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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Create selected lines into table in Microsoft Word/Openoffice

I want to move the entire content of an MS Word file into a table. The content consists of Objective Questions like: Question 1 a. option1   b. option2   c. option3   d. option4 ...
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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 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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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 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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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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Open Office Slow Save

I have a 500 page work history (only 330 kb) that I like to keep so I can search for things I've done. When I used Word 2000, its format, and a regular hard drive it took 1 second to save. Now ...
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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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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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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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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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Switch Text Paragraphs in OpenOfficeOrg Writer mailmerge

I am using mailmerge to write the same letter with minor differenes to many peolpe. I experienced that switching text paragraphs depending on database values was not easy for me. I ended up putting ...
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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 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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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 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 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.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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...