Better UI for inserting Header and Footer

Today I want to put LibreOffice’s UI in the limelight:

The change is not radical at all, but it should make everything easier. Cédric Bosdonnat added a new UI for the header as well as the footer. Do you think that is not worth talking? It is! Because the very only way to insert a header (or a footer) was till  LibreOffice 3.5 to use Insert –> Header. When you drag your mouse in LibreOffice 3.5 to the right place  a blue button will get visible, displaying either “Header” or “Footer”.

Personally I needed some training, till I discovered when the button is getting visible. Here a quick step by step guide.

  • Do not try to place the mouse, where the button will appear.
  • Place the mouse anywhere in the header (or footer) area
    • After one second you will see the blue button
    • Now get to the button without leaving the header (or footer) area
    • Push the button

LibreOffice Auto-Update

LibreOffice introduced the new “Online Update”.

Why have I named this post “Auto-update” ?

Well, if you want to, you easily can turn the Online Update to an Auto Update. All you have to do is changing at least one option. (Do not worry, the maximum is two) At first open the Options dialog ( Tools –> Options…). In this dialog open the Online Update settings page.

Make sure, that “Check for updates automatically” is checked and “Download updates automatically” should be checked in the same way. (See picture above).  At this point you may change the download destination to a better destination…

So – now you have transformed “LibreOffice Online-Update” to “LibreOffice Auto-Update”.

2 points of view

Well, there are always two points, never one. For one company, the first is better, for the other the second. Yesterday I was writing about a problem of open source office suites nowadays (LINK). Here I made it visual in a different way:

Point of View
2 different point of views (Click on the picture for a more detailed view)

On the top I the x-axis is the time, on the bottom the x-axis is “Innovation”. I won’t write more, because this picture is worth more than thousand words!

Enjoy 😉

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