently writing up the Project Plan for OpenOffice and have already noticed a couple things. Upon importing a .doc Project Plan template:
- Table Of Contents breaks
- Header/Footer no longer covers the entire document
Fixing Table of Contents
It breaks because OpenOffice uses styles – Headings specifically to do a ToC. Most people who use Microsoft Office use numbering. So you need to go through the document turning off numbering, and assigning it to a Heading #.
- Go through the document
- For each line that is numbered and that you want to make part of the ToC
- Turn off numbering by clicking anywhere on the line
- Bullets and numbering should appear
- And then click Turn Off Numbering (third button from left)
- Change that line to be on Heading #
- Based on the previous numbering scheme
- So for 3. You make it heading 1, For 3.8 you make it heading 2, For 1.3.8 you make it Heading 3.
- You select the style in the drop down box to the right of the font (or by using F11)
Styles are a much better way of doing things, and you should learn more about them.
It doesn’t matter what page you do this on, but don’t you want different Headers/Footers on different series of pages!
- Bring up “Styles and Formatting” by pressing F11
- In Styles go from Paragraph to Page (fourth button on the top)
- If you see any Convert 1, Convert 2, etc – Right click and delete them
That should be it. Oh and this is my street..