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So then, I cleared my document down to just a label at the top.

I had not yet saved it, and then clicked the HTML view icon on the
toolbar at the top.

I was prompted to save it as HTML as expected.

I did, then got a cryptic message box saying that the document had not
been completely saved, no further explanation (image attached

This HTML showed (below) with no labvel, label text, or fonting I had
applied to the label, but an empty SPAN instead.

The charset=windows-1252 setting, I'll probably want to change the
default for new document (HTML and other) to UTF-8

I then hit the HTML source button again and my label was still there
with my text in side it (as in  attahced PNG

I went back to HTML source, but no text within the span etc .. missing.

This time when I clicked asgain to go out of HTML source to WYSIWYG
editing, I came in to a plain wordprocessor looking environement (PNG
attached libre_office_where_have_web_tools_gone.png) no HTML or form
tools now showing, my grid layout had dissapeared etc nothing
specifically for web work. And now my label at the top completely

Though the document stiill showed as HTML in the second part of the
status panel at the bottom (image attached).


<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
        <META HTTP-EQUIV="CONTENT-TYPE" CONTENT="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
        <META NAME="GENERATOR" CONTENT="LibreOffice 3.3  (Win32)">
        <META NAME="AUTHOR" CONTENT="Paul Norman">
        <META NAME="CREATED" CONTENT="20101017;12125070">
        <META NAME="CHANGEDBY" CONTENT="Paul Norman">
        <META NAME="CHANGED" CONTENT="20101017;15533039">
<BODY LANG="en-GB" DIR="LTR"><SPAN CLASS="sd-abs-pos" STYLE="position:
absolute; top: 0pt; left: 360.4pt; width: 200px"></SPAN>

On 17 October 2010 14:31, Paul A Norman <> wrote:
Decided to take LibO Beta 2 for a test run on something serious.

So having a go at setting up an html form.

File New / Html Document

Wanted to do two things:

1) Want to set up for pixel units, so went under Menu://Tools /
Options / "Libre Office Writer/Web" / View

And there at the bottom right Settings: "Measurement unit" - looked
for pixel not there so thought "point" might do, but noticed something
called "char"
Hit F1, then at the bottom of the help page clicked on the link for
Units. This brought me to "Conversion of measurement units"  but
"char" is not listed there or explained, the others are.

Any one got any ideas of how to get pixel measurement for web pages,
or what "char" is please, I can't think what it would mean in a web
context - is it like <tt> ?

2) Want to set controls anchors for a default placement of "Page" not
the present "As Character" - how can I change the default behaviour
for this please?

-- some how Form Controls completely disappeareed and I could not add
any more check boxes etc, I turned it back on from the View /Toolbars
menu, I don't know how or when it disappeared, but dissapear it did!


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