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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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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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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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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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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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174 views

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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47 views

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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52 views

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 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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1answer
328 views

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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59 views

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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149 views

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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1answer
53 views

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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Open Office makes my words bumpy

I'm using OpenOffice 3.4.1 on Windows 7, the Writer keeps giving me these weird bumps in my words. Sometimes, randomly, the words I type have little hills and/or valleys of about one pixel. I took a ...
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1answer
50 views

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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535 views

How can I turn off auto-completion in word processing apps?

In both Word and Open Office, these word processors try to be clever and guess where you want to indent, or automatically complete a word you've started to type. In my experience, they are wrong a ...
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1answer
70 views

How do I search for a fixed date field in OpenOffice Writer?

Apache OpenOffice.org writer 3.4.1. I have a large file with many fixed date fields. (Menu: Insert/Fields/Date, and/or AutoText from such a field.) How do I search by field value? The Find (Find ...
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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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1answer
240 views

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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441 views

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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1answer
2k views

How to open/import a local HTML file in OpenOffice writer? (as rich, not plain, text)

I'm completely puzzled - I'm sure I've done this before, but now I fail. I have a local .html text, which opens up in Firefox just fine. Then I try to open the same file in swriter (or lowriter); ...
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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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2answers
149 views

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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1answer
712 views

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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126 views

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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4k views

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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1answer
687 views

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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357 views

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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73 views

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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1answer
4k views

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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257 views

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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1answer
141 views

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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1answer
371 views

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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1answer
638 views

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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850 views

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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1k views

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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1answer
51 views

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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1k views

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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1answer
239 views

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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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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1answer
235 views

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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4answers
19k views

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 ...
2
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2answers
1k views

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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2k views

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 ...