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No main toolbar in Draw

PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:33 pm
by ellzee
I am new to OpenOfficeDraw. An opened new drawing does NOT have a Main Toolbar opened on the left side of the screen. I am unable to find it. It is needed to produce a drawing. The Main Toolbar does not show up on the toolbar menu. I don't know what to do. Please help.

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Re: open office draw

PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:46 pm
by Hagar Delest
Hi and welcome to the forum!

You can try to reset your OpenOffice user profile.

Please add [Solved] at the beginning of the title in your first post (top of the topic) with the edit button if your issue has been fixed.

Re: No main toolbar in Draw

PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:11 pm
by acknak
OO Draw does not normally have any toolbar on the left side. The main toolbar is at the top; the Drawing toolbar with all the drawing objects and effects is at the bottom of the screen. The Drawing toolbar is controlled through View > Toolbars > Drawing: ON/OFF

The left side of the screen normally shows the page panel. You can check under View > Page Pane: ON/OFF. The page panel can also be toggled open or closed by the center grip (tiny dotted area in the center of the frame).

Re: No main toolbar in Draw

PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:00 pm
by ellzee
the user manual says the main toolbar is important and is left of the rulers. I can't find the main toolbar anywhere. How do I get the text palette yo come up (for example)

Re: No main toolbar in Draw

PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:18 am
by acknak
Are you using OO 2.4 as it shows in your forum signature? I assume that's some kind of mistake, as OO 2.4 is about seven years old.

But even OO 2 had toolbars top & bottom, not on the left, as far as I remember.

What user manual are you following? Do you have a link for it?

Re: No main toolbar in Draw

PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:40 am
by ellzee
I'm using "DRAW GUIDE" OpenOffice.org version 1.0 October 2004 (!). see page 2 & page. I should update to a newer version (plse tell me how to do it 'cause I'm not big computer guy). Thanx for your help- it's really important to me. Leo

Re: No main toolbar in Draw

PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:22 am
by acknak
Ubuntu packages and supports LibreOffice, which is a branch off of OpenOffice. They're about 99% the same. You may find it simplest to just install LibreOffice from the Ubuntu software manager.