The Not Happy Thread - Continued

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  1. Iain Aschendale

    Iain Aschendale Ex-Patriot Supporter Contributor

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    RLS is hitting me hard these last couple nights. It used to leave me alone when I went to bed, but those days seem to be gone. At least I have something to keep the tinnitus company now...
     
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  3. Louanne Learning

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    Here in Ontario, I paid $2.04/L today. There's about 3.785 L in one gallon. That works out to be about $7.72 per gallon. Ouch.
     
  4. Vince Higgins

    Vince Higgins Curmudgeon. Contributor

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    The bright side is that our future generation would benefit from our burning less petroleum.
     
  5. SapereAude

    SapereAude Contributor Contributor

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    I am NOT happy with LibreOffice at the moment.

    I just made the mistake of opening a Word file in LibreOffice Writer and then saving it after deleting ONE character (correcting a typo). LibreOffice, for whatever reason, took it upon itself to add a section break at the end of the first page of each chapter -- which totally screwed up the page numbering and the headers. This file happens to be a book interior that I'm setting up for a fellow author, who usually publishes only to Kindle e-books, so I offered to format the interior for upload to KDP as a paperback.

    I didn't intend to do any editing in LibreOffice, I only opened the file to see what it looked like. But I spotted an egregious typo, so I thought I'd just fix it while it in front of me.

    BIG mistake!

    Possibly because the Word document is laid out to have the first page of each chapter different from the other pages (in order to omit the header on the first pages), LibreOffice decided to insert breaks (not sure if they were page breaks or section breaks, but I think section breaks) at the end of the first page of each chapter. Which completely screwed up the page numbering, and thoroughly trashed the headers. It must have taken me the better part of an hour to figure out what happened and to repair the damage in Word.

    LibreOffice claims (I believe) to offer transparent document exchange to and from Word. They lie.
     
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  6. Iain Aschendale

    Iain Aschendale Ex-Patriot Supporter Contributor

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    I've got AdrOpenOffice on my tablet for work. Type a simple paragraph, probably around a hundred words, but something I want to use for the next five classes, hit "save", get offered the choice of saving it to the device or Drive. I chose Drive and it a) saves it in Drive as a blank file, just a name, no data, unrecoverable, and b) deletes the file/closes the window that I was working on it in.

    It's not my magnum opus, it's just a sample paragraph to show how to format topic sentences, supporting ideas and details, etc, but I don't want to have to retype it every time I teach the lesson and if I simply leave it open the tablet will eventually get bored/run out of RAM and delete it anyway. Definitely an issue.
     
  7. big soft moose

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    Software doesn’t just decide to add breaks like that. I do all my writing in libre office and I’ve never seen this

    it must be something to do with the way you have either the file or the software set up
     
  8. big soft moose

    big soft moose An Admoostrator Staff Supporter Contributor Community Volunteer

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    that one sounds like it’s not connecting to the drive properly. Can you not save to device instead,
     
  9. SapereAude

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    In Word, you can set up a document -- or a section of a document (section has a different meaning in Word than it does in LibreOffice Writer) -- to have different headers and/or footers on odd and even pages, and to have different headers and/or footers on the first page of a new section. That allows formatting a new chapter so that there's no header on the opening page, in accordance with commonly-accepted book layout. The document has several chapters and was created in Word, using those parameters.

    But LibreOffice doesn't do chapters and sections the same way. What I'm pretty certain happened is that LibreOffice decided that, since the first page of each chapter didn't have the same header as the following pages, it must be a different section (or whatever it is that LibreOffice calls what I know of as sections) than the rest of the chapter, so it "helpfully" inserted a break at the end of the first page of every chapter. Since even with formatting codes turned on LibreOffice doesn't display a code for breaks, I had no idea it was doing this until I opened the document again in Word and found the headers and footers were all messed up.

    I also had to go through each chapter to find and delete all the extraneous section breaks.
     
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  10. EFMingo

    EFMingo A Modern Dinosaur Staff Supporter Contributor

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    I had a shit day. I would normally describe it, but I don't even want to think about. Blegh.

    There. Now I'm slightly happier.
     
  11. Iain Aschendale

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    Dunno if I've mentioned it, but I jacked up something in my back and the clinic that I went to is pretty useless. Doc says it's a C6-C7 issue and gave me...

    ...some mild painkillers.

    I'm taking the afternoon off tomorrow and going to a real hospital.
     
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  12. Homer Potvin

    Homer Potvin I don't feel tardy.... Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Might to better with some prednisone or diesel anti-inflammatories. Other than that, ain't shit to be done about a back injury. Unless you need surgery, but that's never good.
     
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    EFMingo A Modern Dinosaur Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Endless paperwork...everywhere...

    On the floors, in my car, on the computer, stuck to the refrigerator...please get it away from me.

    I hate paperwork.
     
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  14. Homer Potvin

    Homer Potvin I don't feel tardy.... Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Sounds like you need a file cabinet, bruh.
     
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  15. Catriona Grace

    Catriona Grace Heading for the Hills Contributor

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    Or a secretary. I was a legal assistant for 12 years; paperwork doesn't scare me. One of my cases had over 30,000 pieces of evidence.

    HOWEVER...

    I like being a museum naturalist better. :D
     
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  16. Homer Potvin

    Homer Potvin I don't feel tardy.... Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Secretaries and bookkeepers are great. I have 4 of them full time. Something like 300 payables a week? I don't even know. My personal paperwork is relatively minimal, but it took me years to distill all of it into 10 - 12 weekly reports that are identical for each store. And by paper I mean excel, which I couldn't get rid of even if I tried.
     
  17. Robert Musil

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    I saw this meme the other day, and...yeah, pretty much.

    b3c.jpg
     
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  18. J.T. Woody

    J.T. Woody The Ole Frazzle-Dazzle Contributor

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    How to tell an elderly woman with dementia that she can no longer come to you for assistance :(

    (Just musing...)
     
  19. big soft moose

    big soft moose An Admoostrator Staff Supporter Contributor Community Volunteer

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    she won't remember anyway ( i mean sincerely not as a joke)
     
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  20. Historical Science

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    Every time I call my health insurance I get completely different information. One person told me my ultrasound for a cancer would be covered once the radiology department corrected the billing code. Then I was told it would cost me $500. Now, it's costing $2,700. Lovely.
     
  21. Louanne Learning

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    An ultrasound in Ontario, Canada for non-residents runs at $175. Come north for a visit?

    At this link, charges for residents and non-residents for an array of hospital services:

    https://www.williamoslerhs.ca/en/visiting-us/hospital-rates.aspx
     
  22. Historical Science

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    This is nice of you but the ultrasound has already been performed. These quotes are my bill.
     
  23. Naomasa298

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    Hah, we pay (as of this morning) the equivalent of $8.54 per gallon here.
     
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    Naomasa298 HP: 10/190 Status: Confused Contributor

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    Oh man, I get that as a result of dialysis. Used to be so bad when I first started that I couldn't sleep at all at night. Not so bad nowadays (I have medication for it), but some nights are unbearable.
     
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  25. Historical Science

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    Brutal for sure but I think I remember reading that the average American drives 3x as much as a Brit. Our public transport is a joke and everything is much more spaced out.

    I'm in the middle of a little sobriety from weed and alcohol so I'm in a moody mood so I apologize for my nonstop negativity on here lately haha. I promise to come in this afternoon with some positivity :)
     

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