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Word-processor component of the LibreOffice office suite

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Edited Quotations style: Complex data (ordered lists, bulleted lists, tables) has incorrect indent

I have a file where I copy all the smart/interesting/thought-provoking ideas and information I encounter. Some of them are small (just a few words), while others can be several pages long. Just copy&...
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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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Libreoffice named sections?

How do I create 'named' sections that have a header with a particular style? Ideally I'd like to be able to update the style of all sections in my document in the future.
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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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LibreOffice Writer comments

In LibreOffice Writer, I would like to add supplementary info to a document (specifically, the translation into another language for roughly every other word). Currently, I use comments for this. Are ...
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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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I hid Heading 1, but I want it to be shown in ToC

I changed the "Heading 1" configuration and "Heading 1" is hidden now. But, it disappeared from Table of Contents. How can I show it in ToC?
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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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How to Background images in Libre Office (Writer) [duplicate]

I have added a background image in my heading, the image is life-like size to make a letterhead, I have added it as background in the page header, however when I try to use the document I found I'm ...
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in Libreoffice writer number sequence every other page

Not sure if I phrased it correctly in the question.. First and second page, both need to be "1" third and fourth, both need to be "2" fifth and sixth, both neeed to be "3" and so on.. a related ...
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LibreWriter: User defined paragraph border

Paragraph style gives you the option to choose different line styles for a border: 1 solid line, 2 solid lines, dashed lines and many others. I would like to have: 1 solid line (existing) 2 solid ...
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LibreOffice Macro - access Footnote text

I have a macro in LibreOffice Writer that changes the case of the word the cursor is in. It works great except when the cursor is in a footnote, where it faults out. The partial code: Document = ...
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Inconsistent heading numbering in LibreOffice writer

The document I'm working on has developed a strange numbering of the headings: From the table contents (that reflects the sorry state of the headings): 1. 2. 3. 3.1. 3.1.1. 3.1.1.1. 3.1.2. 3.1....
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LibreOffice: stop macro loop at end of file

I've got a LibreOffice Writer macro that finds the next Heading paragraph and converts it to Title case. Currently I have to invoke it repeatedly until the end of file is reached. I'm trying to set up ...
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LibreOffice: Keyboard shortcut to apply latest style

Can I assign a keyboard shortcut that will apply the same styles as I just applied a different place? Background I have a text with mixed character styles. It will be easy for me to simply write the ...
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Is there any way to create an Alphabetical Index populated by a given Character Style?

I create a "character style" to mark some important words in a Libre, Writer doc. Is there a proper way to create an Alphabetical Index defined by character style like creating a TOC defined by given "...
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How can I search and replace line spacing for an entire document?

Replacing line spacing formatting in a paragraph is easy, in either Microsoft Word or Libre Office Writer. But how to do it for an entire document? I have alternating paragraphs that are in English ...
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How can I open PDF files in LibreOffice Writer rather than Draw?

Some websites offer conversion of PDFs int DOCX or ODT files; and I think Adobe Acrobat (at least the full version) offers an export functionality to all sorts of formats. But in LibreOffice, if I ...
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Change numbering color in LibreOffice Writer

I'd like to change the background color of numbers in a numbered list in LibreOffice Writer. Currently I have the following. Selecting these lines (and also lines above and below) and choosing Format ...
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LibreOffice screws up formulas after saving to .doc format

When I add a formula, change its font and size, and then save to two formats - .odt and .doc, the formula in .odt looks the same as it was before saving, but the formula in .doc becomes compressed and ...
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LibreOffice - Can I link text?

I would like to link text in LibreOffice in a way that, if I change one, it adjusts the other. Specifically, I have a title and want to use that as header on the following pages. When I change the ...
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Libreoffice Writer font display glitches

On my Mac I have a problem with the display of fonts onscreen in LibreOffice Writer. (NB: User @fixer1234 replicated the problem on Linux.) Somehow letter combinations don't line out well within a ...
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Show the arrangement stack of a page or document

Right-clicking an image (or -for the lack of better word- other "object") on a page in arrange menu, options such as "bring to front" is shown. I suppose this is analogue to the z-axis or z-order of ...
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How can I get Libre Office to accept pasted text?

I am trying to paste some information copied from a PDF document into an Open Office document (Libre Office 5.0.4.2), but instead of pasting the information that is in the clipboard to the .odt file, ...
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Modify existing table style

This question is probably dumb and silly, but I really haven't found any information in manual and on the internet. Since LibreOffice 5.3, there were introduced so-called table styles. I understand ...
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Styles for individual table cells in Writer

The question is pretty short, but important for me. In LO 5.3 there is a new feature called "table styles". But as I understand, it adds styling to the overall table, while I want to add styles to ...
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Should I assume doc file layout differences are not saved, just viewed?

If I open a doc file from environment A in environment B which results in differing layout and then edit and save it, should I assume those differences excluding deliberately edited parts will not be ...
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LibreOffice with a docx file with bibliography

A colleague has sent me a docx file containing a text and a bibliography, the text has references to the bibliography appearing as [1] on a gray background. However, these references appear to be ...
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How to rename a reference?

In Writer, there exist an option to create references for futher "inserting". That's mean: select some word, then click Insert > Cross-reference. In the new window, select "Set reference" in the "Type"...
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How to create a table of contents on the left side of the document in libreoffice?

How to create and table of content like this on the side rather than in the page itself : Also, can i port it to Microsoft office if index and table of content created like this in libreoffice
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Libreoffice Page Numbering - Total pages and Section pages simultaneously

I'm writing a document that has 10 chapters. My readers consume their content at speed X pages/time-unit. I would like for them to be able to estimate when they will finish my entire document (total-...
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How to insert fields (with text) in libre office writer document

I'm writing a document which contains "fields" (empty spaces to be filled on the moment) such as customer name, date, price etc... I noticed that if I line up underlines there is some gap left in ...
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How to have different margins in libre office writer

I need to write a document that will be printet front/back in multiple sheets that are then be stapled together. I need to leave different margins depending if the page is even or odd, for one I need ...
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Where is the <code> style in LibreOffice?

LibreOffice doesn't seem to have an equivalent to the HTML <code> style for paragraphs. (They have Preformatted text but that's for characters, not paragraphs.) I am using the Styles and ...
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How to move text cursor to the next location quickly? [closed]

I need to fill text inside the quote brackets, which locate in unpredictable places in the file. Is there a way to fill them quickly without having moving the cursor manually? NASA, “” [Stagnation ...
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LibreOffice - split words automatically at certain position

I have a text document with words that I automatically extracted from another text document. It contains names of species and looks like this (one long string of words): Tenagomysis ...