Cursor is off page

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Cursor is off page

Postby nanasandelson » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:11 pm

Running Windows 10.
I haven't used Open Office for some time and opened Writer to write a letter. I found that the cursor ran off the page on the left hand side each time it started a new line. The top triangle to move the first line/paragraph had also disappeared. Thinking the program might have been corrupted, I downloaded the up to date version (4.1.7) and re-installed. I also did some general housework on the computer and did a restart. The problem remained.
If I try to type with the cursor off the page, no words appear. I can use tab to move the cursor onto the page and continue typing, but this is very cumbersome. I can't think of anything else to do. Any ideas anyone?
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Re: cursor is off page

Postby RoryOF » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:18 pm

Try opening a Writer file, then double clicking in the top bar (the title bar) of the Writer window. That should size the window to the screen. I think what is wrong is that the OO Windows is set to display on a larger screen than you actually have. My suggestion should fix that.
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.7 on Xubuntu 18.04.3 (mostly 64 bit version) and very infrequently on Win2K/XP
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