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Hello guys. I'm a college kid here and I am trying to find a good word processor without having to purchase Microsoft Office. I have downloaded OpenOffice but I'm having a few difficulties. I know you can set the margins at the tops and side of the page by using the sliders. I know that you can go to page setup in Microsoft Word and set it to one inch margins with no guessing. I can't seem to find this in OpenOffice. Anyone have any suggestions?

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Hello guys. I'm a college kid here and I am trying to find a good word processor without having to purchase Microsoft Office. I have downloaded OpenOffice but I'm have a few difficulties. I know you can set the margins at the tops and side of the page. I know that you can go to page setup in Microsoft Word and set it to one inch margins with no guessing. I can't seem to find this in OpenOffice. Anyone have any suggestions?
G'day jparker0201 & welcome to Mac-Forums.

I use NeoOffice but as it's almost exactly the same as Oo.o, I looked into it for an answer to your thread.

Place the mouse cursor at the point where the ruler starts/ends to re-adjust the margins vertically/horizontally.
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The setting you're after is in Format -> Page and click the Page tab. Sorted.
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Ah, thank you guys so much! I had figured out moving the slider but that still left me guessing somewhat.

And for some reason I guess I never made my way to the Format----Page option...Thanks again!

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Another question for you guys.....When doing the header I need it so it will automatically number the pages....Am I blind and over-looking this again or is it hidden a little better?

Nevermind, found it.

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The OpenOffice help file is very comprehensive and there is a downloadable manual available at openoffice.org. It's probably a good first point of call. Most things are in 'sensible' places but some things (like page formatting) are in a different place to, say, Word.
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