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Microsoft Office to OpenOffice Migration Guide
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Customizing the user interface

Most functions are found in similar places in both programs, but a few are slightly different, and the degree of control varies. Table 2 summarizes where to find the setup choices.

Table 2: Customizing the user interface

To do this

In Word

In Writer

Change measurement system

Tools > Options > General

Tools > Options > OpenOffice.org Writer > General

Turn off Auto completion

Not applicable

Tools > AutoCorrect. In the Word completion tab, deselect Enable word completion.

Turn on/off Help Agent

Help > Microsoft Word Help > Options

Tools > Options > OpenOffice.org > General

Set up document window (rulers, status bar, default toolbars, etc)

View > select required items

View > select required items

Customize toolbars

Tools > Customize

Tools > Customize

Customize menus

Tools > Customize

Tools > Customize

Display font names in their font (in toolbar drop-down font list)

Tools > Customize > Options

Tools > Options > OpenOffice.org > View, select Show preview of fonts

Always show full menus (include unavailable and little-used items)

Tools > Customize > Options

Tools > Options > OpenOffice.org > View, select Show inactive menu items

Show/hide ScreenTips (ToolTips) on toolbars

Tools > Customize > Options

Tools > Options > OpenOffice.org > General

Always create backup copy

Tools > Options > Save

Tools > Options > Load/Save > General, select Always create backup copy

Autosave every x minutes

Tools > Options > Save

Tools > Options > Load/Save > General, select Save AutoRecovery information every , and choose a time in the Minutes list

Show paragraph marks, tabs, etc.

Tools > Options > View

Tools > Options > OpenOffice.org Writer > Formatting Aids, select required items

Change file locations

Tools > Options > File Locations

Tools > Options > OpenOffice.org > Paths

Change user information

Tools > Options > User Information

Tools > Options > OpenOffice.org > User Data

Set up AutoCorrect and AutoFormat options

Tools > AutoCorrect Options

Tools > AutoCorrect > Options, select required items

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