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In Microsoft Office there's a Measurement at value displayed in the status bar which measures the distance of the current line to the upper margin (in centimeters).

See here.

Is there any way to get the same thing in OO/LibreOffice?


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It is possible to display a horizontal and vertical ruler at the top and left of your document, however it doesn't seem to allow you to correlate the location of the insertion point to an actual value. (In other words, it seems cosmetic.)

You can select from the menu, View → Ruler to enable it. Or, if you go to Preferences → Writer → View you can enable either axes and configure the measurement units displayed.

I've often wondered this too, I'll update this entry if I find a better way, but I think you're SOL. (I'm using OO 3.3.0.)

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thanks. But I already knew that. I took the liberty to ask the same in a OO forum, see here. It seems that's currently a missing feature – user881430 Nov 11 '11 at 17:52

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