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by Jossi
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2018 for Windows
Topic: Horizontal Line Display
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Horizontal Line Display

Probably the default settings for horizontal lines in your TextMaker and LibreOffice installations are different. How did you insert the line - via "Object > New drawing > Line"? In this case, just right-click the line, choose "Line properties..." from the context menu and make sure that in tab "Lay...
by Jossi
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: PlanMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: Cell Comments
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Cell Comments

Yes, the trial version has the full feature range.
by Jossi
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: PlanMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: Cell Comments
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Cell Comments

VBA macros do not run in SoftMaker Office. SoftMaker Office has its own scripting language; the scripting program is called BasicMaker and is only part of the full (paid) version, not the free version (FreeOffice).
by Jossi
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: Rearrange the order of paragraph styles
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Rearrange the order of paragraph styles

Oh, now I see what you mean. In this case, just go to the sidebar, click "Organize" and then "New..." (or "New from text..." if you have already selected a paragraph with the desired formatting). Name the new paragraph style "Snowshed" and click OK. In the next dialogue box, go to tab "Style". The d...
by Jossi
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: Rearrange the order of paragraph styles
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Rearrange the order of paragraph styles

When you uncheck "Display hierarchically" in the sidebar, paragraph styles are sorted aphabetically. By renaming styles you may regroup them.
by Jossi
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: SoftMaker Office 2018 for Linux (General)
Topic: Middle mouse button pression causes crashes
Replies: 12
Views: 389

Re: Middle mouse button pression causes crashes

When a great number of support enquiries comes in (a completely new version for Mac hast just been released) SoftMaker support can be lagging behind a bit. On the other hand, SoftMaker (a small firm with limited manpower) gives support free of charge via forum, mail and phone for an unlimited period...
by Jossi
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2018 for Windows
Topic: Mail Merge
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: Mail Merge

1. To make things easier, your spreadsheet in PlanMaker should have field names in the first row (e.g. First Name / Name / Street / City / ZIP) and the data for each person in a separate row below. Make sure that the format for all cells in the table is set to "Text", otherwise fields containing fig...
by Jossi
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: TextMaker 2018 for Windows
Topic: Auto Repeat Fields
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Auto Repeat Fields

I'm still not quite sure what exactly you need. In the attached document there are two possible examples. Example 1 is a shopping list where the same dropdown lists are used repeatedly (just copy & paste a list as often as needed). From each list items can be selected independently. Example 2 is a d...
by Jossi
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2018 for Mac
Topic: Release version continues to crash
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Release version continues to crash

Whenever TextMaker does crash and I select "Reopen" the last saved version is never restored. Why is that? Something is not right - please explain how the Reopen process works. In any case you should go to Tools > Options, tab "Files", and make sure that "Auto recovery" is checked and a short time ...
by Jossi
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: TextMaker 2018 for Windows
Topic: Incorrrectly turned inverted comma
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Incorrrectly turned inverted comma

A closely related problem (correct single quotation marks in German) has been discussed extensively in the German forum, but unfortunately without a result so far. ( Here , with links to older discussions.) To make a long story short: In TextMaker, the apostrophe and the single quotation mark are as...
by Jossi
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: SoftMaker FreeOffice 2016 for Windows (General)
Topic: Newbie Question part 2
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Newbie Question part 2

The equivalent program to Excel in the SoftMaker Office suite is PlanMaker. While PlanMaker is a full-fledged spreadsheet application, simple tables with the option to sum and sort are also available in TextMaker, the SoftMaker word processor. Generally, I recommend to take a look at the help functi...
by Jossi
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: Edit the List Number Style
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Edit the List Number Style

Might be that an old preference option persisted, but I'm out of my depth here. SoftMaker should have a look at this issue.
by Jossi
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: Edit the List Number Style
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Edit the List Number Style

As a result, I was using the Free Office version for a bit a long, long time ago. When I settled on Softmaker Office and purchased it, could that extra period have been somehow carried over from something I did a long time ago? To check this, I unearthed and tried an old copy of FreeOffice from 201...
by Jossi
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: Edit the List Number Style
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Edit the List Number Style

In editing the number list format, you added a full stop (period) in the field "Numbering text". This isn't necessary, as it is added automatically by the program. Delete it, and everything is o. k. (see attached screenshot).

Screenshot number list.jpg
by Jossi
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2018 for Windows
Topic: How do I automatically replace two hyphens in a row with en-dash or em-dash (0336)?
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: How do I automatically replace two hyphens in a row with en-dash or em-dash (0336)?

The easiest way is by creating a new SmartText entry: You go to Insert > SmartText... and click "New..." . For "Name of the new SmartText entry" you enter "--" and then you enter the en-dash or em-dash into the text field (either via the keyboard or by pasting a dash you copied before). Then "Save" ...

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