Downloading DIY

I am in love with this concept but can't figure out how to download the forms. I've read the handbook. I've clicked on several links that lead me to PDF files that contain what the templates look like. But, I've also seen screenshots posted of what looks like software you use to access/create templates. The website also speaks about OpenOffice.org and I'm not clear on how that plays into this.

I really want to utilize all this great stuff but just can't figure out how to download it. Can someone point me in the right direction?

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Welcome

Let's start with some basics:
Do you know how to download software from a web page and install it on your computer ?
Are you on a Mac or a Windows machine ?

About "software you use to access/create templates", I am guessing you are talking about my Dynamic Templates. Look for the word "Attachment" and you will find the links to download it.

From Open Office.org:

OpenOffice.org is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.

It offers the same functionality as Microsoft Office without the cost or the hassle.
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Yes, I do know how to

Yes, I do know how to download software to my computer.

I have a Windows machine.

I found the attachments you spoke of but just for the 2.0.4 link. The other links (all with "deprecate" after them) didn't seem to have attachments...

Jaydis262

Yes, there is only one (now)

Dynamic Templates v.1 was a separate application for each template.
For v2, I tied them all together into one application.

In computer software standards and documentation, the term deprecation is applied to software features that are superseded and should be avoided. However, there were comments worth keeping, so I kept them, but I removed the old application links.

Does that help ?
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Yes, that does help. I

Yes, that does help.

I just downloaded OpenOffice onto my computer. I know people have used this to create their own templates, I've seen them posted here. What part of OpenOffice do you use to create/edit templates? If I see a template I like on this website but want to tweak it a little bit do I do that in OpenOffice? How?

Jaydis262

Lotsa different ways

The DIY Widget PLanner Kit uses OO-Draw, the graphic application.
Some folks create with Writer, the Word-clone, while others use Calc, the Excel-clone.

Whatever tool does the job. To tweak, you use the tool that created it. The three letter file name suffix tells you which one to use, or just double-click on it and the correct part of OO will open.
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