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

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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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OpenOffice Writer for OSX exported pdf is missing cyrillic letters

I was using OpenOffice for Ubuntu for a while and I have created many PDFs from the same template. I have recently switched to Mac, installed OpenOffice and created a PDF (Export as PDF) from the same ...
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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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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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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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Open Office Writer Style to edit Background colour of Row/Cell

I have been using OO for a while and am loving it! This is my first post here. My Question is asked earlier but since I am new, I am not able to "Comment" in the same post ( it requires points). I ...
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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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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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How to set default date time format in OpenOffice Writer?

How to set default date time format in OpenOffice Writer? It does not obey locale setting in Tools -- Options -- Language Settings -- Languages for me. Locale is set to Russian, while date-time ...
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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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“Insert manual row break” doesn't work on some docs?

In OOo Writer I linked the Return Key with "Insert manual row break" Basically this works fine. However, in some documents it simply does not, but I don't know why. Instead it gives me a new stanza ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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. ...