This section provides an overview of the toolbars available in LibreOffice Writer. This overview describes the default toolbar configuration for LibreOffice. If you have customised any of the toolbars, your configuration might differ from the one described here.
The Standard bar is available in every LibreOffice application.
The Formatting bar contains several text formatting functions.
The Drawing bar contains frequently used editing tools. Click the arrow next to an icon to open a toolbar that contains additional commands.
The Image Bar contains functions for formatting and positioning selected bitmap graphics.
When a frame is selected, the Frame Bar provides the most important functions for formatting and positioning the frame.
The OLE Object bar appears when objects are selected, and contains the most important functions for formatting and positioning objects.
The Table Bar contains functions you need when working with tables. It appears when you move the cursor into a table.
You can see the Drawing Object Properties bar in Writer and Calc. Select the menu View - Toolbars - Drawing Object Properties. The controls are enabled when a drawing object is selected. You see some different icons by default, whether the current document is a text document or a spreadsheet.
The Bullets and Numbering bar contains functions to modify the structure of numbered paragraphs, including changing the order of paragraphs and defining different paragraph levels.
Contains formatting commands for text that is contained in a draw object. The Text Object bar appears when you double-click inside a draw object.
The Status Bar contains information about the current document and offers various buttons with special functions.
The Print Preview Bar appears when you view the current document in the print preview mode.
Use the Table Data bar to control the data view.
Rulers display the dimensions of the page, and the position of tabs, indents, borders and columns. You can modify all of these on the rulers using the mouse.
The Formula Bar allows you to create and insert calculations into a text document. To activate the Formula Bar, press F2.
The toolbar contains various functions for inserting frames, graphics, tables, and other objects.
The Classification bar contains tools to help secure document handling.
The Classification toolbar contains list boxes to help in selecting the security of the document, according to the BAF category policy and BAILS levels. LibreOffice will add custom fields in the document properties (File - Properties, Custom Properties tab) to store the classification policy as document metadata.
Go to menu View - Toolbars and select Classification
The Mail Merge Toolbar contains commands for the final steps of the mail merge process.