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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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OpenOffice Writer default to Web Layout

Is there a way to get OpenOffice Writer to always open documents in Web Layout? Or, at least properly respect the view of the document? That is, if a document was in Web Layout when saved, then ...
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Are there position markers in Open Office?

I'm editing a very large document in Open Office Writer and I basically have to jump between three different positions in the file. When using Vim for plain text editing, I can set up marks and jump ...
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Copying / applying styles by keyboard shortcut in Open Office - similar to Format Paintbrush?

I would like to achieve a similar effect of using the Format Paintbrush without having to actually press the button each time. Is it possible to select the Format Paintbrush Tool by keyboard ...
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How to make openoffice “comments” box bigger?

A friend made comments on an essay I wrote using openoffice's "Comments" feature. (Insert > Comment). Those comments appear in little boxes on the right-hand side. But some times the comments get cut ...
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Linked code, syntax highlighting, frames, and captions

I would like to do the following: Link to external source code file (for example a SQL script in ASCII format) Automatically apply syntax highlighting to the imported text Place the highlighted text ...
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User manual template for OpenOffice Writer [closed]

Where should I look for a user manual template for OpenOffice 3.2 Writer? I am busy wading through Google results, but I ask here in case somebody knows of a definite good source and has possible ...
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Applying a style on a part of a paragraph in OpenOffice Writer

I'm trying to define a custom style which should apply only to a couple of words in a paragraph. When I try to apply it to them, it applies to the whole paragraph instead. The custom style definition ...
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Open Office doc imported from Word stuck on read only

I am trying to edit a document I was mailed as a Word document (.doc), but Writer will not let me edit it as it is read only. The security setting "Open this document as read only" checkbox is clear. ...
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How do I change character encoding of a text file in OpenOffice.org writer?

How do I change character encoding of a plain text file in OOO Writer? I have a text file in Windows-1251 and I'd like to change it to UTF-8.
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Set first page in book view to start on LEFT in Writer

I noticed that when I switch to book view in OpenOffice.org 3 Writer, the first page is always on the right. Right now I have one page style for my entire document, with Page Layout set to ...
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How to extract email ids from a document using Word or Writer

I have a document(.doc) with hundreds of email id's in it placed randomly in the text. How do I isolate the email ids, so that I can export them to my Gmail Contacts? I would like a solution to this ...
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Auto-increment field in OpenOffice Writer when printing

I'm trying to print a set of empty bills with OpenOffice Writer. I have an empty template, and what I would like to do is print a different bill number with every copy. The idea would be something ...
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Automatically copy control value to multiple locations in OpenOffice

I have a document that needs to be edited frequently. Only a couple of values in the document change each time I edit it. How do I set the document up so that I only edit one instance of a value and ...
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Unable to set a default language in OpenOffice.org programs

I'm having lots of problems with the default language in OpenOffice.org applications. I've set the language in Tools > Options > Language Settings but whenever I open the app it has no language set ...
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Get absolute page position of text in OpenOffice Writer

I have an elaborately formatted table in OpenOffice Writer. Is there a way I can get the actual position or coordinates of any given cell, like where I click on the box and can see exactly how many ...
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Openoffice: why is a paragraph numbering style sometimes greyed out (unchangeable)?

In OpenOffice Writer 3.2, I try to change the numbering style used for Heading 2, but in the Outline & Numbering tab of the Paragraph Style dialog box, the Numbering Style option is greyed out. I ...
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How do I stop Open Office from automatically changing the date format?

I am trying to enter a date in a document with the following format: 1 September 2010 However, OpenOffice insists on changing it to: 01/09/10 I've looked in the AutoCorrect options and elsewhere ...
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How do I use address data in Calc to populate labels in Writer in the OpenOffice.org suite?

I have a list of mailing addresses in a calc spreadsheet - one column per line in the address. I want to print them out on a sheet of labels. When I open a new labels document, there doesn't appear ...
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Turn off tooltip in openoffice while scrolling?

When I scroll through an Openoffice.org Writer document I have a constant tooltip with page number and (when applicable) the bullet I might be hovering over. It frequently obstructs the text and is ...
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Odt file crashed what can I do?

a very important document(my finishing thesis) that I have been writing using openoffice 3.1.1(its a .odt document) kept crashing everytime I opened it. So I downloaded openoffice 3.2.1 and opened the ...