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How to save same ODT file with different styles in libre office writer

I have this odt document. I need to save it with two different styles. One for reading (which includes sans font, bigger size ..) and one for printing(with smaller serif font). I created two templates ...
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Inline keywords in LibreOffice

In drafting legal documents, in many cases, key words are defined in a particular section, and reused throughout the document. What would be useful and may already exist, is a way of keeping track of ...
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Remove section from Navigator, not from document

In LibreOffice Writer sometimes (the circumstances required for it to happen have long been elusive to me) the paragraphs I write (or paste) get added to the document outline displayed in Navigator. ...
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How do I prevent bold from affecting superscript?

I want to write the matrix “A^-1” in a formula in LibreOffice Writer.  “A” is a matrix and needs to be bold but the “-1” doesn't.  The superscript is still bold even when I place the closing bracket ...
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Remove extra spacing around formulas

When I make formulas (ctrl + alt + =) in LibreOffice Writer, they have a bit of extra space on either side. How do I remove this?
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Dynamically loading data into cels of precreated table in LibreOffice Writer document

Have pre-created table in Word 2003 document (.doc file), provided by my printing labels supplier (here https://filebin.net/fise1w5jdte7e77a/105x74.2-0931.doc). Working with LibreOffice Writer and ...
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LibreOffice Writer: Reset formatting to the current style?

I have a chunk of text that is set to some style "Section Title". I messed with some settings in that chunk of text (e.g. font, line spacing), and now the text no longer matches what is in ...
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Why does nerd-dictation not work in LibreOffice Writer with Ubuntu 21.10?

When I upgrade to Ubuntu 21.10 suddenly nerd-dictation stops working for some windows, particularly LibreOffice Writer. Why is this?
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First character uppercase in date fields in LibreOffice Writer

I have several calculated date fields in a Writer file. I want the date to be displayed with only the first character uppercase. The dates are shown in Spanish full date. I tried using paragraph and ...
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Equations in LibreOffice Writer?

I want to use LibreOffice Writer to insert equations (phonological rules) of the following kind: Here is someone's tutorial on doing this in Microsoft Word. I've seen tutorials for including Latex in ...
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Why one and the same file have different size when it is run by different apps?

On a Linux PC I saved a plain text file named tt-1.txt with 'xed' text-editor. The size of tt-1.txt is 1.7 MB according file-manager --> properties. Then I copy the content of the tt-1.txt in tt-2....
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List objects in libreoffice which are separated by text

I want to number the figures I use in the text. For example: Some text (here a drawing) "Figure 1" More text (here another drawing) "Figure 2" More text (here another drawing) &...
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Can I attach (embed) a file to a pdf using LibreOffice/OpenOffice such that it appears in the "Attachments" tab in Acrobat Reader?

With Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, which is paid software, one can attach files to a pdf, and they nicely display in the Attachments tab of the Reader when the pdf is opened: link to image. Is it possible to ...
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PNG image is blurry

The following is the sreenshot from a test document with a png image inserted into it: And here is the same image opened in the Windows Photo Viewer (the default program to view images on Windows 7): ...
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Update styles automatically

When you open a document that is based on the template that has been changed since the last time you edited the document, there will be a warning message: Is there a way to avoid this window and ...
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In LO Writer, how to set Ctrl+6 as keyboard shortcut for the Heading 6 style?

There are shortcuts for headings 1 to 5 styles, but I find no option in the "Customize" dialog to set a keyboard shortcut for the Heading 6 and higher styles. How to do it?
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How can I type in uppercase only in LibreOffice?

I know that I can use Format -> Text -> Case in LibreOffice to change text to uppercase when it is selected afterwards, but I would like to type directly in uppercase all the time, without ...
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Why LanguageTool is not working on LibreOffice?

I am using LibreOffice 7.2.2.2. I have installed LanguageTool 5.4, then 5.5.1, but none of them are working. They only add buttons to the toolbar, though they do not react. What would you suggest?
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LibreOffice Writer: How can portion numbers be automated?

So that when the page is duplicated, the following page will display the next numbers and so on?
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How to paste with quotemarks added using only the mouse?

In Microsoft Windows 10 and Notepad, or LibreOffice, or more generally, is there a way to add to the menu that pops up when right clicking an option to paste with quote marks added, so that I don't ...
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Prevent Writer from splitting line in a footnote

Create a new document, type "see the footnote", insert a footnote, and in the footnote text type the following: This is a footnote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...
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LibreOffice Writer: How to set the author document property to an author other than myself?

When exporting a LibreOffice Writer document as PDF, document properties get saved with it and can be displayed in the reader application (e.g. PDF viewer, eBook reader, etc). I know how to set author,...
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How can I increase letters gap?

How can I increase the gap between two letters in the same word in libreoffice writer (version 7.2 and above)? For instance, the word "word" would have each letters more spaced between each ...
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Why "Enable word completion" and "Collect words" settings are separated?

What is the purpose to have Enable word completion and Collect words settings separated? (Tools > AutoCorrect > AutoCorrect Options > Word Completion.) Both settings are global are stored ...
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Keyboard shortcut to move to the end of the document, including endnote pages

To move to the end of the document, I can use Ctrl+End, but it stops before the first page used by Writer for endnotes. Is there a keyboard shortcut to move to the real end of the document?
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"Update Links when Loading" - what exactly it updates?

Tools > Options > LibreOffice Writer > General > Update Links when Loading What is this setting is actually used for? Which links does it update? (For example, when I moved my document ...
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How to number correctly in Libre ofiice Writer?

Basic level question! I want to create a list that looks like this; 1. Item a. Item i. Item I used Number 123 style for this. Then I exit from the list, type something. Now I need to ...
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Unable to set numbering to paragraph style in LibreOffice Writer

I am editing Heading 1 style wishing to set numbering, but can't due to the strange message This option is disabled when chapter numbering is assigned to a paragraph styling. How to enable?
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LibreOffice 7.1.4.2 | Inserting bibliography entry into Figure caption shows `[0]` when using `Number entries` for index type

I am writing a thesis in for which i need to have bibliography at the end. I am using LibreOffice Writer 7.1.4.2 (OpenSUSE Leap 15.2, not sure if it's relevant) I have added Bibliography table/index (...
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LibreOffice - Relative link to another .docx on local system not working

I am trying to insert a link on first.docx file pointing into second.docx file, using a relative path on the file system (both files are located on the same directory, named parentfolder). ...
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How to Change colour of slide number in libre office

I was preparing one PPT in libreoffice impress. I was facing problem with slide number color. It was barely visible to eye (number at bottom-right light-blue). Is there anyway to change color and size ...
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Can't Open Password-Protected Word Document With LibreOffice Writer

I have a .doc document that I can't seem to open properly with LibreOffice. The only content is some text noting that I need to open it with MS Office: This document has been protected. Please use ...
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How to auto-format lines in Libre Office Writer

I would like to see all the lines starting with '//' in a grey colour (Like comments in an IDE). Can I do this automatically while typing using the autocorrect feature any other feature available in ...
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Is it possible to add "exclude dictionary" with spell check extension?

I have added a few words in the "exclude dictionary" using the path shown below: Tools - Options - Language settings - Writing Aids - New - Exception If there are several such words, can I ...
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How to resolve phantom page breaks

Occasionally in a LibreOffice Writer document, particularly in the region of tables, it is impossible to have the table flow onto the next line on the page, or a line flow from the end of the table. ...
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Keep screen from moving to cursor when saving in LibreOffice Writer

Whenever you save changes in a document (Ctrl+S, for instance), the screen moves to where the cursor is. Is it possible to disable this? It's quite annoying. I don't see any such option in Tools -> ...
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Is there a way to have responsive content in Word? - to have content in a Window reformat/flow to window size change?

If I resize the window size of Word, is there a way to have the content be responsive? That is, the content is automatically full-width (not overflow), and the font size is automatically large enough ...
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Right-to-left columns (and tables) in LibreOffice Writer

I'm writing a document in Arabic, a language that is written right to left. I have found the right-to-left direction button and enabled it throughout the document. Now, I would like to use two columns....
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How to save LibreOffice Paragraph Heading style as a style template?

In LibreOffice Writer, I have created a nice paragraph heading style: How can I save this style as a style template so it is available as a style template in new Writer documents? I have not found ...
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How to open a specific .DOCX document in LibreOffice always in Web View mode?

How can I set a specific .DOCX document to automatically open always in LibreOffice Writer Web View mode? (Other Libre Office Writer documents should always open in normal page-view mode).
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How to enter user and password for WebDAV server on LibreOffice?

I am trying to configure a NextCloud WebDAV remote location on LibreOffice Writer 7.0 following these instructions: https://help.libreoffice.org/latest/en-US/text/shared/guide/digitalsign_receive.html ...
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How to make automatic numbering using format A. B. C. in Libre Office Writter?

I want to make this kind of automatic numbering: A. List item B. List item C. List item It's easy to make it using Microsoft Word. However, libre office writter seems don't have that style but these:
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Table of Contents - page numbers separated using fixed number of spaces

Is there a way to create a following table of contents? Aaa 1 Bbbbb 15 Cc 25 Page numbers should be separated from text using spaces, not tabs. With tabs, it looks ugly: Aaa1 Bbbbb 15 ...
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How do you draw freehand (like a pencil tool) in LibreOffice Writer?

How do you draw freehand in LibreOffice Writer? Is there a "pencil tool"? I have a Wacom tablet and I want to use it there.
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Cross-referencing from a master document: "Error: Reference source not found"

When creating a cross-reference (in my case a reference to a numbered list item) in a master document to an item in a subdocument, the reference appears to work correctly but when the master document ...
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How to find paragraphs contain no embolden character?

In Word or Libre Writer, is there a way to find any paragraph that contains no embolden character? I would like to delete them. I can go to the Advanced Find and choose Wildcard as well as Not bold, ...
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Insert "Copy" button in pdf

I want to add a button to a pdf that will copy some text to clipboard when clicked. Is it possible? If yes, how? I'm using LibreOffice Writer.
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How prevent objects from snapping back into position in LibreOffice Writer?

How can I disable this super-annoying "feature" causing objects (e.g. a drawn rectangle) to snap back into its original position when doing drag & drop? I simply want to translate a ...
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Multiple diacritics in Word

I am trying to type a paper in the Arabic Language and I need to put more than one diacritic on a single letter. I have been trying to find a way in Word but it doesn't work. When I tried to do this ...
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Export LibreOffice document comments as PDF annotations

I would like to export to PDF a particular LibreOffice document that has many comments without loosing them. According to the manual this should be possible: Comments as PDF annotations Select to ...
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