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Use Chapter Numbering as part of paragraph numbering

I always use "Chapter Numbering" (formerly known as "outline numbering") for my Heading styles in Libre Office Writer, with multiple heading hierarchies. Most paragraphs are not ...
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Remove the dot before pages in the table of content entries in LibreOffice

I'm having a hard time removing the dots before the pages in the table of content entries in LibreOffice. The automatically generated table of content from Headings results in the following: 1. Name .....
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Save pages of a document as separate documents (explode), but without using PDF [duplicate]

Context: I have one .DOC/.DOCX document that is a model for Mail Merge; After using the Mail Merge feature on Word 2019, a new document with hundreds of pages is generated, as expected; I want to ...
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Is it possible to avoid a page (or column) break in a list between item and sub-item?

Assume I have an unordered list with sub-items (i.e.: pressing an extra TAB within the same list). Is it possible to avoid a page or column break between a list item and the first sub-item (assuming ...
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LibreOffice Writer: Change all four page magins to the same value AT ONCE?

Instead of changing one by one, can I change all four at once? Google Bard said press Ctrl+Enter, but that did not work.
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libreoffice writer Find-bar fontsize

I'm using Libre-Office writer ( 6.4.7.2) on ubuntu 20.04 . I need to find a way to increase the size of the fonts in the Find-bar (where I enter the search terms, so I can more easily see the search ...
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How to control gutter position on the pages of a book formatted in Libre Office Writer?

When formatting a book using Libre Office Writer 7.6 on Windows 10 Pro, how do I gain control over which side the gutter is on on the first page with a given style, allowing the gutter position then ...
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Missing "en-US" dictionary in portable installation of LibreOffice

I'm using the portable LibreOffice on a laptop where I don't have any admin rights. Basically it works, except for dictionaries which have a somewhat inconsistent state display. For example ...
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Having problems with nested numbered and bulleted list

Using the LibreOffice Writer, I am formatting a rather long lists of items where the first level is numbered, and the most of the numbered items contain next level items -- with bullets in the case. ...
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Short keyboard combination to enter an en dash in LibreOffice Writer?

In LibreOffice Writer on Windows 10 Pro, to get an en dash it's possible to use Autocorrect and "--", and it's also possible to call Unicode and type "2013" Alt+x. I don't use ...
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Automatically center Japanese ruby text in LibreOffice

I have activated Asian Phonetic Guide in LibreOffice to add furigana to Japanese words but every time I open it up, it adds the furigana on the left (which I assume is a result of the style I have ...
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How can I convert all italic text to *italic* in libreoffice writer or something similar?

I want to copypaste text from discord while preserving formatting. It works if I copypaste text from discord browser version to libreoffice writer, and it looks fine there. But to copypaste it back in ...
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Can libreoffice differentiate between .txt and .csv files?

Can libreoffice differentiate between .txt and .csv files? I have two file's that have a mime type of 'plain text document' text/plain detected. One file ends in .txt and the other ends in .csv. Is it ...
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How to make a white-on-black word using Libre Office Writer where the black background includes a substantial margin?

I'm using LO 6.3.2.2 and specifically LO Writer. In a document which is otherwise black on white, I want to highlight the occasional word by having it in white text on a black background. When I do ...
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Converting RTF to PDF in LibreOffice changes the margins

When converting from RTF to PDF in LibreOffice, the bottom margin moves up about 3% of the page, leaving 3% more blank space at the bottom of the page. This causes some text to flow onto the next page,...
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LibreOffice Writer - How Do I Link to a Bookmark in a Password-Protected Document?

LibreOffice ver. 5.2.7.2 I created a bookmark in a password-protected Writer document (document-1). I then opened another password-protected Writer document (document-2) and attempted to create a ...
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How to place a heading on the endnotes in Libre Office Writer?

I have a document in Libre Office Writer that has around a hundred endnotes -- or technically, footnotes, with the "End of document" position setting (*). These notes begin at the top of a ...
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LibreOffice Writer: How do we enable the grayed-out "Do not split paragraph" checkbox?

In LibreOffice Writer 7.5.3.2, I created a new style. In the Text Flow panel for the style, I am not able to enable "Do not split paragraph"; it is grayed out. I tried changing the style's ...
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How to set printing page size in LibreOffice application-wide?

Seems LibreOffice saves the paper size in a per-document manner. Can I override this and tell LO to print all documents in an A4 size? Note: I know I can set a default print size for newly created ...
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Installing spell-checking extension in portable LibreOffice fails

I had an issue with a German document being opened in portable LibreOffice using Windows 10: Writer complained that the spelling module was missing, but when I tried to install the extension, it ...
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Set Different Margin Color in Libreoffice Writer

Is it possible to set different margin color and leave the workspace white ?? Because some text and pictures need to add there.. I look up and haven't found anything related to this except for this ...
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How to save a polygon shape in LibreOffice Writer's Contour Editor?

I'm presently in the Contour Editor, where I've successfully created a polygon shape around my image, by adding one point after the other. Now I have a shape that is satisfactory, but pressing escape ...
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Merge two ODT-files with the same style names

I have two text documents with formatted text. I want to merge these: I need to insert document B into document A as a chapter. Unfortunately they define the same styles. Before: Document A: Document ...
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Cross reference to external file

I use cross references inside the same LibreOffice document a lot and find it nice and easy to use. But I now have a document that is so big, that I want to split it into two files: One with my text (...
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Long enumerations with roman alphabet. Get aa, ab, ac instead of aa, bb, cc after x, y, z

Similar to this unanswered question about footnotes in MS Word. When using an ordered list in LibreOffice Writer, the counter is incremented as: a, b, c, ..., z, aa, bb, cc, ..., zz, aaa, bbb, ccc, ......
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How do I kill libre writer from the cmd prompt? I tried killing swriter.exe but libre writer is still there

How do I kill libre writer from the cmd prompt? I tried killing swriter.exe but libre writer is still there I've noticed that libre writer has a tendency to crash when I have quite a bit open on my ...
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LibreOffice Writer: how to have table cell-text visible over horisontal adjacent cells

LibreOffice Writer: for example, 3x3 table, with text in cell "A1". How can I allow for a text, longer than the table cell it is placed in, to be visible on one line, so adjacent cell does ...
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How do you turn off autocorrect in Libre Office Writer?

How do you turn off autocorrect in Libre Office Writer? Sometimes I think i've turned it off then it turns out there's some feature of it that appears and wasn't turned off. I'm wondering if there's ...
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Can Libre Office Writer set alternate page identifiers in an exported PDF?

Some PDF documents I use show a variety of identifiers in the "Page" widget for the PDF. For example, I'm looking at a mass-media college textbook right now, and the Page widget shows: &...
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All same-level lists linked in LibreOffice Writer?

In LibreOffice Writer, setting one numbered list to bold or italics causes any other list in my document to also be set to bold or italics, given that it is the same increment level. For example, if I ...
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Can I create multi-paragraph footnotes in LibreOffice Writer?

For a writing project I need to be able to do slightly complex footnotes, with multiple paragraphs that are justified and images that are centered. While typing the text of, say, footnote 13, pressing ...
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Libre office formatting find & replace

I need to insert a tag at the begginning of each line in for every combination of bold/italic, which I though I could easily accomplish using the find and replace tool, but the formatting check on it ...
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LibreOffice Windows Horizontal Ruler

I'm running Windows 10 21H2 and LibreOffice 7.3.4.2. I love LO for creating documents but when trying to reformat some existing document, not so much. I do everything I can to eliminate pre-existing ...
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How to style Bibliography codes

Consider inline bibliography in a document, created by Insert > Bibliography Entry > New. This way, I can insert a short code for each bibliography at a place in the document as i chose. See ...
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How to format paragraphs in all table cells in LibreOffice Writer? Selecting doesn't work

I am trying to set spacing above and below paragraph in all cells of a table. Unfortunately, if affects only first cell of a selection. Is it possible to make bulk formatting?
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Adjusting lines of text around a drop cap?

I am using a drop cap that spans two lines of text in a paragraph, and would like to adjust the text of the paragraph rows around it. For example, if the drop cap is an "A", I'd like to move ...
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Keeping paragraphs justified when spilt between two page styles via a manual page break?

In attempting to have separate topic headers within a chapter, I have used manual page breaks to change the page style. There are mirrored pages; and on the left-hand page is the Chapter number and ...
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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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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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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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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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