Word-processor component of the LibreOffice office suite

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Organize paragraphs in Word / OO Writer / LibreOffice Writer

When I read articles I often copy sections of it to a LibreOffice writer document (or any other Word-like program) with the purpose of having an idea collection. Sometimes I tag these sections or give ...
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How to auto-resize and fit copy pasted content from a webpage into document file?

I copy pasted some text with tables into an OpenDocument Text file, but for some reason the text, tables and images run off the ride side of the pages. Is there any way to make LibreOffice to ...
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Is there a way so bullets write in libreoffice open the same in Microsoft Office?

I have an Open Document Text file write with LibreOffice when opened in Microsoft Word it appear very similar (which is normal). The only thing that is a little annoying are the list bullets. In ...
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Is it possible to use date functions in formulas in SWRITER?

I'd like to make 32 pages brochure every month - one page for each day (of course last page is always blank). But the 30 (and 29) page is depended of month. If it is april, june etc., the 31 page ...
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Mass insert images in LibreOffice Writer table?

I want to create a table in Writer from a folder of images: Column 1 is a list of the file names of the images Column 2 is the corresponding images. To do this one image at a time will be tedious, ...
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Source code line endings in LibreOffice Writer

I have a paragraph style called "Source". It has no spacing above and below, and it uses a mono-space font and gray background. I want to paste text with some longer lines into my document and it ...
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Trouble with indexes in LibreOffice Writer

When I set indexes in LO Writer, by default I got 1 column, which looks great: but when I set 2 columns, I got completely mess (I didn't change any other option except that I set 2 columns): What ...
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Libreoffice not showing page in the middle of the screen

I have over 50 headers and when I press the button to show me the next or previous header, the idea being: show me the next full page, and show it quite normally, like a page should be shown, in the ...
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Quickly paste image inline

Sometimes I want to paste an image into a LibreOffice Writer document inline ("as character") at the current cursor position. One way to do this is: Paste the image. LibreOffice pastes it as a ...
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OpenOffice Writer: Show “go to lines”

I'm appending code to a report. Some of the lines of code are too long to be displayed on a single in the Writer document. Is there a way to display a little sign, like an arrow, to indicate where a ...
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Convert Libre/OpenOffice-Writer document with Libre/OpenOffice-Math to MSWord with Microsoft Equation 3.0

How can I convert Libre/OpenOffice-Writer document with Libre/OpenOffice-Math formulas to MSWord with Microsoft Equation 3.0 formulas? Russian letters changed to '?'.
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How to paste from MS OneNote to OpenOffice?

No any text, copied to clipboard from MS OneNote 2010 can be pasted into Apache OpenOffice 4.0.1 Writer. Even if it is just small fragment of plain text. Why? And how to fix?
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In two columns layout, how to keep text in each column separate from the other?

I am editing odt document in LibreOffice Writer. I have the following, very simple layout, it looks like this: I would like to text in each column to stay separate from the other column. So the ...
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How do I check if the document formatting is right?

I have to submit a paper to a competition. They have strict rules on the formatting that is to be used. For example, the size of the font, the margin, the space between the paragraph and so on. I ...
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Is there a way to change the page styles of a range of pages in Libre Office?

I copied in pages to a target document from source documents which had page 1 (which was the page I was always cutting from) set to "First Page" style. This caused all my pages in the target document ...
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yum install Libreoffice Writer without Java

Is it possible for me to yum install LibreOffice Writer without Java also being installed? I don't want to install the full libreoffice package because it prompts me to update my java and tomcat ...
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How can I turn off the page numbering for page 1 / title page only in Libre Office?

The title pretty much asks the question. I don't know how it happened that all of my pages have a "First Page" footer, but so 'tis. So: How can I get rid of the page number on page 1 / title page ...
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How can I “turn off” automatically-added dashes in LibreOffice Writer?

I added text like this to a document: — Oui, monsieur. — Bien. Quelle heure avez-vous ? — Onze heures vingt-deux, répondit Passepartout, en tirant des profondeurs de son gousset une énorme montre ...
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How can I add back my footnote and page number to my Libre Office document?

I added a footer to my doc via Insert > Footer > All, then Insert > Fields > Page Number It was working good. All of a sudden (maybe I hit some strange key combination?) the footnote was gone, or at ...
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List of tables in Libreoffice

I want index of tables or index of figures that are used in Libreoffice Writer document. How can I have index of charts, tables or formulas as it existed in MS Office word ?
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Evenly-spaced table rows, where table encompasses entire available height

Consider a page which may have a header, footer, and a list of questions with a heading: Some Company Header These are your questions: 1. What is your name? 2. What is your quest? 3. ...
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How to use data contained in several related database tables for a form letter?

I want to create a form letter with LibreOffice Writer. The data is contained in a LibreOffice Base database, in several tables. I followed the guide Creating a Form Letter. It seems that I can only ...
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What setting change would cause my Libre Office document to decrease the usable size of the page?

I must have accidentally hit some key combination that caused the settings for my document to change, because all of a sudden I went from around page 420 to page 450, and the text no longer fit on the ...
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How can I get Libre Office to stop storing my changes?

Apparently Libre Office is keeping old copies of my document in memory, because after systematically cutting a page at a time from a document (and pasting it into another one), the source document ...
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How can I write an .odt programmatically?

I would like to write an .odt file programmatically e.g. include figures from a directory or use different style writing code (like a LaTeX document). I wonder how can I compile an .odt file and, if ...
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How to hide paragraph marks in OpenOffice.org Writer?

How do I remove the blue P-marks that indicate paragraphs from my documents when working? I have looked under the 'Tools' menu but have been unsuccessful.
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How can I add fancy borders to the entire page in LibreOffice Writer?

This seems to be a limitation to Writer, but I thought I'd ask anyway here, on the off chance someone has figured this out, and I'm missing something basic. I'd like to add borders, such as stars or ...
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LibreOffice: using a dash as bullet automatically

With OpenOffice, I could use a dash as a bullet. I started a new line with a dash, space, then some text, then enter. Magically, the dash would convert to a bullet list, indent, etc. When LibreOffice ...
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Can I make an auto naunced document? Change title, and variables and functional fields setup a slightly different document to export?

I would find it useful to have a master document, on which I could centralise the text for a number of similar documents. Then using variables & conditions, set it up so changing a field like the ...
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How set the header of a Text document to APA format

In the APA format, the header has the title of the document on the left and the page number on the right. Is this possible in LibreOffice? Example: More info here
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LibreOffice Writer: How to apply strikethrough text formatting?

Version: LibreOffice 4.0.2.2 Is it possible to apply strikethrough text formatting in LibreOffice Writer?
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Chapter outline numbers as initials in LibreOffice Writer?

I am trying to have the chapter title (outline) level 1 numbers as initials in LibreOffice Writer. I have set up a character style which gives me the big title numbers, but they are all from the base ...
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Character count instead of word count in libreoffice status bar

Is it possible, and if so how, to change the word count in the status bar of libreoffice to display a character count instead?
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How can I split up a document into two by even and odd pages?

I would like to split up a text document into two documents where one contains only the odd pages and the other contains only the even pages. The document is a docx but the exact format is not ...
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How can I debug formatting in LibreOffice?

I am using LibreOffice Writer 4.0.2.2 to edit a Word document sent to me by a Microsoft user. It contains certain formatting that I can't figure out how to change (a gray background on some of the ...
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toggling overwrite and insert mode on libreoffice

I am using Libreoffice 4.0.1.2 on Mac 10.8.3. I want to use overwrite mode to fill in some forms but I can’t seem to find it. According to the help Switching Between Insert Mode and Overwrite ...
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Is there a way to make Anchor to Page the default in Libre Office

Is there a way to make Anchor to Page the default in Libre Office? When a picture or frame is inserted in Libre Office writer the default behaviour is to anchor it to paragraph. Is there a way to ...
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Cannot modify top/bottom space for header/footer in LibreOffice, and disabled Header/Footer after export to Office 2007

I have written my Thesis in LibreOffice. Everything is fine, but my University requires to provide the Thesis in a very specific format. In LibreOffice I cannot replicate the "From Top/From Bottom" ...
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How to put a vertical line to visually separate between two frames in Openoffice writer?

I tried to use with and without a third frame and then try to find the option of a vertical bar, but I could not. Please help
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Libre Office Outline Keeps Jumping to the top

I've been doing an outline for a PPT I'm working on and every time I hit a new line, then tab over to the next sub letter, it jumps to the top of the document. It won't sit still. What gives?
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Libreoffice Writer text cursor width in Linux

I know one can easily change LibreOffice Writer's text cursor width in Windows. But I'm on Linux, and fail to find similar feature. How can I change this width in Linux?
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How do I use a png as a bullet point with LibreOffice Writer?

I'm trying to use LibreOffice Writer to create my resume, and I'd like to turn a png into a bullet point graphic. Can I do that, and how?
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Copy table from Excel to LibreOffice Writer keeping cell content and formatting

I'm new to LibreOffice. Please help me find a way to copy-paste the content of an Excel table into a Word document, preserving the table format and content.
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Set hyperlinks and anchors on libreoffice

In word you could select a sentence and set an anchor on it, so a hyperlink could reference this part of the document. Is this feature possible under Libreoffice Writer?
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LibreOffice, change all numbered lists to bulleted

LibreOffice 4.x Writer. Can I change, some way, all numbered lists 1. Text 2. Text... to bulleted ones? * Text * Text... With keeping of all text. Only numbers -> bullets.
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Changing labels language in LibreOffice

I'm using the Italian version of LibreOffice 4.0.4, and writing a document in English. I set English as document language, and the spellchecking works properly. However, when I insert captions and ...
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C# 5 Language Specifiction in LibreOffice Writer

I've faced with very weird behavior of LibreOffice when opening C# Language Specification version 5.0 in it. When I open this specification in Microsoft Word 2013 on the title page it's written "C# ...
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How to enable page-preaks in tables with captions?

When I add a caption to a table, no matter the table's settings, the table goes to next page. I want instead it to respect the text flow and just go to the next page when needed. If I do not add the ...
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libreoffice writer renders dejavu font differently. Why?

Here is how it is rendered on Ubuntu : Here is how it is rendered on Arch linux : Why is it different?
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How to move between words MSWord-style in LibreOffice?

Basically, is there an option in LibreOffice to make Ctrl+LeftArrow/Ctrl+RightArrow (jump to start of previous/next word) behave like in MS Word? I.e. so that line end ("\n", "\r" and the like) are ...