Defines the default settings for displaying objects in your text documents and also the default settings for the window elements.

To access this command...

Open a text document, choose - LibreOffice Writer/LibreOffice Writer/Web - View.


Specifies settings that refer to the representation of boundaries.

Helplines While Moving

Displays snap lines around the frames when frames are moved. You can select the Helplines While Moving option to show the exact position of the object using lineal values.


Defines which document elements are displayed.

Images and objects

Specifies whether to display images and objects on the screen. If these elements are hidden, you will see empty frames as placeholders.

You can also control the display of graphics through the Graphics On/Off icon. If a text document is open, this icon is displayed on the Tools bar.


If the Images and objects option is not selected, no graphics will be loaded from the Internet. Graphics within a table and without an indication of their size can cause display problems when using an older HTML standard on the browsed page.


Displays the tables contained in your document.

To display the table boundaries, right-click any table and choose Table Boundaries, or choose Table - Table Boundaries in a Writer document.

Drawings and controls

Displays the drawings and controls contained in your document.


Displays comments. Click a comment to edit the text. Use the context menu in Navigator to locate or delete a comment. Use the comments's context menu to delete this comment or all comments or all comments of this author.

Display fields

Hidden text

Displays text that is hidden by Conditional Text or Hidden Text fields.

Hidden paragraphs

Display paragraphs that contain a Hidden Paragraph field. This option has the same function as the menu command .


Specifies whether scrollbars and rulers are displayed.

Horizontal ruler

Displays the horizontal ruler. Select the desired measurement unit from the corresponding list.

Vertical ruler

Displays the vertical ruler. Select the desired measurement unit from the corresponding list.

Smooth scroll

Activates the smooth page scrolling function. The scrolling speed depends of the area and of the colour depth display.


These commands can only be accessed after you enable support for Asian languages in - Languages and Locales - General.

Aligns the vertical ruler with the right border.

Outline folding

Show outline-folding buttons

Displays outline folding buttons on the left of the outline headings, and allow controlling it via the headings' context menu in the Navigator.

Include sub levels

When folding a heading, also hide its sub levels.

Settings (for HTML document only)

Measurement unit

Specifies the Unit for HTML documents.

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