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Writer - Quick Reference Guide and Cheat-sheet.

Writer User Interface

   Show a graphic with the User Interface and pointers to all of the 
   parts with explanations on what each part if for.
   List all of the optional toolbars that are available
   Display graphics of the "commonly used" toolbars and what each icon is for.



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Supported Document file formats

   List all of the file formats that can be 
   Opened, Saved, Exported


Writer Document File Formats
Open Save Export Name of the Format
.odt .odt - - - - - ODF Text Document's
.ott .ott - - - - - ODF Text Document Template
.pdb .pdb - - - - - AportisDoc (Palm)
.xml .xml - - - - - DocBook
 ? - - - - - - - - - - Hangul WP 97
.html .html - - - - - HTML Document (OpenOffice.org Writer)
 ? - - - - - - - - - - Lotus WordPro Document
.docx .docx - - - - - Microsoft Word 2007/2010 XML
.dotx - - - - - - - - - - Microsoft Word 2007/2010 XML Template
.xml .xml - - - - - Microsoft Word 2003 XML
.doc .doc - - - - - Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP/2003
.dot - - - - - - - - - - Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP/2003 Template
.doc - - - - - - - - - - Microsoft Word 6.0 / 95
- - - - - .doc - - - - - Microsoft Word 6.0
- - - - - .doc - - - - - Microsoft Word 95
 ? - - - - - - - - - - Microsoft Word 95 Template
 ? - - - - - - - - - - Microsoft WinWord 5
 ? - - - - - - - - - - Microsoft Works Document
.docx .docx - - - - - Office Open XML Text
 ? - - - - - - - - - - Office Open XML Text Template
.sxw .sxw - - - - - OpenOffice.org 1.0 Text Document
.stw .stw - - - - - OpenOffice.org 1.0 Text Document Template
.fodt .fodt - - - - - OpenDocument Text(Flat XML)
.pdf - - - - - .pdf PDF - Portable Document Format (Writer)
.psw .psw - - - - - Pocket Word
.rtf .rtf - - - - - Rich Text Format
 ? - - - - - - - - - - StarWriter 1.0
 ? - - - - - - - - - - StarWriter 2.0
 ? - - - - - - - - - - StarWriter DOS
 ? - - - - - - - - - - StarWriter 3.0 - 5.0
 ? - - - - - - - - - - StarWriter 3.0 - 5.0 Templates
 ? - - - - - - - - - - T602 Document
.txt .txt - - - - - Text
.txt .txt - - - - - Text Encoded
.uot .uot - - - - - Unified Office Formatted text
 ? - - - - - - - - - - WordPerfect Document
- - - - - - - - - - .xml Writer Layout XML
- - - - - - - - - - .html XHTML
- - - - - - - - - - .xhtml XHTML



Graphics and Image formats supported with Insert - Picture
.bmp Windows Bitmap
.dxf AutoCAD Interchange Format
.emf Enhanced Metafile
.eps Encapsulated PostScript
.gif Graphic Interchange Format
.jpg JPEG - Joint Photographic Exports Group
.met OS/2 Metafile
.pbm Portable Bitmap
.pcd Kodak Photo CD (768x512)
.pcd Kodak Photo CD (384x256)
.pcd Kodak Photo CD (192x128)
.pct Mac Pict
.pcx Zsoft Paintbrush
.pgm Portable Graymap
.png Portable Network Graphic
.ppm Portable Pixelmap
.psd Adobe Photoshop
.ras Sun Raster Image
.sgf StarWriter Graphics Format
.sgv StarDraw 2.0
.svg Scalable Vector Graphics
.svm StarView Metafile
.tga Truevision Targa
.tif TIFF - Tagged Image File Format
.wmf Windows Metafile
.xbm X Bitmap
.xpm X PixMap



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Formatting the Page

   List and describe the options in Format>Page option

Formatting the Text

    List and describe all of the Character, Text, and Paragraph formatting options

Advanced Document Formatting.

   describe some of the advanced document formatting options, like "frames".

Adding / Formatting - Images and other files or objects in a document

     describe how to insert images and other files and objects into a document
     describe the formatting options for images and objects once it is in the document

Using Templates

    List all of the standard Templates that are a part of the standard install of LibreOffice.
    Describe how to use these templates.


Using the Extension Manager

    Describe how to use the Extension Manager
    How to add, remove, enable/disable the extensions
    Describe what some extensions are "locked".


Working with the Tools - Options Menus.




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LibreOffice

User Data

This is the area where the user "can" enter their personal information.

  • Company
  • First/Last name/Iniitials
  • Street
  • City/State/Zip
  • Country/Region
  • Title/Position
  • Tel. (Home/Work)
  • Fax / E-mail


General

Help

□ Tips
□ Help Agent
□ Extended Tips

Open/Save dialoge

□ Use LibreOffice dialogs

Print dialogs

□ Use LibreOffice dialogs

Document status

□ Print sets "document modified" status
□ Allow to save document even when the document is not modified

Year (two digits)

Interpret as years between 1930 and 2029
□ Enable experimental (unstable) features
Memory
Heading text
View
Print
Paths
Colors
Fonts
Security
Appearance
Accessibility
Java
Online Update

Load Save

  • General
  • VBA Properties
  • Microsoft Office
  • HTML Compatibility


Language Settings

  • Languages
  • Writing Aids


LibreOffice Writer

  • General
  • View
  • Formatting Aids
  • Grid
  • Basic Fonts (Western)
  • Print
  • Table
  • Changes
  • Compatibility
  • AutoCaption
  • Mail Merge E-mail


LibreOffice Writer/Web

  • View
  • Formatting Aids
  • Grid
  • Print
  • Table
  • Background


LibreOffice Base

Charts

Internet

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Keyboard Shortcuts

    List all the useful keyboard shortcuts.


Controlling dialogs

Enter

Activates selected button. In most cases where no button is
selected, Enter is equivalent to clicking OK.

Esc

Closes dialog without saving any changes made while it was open.
 

Spacebar

Checks an empty checkbox. Clears a checked checkbox.

Up, down arrow keys

Moves focus up and down a list. Increases or decreases value of a
variable.

Right, left arrow keys

Moves focus horizontally within a section of a dialog.

Tab

Advances focus to the next section or element of a dialog.

Shift+Tab

Returns focus to the previous section or element in a dialog.

Alt+Down Arrow

Shows items in a drop-down list.

Stopping macros

Shift+Ctrl+Q Stops a running macro.


===== Function keys for Writer Shortcut keys =====

F1

Opens Writer Help at the Home page. Pressing F1 again, opens the
home page of the active tab.

Shift+F1

Enables the extended help tips under the mouse pointer until the next
click.

F2

Opens or closes the Formula Bar.

Ctrl+F2

Opens the Fields dialog.

Shift+F2

Enables tips for the currently selected command, icon or control

F3

Inserts the AutoText entry corresponding to the typed shortcut.

Ctrl+F3

Opens the AutoText dialog, where you can edit an AutoText entry or
create a new entry from the selected text.

F4

Opens or closes the View Data Sources window.

Shift+F4

Selects the next frame.

F5

Opens or closes the Navigator.

Ctrl+Shift+F5

Opens the Navigator with cursor in page number field.

F7

Starts the spelling and grammar checker.

Ctrl+F7

Opens the Thesaurus.

F8

Turns Extension Selection mode on or off.

Ctrl+F8

Turns field shadings on or off.

Shift+F8

Turns Multiple Selection mode on or off.

Ctrl+Shift+F8

Turns Block Selection mode on or off.

F9

Updates fields.

Ctrl+F9

Shows or hides field names.

Shift+F9

Calculates Table.

Ctrl+Shift+F9

Opens a dialog for editing input fields and lists.

F10

See “Opening menus and menu items“ 

Ctrl+F10

Displays or hides nonprinting characters.

F11

Opens or closes the Styles and Formatting window.

Shift+F11

Creates a new style from a selection.

Ctrl+Shift+F11

Updates a style.


Shortcut keys Effect

F12

Turns paragraph numbering on or off.


Ctrl+F12

Inserts or edits a table.

Shift+F12

Turns bullets on or off.

Ctrl+Shift+F12

Turns numbering/bullets off.


Ctrl+A

Selects all content in a document, unless the cursor is in a table (see
“Shortcut keys for tables in Writer” on page 9).

Ctrl+D

Double underlines selected text or text typed afterwards. Press again
 to turn off.

Ctrl+E

Centers the paragraph.

Ctrl+F

Opens the Find dialog.

Ctrl+Alt+F

Opens the Find and Replace dialog.

Ctrl+J

Justifies the paragraph.

Ctrl+L

Aligns the paragraph to the left.

Ctrl+R

Align the paragraph to the right.

Ctrl+M

Applies default formatting to the selection.

Ctrl+Shift+B

Subscripts selected text or text typed afterwards. Press again to turn
off.

Ctrl+Shift+P

Superscripts selected text or text typed afterwards. Press again to turn
off.

Ctrl+Y

Redoes last action.

Ctrl+5

Applies 1.5 line spacing to paragraph.

Ctrl+Plus Key(+)

Calculates the selected text and copies the result to the clipboard.

Ctrl+Hyphen(-)

Inserts a conditional hyphen.

Ctrl+Shift+Hyphen (-)

Inserts a non-breaking hyphen (not used for hyphenation).

Ctrl+Shift+X

Removes direct character formats from selected text.

Ctrl+/ (slash)

Inserts a no-width optional line break.

Ctrl+multiplication sign (*)

Runs macro field.
(only on number pad) 
Shortcut keys for Writer

Ctrl+Shift+Space

Inserts a non-breaking space (not used for hyphenation and not
expanded if text is justified).

Shift+Enter

Inserts a line break without paragraph change.

Ctrl+Enter

Inserts a page break.

Ctrl+Shift+Enter

Inserts a column break in multi-column texts.

Alt+Enter

Inserts a new paragraph without numbering.

Alt+Enter

Inserts a new paragraph directly before or after a section or a table.

Arrow Left

Moves cursor to left.

Shift+Arrow Left

Moves cursor with selection to the left.

Ctrl+Arrow Left

Goes to beginning of word.

Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Left

Selects to the left word by word.

Arrow Right

Moves cursor to right.

Shift+Arrow Right

Moves cursor with selection to the right.

Ctrl+Arrow Right

Goes to start of next word.

Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Right

Selects to the right word by word.

Arrow Up

Moves up one line.

Shift+Arrow Up

Selects lines in an upwards direction.

Arrow Down

Moves cursor down one line.

Shift+Arrow Down

Selects lines in a downward direction.


Home

Goes to beginning of line.

Shift+Home

Goes and selects to the beginning of a line.

End

Goes to end of line.

Shift+End

Goes and selects to end of line.

Ctrl+Home

Goes to start of document.

Ctrl+Shift+Home

Goes and selects text to start of document.

Ctrl+End

Goes to end of document.

Ctrl+Shift+End

Goes and selects text to end of document.

Ctrl+PageUp

Switches cursor between text and header.

Ctrl+PageDown

Switches cursor between text and footer.

Insert

Turns Insert mode on or off.


Shortcut Keys Effect

PageUp

Moves up one screen page.

Shift+PageUp

Moves up one screen page with selection.

PageDown

Moves down one screen page.

Shift+PageDown

Moves down one screen page with selection.

Ctrl+Del

Deletes text to end of word.

Ctrl+Backspace

Deletes text to beginning of word.

Ctrl+Shift+Del

Deletes text to end of sentence.

Ctrl+Shift+Backspace

Deletes text to beginning of sentence.

Ctrl+Tab

Uses next suggestion with automatic word completion.

Ctrl+Shift+Tab

Use previous suggestion with automatic word completion.

Alt+W

In the spelling checker dialog: Calls back the original unknown word
into the text box.

Ctrl+double-click

Docks or un-docks the Navigator, Styles and Formatting window

Ctrl+Shift+F10

other windows.

===== Shortcut keys for tables in Writer Shortcut Keys Effect =====

Ctrl+A

If the active cell is empty, Ctrl+A selects the whole table; otherwise, it
selects the contents of the active cell. Press Ctrl+A a second time to
select the entire table.

Ctrl+Home

If the active cell is empty, Ctrl+Home moves the cursor to the
beginning of the table. Press Ctrl+Home again to move the cursor to
the beginning of document.
If the active cell is not empty, Ctrl+Home moves the cursor to the
beginning of the active cell. A second press of Ctrl+Home moves the
cursor to the beginning of the current table. A third press moves the
cursor to the beginning of the document.

Ctrl+End

If the active cell is empty, Ctrl+End moves the cursor to the end of the
table. Press Ctrl+End again to move the cursor to the end of
document.
If the active cell is not empty, Ctrl+End moves the cursor to the end of
the active cell. A second press of Ctrl+End moves the cursor to the
end of the current table. A third press moves the cursor to the end of
the document.

Ctrl+Tab

Inserts a tab stop (only in tables). Depending on the Window Manager
in use, Alt+Tab may be used instead.

Ctrl+Shift+Arrow

Up Jumps to start of table.

Ctrl+Shift+Arrow

Down Jumps to end of table.

Alt+Arrow Keys

Increases or decreases the size of the column or row on the right or
bottom cell edge.

Alt+Shift+Arrow Keys

 Increases or decreases the size of the column or row on the left or top
 cell edge.

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Arrow Keys Like Alt, but modifies only the active cell.

Alt+Insert

Provides 3 seconds in Insert mode, during which time pressing an
arrow key inserts a row or column, or Ctrl+Arrow Key inserts a cell.

Alt+Del

Provides 3 seconds in Delete mode, during which time pressing an
arrow key deletes a row or column, or Ctrl+Arrow Key merges the
active cell with the neighboring cell.

Ctrl+Shift+T

Removes cell protection from all selected tables. If no table is
selected, then cell protection is removed from all of the tables in the
document.

Ctrl+Shift+Del

If nothing is selected, the contents of the next cell are deleted. If cells
are selected, the whole row(s) of the selection are deleted. If all rows
are selected completely or partially, the entire table is deleted.

===== Shortcut keys for paragraphs and heading levels Shortcut Keys Effect =====

Ctrl+0 (zero)

Applies Text Body paragraph style.

Ctrl+1

Applies Heading 1 paragraph style.

Ctrl+2

Applies Heading 2 paragraph style.

Ctrl+3

Applies Heading 3 paragraph style.

Ctrl+4

Applies Heading 4 paragraph style.

Ctrl+5

Applies Heading 5 paragraph style.

Ctrl+Alt+Up Arrow

Moves the active paragraph or selected paragraphs up one
or Ctrl+Up Arrow paragraph.

Ctrl+Alt+Down Arrow

Moves the active paragraph or selected paragraphs down one
Ctrl+Down Arrow paragraph.

Tab

When the cursor is at the beginning of the heading text, moves a heading in format 
Heading X (X = 1–9) down one level in the outline.
Does not affect the applied paragraph style.

Shift+Tab

When the cursor is at the beginning of the heading text, moves a
heading in format Heading X (X = 2–10) up one level in the outline.
Does not affect the applied paragraph style.
 

Ctrl+Tab

At the start of a heading: Inserts a tab stop. Depending on the Window
Manager in use, Alt+Tab may be used instead.
Shortcut keys for moving and resizing frames, graphics and
objects


Esc

Cursor is inside a text frame and no text is selected: 
Esc selects the  text frame. Text frame is selected: 
Esc clears the cursor from the text frame.

F2 or Enter

If a text frame is selected: positions the cursor to the end of the text in  
or any key that produces a the text frame. If you press any key that produces 
a character on character on screen screen, and the document is in edit mode, 
the character is appended to the text.

Alt+Arrow Keys

Moves the selected object.

Alt+Ctrl+Arrow Keys

Resizes an object by moving the lower right corner.

Alt+Ctrl+Shift+

Resizes an object by moving the top left corner.

Ctrl+Tab

Selects the anchor of an object (in Edit Points mode).

How to install LibreOffice for Windows using the Custom Install

     Describe a Windows Install of LibreOffice - do we still need to have a JRE installed first?
     Show the options in a Windows Install.
     Show all of the Custom Install options like languages and dictionaries.

Describe how to install LibreOffice in the other supported OSs.

     Linux DEBs
     Linux RPM
     MacOSX Intel and PPC

LibreOffice Web Sites

    List the useful web sites
    Main site
    Wiki sites
    Document Sites
    The download site and how to use it
    Where to get Help
    etc.


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