View Full Version : [other] Formatting problem with Word doc in OpenOffice

August 14th, 2009, 10:20 AM
I'm using OpenOffice in Jaunty and I've got a weird problem. I've imported a Word document with macros in it. It opens up in OpenOffice OK and I can add text OK in Arial (I got hold of the extra thingy which adds it), and I can save and close the document OK. The problem is that the next time I open the document up, the last character of each text field on the first page only is in Times New Bleedin' Roman!

Any ideas?

August 14th, 2009, 02:46 PM
Ha, interesting!

I'd be inclined to say it's a bug. I've had similar problems with OO myself (e.g. that the paragraphs suddenly jump to double-line unprompted and can't be changed back), and have yet to find a solution.

Probably completely silly but have you tried Ctrl+A-ing the document, then setting Arial as the font? Just in case the line breaks are still formatted as Times New Roman.

August 17th, 2009, 10:43 AM
Cheers for the tip;I'll give it a go.

Oddly enough, I e-mailed the document over to a mate who runs Windows and in Word there is no formatting problem at all. Good news for me, as the document is a job application form!