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Carlos Martinez wrote:

Robert Derman skrev 2010-10-29 21:59:
Jussi Silvonen wrote:
2010/10/29 RGB ES <>

Writer have a good tradition of tools that helps the build of complex
documents (styles, styles and more styles!).
What I would like to see instead of more direct formatting tools, is a
redesign of the way styles are defined to easy the learning curve of
new users.
I may be odd in this but at times all the beautiful automation in Styles just seems to get in the way! I would like to see Writer add a "Typewriter Mode" that turns off ALL the automation of Styles and lets you do a totally manual formatted document. Is there anyone else that agrees with me on this?

Hi, if you open the Help document (e.g. in Writer) and look after " Manual or automatic formating" you could fine how to write a ducument as if you are using a "typerwriter"
 My best  regards Carlos
Well, I guess I have now run afoul of the asked for a feature that was already there thing. I have seen this so often over the years that it tells me that we probably should have a copy of a users manual that is part of the download package and something very obvious just after install that leads users to it. OOo/LO is certainly not alone in this, most commercial/proprietary software today is equally remiss in this area, even MS Windows 7 itself is sorely lacking in the area of a users manual. After a lot of Googling I finally did manage to find and download one. Thing is it should have been on the MS Win 7 upgrade disk, and it should have been preloaded on this laptop when I bought it. Actually the fact that even the mighty Microsoft sucks in this area should give us an incentive to do better than them, or is it they? Whatever, perhaps we could get one of the people who wrote good users manuals for OOo to contribute one to be placed in the download package. I seem to remember a very good one by a lady by the name of Solveg as an example of what I mean.

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