Text Formatting Bar

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The Text Formatting Bar that is displayed when the cursor is in a text object, such as a text frame or a drawing object, contains formatting and alignment commands.

Font Name

Allows you to select a font name from the list or enter a font name directly.

You can enter several fonts, separated by semicolons. LibreOffice uses each named font in succession if the previous fonts are not available.

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Font Name

Font Size

Allows you to choose between different ‍font sizes from the list, or to enter a size manually.

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Font Size

Bold

Makes the selected text bold. If the cursor is in a word, the entire word is made bold. If the selection or word is already bold, the formatting is removed.

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Bold

Italic

Makes the selected text italic. If the cursor is in a word, the entire word is made italic. If the selection or word is already italic, the formatting is removed.

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Italic

Underline

Underlines or removes underlining from the selected text.

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Underline

Font Color

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Font Color

Line Spacing: 1

Applies single line spacing to the current paragraph. This is the default setting.

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Line spacing: 1

Line Spacing: 1.5

Sets the line spacing to 1.5 lines.

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Line spacing: 1.5

Line Spacing: 2

Sets the line spacing to two lines.

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Line spacing: 2

Align Left

Aligns the paragraph to the left page margin.

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Align Left

Centered

Centers the contents of the paragraph on the page.

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Align Center Horizontally

Align Right

Aligns the paragraph to the right page margin.

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Align Right

Justify

Aligns the paragraph to the left and to the right page margins.

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Justified

Superscript

Reduces the ‍font size of the selected text and raises the text above the baseline.

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Superscript

Subscript

Reduces the ‍font size of the selected text and lowers the text below the baseline.

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Subscript

Character

Changes the font and the font formatting for the selected characters.

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Character

Paragraph

Modifies the format of the current paragraph, such as indents and alignment.

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Paragraph

Asian Language Support

These commands can only be accessed after you enable support for Asian languages in Tools - Options' - Language Settings - Languages'.

Text running from left to right

Specifies the horizontal direction of the text.

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Text direction from left to right

Text running from top to bottom

Specifies the vertical direction of the text.

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Text direction from top to bottom