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How do I tell LibreOffice to use double spaces (or a free-form margin) for each new sentence?

I have written a long document in LibreOffice. I have written it like this: This is a sentence. Now begins another. Here is a third. That is, one space between each word and between each sentence. ...
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Is there really no *proper* bookmark feature in LibreOffice Writer?

Lately, I've got used to LibreOffice Writer and find it to be very helpful and nice to write in it, compared to the plaintext files I used before it with Notepad++. However, there is one seriously ...
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In LibreOffice Writer, how do I set the “new sentence indentation”?

I have found all features I need now, except for the "new sentence indentation". That is, the space between each sentence in a paragraph. This is an example. Here begins a new sentence. I want the ...
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Move existing control

I am creating a PDF form in LibreOffice Writer. I have some controls and want to move them. Referring to the screenshot, I want to move the Date of Request label and the Date control above the Name ...
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Unable to drag control to form

I am trying to create a PDF form in LibreOffice Writer and I am unable to add any Controls. I have Form > Design Mode and Form > Open in Design Mode checked. I have the Form Controls toolbar ...
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How do I make LibreOffice Writer use page numbers?

I've spent an hour now going through every single menu in the entire LibreOffice Writer program, and searching online. There is no way to set it to use page numbers. It lets you select which "style" ...
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LibreOffice Writer - equivalent to Word's “No Markup” option?

Colleagues and I are editing documents in Word using the "Track changes" feature, then sending these to a colleague who has only LibreOffice Writer. He said he is finding the many suggestions ...
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What is a 'reminder' in LibreOffice?

In LibreOffice Writer, in the "Navigator" sidebar, if I click on the 'Navigation' compass icon (see image) one of the things is a "Reminder". What is the reminder that this refers to, and how would I ...
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How can I add fonts to Libre Office Writer?

New laptop, latest versions of software downloaded. Among the software I use a lot is Libre Office Writer. One of my documents has lost two of its fonts, namely Papyrus and Bookman Old Style. They ...
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How to reset all styles to MS Word defaults?

My document was imported from LibreOffice Writer and has styles defined from that: How do I restore them all to the MS Word defaults? I'm using Word 2016
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Can subdocuments be edited from a master document in LibreOffice?

I've got a master document with a large number of subdocuments linked to it. However, I am unable to edit any of them unless I open the individual files. I'm fine with doing this, but for convenience, ...
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Exclude certain headings from numbering in LibreOffice Writer

I have a document with headings on multiple levels and a table of contents. Each heading is numbered: 1 1.1 1.1.1 etc And they are all present in my Table of Contents. What I want to do is to remove ...
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Insert multi-page PDF as word pages

How do I insert a read-only, multi-page pdf into a word document as pages? PDF can contain graphics and might be hundreds of pages long.
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How to get code block with syntax highlighting into LibreOffice Writer

I am using Linux. I want to write small pieces of code and paste them into LibreOffice Writer. I do not care too much about which code editor to use, although preferably it would be ViM or Sublime ...
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Libreoffice suddenly stopped printing envelopes

After I upgraded to Version: 6.2.8.2 (x64) Build ID: f82ddfca21ebc1e222a662a32b25c0c9d20169ee libreoffice stopped printing envelopes. I create a letter, then insert->envelope. I fill in the envelope ...
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LibreOffice Writer: How to rapidly set some text to SMALL CAPS?

In LibreOffice Writer, whenever I need to transform some text to SMALL CAPS, I go through these steps: Select the excerpt that I need in Small Caps; Right-click on it and choose Character > ...
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Convert LibreOffice Writer formula to plain text

Is there a way to automatically "flatten" all formula objects in a LibreOffice Writer document into plain text, e.g. to the plain-text representation one uses to type the formulae in the formula ...
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Positioning text within an irregular area

I am trying to write a greeting card using a background with graphics in the upper-right and bottom-left corners. Something like this: Using Word, I want the text to shape itself to be within the ...
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Libreoffice spellchecker context?

I am running the spellchecker in Libreoffice Writer (not the "check as you write", but the spellchecker-wizard tool), and it gives very little context to the individual mistakes. I would like to see ...
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how to search and replace within a table cell till the very end of the cell in libreoffice writer?

I have a word (2010) / LibreOffice Writer document, containing a table in the following example format: Table Header| some column descriptions ------------------------------------------------------ ...
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LibreOffice Writer ODT incorrectly putting black border on all frames

I have a document that I saved with frames. Before saving there was no black border. Upon saving, and reopening, there appears 1 pixel black border on all frames. Changing the default style doesn't ...
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LibreWriter: Setting the BackgroundParaOverDrawings config value

I have found that I need this config set: <config:config-item config:name="BackgroundParaOverDrawings" config:type="boolean">true</config:config-item> I can do that by editing the ...
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LibreWriter: Semitransparent paragraph area with page background

How do I make paragraphs that: Have semitransparent area color (e.g. white) Have padding around the text Have visible background image from the page The result should print like this document prints:...
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LibreOffice Writer: Insert a list of names, one per page

I want to print certificates for people who have taken a course. Since it's a large number of people, it would be rather tedious to copy-and-paste all those names into a document, so I'd like to ...
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LibreOffice Writer auto numbering in different header levels

I've been using Ms Word for a while now and decided to try the open source LibreOffice Writer. Unfortunately, I'm having a problem to create auto numbering for each header. It's easy to do this in Ms ...
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Why don't Libre Office command line options seem to work on Windows?

This is LO 6.0.7.3 on Windows 7 Enterprise. All other instances of LO have been shut down (I discovered in Linux that this was vital.) Here is example non-output: C:\Users\[snip]>"C:\Program ...
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How do I replace all fragments of text written in uppercase with lowercase applying a particular style in LibreOffice Writer?

I've received a paper written in a plain text editor and I am to re-format it into a proper quality document. The original documents uses UPPERCASE to emphasize on particular elements of a sentence (...
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LibreOffice Writer: spell checking of camel-case words

I'm writing a software documentation using LibreOffice Writer. I often refer to class or function names in this documentation. For example ChessBoard or getCell. These are all underscored with red ...
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Use regex to find a string that does not contain \texttt{ but does contain another string

I have variables in a tex file that should be enclosed in \texttt{} but are not. They are typically two words separated by an underscore: word1_word2. I can find these variables using regex with [\w]*\...
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In Libre Office Writer, is there a way to quickly navigate between comments?

I'm reviewing a very long document and I'd like to make meta commentary as I go, so I'm highlighting and commenting on sections with Comments. I'd like to be able to jump from comment to comment ...
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LibreOffice; Cannot dock Navigator or Styles Panel

I am posting to this community since there are other questions relating to LibreOffice. Please let me know if there is a more relevant community. I managed to undock the Navigator and Styles panels, ...
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How to change font of all footers in LibreOffice Write?

I have a multi-page text in LibreOffice Writer which has quite large fonts. I'm wondering how can I change the font of ALL footer texts at once?
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How get text lines larger than 69cm?

I’m using Apache OpenOffice 4.1.6 and I want to convert a text file to ᴘᴅꜰ without automatic line returns. In practice this requires using very wide page sizes. I enabled landscape mode set page as ...
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How to Stop Strike-Through Text On Hyphen?

I've noticed that LibreOffice writer will auto strike-through any text that ends in a hyphen. I'm taking notes on philosophy texts that have many German words that have hyphens in them, and it always ...
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How to reorder Libreoffice Writer sections?

I have set up a document using document sections and would now like to put one before another. Is this easy to do? How is it done? Insert > Sections... and Format > Sections... seemed like ...
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Word Processors: How to keep previous style when moving cursor position?

This is a general question about word processors, and I need an answer of some word processor, especially the tagged editors. How to keep the previous style when moving the cursor position? For ...
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How to decompress and compress .odt and .docx?

I have a LibreOffice text document that I need to decompress to edit some of the meta files, and after that I need to rebuild the text document. I can decompress it with 7zip, but after that I'm not ...
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How to convert presentation to word processing file (pptx to odt or docx)?

I was asked to convert the Presentation to the Writer/Word document. As I can see it is possible to save the presentation file as rtf file, but it means that some formatting is lost. I've tried to ...
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How to delete a large image from my libre office doc?

I'm using Libre Office Writer 5.4.5.1 (x64); I added a very large image (81 MB) to a doc (which already has several images, but none that large). The document keeps going into "Not Responding" mode, ...
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Remove traces of Arabic language settings in LibreOffice (docx / odt files)

I use LibreOffice on Linux and sometimes have to proofread .docx files for a friend. These files are written in German, but they are created on a Windows computer where the default setting is Arabic. ...
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Web layout with margins in Microsoft Word or LibreOffice Writer?

In any word processor, is there any way to restrict the width of the web layout view to a comfortable width for reading and writing? I understand that you could simply make the GUI window narrower but ...
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LibreOffice for Linux: How to open paths in LO with single click

I'm using LibreOffice Version: 6.0.4.2 under Linux OS in German language. I also use Plasma, where I set to open paths with a single click. I want to open paths in file handling in LibreOffice modules ...
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Libre Office Writer crashes when merging table cells

This time I know for sure: I created a new document, a table, added some data in the table cells, but I want to merge 2 cells on a column. I can merge 2 cells on a column, but if I want to merge the ...
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Can not write in a cell in Libre Office Writer

I can not write anything in the circled cell. I created the document in Libre Office, and I can write in any other row or cell beside this one. I tried to enlarge it but nothing. The mouse cursor ...
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Find string surrounded by specific character, replace the characters but keep the string intact

I have several documents that contains variables which need need to be changed from this: @CapitalPx@ To this: ${CapitalPx} I found out about finding and replacing using regex, and came out with ...
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Inline chapters' names in page header

Probably not a very precise title for a question but I couldn't figure out a better one... Let me explain. I have a document with a number of chapters in it (their names are defined by "Heading 1" ...
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mixing roman numbers and arabic numbers in page numbering in libreoffice

In libreoffice, my first couple pages should have page numbering in roman numbers: i, ii Then, after a couple of pages later, it should start with arabic numbers; 1, 2 ... I applied what is written ...
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remove numbering in heading but keep the sub-heading numbering

Problem: If I remove the numbering from Heading1 with backspace, Heading2 numbering becomes 0.2. Question:I want to remove the heading number from Heading1 but I want to keep Heading2 as it is.
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Background image for Libre Office Writer heading not working

My objective: I'm applying background image to both Heading 1 and Heading 2 in a Libre Office Writer document. My problem: The behaviour of the background image for Heading 2 is inconsistent with ...
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Libre Office Writer: assign shortcut to bookmark

In this large file I have a few bookmarks which I go to quite a lot. I simply want to assign a shortcut (hotkey) to one of them. I couldn't see any way to "directly" assign a hotkey (e.g. Ctrl-Shift-...

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