Set headings with heading level
- highlight a heading
- open Styles in Format menu or F11
- top right icon: New Style from selection
- name it
- RMB on the style in the list to edit it
- go to Customise toolbars (click on the arrow at end of tool bar) and go to Keyboard
in the bottom panes find Styles >Paragraph and next to it your new style
above, select a keyboard shortcut, like SHIFT-ALT-S that you can remember
then click Modify
- in the doc search for text with same pt as the header eg 14pt
- when it highlights, press your shortcut key to change the text to the new style
- use the search next instance arrow at bottom right of window to highlight next
- open the navigator and all your title will be there!
Add more shortcut keys
ALT-[ increase font
ALT-] reduce font
making F2 save document makes it easy
Libre Office short-cut keys community.linuxmint.com/...
Add icons to main toolbar
- go to Customise tool bars (click on the arrow at end of toolbar)
- click on Add
- search for what you want
in Application: save all
in View: close window
in Basic: record macro
in Documents: save as
in Format: double underline, outline, sentence case, upper case, lower case...
in Macros: any macros you have recorded
- close Add Commands and change the icon if its naff! under Customise button >change icon
- move the icons up or down on the tool bar
- remove unnecessary buttons too!
- closing Libre Office saves the tool bar configuration, so if you crash it you will lose your changes!
Record a macro
- go to Tools >Macros >Run Macro and click on record
- do what action you want to record -can be typing or any commands, search and replace
- click stop once the action is over
- save it as prompted
- add buttons to the tool bar with your macros!!
Make an auto text
- type the text to be automatically filled with a single letter and press F3
- open Edit >auto text
- fill in a name and click on Auto text >new and then close, check the shortcut key
- when typing enter that shotcut key and press F3
- but there's a bug that changes the font to Times Roman after the auto text so use <left> then <right> to get back to your font
Delete half of a document
This can be quite useful, especially when only part of a doc is needed, which can be saved as a new document.
- make a new copy of the original, save as, new name
- go to the place in the doc where you want it to end (or begin from)
- press CTRL-SHIFT-end to select all text to the end of doc (or CTRL-SHIFT-home to select all the text to the beginning of the doc) and delete, save.
- ! Make sure that "record changes" is unchecked (in Edit menu > changes) or else the deleted part of the doc will be there shown as deleted text!
Cut up a large document into smaller ones
- make a new doc from original, save-as and rename, for example, call it "name-1.odt"
- use the method above to cut off the end of the document and save
- open original doc and save-as, rename to "name-2.odt"
- use method above to cut off the part which is contained in "name-1.odt"
- cut more off the end of the doc and save
- open the original, rename and repeat process (3-until the document is cut into smaller ones.
Search and Replace - regular expressions used
Work on a document two places at once
open a file
Window > New window
The same doc will be open in two windows and you can move about in each one independently. That's very handy.