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  • How to Configure the Default Settings in Open Office
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    By taking the time to go through these steps, every document opened in Open Office will be set properly for this course.

  • We must create a template with the proper styles.
  • The simplest way to do this is to create a document template that has all the styles already set up, and then to import it into Open Office.

  • These are the steps you need to take:

    1) Create a new document.
    2) Click on Tools, and then Options
    3) Double click on Load/Save to expand the tree
    4) Click on General, set the �Always Save As� drop down menu to �Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP,�and then click OK
    5) All your documents will now automatically save as DOC files, which will allow you to view my comments on your papers
    6) Hit F11 to bring up the styles display.
    7) Right click on default; left click on modify.
    8) The Default style will appear to be the parent paragraph style of all the paragraph styles. Right click on it and select modify.
    9) In the paragraph style dialog box that is now open, select the tab labeled Indents & Spacing, set line spacing to double, check the first line automatic box, and then click OK..
    10) Near the bottom of the dialog box, there is a list input control labeled Line Spacing, which should be set to Single. Set it to Double.
    11) Click on Font, and change the settings to Times New Roman, Regular, 12 pt; click OK.
    12) Save the document as a template file somewhere convenient.

    At this point we are ready to import the template into Open Office's Template repository

    13) Click File, New, Templates and Documents.
    14) In the Templates and Documents dialog box, click the Organize button.
    15) On the Template Management dialog box, right click on the My Templates folder, and right click Import Template.
    16) Use the file chooser dialog box to open the template you just created.
    17) Click on the My Templates folder on the Template Management dialog box.
    18) Right click on the Template you just imported and select Set as Default Template.

    Now, whenever you create a new text document, Open Office will use that template, and the formatting will be in place. You can try it now.