Notes like in MS Office

Asked by bourger on 2007-02-01

Is it possible in OpenOffice to make the notes inserted into the text to be visible as it is in MS Office?
Now the notes are displayed only as yellow bricks in the text, just indicating the place where they are. It is very important for my work to see them aside of main text... just as it is in MS Office.
This little but very important problem is the only cause for me to regularly come back to Windows and MS Office. I would like to make myself free of that stuff.

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Bryce Harrington (bryce) said : #1

Yes, there is a way to see them outside the main text, if you go to the navigator. It's the second button down underneath the right scrollbar. Or click 'F5'. Then scroll down to where it says "Notes" and click the [+] beside it to see a listing of the notes. You can also step through all the notes in the document using the arrow buttons.

Hope this helps,

bourger (mttllvs) said : #2

Thank you Bryce, yes, it helps, now I can see the notes outside the main text.
But it would be just great if they were displayed as part of the text, on the margins. I need to keep them always before the eyes and to see exactly where they are referred to.
Well, in MS Office it looks like this: the text fragment to which the note corresponds is being underlined, the note itself appears on the right margin in a coloured box, and the box is being joined to the text fragment by line. So, I can always see the notes and the main text. Just as in real, paper manuscript, you know :)
If in OpenOffice there was something similar, I would be just happy.

williamts99 (williamts99) said : #3

What Bryce mentioned is about as close as it gets for now. This may be added in a future version even though we might not see it for quite a while. Gotta use whatever tools suit your needs.

You can run MSO in Linux with Crossover Office.

Best Regards,


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