ParaDTP -- DTP tool for paragraphs in OOWriter


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Sergii Kuznietsov

Average: 3.7 (7 votes)

formatting, extension, dtp, extension, paragraph, extension
Post date:
Thursday, 28 February, 2008 - 13:33
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Shortly: It opens small window where you can change in some degree fontspacing of current paragraph or selected text and linespacing of paragraph(s) and immediately see the results.
Doesn't work in frames!

Hi all!

In my work I often use OOo for publishing booklets,
small magazines and so on. And in order to give
the text nice look I alwayse needed to use fontspacing
and linespacing. And you know, you have to open the
appropriate dialog, make changes and then close it
to see the result. It takes much time.

This small macro does the same job (even better,
for fontspacing it uses not only the decimal values,
but also half of decimal), and you see your changes

It opens a small window where you can choose your
fontspacing and linespacing values. Not all range of values
you can use. I put there only those, which have the sence
for desktop publishing, that changed text was not much
different from usual text. So it works in fontspacing from
-0.5pt to 0.5pt, and in linespacing from 80% to 150%.
Unfortunately, I don't know yet how to make it working in frames.

Feel free to use it and share this tool.
Any comments and suggestions (and moreover program code,
for it is the top of my current knowledge of OO Basic) send to
serhiy_k at meta dot ua

This macro is the part of macroset "Типографика для ООо"
which has more features for publishing, but useful only for
Russian-Ukrainian Grammar.

ParaDTP -- DTP tool for paragraphs in OOWriter

Version Operating system Compatibility Release date
0.8.3 System Independent 3.4 29/11/2009 - 19:38 More information Download
0.8.2 System Independent 3.4 29/11/2009 - 18:24 More information Download
0.8.1 System Independent 3.4 29/11/2009 - 17:12 More information Download


very simple tool but very effective, I am using it for the layout of a book, in order to make the bottom line alligned with the other page. I have found not other way to do this. Thank you!!

Thank you very much for this nice tool. It helps a lot if you need to fill up empty space - and even more if you need to save space.

Does everything it promises t0 do