Re: My New tcolumn

Subject: Re: My New tcolumn
From: Robert_Johnson -at- percussion -dot- com
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>, Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2004 08:26:08 -0500


First, congratulations on the new column! That's quite a feather in your

A couple of ideas that occur to me:

1. Managing large documents in OOo. How large a file is practical? What
are the limitations? If a document gets too large, can you split it among
multiple files (a la Frame or Word's Master Document? How do you manage

2. OOo and Content Management. Several open source CM systems are
available, as well as any number of proprietary systems. How well does
OOo integrate with them? How do can you make them work together
effectively? What are the alternatives if CM is not available?

Hope these ideas are helpful.

Bob Johnson
Documentation Specialist
Percussion Software
Stoneham, MA

Bruce Byfield wrote:

I guess it was bound to happen. A week from Friday, the first article of
my first bi-weekly series on is scheduled to debut on the
Linux Journal web site. The mandate is detailed articles about how to
use the OOo office suite, not open source or news about the OOo project.

There's no shortage of topics. However, I thought this list would be a
good place to ask for ideas about what should be covered. I'm not
thinking of topics that have a single-line answer, such as "Click File >
Save" to save a file, but of larger concepts, such as outlining, or
working with templates. They could be topics that have baffled you
(working on the theory that if this list's members have trouble, then
others will), or topics that you wished someone taught you when you were
first learning to use an office suite.

Any or all thoughts will be gratefully received. And if the topic is one
I haven't thought of, I'll gladly add a credit line at the end of the
article to the person who suggested it.



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