LibreOffice 7.5 Help
Click thebutton to open the help page associated with the currently open dialog.
Clicking Cancel closes a dialog without saving any changes made.
Applies all changes and closes the wizard.
By clicking the arrow next to some icons you open a toolbar. To move a toolbar, drag the title bar. As soon as you release the mouse button, the toolbar remains at the new position. Drag the title bar to another position, or drag to an edge of the window, where the toolbar will dock. Close a toolbar by clicking the Close Window icon. Make the toolbar visible again by choosing View - Toolbars - (toolbar name).
In form controls, a spin button is a property of a numerical field, currency field, date field, or time field. If the property "Spin button" is enabled, the field shows a pair of symbols with arrows pointing to opposing directions, either vertically or horizontally.
In the Basic IDE, a spin button is the name used for the numerical field together with the two arrow symbols.
You can type a numerical value into the field next to the spin button, or select the value with the Up Arrow or Down Arrow symbols on the spin button. On the keyboard you can press the Up Arrow and Down Arrow keys to increase or reduce the value. You can press the Page Up and Page Down keys to set the maximum and minimum value.
If the field next to the spin button defines numerical values, you can also define a measurement unit, for example, 1 cm or 5 mm, 12 pt or 2".
If you click forward through the dialog, this button is called Next. On the last page the button has the name Convert. The conversion is then performed by clicking the button.
To activate the context menu of an object, first click the object with the mouse button to select it, and then, . Some context menus can be called even if the object has not been selected. Context menus are found just about everywhere in LibreOffice.
Deletes the selected element or elements after confirmation.
Deletes the selected element or elements without requiring confirmation.
You can enter values in the input fields in different units of measurement. The default unit is inches. However, if you want a space of exactly 1 cm, then type "1cm". Additional units are available according to the context, for example, 12 pt for a 12 point spacing. If the value of the new unit is unrealistic, the program uses a predefined maximum or minimum value.
Closes the dialog and saves all changes.
Closes the dialog.
Applies the modified or selected values without closing the dialog.
This option appears only for Paragraph Style, Frame Style, and Page Style.
This option appears only for Paragraph Style and Character Style.
Click the Shrink icon to reduce the dialog to the size of the input field. It is then easier to mark the required reference in the sheet. The icons then automatically convert to the Expand icon. Click it to restore the dialog to its original size.
The dialog is automatically minimized when you click into a sheet with the mouse. As soon as you release the mouse button, the dialog is restored and the reference range defined with the mouse is highlighted in the document by a blue frame.
Displays a preview of the current selection.
Click the Next button, and the wizard uses the current dialog settings and proceeds to the next step. If you are on the last step, this button becomes Create.
Resets modified values back to the tab page previous values.
Closes dialog and discards all changes.
Saves all changes and closes dialog.
Resets changes made to the current tab to those applicable when this dialog was opened.
Resets changes made to the current tab to those applicable when this dialog was opened. A confirmation query does not appear when you close the dialog.
Resets the values visible in the dialog back to the default installation values.
A confirmation does not appear before the defaults are reloaded.
Closes dialog and discards changes on all tabs. If Apply was used, then changes after the last use of Apply are discarded.
Resets modified values on the current tab back to the values when the dialog was opened. If Apply is used before closing the dialog, then values are reset to those after the last use of Apply.
Applies modifications on all tabs without closing dialog. Cannot be reverted with Reset.
Values for the current tab are set to those found in the corresponding tab of the style specified in “Inherit from” in Organizer. In all cases, also when “Inherit from” is “- None -”, current tab values specified in “Contains” are removed.
This option appears only for Paragraph Style, Character Style, and Frame Style.
View the selections in the dialog made in the previous step. The current settings remain unchanged. This button can only be activated from page two on.
Click the Options label to expand the dialog to show further options. Click again to restore the dialog.
See also the following functions:
The search supports wildcards or regular expressions. With regular expressions enabled, you can enter "all.*", for example to find the first location of "all" followed by any characters. If you want to search for a text that is also a regular expression, you must either precede every regular expression metacharacter or operator with a "\" character, or enclose the text into \Q...\E. You can switch the automatic evaluation of wildcards or regular expression on and off in .
When using functions where one or more arguments are search criteria strings that represents a regular expression, the first attempt is to convert the string criteria to numbers. For example, ".0" will convert to 0.0 and so on. If successful, the match will not be a regular expression match but a numeric match. However, when switching to a locale where the decimal separator is not the dot makes the regular expression conversion work. To force the evaluation of the regular expression instead of a numeric expression, use some expression that can not be misread as numeric, such as "." or ".\0" or "(?i).0".
If an error occurs, the function returns a logical or numerical value.
(This command is only accessible through the context menu).
By double-clicking a tool, you can use it for multiple tasks. If you call the tool with a single-click, it reverts back to the last selection after completing the task.
Press Shift+F1 and point to a control to learn more about that control.
Save the changes in the page and close the Options dialog.
Close the Options dialog and discard all changes done.
Applies the modified or selected values without closing the Options dialog.
Some options cannot be reset once edited. Either edit back the changes manually or click Cancel and reopen the Options dialog.