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How to include user defined index into table of contents

I inserted a user defined index in my LibreOffice Writer document. How can I include (the heading of) this into my table of contents? I tried Insert > Index & Tables > Entry, but the heading of ...
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Remove duplicate lines in LibreOffice / OpenOffice Writer

I'm working on a text file in Writer which is basically a sorted list of words and phrases. It contains some duplicates I want to remove. Normally I would use a regular expression in Search & ...
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Creating Index in Libre Office Writer

Every book has an "Index" at the end and using which we find specific text in the book. I have created a document in Libre Office Writer and now I want to create the "Index" like the same in a book. ...
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Creating a list with guided lines in Libre Office

I created the following list using Libre Office manually. That means I created the dotted line by pressing the dot character repeatedly (or keeping it pressed for some time) but anyway I am unable to ...
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Font color is not the same after exporting to pdf in LibreOffice

Is it possible to make exported pdf files look like odt files ? For some reason entire text is being transformed to black font. Thank you.
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LibreOffice 4.3 writer formula.-

I have a document consisting of four pages. At the foot of single page I want to write "follows" in all pages except the last. How can I do this? Thanks.
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LibreOffice: Print paragraph marks and numbers

I can see that it is possible to view the paragraph symbol in Libreoffice, but I also need it it print. I need to print the paragraph symbol followed by the number of that paragraph, starting from 1. ...
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Arabic: Unicode: how to stack fatha kasra damma

I am using LibreOffice to type arabic, but if what I am asking cannot be obtained with LibreOffice then I would like to know whether it is possible in LaTeX, because I have seen this in a book, but do ...
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LibreOffice Writer: Forms are not editable after save

after creating an odt document which has form controls (textbox, checkbox etc), I cannot edit the forms when I open the document again. You have to select everything and copy it in a new document. But ...
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How can I set up a shortcut key for changing selected text to a preferred font in Libreoffice?

How can I set up a shortcut key for changing selected text to a preferred font in Libreoffice? Preferred font in my case is Segoe Print I have come this far: Tools → Customise → Keyboard selected ...
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How to create Smart Art in LibreOffice Writer

How do I create flow charts in LibreOffice writer? I know how to do it in Draw but I'd like to do it in Writer as well. (I'm looking for functionality close to Word's Smart Art feature) Here's an ...
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How do I find all highlighted text in Libreoffice Writer?

I have a LibreOffice Writer document that has undergone a process of editing, and sections of the text that needed to be rewritten were highlighted in yellow. As I fixed those sections, I removed the ...
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Writer document showing text overlap

I've imported a Microsoft .doc file into LibreOffice Writer, however some of the headings aren't being displayed correctly. Is there a way around this?
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Why is my alphabetical index empty in Libreoffice Writer?

I have a LibreOffice Writer document, about 64,000 words, divided into 8 chapters. I would like to create an alphabetical index. I select Insert -> Indexes and Tables... -> Indexes and Tables. ...
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Multiple text alignments on one line in Libre Office

Is it possible to have multiple text alignments on one line in Libre Office? Something like: | | |left centre right| | ...
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Multi step shortcuts in LibreOffice Writer

There are some programs out (for example, Sublime Text) that allow multi step keyboard shortcuts, that is for example you can first click one key combination CTRL+K and then another another key ...
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How to generate automatically ODT documents from libreoffice using variables

I have an ODT certificate template which I need to customize with a few elements (name, surname, date, etc.) before printing it. So I would be able to fill it with the data provided in an external ...
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How to eliminate header for first page?

LibreOffice is putting a header on every page. I'd like the header to be on all pages but the first page. Is this possible? How do I make it so?
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Open/Libre Office Writer: Display line numbers in frames only

I'm writing a report in which I have to explain some programming code. I'm putting bits of code into a frame so I can place it nicely around the text. I would like to number the lines in the frame. As ...
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How to create a reference line between a name and a value in LibreOffice

In the figure (which is a part of the table of contents of some book) the doted lines help our eyes to easily spot the page number of the mentioned chapter. When creating similar contents using ...
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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