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

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Exit Column Section To Continue Normal Editing

Using OpenOffice.Org on OSX 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 columns. I ...
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Keyboard shortcut in OpenOffice to incrementally increase or decrease font size?

Is there a keyboard shortcut in OpenOffice Writer that will allow me to incrementally change the font size? If I'm switching between 12 and 14 and 16 often, it would be much easier to be able to tap ...
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How can I adjust column widths in Apache OpenOffice Writer?

I have an Open Document Text (.odt) file in A4 landscape mode. One section of text is four columns (not a table, but textual columns). I want the first and last columns to be narrower, and the central ...
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What is the difference between “anchor to character” and “anchor as character” in openoffice writer?

OpenOffice Writer (swriter.exe) has several options for anchoring a graphics object in the document including anchor to page, anchor to paragraph, anchor to character and anchor as character. What is ...
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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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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 Do You Type inside of a Table Created in OpenOffice Writer?

I created a new document in Open Office Writer (Apache Open Office 4.1.2), and then created a 3 column, 14 row table, of which I changed some of the colors from the Auto-Format designation. After ...
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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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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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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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How to add prefix to headings in OpenOffice Writer?

I've recently decided to never, ever use Microsoft Word ever again. I have started into OpenOffice Writer today and I'm trying to get my template document set up. For my project I need to have "...
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How to set OpenOffice Writer to change keyboard language to match surrounding text?

In Microsoft Office options, there is a checkbox that when selected, changes keyboard language to match surrounding text, so it is very handy for those who switch between two languages frequently when ...
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How to display numerals in context in Open Office Writer?

I just switched to Open Office Writer to complete a Word file which had been written using MS Word. There, I used to set numbers to show up in context, so that I could see Arabic numbers next to ...
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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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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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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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Setting color of dot leaders in OpenOffice

Under "Format → Paragraph → Tabs → Fill Character", there's an option to draw dot leaders joining the contents from the left corner to the contents from the right corner: How can the ...
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OpenOffice - Setting multiple fill characters in tab

Under "Format → Paragraph → Tabs → Fill Character", there's an option to draw dot leaders joining the contents from the left corner to the contents from the right corner: Is there a ...
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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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How do I change the way time is displayed in OpenOffice?

Currently, in OpenOffice writer, whenever I type in a time in a table, it adds extra zeros. For instance, 4:00pm becomes 04:00:00 PM. How do I change that so that it appears just how I originally ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 fix my table of contents of LibreOffice/OpenOffice?

I've made a document on Google Drive and I want to add a Table of Content from LibreOffice to it, but all headers are seen as Content 10 by the program, so they are all on one line, instead of ...
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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?...
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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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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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Bullet point with different color on OpenOffice Writer

I've found myself in need to do something I've never though about before. I needed to put a different color on some bullets. I've found a way to do this, but I find it so hacky... (It's a very ...
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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 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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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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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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Make Open Office Table of Contents Link to Page, not Heading

I have a Table of Contents in my (Apache) Open Office document. It works fine, except that the hyperlinks go to the headings used to generate the Table of Contents, not the top of the page they reside ...
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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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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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Creating a list with guided lines in LibreOffice

I created the following list using LibreOffice 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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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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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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open office formulas grabbing space

On some occasions when an edit is made somewhere in the document that alters the pagination (such as new text that pushes everything down), the formulas will "grab" much, much more space than they ...
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Stop OpenOffice Writer from adding trailing cents after dollar sign

Whenever I precede a number with a dollar sign in a table in OpenOffice.org Writer, the autocorrect forces .00 on the end of the number. How do I turn this auto-correct off?
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Openoffice or Libreoffice Writer navigation hotkey to jump to next heading

It seems like such a basic thing that there must be a way to set a keyboard shortcut for this but I can't find the option anywhere. I went to Tools > Customize > Keyboard and then under Functions in ...
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How can I stop OpenOffice from changing the page size?

I am designing a book in OpenOffice Writer. The book is 6x9, and that needs to be the page size -- the logical page size, if you will. But while working on it, I need to print pages on 8.5x11 paper, ...
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How to add multiple words as one expression in OpenOffice dictionary

I'm writing a German text on open source. I'd like to set the OpenOffice spell checker to the following behavior: Accept "Open Source" (with capital letters) as a correct word, but highlight any other ...
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In OpenOffice Writer, how to populate a column of a table with a sequential increase in dates?

I am using OpenOffice Writer. In it I have a table for a time sheet. The first column is for the dates which begin from eg. 01/01/2014 and should end in eg. 20/07/2014. These dates are not already ...
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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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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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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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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'...