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

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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 paragraphs,...
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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 ...
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How to add marginal numbers / recitals to word processing documents?

I'm looking for a stable, user-friendly and flexible way to add marginal numbers / "recitals" to word processing documents. With "marginal numbers" i mean numbers appearing on the page margin, similar ...
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How to open/import a local HTML file in OpenOffice writer? (as rich, not plain, text)

I'm completely puzzled - I'm sure I've done this before, but now I fail. I have a local .html text, which opens up in Firefox just fine. Then I try to open the same file in swriter (or lowriter); ...
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grammar check support in openoffice/libreoffice works as expected?

Apparently, when I go to Tools -> "Spelling and Grammer" dialog box in OpenOffice Writer, it only does the spell checking. Further, it only adds red underlines for spelling mistakes, no green ...
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Which editor can I use to create a nested hierarchy?

I'm using OpenOffice (don't have Microsoft Office). I'm designing an application and I want to create a hierarchy similar to what the image below shows. There can be several nested levels of ...
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Convert MS Word frames to table

Is there a way to convert Microsoft Word frames to table? I use export feature of old Crystal Reports which export invoice file with every field in frame. I'm trying to use these files in OpenOffice/...
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Is there a subversion plugin available for LibreOffice/OpenOffice similar to MagnetSVN?

I recently came across the plugin, MagnetSVN, for MS Office which allows for svn interaction directly from MS Word. I'm looking for something similar for LibreOffice and/or OpenOffice. I came across ...
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How to write a macro to get selected words an emphasis mark?

How can I write a macro for OpenOffice writer, which get the words/characters that I selected with mouse an emphasis mark like dot over the words/characters? I tried to record macro, but failed. I ...
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How to move entire headings in LibreOffice Writer?

In documents, text can be a heading 1, heading 2, et cetera. heading1 heading2 heading3 ... For example: t1a abcd ...yyy t2a efgh ...xxx ijkl ...
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End comment mode via keyboard shortcut in OpenOffice.org Writer

To enter comment mode in Writer one can use a shortcut Ctrl + Alt + N. However, to end the comment I seem to be forced to utilize my mouse. How can I avoid the mouse?
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How can I create a custom OpenOffice / LibreOffice Writer table AutoFormat scheme?

None of the basic table AutoFormat schemes in LibreOffice Writer have both an alternation style defined and no sum column/row style defined. If they have alternation, they always seem to have sums. ...
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How do I open a .jtd file with OpenOffice?

I can't figure out how to open a .jtd file with OpenOffice on my Mac. I've read that it's possible to view these files using Open Office, but I haven't found any instructions on how to get them open.
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OpenOffice Writer: getting a “Measurement at” value in the status bar

In Microsoft Office there's a Measurement at value displayed in the status bar which measures the distance of the current line to the upper margin (in centimeters). See here. Is there any way to ...
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Word 2010 content control compatibility with OpenOffice

I have documents created in Word 2010 with plain text content controls which are used as templates for letters. However when I open the documents in OpenOffice 3.3 Writer the text in these content ...
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Creating automatic links in OpenOffice

Are there any macros for OpenOffice that enable certain words to automatically be replaced with hyperlinks? Every time I type the word "google" in OpenOffice, I want the word to become a hyperlink to ...
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How do I apply two styles in the same line in LibreOffice?

Problem: How do I apply two styles in the same line in LibreOffice? The main problem is that I need two different styles: one for the index and one that is not supposed to appear in the index ...
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Populating Writer document with spreadsheet (Calc) as data source

I have one page (in Writer) that contains 4 the same boxes (business cards) with label as field from spreadsheet. During print i get the same record from spreadsheet per page (on first page is record ...
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OpenOffice.org Writer RegEx

I have some badly formatted text which I am attempting to reformat using the OpenOffice.org Writer's Find/Replace functionality which supports regular expressions as defined here. The problem is some ...
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Smarter justifying in OpenOffice

Open a new document in OpenOffice, ensure that the default font is size 12 Times New Roman and set the alignment to justify. Now, paste or type the following (all on one line, ignore the reformatting ...
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How to search and replace special characters in LibreOffice / OpenOffice Writer?

I love LibreOffice / OpenOffice, but some tasks we cannot do in it, like mentioned in this question title: search and replace special characters in Writer. Someone does know how to do that? You can ...
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Line spacing between selected rows in OpenOffice Writer

Line spacing seems to be a paragraph specific setting in OpenOffice Writer. When I try to choose 2 lines and I change the line spacing, all the paragraph gets changed. How can I get the line spacing ...
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How to remove rules from a style in OpenOffice/LibreOffice?

When creating a style in LibreOffice, you can "link" them to other rules so that they inherit the other rules styles and only modify specific properties. For example if the default style defines a ...
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Dynamically refer to an image in OpenOffice.org Writer

In OpenOffice.org Writer I have a drawing with a caption that I would like to reference dynamically by its associated number. For example: An image has the caption "Drawings 1.3 some text". In ...
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How to print word documents with comments using OpenOffice?

I received a word document that contains comments which are shown to the right of the page. When I print the document the comments are not printed, whereas the changes in the text are. How can I also ...
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Converting Open Office (odt) files to Latex

How do you convert Open Office (ODT) documents to tex files? I have made a report using libre office. Now I wish to continue editing the document using lyx (latex front end). So the ODT file needs to ...
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Remove “auto-corrected” line (---, ***) in OpenOffice.org Writer

this question answers the question on how to stop the line from being autocorrected from ---. I don't have a problem with that. I'm having a problem with a saved document containing such a line that I ...
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Delete table in Writer but preserve the contents

Is there a way to "explode" a table in OpenOffice.org Writer? That is, delete the table, but preserve its contents in the document?
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Reference a different part of the document and have it automatically update?

In my open office document I occasionally have little notes saying something like (see p31). Is there some way I could insert some kind of anchor for these so that they automatically update if I add ...
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OpenOffice Styles & Formatting Preview?

Is there any way to "preview" a style in OpenOffice 3, like you can in Word? I mean, can you make the name of the style actually be shown in its own style and formatting?
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Why is my Table of Contents created empty in OpenOffice/LibreOffice?

I have a document and I would like to create a Table of Content. I tried with Insert > Indexes and Tables > Indexes and Tables... and added a title, then I pressed OK. But I only got a title and no ...
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Creating fillable, saveable PDF in OpenOffice.org results in garbage

I've been creating beautiful fillable PDFs using OOo Writer under Ubuntu for a few years. However, I've recently been asked to make them saveable rather than just printable. So, I go to my colleague'...
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Disable find and replace feature in OpenOffice.org

Can you disable the find and replace feature in OpenOffice.org Writer? We are a school, and the students are cheating by using this feature to avoid reading the entire document. We're looking for ...
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Using search and replace to remove line breaks in Open Office

I've imported a document into Open Office and it has a number of hard returns in wrong places. In MS Word, I could use the search and replace to simply get rid of them all easily, but Open Office's ...
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Creating columns in OpenOffice.org Writer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I do two columns in OpenOffice.org Writer? How do I create two columns in OpenOffice.org Writer so that I can type in and easily move back and forth between the two?...