This section provides an overview of the toolbars available in LibreOffice Writer. This overview describes the default toolbar configuration for LibreOffice.

Bullets and Numbering Bar

The Bullets and Numbering bar contains functions to modify the structure of list paragraphs, including changing their order and list level.

Drawing Bar

The Drawing bar contains frequently used editing tools. Click the arrow next to an icon to open a toolbar that contains additional commands.

Drawing Object Properties Bar

You can see the Drawing Object Properties bar in Writer and Calc. Select the menu View - Toolbars - Drawing Object Properties. The controls are enabled when a drawing object is selected. You see some different icons by default, whether the current document is a text document or a spreadsheet.

Find Bar

The Find toolbar can be used to quickly search the contents of LibreOffice documents.


The Fontwork toolbar opens when you select a Fontwork object.

Formatting Bar

The Formatting bar contains several text formatting functions.

Form Controls

The Form Controls toolbar or sub-menu contains tools that you need to create an interactive form. You can use the toolbar or sub-menu to add controls to a form in a text, drawing, spreadsheet, presentation, or HTML document, for example a button that runs a macro.

Form Navigation Bar

The Form Navigation bar contains icons to edit a database table or to control the data view. The bar is displayed at the bottom of a document that contains fields that are linked to a database.

Frame Bar

When a frame is selected, the Frame Bar provides the most important functions for formatting and positioning the frame.

Image Bar

The Image Bar contains functions for formatting and positioning selected bitmap graphics.


The toolbar contains various functions for inserting frames, graphics, tables, and other objects.


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Mail Merge Toolbar

The Mail Merge Toolbar contains commands for the final steps of the mail merge process.

Media Playback Toolbar

Open the Media Playback toolbar

Tools Bar

Shows or hides the Tools bar.

Navigate Toolbar

Open Navigate toolbar.

OLE Object Bar

The OLE Object bar appears when objects are selected, and contains the most important functions for formatting and positioning objects.

Standard Bar

The Standard bar is available in every LibreOffice application.

Table Bar

The Table Bar contains functions you need when working with tables. It appears when you move the cursor into a table.

Text Object Bar

Contains formatting commands for text that is contained in a draw object. The Text Object bar appears when you double-click inside a draw object.

Tools Bar

Shows or hides the Tools bar.

Track Changes Toolbar

Contains the commands that are available for tracking changes in your file.

Classification Toolbar

The Classification bar contains tools to help secure document handling.

The Classification toolbar contains listboxes to help in selecting the security of the document, according to the BAF category policy and BAILS levels. LibreOffice will add custom fields in the document properties (File - Properties, Custom Properties tab) to store the classification policy as document metadata.

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