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Changing from web layout to print layout

PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:08 pm
by justjiim
on my windows 8.1 dell tablet, I have a folder with 1,031 text files odt. I installed newer version 4.1.7 and now when I open my files they are all in web layout, so the page drops down to the right and is not centered on page. I can go in to each file change to print layout, add a period or coma and save it, its correct on the page. is there any way I can change something to do all the files at once, instead of each one separately?

Re: changing from web layout to print layout

PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:20 pm
by RusselB
Welcome to the Forums.
Regretfully, to my understanding, the Layout format is stored as part of the .odt file, which means that you'll have to open each one, change the layout (however works best for you), then resave it.
There are other helpers on the forum that have more knowledge in this area, so one of them might know of something I do not....in which case we'll both learn something new.

Re: changing from web layout to print layout

PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:24 pm
by RoryOF
Page on the right is not Web layout as far as I know. Three little icons at bottom right of OO window, press leftmost icon (single page) and adjust scale by the slider to their right or by double left clicking or single right click in the % box on the corner.

Re: changing from web layout to print layout

PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:38 pm
by justjiim
RoryOF wrote:Page on the right is not Web layout as far as I know. Three little icons at bottom right of OO window, press leftmost icon (single page) and adjust scale by the slider to their right or by double left clicking or single right click in the % box on the corner.

I have been using open office for many years, first time this has happened. right now because I need these files to be correct by this coming Friday, I am opening each file and changing to print layout. modifying the file with a period or coma and saving, I was just hoping there was a way to change all the folders at the same time. like I said I have over a 1000 text files. this will make me hesitant to install any newer versions of OO in the future. thank you for your reply

Re: changing from web layout to print layout

PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:44 pm
by RoryOF
Try what I suggested - I think it will hold for all OO files opened after that.