Okay, I'm not sure 100% about this so I'm asking for help.
I belong to a writers group and they all use Windows (Office 2003 or 2007) and I'm using Open Office. They're having difficulties reading my documents due to the formatting being undone, even though I'm saving my files as both .doc and .odt and sending as .doc to them.
Official formatting should be exactly 26 lines but I have looked EVERYWHERE to find this in Open Office and cannot find it. Per my instructor it should be near where you set "single, double, 1.5, or fixed" line spacing. In windows it says "exactly" and I'm assuming that's the equivalent of "fixed" in OO. But the problem is that on her windows office she sets it to 26 but in OO when I click "fixed" it asks for "inches?"
For clarity here are the steps:
1) Start Open Office & Open a New Document
2) Go to "Format"
3) Select "Paragraph" in the drop down Format menu
4) A tabbed window opens, and the first tab is "Indents & Spacing"
5) Under Line Spacing on the "Indents & Spacing" tab, select fixed
6) But rather than setting a specific number of lines it asks for a (x.xx inches (") setting) This is where I am confused... What would the equivalent of exactly 26 lines be in inches? Laughing as this sounds so ludicrous
Does ANYONE know what I'm talking about? PLEASE HELP me so that my group can stop being frustrated over the formatting being undone every time I have to send them a new installment of my book. Thank you in advance!
Last edited by sarahmarienc
on Thu May 07, 2009 9:11 am, edited 1 time in total.