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How to get code block with syntax highlighting into LibreOffice Writer

Libreoffice extensions There are several extensions that allow to highlight a code snippet. You can search for them in extensions.libreoffice.org. Among the others code highlighter code ...
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How to easily change the bullet colors in LibreOffice

Change the bullet colours as follows: Press F11 to open Styles and Formatting. Click the A to switch to the Characters formatting. Right-click Bullets. Select Modify. Click Font Effects. Set the Font ...
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How to decompress and compress .odt and .docx?

Decompress .odt and .docx files are .zip files. You can try to decompress them as if they were regular .zip files. If that doesn't work, you can change the extension from .odt or .docx to .zip and ...
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Make LibreOffice Writer insert pictures "as character" by default?

The default anchoring option for inserting images can be setted from LibreOffice version 7.1, Since version 7.1 is not published yet, you can get it from the pre release page: https://www.libreoffice....
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Regular expression to find abbreviations

I interpreted the question a little differently from Jim K. Assuming that all abbreviations start with a capital letter and contain at least one more capital letter anywhere in the word, you don't ...
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Modify existing table style

LibreOffice 5.3.0 showed the option to modify as well as delete. However this has not yet been implemented and resulted in a crash. So in 5.3.1, the ability to modify was taken out completely. The ...
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Right-to-left columns (and tables) in LibreOffice Writer

Click the "Format" menu, and then "Page style..." Click the "Page" tab within the dialog Select "Right-to-left (horizontal)" in the "Text direction" ...
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How can I make a LibreOffice instance save a file, without using the GUI?

I did not test your setup, but this worked for me from a terminal: xdotool search --name Untitled key ctrl+s xdotool search --name Untitled key ctrl+q "Untitled 1" was the name of the document in my ...
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How can I open PDF files in LibreOffice Writer rather than Draw?

LibreOffice does not have the native capability to open or import random PDF files into a Writer document (and there are no extensions available that add this). As you noted, it can import into Draw ...
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How can I open PDF files in LibreOffice Writer rather than Draw?

Well, apparently - you can indeed open PDF files in Writer! LibreOffice has two separate input filters for PDFs, which open them in LO Writer and in Impress/Draw. To open a PDF file in Writer: Start ...
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How to delete a large image from my LibreOffice doc?

Make a copy of the file (in case the below procedure fails on your document). I tested this on a real ODT file and works perfectly. Rename the file extension of your copy file from odt to zip Open ...
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How can I have different margins in Libre Office Writer?

I need to leave different margins depending if the page is even or odd You should use a "Mirrored" page layout: Mirrored The current page style shows both odd and even pages with inner and ...
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How to reset all styles to MS Word defaults?

Attaching the normal template to the document resets all styles to the current default. However, I believe what the question actually wants is how to reset all styles to the default default, if that ...
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Is it possible in LibreOffice Writer to make a style out of an element that has been manually formatted?

Yes - you can update the default frame style with the parameters of your custom-styled frame, so it gets applied to every new frame inserted afterwards. First, select the frame you've created and ...
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How can I double space a document in LibreOffice?

How can I double space a document in LibreOffice? Select all the paragraphs (ctrl+a) Right click and select "Paragraph" Select "Indents & Spacing" Set "Line Spacing" to "Double" and click "OK" ...
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How Can I Cut/Copy a Table (Not Just Its Contents) in Libre Office Writer

I just found the answer to my own question. If you add a single character of text on the line just before the table itself, then select that line and the table, Open Office will correctly allow you ...
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LibreOffice Writer: spell checking of camel-case words

I don't think that an option or an add-on exists for the spell-checking of camel-case words, but I can offer the following workaround. The idea is to encode the documentation file in Unicode (such as ...
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How do I make LibreOffice Writer use page numbers?

You already have all the pieces ("Create footer" and "Insert page number"). Click just below the bottom margin, but before the end of page Scroll down and press "+" after "Footer (Default Style)" ...
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Can LibreOffice Writer display information about the current cursor position?

Not possible yet. You should subscribe and vote for it (up to 2 votes per issue) : Issue 18004 - Line Number of Cursor Position Should Be Shown in Status Bar.
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How do I set a background image in LibreOffice Writer 5?

The above approaches, using page format, only will fill within the page margins. For an edge-to-edge "bleeding" image, follow this approach from user cloph: https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/...
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Multiple text alignments on one line in Libre Office

I've used the insert table function to add cells that can be justified within each cell and then right click and choose table properties and change the style of line to "none".
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Make LibreOffice Writer insert pictures "as character" by default?

Following the bug report, I modified the custom template I use for most of my documents, and it worked flawlessly. Every document created from that template gets the as-char anchor for graphics. you ...
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Automatically removing linebreaks in LibreOffice Writer

The answer you are looking for is to do find and replace, find $ and then replace with 1 blank space
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How can I double space a document in LibreOffice?

Two options... Brute force... Edit -> Select All, or Ctrl+a, then change the paragraph settings (as you've indicated) to make everything double spaced. Change the style... Format -> Styles and ...
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How to rename a reference?

This is a known limitation of LibreOffice, listed as a bug at https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43254. However it is possible to rename the reference by unzipping the ODT file and ...
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How to rename a reference?

I have found an alternative solution using a LibreOffice Writer extension. Install the extension Install the Alternative Find & Replace for Writer (AltSearch) extension for Libre Office (...
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Find string surrounded by specific character, replace the characters but keep the string intact

I'd do: Find: @(\w+)@ Replace: ${$1} Check Regular expression. Explanation: @ : literally @ ( : start group 1 \w+ : 1 or more word character ) : end group 1 @ : ...
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How to Stop Strike-Through Text On Hyphen?

Not sure why no one got back to you after all this time, but since I found the answer I believed you were WAY overdue one. Below is a link where the answer is just above what looks like screen shots, ...
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