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How to open an encrypted docx file as a zip archive?

Unencrypted docx files can be opened as zip archives, and I assumed that the same applies to encrypted docx files since the app (be it Word, Writer or something else) can't know if the file is ...
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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 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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Libre Office Writer, remove grey background of Asian Phonetic Guide

It seems that Writer draws grey background regardless of the "Rubies" style which is used for the Asian Phonetic Guide. Can I remove this grey background?
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In LibreOffice, how to ignore spell checking words containing a period (like stackexchange.com)?

Out of the box, LibreOffice's spell-checker successfully ignores strings like stackexchange_com, but it marks strings like stackexchange.com as spelling errors. How does one configure LirbreOffice to ...
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Change how the default bullets and numbering looks in libreoffice writer?

When pressing the GUI buttons for bullets / numering or the associated hotkeys (F12, Shift+F12) the paragraph style remains unchanged as “Text Body”, but bullet formatting is added to the current ...
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When LO saves AutoRecovery information, does it keep any of the older ones? and for how long?

I have a bunch of files in /backup starting with "lu" and then some numbers. Are these the ones that are saved and kept after the latest AutoRecover is saved? If so, how long are these kept. ...
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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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Printing multiple pages per sheet to scale in LibreOffice Writer

I have 6.5x4.63" pages in a document. I want to print them two up on 8.5x11" paper. When I open the print dialog in LibreOffice Writer and select 2 pages per sheet and "Draw a border ...
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Libre office preserves some characteristics when changing parragraph style

I have a document, which has rather strict formating and for that I created my own paragraph styles. But sometimes when I copy and paste some text from somwhere else and change the paragraph style, ...
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Why does LibreOffice Writer show a “Document Recovery” box every other day when I start the computer?

I keep LibreOffice Writer open during each day and write on my long document. I save all the time. Not every day, but basically every other day, when I start my computer, it shows a "Document ...
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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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Cross-reference a number from a list without the number appearing in the list

My question is similar to this one except that mine is in relation to LibreOffice Writer instead of Word. What I want to achieve: Heading 1. Schedules 1 and 2 contain... 2. More content. 3. Etc. ...
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Disable direct formatting in libreoffice writer?

When working with Libreoffice writer, I run into issues due to direct formatting leaking around, causing some paragraphs to get stuck with the old formatting, if I change the applied paragraph style. ...
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Space before section heading, but not at beginning of page, in Libreoffice writer?

I want to include a "Spacing Above Paragraph" before each section heading in Libreoffice Writer. But if the section starts at the beginning of a page, I want this spacing to be omitted and ...
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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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Remove Paragraph Spacings from Selection in Libre Office Writer?

In LibreOffice Writer 6.4.5.2 (Windows x64), is there a single command to set the PARAGRAPH SPACINGS of the selection to 0?
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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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Subnumbering should start on same line as parent number, like: “7. a. text” with “a. text” on same line as “7. ” in Libreoffice

How to achieve subnumbering should start on same line as parent number, like: "5. a. text" with "a. text" on same line as "5. " in Libreoffice 6.3.0.4? So I want a ...
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LibreOffice Writer - Create and apply table style

I have a bunch of tables in a Writer document that I would like to style in the same way. I selected a table, then opened "Table Properties" and modified the borders and background colors. ...
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How to format only the odd (or even) rows in LibreOffice Writter

I want to create a table like the one in this image in LibreOffice. Is it possible in LibreOffice?
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Libre Office spellchecking actions gone after reloading

I'm working on a Libre Office Writer Document where I want to be able to use multiple languages. 10 % of the document are in language X and 90 % are written in language Y. So I set my Writer Language ...
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Libreoffice Writer — How do I select which Paragraph Styles appear in the toolbar drop-down menu?

I mainly use LibreOffice Writer as a rich text editor to write short stories, and as such I generally use the "First Line Indent" style on my text. However, this Style doesn't appear in the Set ...
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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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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 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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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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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: 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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