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open office format issue

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  1. GaryRobison

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    when i copy an open office document saved as .doc, to a flash drive, and move it to a window7 pc, with open office installed on it also. i open the document, and the formatting seems to be off. the page on the windows7 pc does not match the page on the xp system, there seems to be additional lines. so the first page takes a page and 1/2 on the windows7 .....

    when i take the same flash drive back to the xp system, it is fine.

    both systems running OO 2.0
     
  2. EBSchrader

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    Check your formatting on the Windows 7 PC. It sounds like you either have extra space between the lines or the margins are too wide. Maybe both!
     
  3. GaryRobison

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    both are set the same. line spacing and margins. single line on xp and win7, 1 inch margins on xp and win7.
     
  4. EBSchrader

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    Top and bottom margins are 1 inch on both?
     
  5. GaryRobison

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    correct, also the header and footler is the same on each page, on both systems
     
  6. EBSchrader

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    Then where does the difference lie? I can't figure it out. :(
     
  7. GaryRobison

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    lol.... that's why I posted here. the only difference I can see is the XP and Windows 7 aspect.
     
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    I obviously didn't express myself very well. HOW is the Windows 7 version different from the XP version? If the lines are the same length, the fonts are the same size & type, and the margins are the same on both, what does that leave? I can't visualize your problem.
     
  9. GaryRobison

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    ok, page 1 is fine, but when it goes to page 2, there are extra lines, throwing the rest of the document out of kilter. when i take it back to the XP system, the lines are gone. and the document appears fine.
     
  10. EBSchrader

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    Lines of what?
     
  11. GaryRobison

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    just empty lines, like extra space.



    like the above.
     
  12. EBSchrader

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    And yet it isn't set for double space or 1.5 space? Have you tried to remove the extra line spacing?
     
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    Turn on the non printable characters (by clicking the backward P) and then post a screen shot of both.
     
  14. GaryRobison

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    will violate hippa laws, can not do this. i would have to redact a lot of text.

    i do have a question, will upgrading to the latest version help. currently running 2.0 OO.
     
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    2.0 is pretty old, currently 3.2 series

    If that doesn't solve it, you can always go back to 2.0 by just uninstalling 3.2.

    I'd try it
    letchworth
     
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