OpenOffice tip

Tools: a handy tip: when typing, you often want to emphasise a word with italics, bold, or underlining. Interestingly, OOo adds a nifty text-markup-influenced AutoFormat feature — if you surround the word with asterisks, e.g.

I really *really* think you should foo

it’ll convert on-the-fly to bold:

I really really think you should foo

I like it! It’s much more natural than CTRL-B, CTRL-U etc. Only pity is that _underlines_ don’t turn into italics — I know that seems more logical, but nowadays, an underline means a hyperlink, and IMO the italic is more widely used for emphasis as a result.

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