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BrainStorm Cool Tip: Changing Headers and Footers in OpenOffice.org 2.0 Calc



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November 9, 2006 12:00 am

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Changing Headers and Footers in OpenOffice.org 2.0 Calc

When you’re ready to print your OpenOffice.org Calc spreadsheet, you may notice a header you don’t remember defining. You can define this header and customize it so it includes what you want by following the steps below:

  1. Place your cursor on the page you want to print.
  2. Select Format | Page.
  3. Click the Header tab.
  4. Click Edit.
  5. Use the Header drop-down list to choose among several predefined headers. OR
  6. Place your cursor in one of the areas of the header and either type your content or click a Custom header button to insert a predefined field. Click the Font button to change font attributes.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click the Footer tab.
  9. Use the Footer drop-down list to choose among several predefined footers. OR
  10. Place your cursor in one of the areas of the footer and either type your content to click a Custom footer button to insert a predefined field. Click the Font button to change font attributes.
  11. Click OK.
  12. Click OK again.
  13. Click the Page Preview button OR select File | Page Preview to see the results of your header and footer changes.

To
see a flash demonstration of this tip, click the play button below.

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Disclaimer: As with everything else at SUSE Conversations, this content is definitely not supported by SUSE (so don't even think of calling Support if you try something and it blows up).  It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.

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