OpenOffice.org Writer is the word processing application included in the OpenOffice.org suite of productivity applications.

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Show “Alphabetical Index Entries” when printing an OpenOffice Writer document

I have, over the years, continually inserted into an OpenOffice Text document that is now well over 200 pages. I have filled in Alphabetical Index entries, but due to the way to document was created ...
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Split large OpenOffice file into smaller parts

I have an OpenOffice file with 2,000 pages and I need to break it into 50 parts with the same length. How can I do that?
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Changing the default view in OOWriter “Save As…” Dialog

I often have this workflow: Open an OpenOffice Writer file from the File Explorer, then "Save As..." as a different, similarly named, document into the same folder. For instance, opening ...
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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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Automatic backups (history) in LibreOffice (OpenOffice)

LibreOffice can create a backup copy when you enable it in settings (Options > Load/Save > General), but it saves only the previous state (one only). It has also an versioning feature (File -> ...
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TrueType fonts in openoffice-writer? Why after installation they don't appear there?

Very silly question. Every tutorial or instructions for the installation of fonts like Arial, Times and so on in Openoffice, say I have to install the »TrueType« fonts. Altough Synaptic says I have ...
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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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OpenOffice Writer: preserve hyphen in text

I often use an editor like OpenOffice Writer to build documentation. My documentation is usually technical, and it often includes commands for the terminal. When I format a command, I will indent the ...
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OpenOffice (3.3) for OS X - save default as .doc/docx

I want OpenOffice to always save Writer documents as doc/docx files. I can do this in Windows, but I can't find out how (by searching or trying) to do it on OSX.
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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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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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How to batch convert .sxw to .odt on OSX

I have a lot of old .sxw file than I want to convert to the Open Document Format (.odt). In libre office I found the "File" -> "Wizzards" -> "Document Converter" but it's only allow conversion from ...
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I've created a “section” in Open Office Org, but how to I exit from it & continue with my regular page parameters?

Using Open Office Org on my Mac os x 10.5.8, I typed text into my page, using my regular document parameters/margins, then I inserted a "section" so that what I typed in next could be entered in 2 ...
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Customizing properties panel for OpenOffice 4

I am using OpenOffice 4, and using Writer. If I look to the right of the layout and customize my Properties side bar by removing the "Style and Formatting" section, how do I save this, so that when I ...
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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 can I add an additional line break (paragraph return) to each line break found in an Open Office Document?

I have tons of text that runs together paragraph breaks like so: off the wounded, and with the same calmness and composure as before resumed the watch over his armor. But these freaks of his guest ...
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Is there a way to remove the superfluous line breaks in an Open Office document?

I copied a large text file into an Open Office Document, and it added or "preserved" a lot of superfluous line breaks. Here's an example of what I see: When it should look like this: Es, pues, de ...
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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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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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How to add a diagram in OO Writer

I would like to insert a diagram in OpenOffice Writer. Is there a toolbar to do it from Writer, or I would have to create it in OpenOffice Draw and then somehow add it to Writer. I also want to edit a ...
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Automatically Update Sperscripts in OpenOffice 4.0.0 Writer

Is there any way to have superscripts automatically update itself when I insert a new superscript? For example, I have a document with superscripts in each page referencing specific notes. If I want ...
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Why is Open Office pushing certain items in a numbered list forward?

Open Office is really messing with me. I'm just trying to make an outline for one of my textbooks, and it's doing stuff like this: Notice how certain items on the second level are pushed forward. ...
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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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OpenOffice - Save all documents as HTML using macro

I am newbie to Open Office Macro. I have a requirement of Save documents(PPT,PDF,XLS,DOC) as HTML format using macro code. Is it possible to save documents as HTML by macro recording in open ...
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How to automatically update (promote/demote) heading sub-levels

How can the heading sub-levels can be automatically updated when promoting/demoting a section? Imagine I have a document structured like this: (1)Chapter A (2)Section B (2)Section ...
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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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How do I get custom document properties to export into PDF?

When I export a document to PDF, the Title, Author, and Subject export just fine. However the values in the "Custom Properties" tab in File | Properties, do not get exported into the PDF custom ...
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Where does open office writer save its default template

Does anybody know where Openoffice saves its configuration for standard font, size etc? I know i can create a template which gets used as a standard for new documents, but how do i get the location ...
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Create selected lines into table in Microsoft Word/Openoffice

I want to move the entire content of an MS Word file into a table. The content consists of Objective Questions like: Question 1 a. option1   b. option2   c. option3   d. option4 ...
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Open Office Slow Save

I have a 500 page work history (only 330 kb) that I like to keep so I can search for things I've done. When I used Word 2000, its format, and a regular hard drive it took 1 second to save. Now ...
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How to fix document broken content?

I have been sent several files in order to fix them - the issue is that when they are opened you are not seeing the correct text and my cousin is not able to prepare for his exam. So, I have found it ...
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How can I tell where an OpenOffice Writer document extends beyond set margins?

I am using OpenOffice.org Writer to create a PDF, and have explicitly set margins of 1" all around. CreateSpace, which I am creating the PDF for, has rejected my PDF on the claim that it does not have ...
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Open Office makes my words bumpy

I'm using OpenOffice 3.4.1 on Windows 7, the Writer keeps giving me these weird bumps in my words. Sometimes, randomly, the words I type have little hills and/or valleys of about one pixel. I took a ...
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Creating a template for a Writer-based calendar (diary)

I'm currently working on a calendar for the new year – a daily planner, a diary! Something for GTD (Getting things done) based on a diary with planner options. It is created in OpenOffice or ...
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Inserting line breaks between/before/after tables

If you make a table at the very beginning of a document or a table right after another table. There doesn't seem to be any way of getting your cursor before/after this table? It seems like it's then ...
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How to apply a page style to a specific set of pages?

I want to split my document in three parts. The first part is the first document which has the style "First Page". The other ones have "Default". Now, I want the appendix to have the "Index" page ...
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How can I turn off auto-completion in word processing apps?

In both Word and Open Office, these word processors try to be clever and guess where you want to indent, or automatically complete a word you've started to type. In my experience, they are wrong a ...
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How to find and replace special formats in word processors?

Currently I have Word 2010 and Word 2013 Preview (and OpenOffice 3, LibreOffice + LyX 2) installed. And I want to do this: I have long document full of content that is sadly broken down by ...
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Automatically highlight certain words in Libre/OpenOffice

Is there a way to make LibreOffice automatically highlight certain words in some color? I often write "todo" in files to remind me to come back later and finish something up, etc. It would be very ...
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How do I search for a fixed date field in OpenOffice Writer?

Apache OpenOffice.org writer 3.4.1. I have a large file with many fixed date fields. (Menu: Insert/Fields/Date, and/or AutoText from such a field.) How do I search by field value? The Find (Find ...
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Batch import of eps inside Openoffice-Writer

I have a huge quantity of eps images, generated by another huge quantity of gnuplot scripts. Is there a way to import them inside an Openoffice Writer document (.odt) at once? I'm about to try the ...
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Indextable numbering space

There is no space between the outline numbering and the TEXT in my Table of Contents. My heading styles 1 - 3 have bullets_and_numbering/position/minimum_space_numbering<->text 0,38cm but the ...
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Open Office: How to disable image link updates

I'm writing a user manual to a card game and there is a looot of linked images. Open Office is working so slow because every time I flip to a page with linked images it starts to update them. Is it ...
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Create a hyperlink to an email address in OpenOffice/LibreOffice Writer

I am running OpenOffice 3.4 on OS X 10.6.8. How do I link to an email address in a Writer document. I tried typing the email address in the document, selecting it, clicking the link button on the ...
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Where are OpenOffice writer custom styles saved?

I am creating new header styles in OpenOffice (for example My Header 1, etc...), but where are these custom styles saved? Is it in the document or the application? If I open my document on another pc, ...
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How to save table cell's background colour and styles of border line (OO.Org Writer)?

What I want I want to reuse table format by styles, but only table's text format is saved. How I try to do it How I save table style: I select cells styles and formatting > new style from ...
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A less cumbersome way to specify encoding when opening encoded text files

In order to open an encoded text file with the correct encoding in OO Writer, the user goes through File>Open, then selects 'Text Encoded' from a long list of file types, which causes a dialog to pop ...
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auto-replacing my dash makes me sad

I am working in Open Office Writer 3.3.0 and I have come across something a bit odd. When I write a semi-mathematical formula my "-" gets replaced by a "–", a slightly longer dash, and I cannot seem ...