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I'd like to be able to fold sections of a document in OpenOffice Writer. Is it possible to expand or collapse sections of a document in OpenOffice Writer (or any other word processor?) Many source code editors have this feature, but I haven't yet found this feature in OpenOffice.

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That would be a cool feature. I found a post about a feature request for it, but I don't see that it has been done. I think the closest thing it has is the navigator which helps you find and move parts of documents, but won't collapse levels. – Joe Jul 3 '12 at 10:10
If you're good at writing macros, maybe you could implement at least a very atomic/primitive version of this at the paragraph level by using hidden paragraphs and maybe integrating that with paragraph styles that you could modify on the fly. – Joe Jul 3 '12 at 10:18
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Take a look at the oo feature call Navigator. It may work for you.

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I believe that WordPerfect used to have exactly this feature in it's outlining functionality, but I haven't seen it recently in any other word processor. It would be a very cool and (I think?) quite obvious feature to add to OpenOffice/LibreOffice... When I have time in 2037, I'll add it to the codebase... hopefully someone will beat me to it.

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I like how you have your schedule planned out all the way to 2037 ;) – Michael Aug 3 '15 at 21:32

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