October 12, 2012 – 12:13pm
LibreOffice (MAC) default image gallery points to a folder buried in the Application Support Library:
No icon in Presentation to Indent.
You have to access this command via:
- Choose Format – Paragraph – Indents & Spacing tab
- Choose Format – Styles and Formatting – open context menu of an entry and choose Modify/New – Indents & Spacing tab
Application naming is inconsistent from Startup to running individual application:
October 12, 2012 – 10:41am
To convert an MS PowerPoint file from MAC Office 2011 (source file created on PC MSOffice) to ODP (Open Document Presentation format).
Trials and Errors
(Calibration check – PC Office 2010 opened the MAC Office 2011 file correctly and vice-a-versa)
- Test – ODF addon for MS Office 2010 (PC)Result – Messed up text and graphics
- Test – OpenOffice 3.4.1 (MAC)Result – Lines changed from straight to angles, and text boxes overlapped
- Test – LibreOffice 22.214.171.124 (MAC)Result – Same document
LibreOffice (MAC) correctly produced an ODP file from a PPTX formatted file.
LibreOffice Website – http://www.libreoffice.org
OpenOffice Website – http://www.openoffice.org
OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-ins for Office – http://odf-converter.sourceforge.net
June 13, 2012 – 2:46pm
There are a plethora of choices for electronic citation applications. Perhaps the key features that best represent a good referencing application are inherently the same criteria for good software in general, such as:
- accessibility (i.e., cross-platform, cross-application)
- accurate (generate correct formats)
An application that is very close to meeting the aforementioned criteria is ‘Zotero’. In addition, Zotero is open-source and free.
There are a few quirks with the Zotero application that are useful to remember, such as:
- The Firefox version is separate from the stand-alone application (i.e., you would need to export/import collection)
- ‘Removing’ the selected item does not delete the reference from the library.
- Adding a PDF link from a webpage may require manual entry of further Info (i.e., ‘Save Link as Zotero item’ results in a PDF with a link)
Zotero is the most versatile citation application that I have found, that is universal, free, and just works. This app would be my first choice for OS X or Windows.
(a good list but not complete – missing Procite, Citation 9)
(LibreOffice bibliography via database component… similar to MS Office… but free)
(commercial Citation 9 for Windows)
(Comparison of EndNote, Reference Manager, ProCite)
(Personal Bibliography Management Software – a bit dated but interesting to compare with item #1)