RE: Open office

  • From: CathyAnne <cathy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2010 10:05:21 -0700

There are two Word commands that will help you.
CTRL-SHIFT-PERIOD and CTRL-SHIFT-COMMA increase and decrease the font size by 
two points.

CTRL-SHIFT-RIGHT BRACKET and CTRL-SHIFT-LEFT BRACKET increase and decrease the 
font by one point.

CathyAnne

-----Original Message-----
From: William L. Houts <cadexi@xxxxx>
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 9:34 AM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Open office



What's annoying me right now --and this might be because I don't know a 
better way to do it-- but I want to make the fonts in some text larger by 
three or four sizes, and intstead of just arrowing down to, say, 14 point, I 
have to hit Alt, then arrow to the Home tab, then hit return and tab to Grow 
Font, then repeat the process a few times.  Is there a faster way to 
increase the size of a font?



--Bill

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Carlson" <dgcarlson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 6:53 AM
Subject: Re: Open office


> Bill,
>
> I like your approach, and am sure you'll "get it" sooner than you think. A
> lot of what I found was just remembering "where the widget went that I 
> need
> to click on" to do what I want. Almost like MS just arbitrarily scrambled
> the menus around a bit, to mess with our minds.
>
> Rather than that Teddy Bear, give yourself a gumdrop every time you
> successfully locate the dialog you need on the ribbon. When you've gained 
> an
> extra 10 pounds, you'll be a ribbon expert in a new pants size.
>
> And we can both sit in awe of Cy, the Anasazi, our aged seer --  oh great
> one!
>
> Dave
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "William L. Houts" <cadexi@xxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 06:30
> Subject: Re: Open office
>
>
>
>
> The add on menues are a little wonky and take some getting used to for 
> sure.
> It seems I may be able to put off making the transition for a little while
> yet.  I'm getting a new Dell tower and it's coming loaded with Worx Plus
> 2008, which supposedly has a version of Word with the comfy cozy menues.
> But that's just what they told me over the phone, and the rest of the 
> order
> has involved an extensive tour of Dell's Indian customer service, half of
> whom doesn't know what the other half has told you.  So who knows what's
> true at this point, LOL?
>
> In the meantime, I've downloaded the Office 2007 training module from FS 
> and
> am trying to imagine a world without menues.  Can someone give me a teddy
> bear?
>
>
> --Bill
>
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Dave Carlson" <dgcarlson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 6:04 AM
> Subject: Re: Open office
>
>
>> Bill,
>>
>> I know your pain -- I've been using MS-Word even longer than that, so the
>> crossover was initially painful. And you're just a bit older than my son,
>> so
>> talk about being set in my ways...
>>
>> I also considered the add-on menu tool for a while, but heard (did not
>> experience) that they are not easy to use, like real menus. Perhaps
>> someone
>> on this list can chime in.
>>
>> Dave]
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "William L. Houts" <cadexi@xxxxx>
>> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 01:57
>> Subject: Re: Open office
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "Don't spend a lot of time complaining about things that aren't going to
>> change anyway" is obviously a wise bit of advice.  But throw me a bone
>> here,
>> people.  A guy gets to kvetch just a little bit before giving in, doesnt
>> he?
>>
>> I'll definitely look up the FS training module you mention:  thanks.
>>
>>
>> --Bill
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Dave Carlson" <dgcarlson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2010 5:00 PM
>> Subject: Re: Open office
>>
>>
>>> Long ago on this very list, I was complaining about FS changing the
>>> options
>>> dialog and the order of items. A subscriber to this list (who I haven't
>>> heard from in a long time) told me to "stop whining and just deal with
>>> it".
>>>
>>> I applied the same philosophy to the Ribbon, and have learned to use it
>>> quite well. If you have to learn something to do your job, you generally
>>> do.
>>> It's amazing how well we humans can adapt when we just put our minds to
>>> it.
>>> Complaining doesn't help in the learning process, from what I've
>>> experienced.
>>>
>>> And I believe that there is a training module on the FS web site on the
>>> MS
>>> ribbon and how to use it.
>>>
>>> Dave
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>> From: "William L. Houts" <cadexi@xxxxx>
>>> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2010 10:10
>>> Subject: Re: Open office
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Well, I had heard that MS was going to use both in future versions, but
>>> according to Mr. Halsworth I'm mistaken.  Until something is actually
>>> released, I don't know what to believe.
>>>
>>>
>>> --Bill
>>>
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>> From: "Daniel McGee" <mc-g@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2010 8:55 AM
>>> Subject: Re: Open office
>>>
>>>
>>>> Hi Bill, and others! That sounds great does anyone know how you would
>>>> change it back the normal way instead of using the damn ribbons? 
>>>> Another
>>>> thing I might add is that I went blind when I was 16 and now I am 20 so
>>>> before office 2007 came out I had a visural idea of whow the normal way
>>>> of
>>>> office looked like and when I lost my sight and was tought to learn
>>>> with
>>>> Jaws. Now I just get compuse. Just out of cureiousoty if someone on 
>>>> this
>>>> list had sight could they explain visualy what the ribbons look like? 
>>>> It
>>>> might help me.
>>>> Many Thanks
>>>> P..s I had an idea maybe if fs could do a kind of webpage in the help
>>>> topics of Jaws with microsoft office apps kind of like what's changed
>>>> and
>>>> what verious things are in catorgies For example if I remember right
>>>> before 2007 to change the file size you would go to the format option 
>>>> go
>>>> down arrow once find font hit enter on that tab twice and then you find
>>>> the file size then change it to whatever you want and then hit enter. 
>>>> Oh
>>>> not forgetting you have to highlight what you want 1st. And another
>>>> example is thing wear you find out how many pages you are on your
>>>> document
>>>> how many words etc it wa some wear in tools I think again in 2003. But
>>>> in
>>>> office 2007 I haven't got a clue!
>>>> --------------------------------------------------
>>>> From: "Chris Smart" <chris_s@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2010 4:28 PM
>>>> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> Subject: Re: Open office
>>>>
>>>>> Hi Bill.
>>>>>
>>>>> So, are the ribbons still in Office 2010 Beta?
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