Formatting Bar

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The Formatting bar contains several text formatting functions.

Styles and Formatting

Specifies whether to show or hide the Styles and Formatting window, which is where you can assign and organize Styles.

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Styles and Formatting

Apply Style

Assigns a style to the current paragraph, selected paragraphs, or to a selected object.

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Apply Style

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.

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

Left

Aligns the selected paragraph(s) to the left page margin.

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Align Left

Center

Centers the selected paragraph(s) on the page.

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Right

Aligns the selected paragraph(s) to the right page margin.

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Align Right

Justify

Aligns the selected paragraph(s) to the left and the right page margins. If you want, you can also specify the alignment options for the last line of a paragraph by choosing Format - Paragraph - Alignment.

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Justified

Numbering On/Off

Adds or removes numbering from the selected paragraphs. To define the numbering format, choose Format - Bullets and Numbering. To display the Bullets and Numbering Bar, choose View - Toolbars - Bullets and Numbering.

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Numbering On/Off

Bullets On/Off

Assigns bullet points to the selected paragraphs, or removes them from bulleted paragraphs.

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Bullets On/Off

Decrease Indent

Click the Decrease Indent icon to reduce the left indent of the current paragraph or cell content and set it to the previous default tab position.

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Decrease Indent

Increase Indent

Click the Increase Indent icon to increase the left indent of the current paragraph or cell content and set it to the next default tab position.

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Increase Indent

Font Color

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Font Color

Highlight Color

Applies the current highlight color to the background of a text selection. If no text is selected, click the Highlight Color icon, select the text that you want to highlight, and then click the Highlight Color icon again. To change the highlight color, click the arrow next to the Highlight Color icon, and then click the color that you want.

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Highlight Color

Background Color

Click to open a toolbar where you can click a background color for a paragraph. The color is applied to the background of the current paragraph or the selected paragraphs.

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Background Color

Additional icons

Increase Font

Increases the ‍font size of the selected text.

Reduce Font

Reduces the ‍font size of the selected text.

If CTL support is enabled, two additional icons are visible.

Left-To-Right

left to right icon
The text is entered from left to right.

Right-To-Left

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The text formatted in a complex text layout language is entered from right to left.