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LibreOffice Documentation – 14/4/2022

Documentation update(s)

LibreOffice 7.3 guides (Published)

  • Writer 7.3
  • Getting Started 7.3
  • Custom shape tutorial 7

PUBLISHED 7.2 All guides now fully published

  • Getting Started 7.2
  • Writer 7.2
  • Calc 7.2
  • Impress 7.2
  • Draw 7.2
  • Math 7.2
  • Base 7.2

REFERENCES

1 LibreOffice 2 LibreOffice Bookshelf 2a LibreOffice Documentation * LibreOffice shortcut keys 3 Free Software Foundation 4 Free Software Foundation Europe 5 LibreOffice Conference 6 7.2 blog documentation announcement 7. Udemy LibreOffice Training

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LibreOffice 7.3

LO 7.3

Version 7.3 of the Free, Libre, Open Source office suite is now available. You can read more about this here.

Documentation for 7.3 will be available shortly, in the meantime you can still download books for 7.1 & 7.2.

For those of you who dismiss LibreOffice. This is from the blog post.

LibreOffice offers the highest level of compatibility in the office suite market segment, starting with native support for the OpenDocument Format (ODF) – beating proprietary formats in the areas of security and robustness – to superior support for DOCX, XLSX and PPTX files. In addition, LibreOffice provides filters for a large number of legacy document formats, to return ownership and control to users.

Microsoft files are still based on the proprietary format deprecated by ISO in 2008, and not on the ISO approved standard, so they hide a large amount of artificial complexity. This causes handling issues with LibreOffice, which defaults to a true open standard format (the OpenDocument Format).

New Features Video

LO 7.2 install on Debian 11

*This worked for me, please use common sense and think before you do stuff, I am not responsible for damage to your system**

I have now downloaded and installed LibreOffice 7.2 on Debian 11.

  1. Goto https://www.libreoffice.org/
  2. Click Download Now
  3. For Debian 11, I selected the 7.2 deb file from the options
  4. LibreOffice7.2.5Linuxx86-64deb.tar.gz Save or move this to a sensible location, so maybe create a sub folder in downloads called Libreoffice
  5. Extract the gz file – this should be unzip *.gz
  6. Extract the tar file this should be tar -xf *.tar
  7. cd in to LibreOffice7.2.5.2Linuxx86-64deb 7a type ls to list files (for me I had 42 deb files)
  8. Goto a terminal
  9. Switch to root, with su - and enter password
  10. You will probably need to check working directory pwd
  11. cd to where your deb files are
  12. dpkg -i *.deb
  13. This should install everything
  14. You will find Libreoffice 7.2 on the menu (I am using xfce)

As always Your Mileage May Vary

Note, the LibreOffice 7.2 menu entries will be BELOW those for the previos install, my video here illustrates how to use menu editor to move them above the previous version.

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LibreOffice Documentation 31/12/2021

Documentation update(s)

LibreOffice 7.2 guides

PUBLISHED 7.2

  • Getting Started 7.2
  • Writer 7.2
  • Calc 7.2
  • Impress 7.2
  • Draw 7.2
  • Math 7.2
  • Base 7.2

REFERENCES

1 LibreOffice 2 LibreOffice Bookshelf 2a LibreOffice Documentation * LibreOffice shortcut keys 3 Free Software Foundation 4 Free Software Foundation Europe 5 LibreOffice Conference 6 7.2 blog documentation announcement TAGS

#YearOfTheFediverse,#LibreOffice,#Office,#Writer,#Calc, #Draw,#GettingStarted,#Documentation

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LibreOffice Documentation April 2021

LibreOffice 7.1

LibreOffice 7.0 / 7.x [1] documentation [2] is progressing nicely. Guides for :

Updated 12/04/2021 – Writer 7.1 guide is now available from the LibreOffice documentation page.

  • Getting Started 7.0
  • Impress 7.0
  • Calc 7.0
  • Math 7.0
  • Writer 7.1

REFERENCES

1 LibreOffice 2 LibreOffice Documentation 3 Free Software Foundation 4 Free Software Foundation Europe

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Background image

LibreOffice 7

To add a background image to your document

  1. Open Up LibreOffice Writer
  2. Click FORMAT (menu) —> Page Style
  3. Click Area (Tab)

Page style area

  1. Select Bitmap (button)
  2. Select add / import
  3. Choose and image — > Click OK

Choose Image

  1. Under style – Select Custom (default is centre)
  2. Now set the size (Height x Width) e.g 5cm

Position and Size

Now click Transparancy (Tab) Transparency Radio Button

Transparancy

If you set to 95% then the image will be visible but very light

Click Ok

Done

To Remove the image click NONE on the Area Tab

Video

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Toolbars

LibreOffice now has several options, when it comes to viewing the menus and options to undertake various tasks while working.

Menu Bar

You can change the way the menu looks from the User Interface option.

User Interface

STANDARD TOOL BAR Standard Toolbar

SINGLE TOOL BAR Single Tool Bar

SIDEBAR Side Bar

TABBED Tabbed

TABBED COMPACT Tabbed Compact

GROUPED BAR COMPACT Grouped Bar Compact

CONTEXTUAL SINGLE Contextual Single

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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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