Opening Documents

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Opening an existing document

  1. Do one of the following:
    Choose File – Open

Choose File – Open remote file Do a long click in the Open icon on the standard toolbar and select Open Remote File in the bottom of the list.#Select the file you want to open and click Open.

Restrict Files to Display

To restrict the display of files in the Open dialog to a certain type select the corresponding File type from the list. Select All Files to display all files.

Cursor Position

In general, all documents open with the cursor at the start of the document.

One exception appears when the author of a Writer text document saves and reopens a document: The cursor will be at the same position where it has been when the document was saved. This only works when the name of the author was entered in Tools - Options' - LibreOffice - User Data'.

  1. Press Shift+F5 to set the cursor to the last saved position.

Opening an Empty Document

Click the New icon on the Standard bar or choose File - New. This opens a document of the document type specified.

If you click the arrow next to the New icon, a submenu opens in which you can select another document type.

System File Dialogs or LibreOffice Dialogs

On most operating systems, you can choose to use the system file dialogs or LibreOffice dialogs.

  • Choose Tools - Options' - LibreOffice - General' to switch the type of open/save dialogs.

The LibreOffice dialogs support file download and upload using secure https connections.

Opening Files from a Web Server

You can enter a URL in the File name box of the Open dialogs. The URL must start with file:/// or ftp:// or http://.

If you use the LibreOffice dialog, you can use the https:// prefix for a secure connection, and you can save a document on the web server.


Related Topics

File - Open

XML File Formats

Using Microsoft Office and LibreOffice