Specify the formatting and the font that you want to apply.

To access this command...

From the sidebar:

Select the Styles deck, open context menu of a style, choose Edit Style - Font tab.

The changes are applied to the current selection, to the entire word that contains the cursor, or to the new text that you type.

Depending on your language settings, you can change the formatting for the following font types:


To enable support for complex text layout and Asian character sets, choose - Languages and Locales - General, and then select the Enabled box in the corresponding area.


Enter the name of an installed font that you want to use, or select a font from the list.

You can see the name of the fonts formatted in their respective font if you mark the Show preview of fonts field in LibreOffice - View in the Options dialog box.

Icon on the Formatting Bar:


Font Name


Select the formatting that you want to apply.

Icon on the Formatting Bar:

Icon Bold


Icon Italic



Enter or select the font size that you want to apply. For scalable fonts, you can also enter decimal values.

If you are creating a style that is based on another style, you can enter a percentage value or a point value (for example, -2pt or +5pt).

Icon on the Formatting Bar:


Sets the language that the spellchecker uses for the selected text or the text that you type. Available language modules have a check mark in front of them.

If the language list consists of an editable combo box, you can enter a valid BCP 47 language tag if the language you want to assign is not available from the selectable list.

For language tag details please see the IETF language tag Wikipedia page and the W3C Language tags in HTML and XML article.


The spellcheck for the selected language only functions when you have installed the corresponding language module. A language entry has a check mark in front of it if the spellcheck is activated for this language.

Font Features

Select and apply font typographical features to characters.

Preview Field

Displays a preview of the current selection.


Resets changes made to the current tab to those applicable when this dialog was opened.


Saves all changes and closes dialog.


Clicking Cancel closes a dialog without saving any changes made.

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