Using the Direct Cursor

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The direct cursor allows you to enter text anywhere on a page.

To set the behavior of the direct cursor, choose Tools - Options' - LibreOffice Writer - Formatting Aids'.

  1. On the Tools bar, click the Direct Cursor icon
  2. Click in a free space in the text document. The mouse pointer changes to reflect the alignment that will be applied to the text that you type:
    Align left
    Align right
  3. Type your text. LibreOffice automatically inserts the required number of blank lines, and, if the options are enabled, tabs and spaces.

Related Topics

Templates and Styles

Creating a Document Template

Changing the Default Template