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
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  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:
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    Align left
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    Centered
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    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