Word-processor component of the LibreOffice office suite

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How to add fonts in Libreoffice

I run Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon and added several fonts through Software Manager, for specific example we will say the ttf-mscorefonts-installer package, but after installing the package successfully ...
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How to permantently apply a date format to a field in Open/Libre Office

I have a problem with both Open Office 4.1 and LibreOffice 5.1 in that neither will permanently save the direct formatting of a fixed date field. Whenever I open the document the previously applied ...
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Is it possible in LibreOffice Writer to make a style out of an element that has been manually formatted?

I have a frame that I have worked on to be positioned and styled exactly how I want it to look. In the same document, I want to make many other frames with the exact same parameters. However, I can't ...
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Is it possible in LibreOffice Writer to “clear” the next paragraph after a frame?

In HTML, you can "clear" a floated DIV so that a paragraph (delineated by a P tag) will be pushed to below the DIV. I want to achieve the same behaviour in LibreOffice writer, so that it will look ...
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How do I get LibreOffice Writer to start page numbers at 1 and not 0?

I have a book where the first page of actual content, after title pages and copyright notices and so on, is on the fifth page of the file. I want that page to be marked as page number 1. I set a ...
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How can I change the default zoom factor in LibreOffice Writer to fit width?

I would like "Fit width" to be the default zoom factor when opening a document in LibreOffice Writer.
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How can I use find and replace to move text into a frame in LibreOffice Writer?

I have a book's worth of text. In it, there are sections of text that are marked by starting with {s} and ending with {/s}. It's sort of like custom markdown, and it looks like this: What I want to ...
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Can LibreOffice Writer display information about the current cursor position?

Preferably in the status bar and spelled out in some distance units, but I'd settle for anywhere really. I'm really surprised it doesn't show such crucial information as default. I want something ...
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Libre Office writer: How to NOT print comments?

A couple of months ago I started using comments in some documents, and it was useful to create PDFs of these pages with these comments in the margins. However, for some reason now LibreOffice takes ...
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Include table of contents in table of contents

How do I make a "Table of Contents" entry in Libreoffice? I have the 'Title' style set to 'Heading 1', but it doesn't seem to want to reference itself inside the table. For example, say I have a ...
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Are the Liberation fonts 100% compatible with Microsoft Office?

In LibreOffice in Linux, I can create a text document (.doc or .docx) which contains only Liberation fonts. If I send this document to someone who opens it in Microsoft Word in Windows, and they ...
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How do I change date origin in libreoffice writer?

I am copying a chart from a Calc file to a Writer file. The Calc file has a date origin of 1904. When I copy the chart to the writer file, all the dates get shifted because the origin is (I suppose) ...
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Is it possible to search and replace formatting in a LibreOffice Writer document with named styles?

Say I have a document in Writer that somebody who is ignorant of styles has created by manually setting a certain font to various areas. Now I want to improve the document by upgrading the manual ...
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Keyboard shortcut for top of current page in a document

When word-processing, is there a keyboard shortcut (in MS Word or LibreOffice Writer) to move to the top of the current page in the document? For example, if the cursor is midway down page 3, is there ...
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Libreoffice, how to copy from Writer and pasting unformatted in Calc, by default?

I have the revision of a translated text, made by the client, I am the third party reviewer and have to fill up an .xls module with all the source texts, the translated one, and the amended by the ...
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Duplicate existing table

I have created a table in a LibreOffice Write document. I want to duplicate the table in the same document and make a few small changes in the duplicate. The table is large and using the mouse to ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to remove a table in libreoffice writer ?

I tried selecting the whole table and Ctrl-backspace or Ctrl-del, none worked. Libreoffice 4.2.8.2, Linux Mint.
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Libre Office Writer - Is Creating a “Text from file” object (MS Word concept) possible with it?

In MS word I can create a file with a certain text, and than import it to 10 other files in a smart way (if I change the original text, it changes in all the 10 files as well). This is done in Word ...
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LibreOffice Writer in Windows missed images from Linux

I'm using LibreOffice Writer in Linux to edit a document with images. But when I move file created under Linux to Windows not show images inside the document. My LibreOffice version: LibreOffice ...
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How to format/prepare plots for manuscript in scientific publications

Hllo All, A very simple question and I am sorry to ask it here, but I am having a big time with it to solve it..And here is the question again..I have few figures in .svg, .png and pdf formats..I ...
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Libreoffice Writer: how to enter data in a protected Word .doc form

I have a Word .doc file with form fields in it that I want to fill out in LibreOffice Writer. The file is protected (in MS Word), so only the fields can have data entered into them. However, none of ...
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Remove empty paragraphs but leave images

I have a document that has been formatted by using extra blank lines between paragraphs that I want to remove in favour of using paragraph styles. So I did a regex find for ^$ and replace with the ...
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Setting a tiled background to the page edge in Libreoffice

I am hoping to release a short ebook that I have written in Libreoffice. I have created an image that is the same width as an A4 page. Under Format > Page > Background and changing from "as ...
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Sheets in LibreOffice Writer (similar to that in Calc)?

I am writing a document on a subject, but with many sub-topics. I want to have each sub-topic in it's own individual sheet like you have in LibreOffice Calc, but I have not figured out a way to do ...
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How do I set a background image in LibreOffice Writer 5?

I want to set an image as a background for the page in LibreOffice Writer 5. I found plenty of articles on the web, including in the LibreOffice documentation, however, they are not helpful, because ...
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Change page orientation of one specific page

I want to change the page orientation of one particular page in my LibreOffice document. I have followed the instructions given on the LibreOffice wiki, specifically To change the page orientation ...
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How can I select a drawing anchored in a header?

If I add a drawing (or a text box) to a header and move it outside the header area (so that it is present in all the pages of the same style), I can no longer select it.
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How can I make a two column table of contents

If I select two columns in the Table of Contents window, they overlap and I got the result below: I already tried setting manual tab stops, but then if doesn't go up to the right end of the column ...
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Setting a section in Libre Office to the top of a (new) page

When one inserts a new section in LibreOffice it starts mid-page. This is the expected behaviour. However I do not know of a way to start a new page with a section. If one forces a page break the ...
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Is there a way to add a reference subsection after each section?

I'm using LibreOffice(Writer) + Zotero combo for my scientific writings. I'm recently writing a letter/conversation style document where I have several more or less independent sections. I was ...
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Libre Writer recognises 'Garamond' font when loading a document written in it, but does not have it as a selection

I am using Ubuntu 14, and am loading at Word .doc text file template provided by CreateSpacelink. The text in this template uses a font called Garamond. When I put a cursor over text in the template ...
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Automatically fit document on smaller paper size (LibreOffice Writer)

The whole point of the system of European paper sizes is that all have exactly the same ratio. So, theoretically, you can print an A3 document on an A4 sheet and it will not be distorted — it will ...
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Right-to-Left doesn't wok in Libreoffice on OS X Yosemite

In word processor in LibreOffice 4.4.3.2 on OS X Yosemite, Right-to-left doesn't work and even when I try to add the button to the toolbar and it doesn't add it. I searched the internet for solution ...
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Libre Office Writer : Date to Text-Date

here is what I want to create: A document/macro that reads the current date (which is easy) and transforms the date e.g. 2015/12/17 into text like this: the seventeenth day of the twelfth ...
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Insert a header in a LibreOffice Writer document

I am editing a book in LibreOffice Writer. The first page is the title page; the second page is the table of contents; the third page is Page 1, and on this page I wish to create a right-justified ...
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Regex in LibreOffice Writer - finding “everything” but one thing

I have a text (html code) and need to find <p> tags with their classes, id, styles (if any) etc. I'm doing this using the following regexs: <p(.*?)> or (<p([^>]+))> The pattern ...
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Libreoffice: Import columns of spreadsheet as fields

I have a LibreOffice Calc spreadsheet with Columns A, B, C. I would like to create a document in LibreOffice Writer with format: A1 B1 C1 A2 B2 C2...
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Can I make subheading numbers continue after a new major heading in LibreOffice?

With LibreOffice section numbering enabled in Tools -> Outline Numbering, my headings and subheadings are organised like this: 1 First Book 1 First Chapter in First Book 2 Second Chapter in First ...
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Newline command does not work in latex formula in Libre Office

I am using Libre Office Writer 4.2.8.2 in Ubuntu 14.04. When I select Insert->Object->Formula and write some formula like <some formula> newline <some formula> it renders as <some ...
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How to create a copy/copied/duplicated form page in LibreOffice (for PDF form input)?

I created a LibreOffice Writer document including some input forms. How can I create a copy page where the input-values are repeated from the original page as copy for the person filling out the form? ...
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Libre Office Writer, Line Is Wrong Color

I try to draw a straight line in Libre Office Writer. (Version: 4.3.3.2) I choose a color. (Tried Black, Magenta, and Lime Green) No matter what color I choose, I get Teal Blue. What gives ?
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Making a sidebar in LibreOffice writer

I'm trying to make a sidebar in a Libreoffice writer document, exactly like in the following template. The sidebar should have a different background color and a separate text section, but vertically ...
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Why do images copied to Libre Office Writer look so pixelated?

When you copy this image and paste it (via drag and drop from Google Chrome) to Libre Office Writer (4.3.3.2) you get: Why is this so pixelated / fuzzy? Somehow it does not copy the original ...
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libreoffice sub heading numbering for right to left language

i write arabic in libreoffice how i can write a heading and libreoffice generate automaticly thats number for example: first chapter (1 secend chapter (2 section one (1-2 ...
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Pdf form via OpenOffice: disable write in combobox

In the OpenOffice family products you can create a form with a writer and then export it to pdf. This way you get an editable pdf form. I need to add a combobox but cannot find a way to disable ...
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LibreOffice: Non-numbered chapter

I wrote a book consisting of several numbered chapters with LibreOffice Writer. Now I want the first chapter not to be numbered and the second chapter have number 1 (instead of 2 as it is now) and so ...
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Libreoffice Writer: restart page numbering and include total pages

I have a LibreOffice Writer document with 6 pages. At page 5 I want to restart numbering at 1 and have total page count reset as if the document started there. Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page ...
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LO Writer: Getting page number 1 for pages 1 and 2

I'm writing this document (with the file originally having been an MS-Word .doc file) with LibreOffice Writer (4.3.3.2). I'm using a page number field in my header, but instead of the pages being ...
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LibreOffice has ugly PNG import [closed]

I'm trying to import a PNG graphic exported from Inkscape (I tried importing the SVG directly but it doesn't work: the text is missing and replaced by black boxes) in a LibreOffice document, but it ...
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Libre Office Won't Give Me A Black Font

I am trying to edit a document in Libre'Office which was... Originally created by me in Libre'Office Sent to another person who edited it in Microsoft Word Returned to me with her request that I ...