Working with Documents

Open, close a word processing application. Open, close documents. To start Writer, click on the ‘Start’ button on your Windows machine. Click on ‘All Programs’ and then go to the ‘LibreOffice’ folder in the list of all programs which gets … Take lesson

Word Processing Productivity

Set basic options/preferences in the application: user name, default folder to open, save documents. To set the basic options in the Writer application, click on ‘Tools’ from the main menu bar. From the resulting drop-down, click on ‘Options’. This will … Take lesson

Word Processing – Document Creation

Enter Text Switch between page-view modes. Writer has three ways to view a document: Print Layout, Web Layout, and Full Screen. To change the view, go to ‘View’ from the main menu bar and click on the required view from … Take lesson

Word Processing – Edit Content

Edit content by entering, removing characters, words within existing text, by over-typing to replace existing text. To edit content by entering or removing characters or words within existing text, select the text which you want to remove and replace. After … Take lesson

Word Processing – Formatting Text

Change text formatting: font sizes, font types. To change the font size and the font type of the text in a document, right-click anywhere on the document text area and from the resulting menu, click on ‘Edit Paragraph Style’. This … Take lesson

Word Processing – Formatting Paragraphs

Create, merge paragraph(s). Paragraphs are very important for the formatting of any document. Paragraphs create proper divisions among the different parts of text and make it look more presentable. In order to create a paragraph, simply insert a line break … Take lesson

Word Processing – Formatting Text Good Practice

Recognize good practice in aligning text: use align, indent, and tab tools rather than inserting spaces. While aligning text in a document, it is always advisable to use the different alignment and indentation tools instead of inserting spaces into the … Take lesson

Word Processing – Formatting Paragraph Good Practice

Recognize good practice in paragraph spacing: apply spacing between paragraphs rather than use the Return key. When creating new paragraphs, it is always advisable to apply appropriate spacing between paragraphs instead of using the return key. This is because when … Take lesson

Word Processing – Formatting Styles

Apply an existing character style to selected text. A character style is a template which is used to define the styling for a character in LibreOffice Writer. A character style can be applied to a character and the character will … Take lesson

Word Processing – Table Creation

Create a table ready for data insertion. In LibreOffice Writer, we can insert a table into the document. To insert a table, click on ‘Table’ from the main menu bar and from the resulting drop-down menu, click on ‘Insert Table’. … Take lesson

Word Processing – Table Formatting

Modify column width, row height. To modify column width or row height, click once on any one of the cells of the concerned column or row. After this, click on ‘Table’ from the main menu bar and from the resulting … Take lesson

Word Processing – Graphical Objects

Insert an object (picture, image, chart, drawn object) to a specified location in a document. To insert an object like an image or a chart to a specific location in a document, first of all bring the text pointer to … Take lesson

Word Processing – Document Setup

Change document orientation: portrait, landscape. Change paper size. In order to change the document orientation and paper size, click on the ‘Format’ button from the main menu bar. Click on ‘Page…’ button from the resulting drop-down. This gives the ‘Page … Take lesson

Word Processing – Page Breaks

Recognize good practice in adding new pages: insert a page break rather than using the Return key. When adding new pages, it is always better to use a page break rather than using the return key. This is considered as … Take lesson

Word Processing – Headers and Footers

Add, edit text in headers, footers. To add text in the header or footer of a document, first of all click on ‘Insert’ from the main menu bar and from the resulting drop-down menu, click on ‘Header’ or ‘Footer’ to … Take lesson

Word Processing – Spell Check

Spell check a document and make changes like: correcting spelling errors, deleting repeated words. To spell check a document, click on ‘Tools’ from the main menu bar and from the resulting drop-down menu, click on ‘Spelling and Grammar’. This will … Take lesson

Word Processing – Preview and Print

Preview a document. To preview a document, click on ‘File’ from the main menu bar and from the resulting drop-down menu, click on ‘Print Preview’. This will open the preview display of the document as has been shown below. To … Take lesson

Mail Merge – Preparation

Open, prepare a document, as a main document for a mail merge. Mail Merge is a useful tool that allows you to produce multiple letters, labels, envelopes, name tags, and more using information stored in a list, database, or spread … Take lesson

Mail Merge – Insert Data Fields

Insert data fields in a mail merge main document (letter, address labels). To insert data fields in mail merge, click on ‘Tools’ from the main menu bar and from the resulting drop-down, click on ‘Mail Merge Wizard’. This will open … Take lesson

Mail Merge – Outputs

Merge a mailing list with a letter, label document as a new file or printed output. To merge a mailing list with a letter or a label document and to save the merged document as a new file, click on … Take lesson