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OpenOffice Writer is the word processing application included in the OpenOffice suite of productivity applications.

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Change encoding in OpenOffice Writer

I have a .doc file that was created with Word 97 and it's text is mostly in Greek. I am trying to open it with OpenOffice Writer. In Word 97 the document is fine but when I open it with OpenOffice the ...
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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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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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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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Automated exporting formulas from OOo Writer

I'm frequently writing articles to newspaper, but since formulas doesn't appear there often, they have no way of processing them and I have to provide them as images. I wrote an article, which have ...
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Word/Writer — Bible-like two column layout

Is there a way to create a "standard" bible-like layout in Microsoft Word or OpenOffice Writer without using tables? It should be a two column layout but the columns are not "global": Paragraph 1 ...
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How do I get a keyboard shortcut (CTRL+K or otherwise) working for hyperlink in OpenOffice?

In OpenOffice (Writer, in this example), I can right-click on any toolbar, select Customize Toolbar, and then click the Keyboard tab in the dialog. At the top, there is a list of shortcut keys and a ...
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OpenOffice Writer - how to use/reference value from a table in text

Let's say I have a table with a numeric value in it, a currency value which is a sum of other values. How do I reference it in a text and take 30% of that value? I already tried with the text ...
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How do I correctly insert page numbering with an offset in OpenOffice?

I formatted my document's cover sheet with page style First Page and the second page with page style Index. All following pages have the Standard page style and a footer. The footer contains the page ...
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How to suppress the 'ASCII filter option' dialog in OpenOffice?

I want to open a TXT file in OpenOffice via command line. The command is -o. swriter.exe -o "xyz.txt" However, there is a problem. Instead of simply opening the document, OpenOffice shows firstly ...
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How to run OpenOffice and pass a document to it?

I want to open xyz.txt file in Open Office Writer from Windows command line. The manual show only the command for opening the file in read only mode. But I want to open it in Edit mode. c:\...
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How can I adjust column widths in Apache OpenOffice Writer?

I have an Open Document Text (.odt) file in A4 landscape mode. One section of text is four columns (not a table, but textual columns). I want the first and last columns to be narrower, and the central ...
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What is the difference between "anchor to character" and "anchor as character" in openoffice writer?

OpenOffice Writer (swriter.exe) has several options for anchoring a graphics object in the document including anchor to page, anchor to paragraph, anchor to character and anchor as character. What is ...
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How to add prefix to headings in OpenOffice Writer?

I've recently decided to never, ever use Microsoft Word ever again. I have started into OpenOffice Writer today and I'm trying to get my template document set up. For my project I need to have "...
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How to set OpenOffice Writer to change keyboard language to match surrounding text?

In Microsoft Office options, there is a checkbox that when selected, changes keyboard language to match surrounding text, so it is very handy for those who switch between two languages frequently when ...
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How to display numerals in context in Open Office Writer?

I just switched to Open Office Writer to complete a Word file which had been written using MS Word. There, I used to set numbers to show up in context, so that I could see Arabic numbers next to ...
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How do I change the way time is displayed in OpenOffice?

Currently, in OpenOffice writer, whenever I type in a time in a table, it adds extra zeros. For instance, 4:00pm becomes 04:00:00 PM. How do I change that so that it appears just how I originally ...
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How do I fix my table of contents of LibreOffice/OpenOffice?

I've made a document on Google Drive and I want to add a Table of Content from LibreOffice to it, but all headers are seen as Content 10 by the program, so they are all on one line, instead of ...
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Making a sidebar in LibreOffice writer

I'm trying to make a sidebar in a Libreoffice writer document, exactly like in the following template. The sidebar should have a different background color and a separate text section, but vertically ...
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Bullet point with different color on OpenOffice Writer

I've found myself in need to do something I've never though about before. I needed to put a different color on some bullets. I've found a way to do this, but I find it so hacky... (It's a very ...
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Make Open Office Table of Contents Link to Page, not Heading

I have a Table of Contents in my (Apache) Open Office document. It works fine, except that the hyperlinks go to the headings used to generate the Table of Contents, not the top of the page they reside ...
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open office formulas grabbing space

On some occasions when an edit is made somewhere in the document that alters the pagination (such as new text that pushes everything down), the formulas will "grab" much, much more space than they ...
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Stop OpenOffice Writer from adding trailing cents after dollar sign

Whenever I precede a number with a dollar sign in a table in OpenOffice.org Writer, the autocorrect forces .00 on the end of the number. How do I turn this auto-correct off?
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Openoffice or Libreoffice Writer navigation hotkey to jump to next heading

It seems like such a basic thing that there must be a way to set a keyboard shortcut for this but I can't find the option anywhere. I went to Tools > Customize > Keyboard and then under Functions in ...
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How can I stop OpenOffice from changing the page size?

I am designing a book in OpenOffice Writer. The book is 6x9, and that needs to be the page size -- the logical page size, if you will. But while working on it, I need to print pages on 8.5x11 paper, ...
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In OpenOffice Writer, how to populate a column of a table with a sequential increase in dates?

I am using OpenOffice Writer. In it I have a table for a time sheet. The first column is for the dates which begin from eg. 01/01/2014 and should end in eg. 20/07/2014. These dates are not already ...
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How to add multiple words as one expression in OpenOffice dictionary

I'm writing a German text on open source. I'd like to set the OpenOffice spell checker to the following behavior: Accept "Open Source" (with capital letters) as a correct word, but highlight any other ...
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How to include user defined index into table of contents

I inserted a user defined index in my LibreOffice Writer document. How can I include (the heading of) this into my table of contents? I tried Insert > Index & Tables > Entry, but the heading of ...
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Remove duplicate lines in LibreOffice / OpenOffice Writer

I'm working on a text file in Writer which is basically a sorted list of words and phrases. It contains some duplicates I want to remove. Normally I would use a regular expression in Search & ...
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Creating Index in Libre Office Writer

Every book has an "Index" at the end and using which we find specific text in the book. I have created a document in Libre Office Writer and now I want to create the "Index" like the same in a book. ...
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Creating a list with guided lines in LibreOffice

I created the following list using LibreOffice manually. That means I created the dotted line by pressing the dot character repeatedly (or keeping it pressed for some time) but anyway I am unable to (...
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Split large OpenOffice file into smaller parts

I have an OpenOffice file with 2,000 pages and I need to break it into 50 parts with the same length. How can I do that?
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Changing the default view in OOWriter "Save As..." Dialog

I often have this workflow: Open an OpenOffice Writer file from the File Explorer, then "Save As..." as a different, similarly named, document into the same folder. For instance, opening ...
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Open/Libre Office Writer: Display line numbers in frames only

I'm writing a report in which I have to explain some programming code. I'm putting bits of code into a frame so I can place it nicely around the text. I would like to number the lines in the frame. As ...
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How to create a reference line between a name and a value in LibreOffice

In the figure (which is a part of the table of contents of some book) the doted lines help our eyes to easily spot the page number of the mentioned chapter. When creating similar contents using ...
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Automatic backups (history) in LibreOffice (OpenOffice)

LibreOffice can create a backup copy when you enable it in settings (Options > Load/Save > General), but it saves only the previous state (one only). It has also an versioning feature (File -> ...
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OpenOffice Writer: preserve hyphen in text [duplicate]

I often use an editor like OpenOffice Writer to build documentation. My documentation is usually technical, and it often includes commands for the terminal. When I format a command, I will indent the ...
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OpenOffice (3.3) for OS X - save default as .doc/docx

I want OpenOffice to always save Writer documents as doc/docx files. I can do this in Windows, but I can't find out how (by searching or trying) to do it on OSX.
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Convert Libre/OpenOffice-Writer document with Libre/OpenOffice-Math to MSWord with Microsoft Equation 3.0

How can I convert Libre/OpenOffice-Writer document with Libre/OpenOffice-Math formulas to MSWord with Microsoft Equation 3.0 formulas? Russian letters changed to '?'.
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How to paste from MS OneNote to OpenOffice?

No any text, copied to clipboard from MS OneNote 2010 can be pasted into Apache OpenOffice 4.0.1 Writer. Even if it is just small fragment of plain text. Why? And how to fix?
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List of tables in Libreoffice

I want index of tables or index of figures that are used in Libreoffice Writer document. How can I have index of charts, tables or formulas as it existed in MS Office word ?
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Exit Column Section To Continue Normal Editing

Using OpenOffice.Org on OSX 10.5.8 I typed text into my page, using my regular document parameters/margins, then I inserted a "section" so that what I typed in next could be entered in 2 columns. I ...
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Evenly-spaced table rows, where table encompasses entire available height

Consider a page which may have a header, footer, and a list of questions with a heading: Some Company Header These are your questions: 1. What is your name? 2. What is your quest? 3. What is the ...
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How can I add an additional line break (paragraph return) to each line break found in an Open Office Document?

I have tons of text that runs together paragraph breaks like so: off the wounded, and with the same calmness and composure as before resumed the watch over his armor. But these freaks of his guest ...
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Is there a way to remove the superfluous line breaks in an Open Office document?

I copied a large text file into an Open Office Document, and it added or "preserved" a lot of superfluous line breaks. Here's an example of what I see: When it should look like this: Es, pues, de ...
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How to hide paragraph marks in OpenOffice.org Writer?

How do I remove the blue P-marks that indicate paragraphs from my documents when working? I have looked under the 'Tools' menu but have been unsuccessful.
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LibreOffice: using a dash as bullet automatically

With OpenOffice, I could use a dash as a bullet. I started a new line with a dash, space, then some text, then enter. Magically, the dash would convert to a bullet list, indent, etc. When LibreOffice ...
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How to add a diagram in OO Writer

I would like to insert a diagram in OpenOffice Writer. Is there a toolbar to do it from Writer, or I would have to create it in OpenOffice Draw and then somehow add it to Writer. I also want to edit a ...
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Why is Open Office pushing certain items in a numbered list forward?

Open Office is really messing with me. I'm just trying to make an outline for one of my textbooks, and it's doing stuff like this: Notice how certain items on the second level are pushed forward. ...
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How to put a vertical line to visually separate between two frames in Openoffice writer?

I tried to use with and without a third frame and then try to find the option of a vertical bar, but I could not. Please help
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