LibreOffice

Gallery part 3

Inserting gallery images

  1. Image Gallery

Insert Menu —> Media —> Gallery

Image Gallery

Find the image you would like, drag to your page, you can then resize to suit, with the grab handles.

This allows you to set a glow effect around your image. This can make it stand out for example.

Here you can set various line properties.

Allows you to fine tune how big the image is, rotation and other properties

Sets other properties such as radius of the edge, to make it smoother for example.

For a deeper explanation of these tools please see the documentation. Or perhaps consider getting involved with the project so the team(s) can improve on this. There is a lot more work to do, and only a small team doing this.

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Gallery part 2

Manipulating your gallery image

  1. Image Gallery

Insert Menu —> Media —> Gallery

Image Gallery

The vertical option bar on the right displays:-

Option Bar

The options here are (top to bottom)

  • Sidebar Settings
  • Properties
  • Page
  • Styles
  • Gallery
  • Navigator

This section will concentrate on Properties

The first option Area will display

Properties Area

Video

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Gallery part 1

Inserting gallery images

  1. Image Gallery

Insert Menu —> Media —> Gallery

Image Gallery

Find the image you would like, drag to your page, you can then resize to suit, with the grab handles.

Video

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Templates

How to create a writer template.

A template is useful, if you want to pull in a document with some pre-defined content and formatting, for example:

  • Double lined spacing
  • A title, header / footer
  • A letter template

To create a template

  1. Create a normal writer document, create the content, you then need to save this as a template.

Save As Template

This will create filename.ott file (note the ott extension.

  1. If you want to add this to the list of templates then:-

Goto Manage templates from the templates menu on the main screen

Manage Templates 1

Which brings up

Template Manager

  1. Click on import and select the template you saved earlier.

Select Template

You should now be able to select your new template from the LibreOffice Start up screen.

Once opened, saving any additional information to the template will force SaveAs so you then save as a normal odt (or other) document.

Under manage templates you can sort these and only list specific templates e.g My Templates

List by Category

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Page Orientation

By default, a document is in Landscape, so the long edge is at the side. If you are producing for example a document with a lot of data going left to right you may need to switch orientation.

You can do this from the Format —> Page Styles option.

Page Styles

This allows you to switch your DOCUMENT to Landscape, so the long edge is at the top, or back to portrait.

portrait

landscape

You can also use the Insert menu to add a new page which is a different orientation, this uses page breaks.

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User Data

LibreOffice has an feature that allows a user to store some details on their company, for example. This data can then be, retrieved and used in documents.

Tools (menu) —> Options

Tools options

Brings up the following, I have entered some made up data for this tutorial

User Data 2

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Spelling and Grammar

It is important to check your document for errors.

The spell check tool allows you to do this easily.

Tools —> Spelling or press F7

Spelling

You can also set other options

Spelling Options

It is usually a good idea to click at the top of the document before running a spell check, that way the entire document can be checked in one go. You can:

  • Correct a misspelt word
  • Correct Grammar
  • Add new words to the dictionary.

If you need to change the language LibreOffice is using then you can use the pull down menu to choose a different language.

Spelling Languages

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Page Zoom

Sometimes you may find the text on the screen is too small to read or perhaps you want to check a image for example.

You can use the zoom tool, found in the bottom right of the application to make the page bigger or smaller.

Page Zoom Location

Move the slider left <–> right to zoom out and zoom in.

Zoom In Tool

Video demonstration

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Tables

How to add tables to LibreOffice Writer 7.x

Assets folder

https://salsa.debian.org/zleap-guest/screenshots/-/tree/master/libreoffice7/writer/Tables

  • A table is used to present information.
  • Tables are made up of
    • Horizontal Rows
    • Vertical Columns
    • Cells that form the Rows / Columns
  • Can be simple, single colour or more complex with more than one colour

There are several ways to insert a table

Icon

Clicking this leads to :-

Quick Table

Where you can drag to create the required table size, clicking more options leads to the Table options box below.

Or Click

Table menu —> Insert table which leads to:-

Table Options box

Insert Table dialogue

Select the options you would like, then click insert.

Your table will then appear on the page.

Selecting a cell will also display the icon menu at the bottom of your document, this gives quicker access to options.

Table Icon Bar

Once you have added a table you will find all the rows, columns are a uniform size.

You may want to split cells up, to do this you can right click and select split cells

split

Cells can be split Horizontally or vertically

In a similar way we can right click and merge two or more cells together.

If we didn't set any style options from the Insert table dialogue, this can be done with right click —> style

style

We can do the change the size with right click —> size

size

Where you can change row height / width.

Add another single row or column, before or after the selected row or column.

Multi

or add more than one

You can add more rows or columns with the right click menu

By selecting rows / columns from the right click menu

columns

rows

All these options are also available on the icon bar at the bottom of your document

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Exit LibreOffice

CTRL+Q

Quit

New Text Document

CTRL+N

New Document

Open Document

CTRL-O

Open Document

Save Document

CTRL+S

Save

SaveAs

CTRL+SHFT+S

SaveAs

PRINT PREVIEW

CTRL+SHIFT+O

Print Preview

PRINT

CTRL+P

Print Document

CUT / COPY / PASTE CTRL+X CTRL+C CTRL+V

CutCopyPaste

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Original graphic here

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