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

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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...