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Microsoft Office to OpenOffice Migration Guide
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Working with multiple open files

OpenOffice.org uses a Single Document Interface (SDI). This means that each open document has its own window. The Window menu displays all of the currently open documents in OOo.

Two of OOo’s strong points are the accessibility of information about the active document and the ease of navigating among open documents. Each OpenOffice.org window provides menus, toolbars and other features directly relating to the document in that window.

When more than one OpenOffice.org document is open, you can switch between the active document and other open documents in several ways:

  • From the Window menu, select the document you want to become active.

  • Use the Minimize button on the titlebar to minimize the active document and reveal other open documents.

  • Select a document from your desktop’s Panel or Taskbar to activate it.

  • Close the current document to access other open documents.

  • Use the Alt+Tab shortcut keys to cycle through the open documents.

In MSO Control+F6 switches between documents. In OOo F6 is used to move to the menu and each of the toolbars. Control+F6 makes the current document active.

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