Friday, 12 September 2014

Open Office Bullet Point Bug

Open Office is a great free alternative to Word, Powerpoint & Excel. One annoyance is that opening a Word .doc with OpenOffice replaces bullet points with a weird symbol. This Open Office Bullet Point bug is easily fixed...

To get to the Font Replacement Table using Open Office on a Mac, and fix symbols;
OpenOffice.org -> Preferences -> OpenOffice.org -> Fonts
1) check "apply replacement table"
2) under the "Font" drop-down select "Symbol"
3) under the "Replace With" crop-down select "OpenSymbol"
4) check the green checkmark to the right, your mapping should show up in the replacement table
5) check "always" next to the symbol mapping
6) hit "ok"

Thanks to this post https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10846#p152868