Font Position

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Specify the position, scaling, rotation, and spacing for characters.

Choose Format - Character - Position tab

Choose View - Styles and Formatting - open context menu of an entry and click Modify/New - Alignment tab

When in Calc: Menu Format - Page - Header/Footer - Edit button (spreadsheets)

The changes are applied to the current selection, to the entire word that contains the cursor, or to the new text that you type.

When in Calc: Text Superscript / Subscript


Set the subscript or superscript options for a character.


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


Removes superscript or subscript formatting.


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

Raise/lower by

Enter the amount by which you want to raise or to lower the selected text in relation to the baseline. One hundred percent is equal to the height of the font.

Relative ‍font size

Enter the amount by which you want to reduce the ‍font size of the selected text.


Automatically sets the amount by which the selected text is raised or lowered in relation to the baseline.

Rotation / scaling

When in Writer: {{{1}}}

Scale width

Enter the percentage of the font width by which to horizontally stretch or compress the selected text.


Specify the spacing between individual characters.


Specifies the spacing between the characters of the selected text. Enter the amount by which you want to expand or condense the text in the spin button.

Tip.png To increase the spacing, set a positive value; to reduce it, set a negative value.

Pair kerning

Automatically adjust the character spacing for specific letter combinations.

Kerning is only available for certain font types and requires that your printer support this option.

Preview Field

Displays a preview of the current selection.