Tech for ESOL Teachers

Information, Advice, and Reviews for ESOL Teachers

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Change Firefox’s Default Header and Footer for Printing

I am not a fan of the default header and footer settings that Firefox uses when printing. Too much info, most of which I do not care about. Like having the URL of the website. If I need it again, I have it bookmarked or a quick search for some keywords from the content should be sufficient. If I am printing it on paper, I don’t care about the URL. Same for the date and time. Some people (perhaps in business) may need this sort of info on their printouts, but I don’t need it and don’t want it.

Changing the header and footer info that is printed is very easy. The problem is that it resets after every print job. I have looked occasionally but never found a GUI way to change the info and have it stay changed. So today I delved into about:config. Sure enough, it isn’t that hard to do if you are willing to poke around “under the hood” a bit.

(more…)

posted by Osugi Sakae at 18:50  

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

List of Tables in OOo Table of Contents

So I am working on my MA TESOL research paper, and decide I want to put include the List of Tables (LoT) in the Table of Contents (ToC). Creating a ToC in OpenOffice.org is incredible easy, but adding things to it is much less so. Correction: finding out how to add things to it is not so easy. Once you know how though, it is pretty simple.

Obviously, you first need to have a ToC and something you want to add to it that isn’t already added by default. If you are using headings (and you should be!), you can easily add heading levels by changing the ToC settings. Right click on the ToC, select “edit index/table”, and set the appropriate level in the text box located to the right of “evaluate up to level”. In the screenshot, I have my ToC include heading levels 1, 2, and 3 by setting OOo to evaluate up to level 3.

ToC includes heading levels 1 to 3

(more…)

posted by Osugi Sakae at 22:08  

Powered by WordPress