Expert Configuration

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Choose Tools – Options – LibreOffice – Advanced – Expert Configuration

Opens the Expert Configuration dialogue box for advanced settings and configuration of LibreOffice. The Expert Configuration dialogue box allows user to access hundreds of LibreOffice configuration preferences, and most of them are not available in the user interface or in the options dialogue boxes.

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The Expert Configuration dialogue box lets you access, edit and save configuration preferences that can harm your LibreOffice user profile. It can turn the user profile of LibreOffice unstable, inconsistent or even unusable. Proceed only if you know what you are doing.

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The expert configuration does not modify the LibreOffice system installation in your computer.

Text search entry area

Type the preference you want to display in the text area. Then click the Search button.

Search button

Click to search your preference text in the Preferences tree.

Preferences tree

List the preferences organised hierarchically in a tree layout. To open the branches, double click in the (+) sign. Once the preference is visible in the tree, you can edit it.

Preference Name

The name of the preference.


Shows the name of the property of the preference.


Defines the type of the property. Valid types are:


Current value of the property.


Opens a dialogue box to edit the preference.

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You can double click in the preference row to edit the current value of the property.


Undo changes done so far in this dialogue box.

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