Monday, 27 June 2016

Changing the Background Colour, Font and Font Size Settings in Open Office Writer

Hello it is James from the Visual Impairment Team in Devon.

In this video I take you through step by step how to change the background colour, font and font size settings in Open Office Writer.

The video includes a full set of subtitles but if you prefer to read from a transcript, find it below. 

Start of Video Transcript

Hello and welcome to this video tutorial.

In this tutorial I'm going to show you how to do something in OpenOffice writer  which is the free equivalent to Microsoft Word.

and what I want to show you is how to change the default colour of the background of a document and also the default font and font size.

Now by describing it as default what I mean is that is the document and the settings that will open up every time you run office so they are like the normal settings.

and so this is how we change them.  first of all let's open OpenOffice so to speak and we are going to go here and click on text document.

and we are going to go to the tools menu at the top.

if at any time you are a bit lost with what I am describing then just follow the mouse Cursor and do the same thing.  in tools we're going to go down to options.

ok right so the first thing to do Is to go to the top of your options,  click on and then I want you to go to appearance.

click on appearance and you get this screen opening up  and this is the one we want document background and we are going to change it here and for the purposes of this tutorial we're going to change it  to yellow which there we go  change it to yellow there,  labelled as yellow one and then press OK   and it has changed it perfect.

now the next thing to do is to change the font and the font size.

and here you're going to come down here at the bottom of your page  and go to writer.

double click on it and then go to basic fonts  and double click on that ok.

we want this top one here and we are going to change this.  we are going to change this to Arial black and Change the size of it to 24.

now what you don't want to do is to click on the default button because  then it will take it back to the default settings that it wants to change it back to.  so don't click on the default button and just click on the ok button.

and then you can see here we go there’s our settings.

just to check that they have been made the default settings what we going to do is close open office and then reload it.

and if we changed it correctly we will have a yellow background Arial black font size 24.

and there we go we have changed successfully,  yellow background and if we look up here it describes it as Arial black font size 24.

OK  thank you for watching.

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