Layout in Writer

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Foreword

The video shows how a ″Layout in Writer″ how to create under LibreOffice and links to this page here, which offers further information and details.

This description refers to the LibreOffice 7.2 version on Windows 10.

Link to the Video

Link to the Video (in German [DE]):

Layout in Writer - LibreOffice 7.2

Would you like a little Layout or DTP?

My Flyer with three columns

Explanation of the terms "Layout" and "DTP"

If you want to create a flyer, club message or handout, you don't have to install a DTP program right away.

LibreOffice has a few goodies on board for this.

In the following some examples.

Page layout with columns

The page has a header with a frame in the upper margin.

The wider writing area of the page is divided into three columns.

Page - "Page" / "Margins" tab

  • Left: 0,50 cm
  • Right: 0,50 cm
  • Top: 3.00 cm
  • Bottom: 0,50 cm

Page - "Columns" tab

  • Columns: 3

Frame - "Type" tab

  • Anchor: To page
  • Width: 20,00 cm
  • Height: 2,00 cm
  • Horizontal From left by 0,50 cm to Entire page
  • Vertical From top by 0,50 cm to Entire page

You can insert an image, logo or lettering into the frame.

Page layout with frames

Layout with Frames

The writing area of the page contains all frames.

One frame as header

Other frames as columns and headers.

Page - "Page" / "Page margins" tab

  • Left: 1,00 cm
  • Right: 1,00 cm
  • Top: 1.00 cm
  • Bottom: 1,00 cm

Frame1 - "Type" tab

  • Anchor: To page
  • Width: 19,00 cm
  • Height: 6,00 cm
  • Horizontal From left by 1,00 cm to Entire page
  • Vertical From top by 1,00 cm to Entire page

You can insert a picture, logo or lettering into the frame.

Frame2 - 7 - "Type" tab

Find the dimensions of the other frames by selecting the frame and then right-clicking on it.

Select "Properties…" in the context menu and see the entered values in the dialog.

Page layout with frames chained

Layout with Frames chained

The writing area of the page contains all frames.

One frame as header

Other frames as columns and headers.

Page - "Page" / "Page Margins" tab

  • Left: 1,00 cm
  • Right: 1,00 cm
  • Top: 1.00 cm
  • Bottom: 1.00 cm

Frame1 - "Type" tab

  • Anchor: To page
  • Width: 19,00 cm
  • Height: 6,00 cm
  • Horizontal From left by 1,00 cm to Entire page
  • Vertical From top by 1,00 cm to Entire page

You can insert an image, logo or lettering into the frame.

Frame2 - 7 - "Type" tab

Find the dimensions of the other frames by selecting the frame and then right-clicking on it.

Select "Properties..." in the context menu and see the entered values in the dialog.

Chaining the desired frames: - To: Chained Frames -

Online-help: Inserting, Editing and Linking Frames

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Frames in general

Frame Properties

With the use of frames within the page you have many possibilities of design in terms of layout and DTP.

LibreOffice cannot and will not replace professional DTP programs, but with a little imagination you can design a lot.

Frame properties

Select a frame and right-click on it.

Select "Properties..." in the context menu and see the entered values in the dialog.

You will find the tabs

  • Type
  • Options
  • Circulation
  • Hyperlink
  • Outline
  • Area
  • Transparency
  • Columns
  • Macro

There you can set the desired properties for your frames.

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Link Frames

Linked Frames

For example, if you have two Frames arranged next to each other like columns and you want your body text from Frame1 to continue flowing into Frame2 as you write, you need to link these Frames.

 Note 
 The Frame you select to link to another Frame may contain text.
 The Frame you want to link must not contain text.
 Even a single space character will result in the linking not being possible.

Select Frame1.

Select the "Link Frames" icon from the Format ▸ Frame ▸ Link Frames menu or from the "Frame" toolbar.

Once you have clicked on Linking, the cursor will change its appearance.

The cursor now consists of three connected circles that symbolically represent a chain. Cursor verkettet 03.png

Move the cursor to Frame2 and click there.

With Frame1 selected, you will now see a diagonal blue connecting line from Frame1 to Frame2.

Frame1 and Frame2 are now linked.

See also To link Frames

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Zoom functions under Windows

Zoom functions under Windows

Further Informations

Legend

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Software solutions overview

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Related topics

LibreOffice Flyer with Draw

Gallery_Flyers

Work files

(in German [DE]):

"Drei Spalten.odt"

"Drei Rahmen.odt"

"Mehrere Rahmen verkettet.odt"

"Zwei Rahmen verkettet.odt"

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Documentation / Manuals

Here you will find the Documentation / Manuals:

Documentation / Manuals

Any questions?

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