Specifies general settings for text documents.
Open a text document, choose Tools - Options' - LibreOffice Writer - General'
Always updates links while loading a document.
Updates links only on request while loading a document.
Links are never updated while loading a document.
When in Writer: To update fields manually
The contents of all fields are updated automatically whenever the screen contents are displayed as new. Even with this box unchecked, some fields are updated each time a special condition takes place. The following table lists the fields that are updated without regard to this checkbox.
|Condition||Automatically updated fields|
|Printing the document (also exporting as PDF)||Author, Sender, Chapter, Date, Time, References, Last printed|
|Reloading the document||Author, Sender, Chapter, Date, Time|
|Saving the document||File name, Statistics, Document number, Editing time, Modified|
|Editing the text line where the field is in||Author, Sender, Chapter, Date, Time|
|Manually changing a variable||Conditional text, Hidden text, Hidden paragraph, Variables, DDE field|
|Switching off "fixed content"||Author, Sender, all document information fields|
|Changing the page count||Page|
Specifies whether to automatically update charts. Whenever a Writer table cell value changes and the cursor leaves that cell, the chart that displays the cell value is updated automatically.
Specifies the unit of measurement for text documents.
Specifies the spacing between the individual tab stops. The horizontal ruler displays the selected spacing.
Enable char unit
When this setting is enabled, the measurement units of indents and spacing on Format - Paragraph - Indents & Spacing tab will be character (ch) and line.
Use square page mode for text grid
When this setting is enabled, the text grid will look like square page. Square page is a kind of page layout which is used to train students to write articles in China and Japan.
Specifies the characters that are considered as word separators when counting words, in addition to spaces, tabs and line and paragraph breaks.