General

Specifies general settings for text documents.

To access this command...

Open a text document, choose - LibreOffice Writer - General.


Update

Update links when loading

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Settings for automatic links updates stored in documents are ignored for security reasons. Link updates are always bounded by LibreOffice Security settings in - LibreOffice – Security.


Always

Always updates links while loading a document, and only if the document is in a trusted file location or the global security level is Low (Not recommended).

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This setting is treated as On request unless either the global macro security level is set to Low in - LibreOffice - Security - Macro Security... - Security Level - Low (not recommended) or the document is located in a trusted place defined by - LibreOffice - Security - Macro Security... - Trusted Sources - Trusted File Locations.


On request

Updates links only on request while loading a document.

Never

Links are never updated while loading a document.

Automatically

Fields

The contents of all fields are updated automatically whenever the screen contents are displayed as new. Even with this box unchecked, some fields are updated each time a special condition takes place. The following table lists the fields that are updated without regard to this checkbox.

Condition

Automatically updated fields

Printing the document (also exporting as PDF)

Author, Sender, Chapter, Date, Time, References, Last printed

Reloading the document

Author, Sender, Chapter, Date, Time

Saving the document

File name, Statistics, Document number, Editing time, Modified

Editing the text line where the field is in

Author, Sender, Chapter, Date, Time

Manually changing a variable

Conditional text, Hidden text, Hidden paragraph, Variables, DDE field

Switching off "fixed content"

Author, Sender, all document information fields

Changing the page count

Page


Charts

Specifies whether to automatically update charts. Whenever a Writer table cell value changes and the cursor leaves that cell, the chart that displays the cell value is updated automatically.

Settings

Measurement unit

Specifies the unit of measurement for text documents.

Tab stops

Specifies the spacing between the individual tab stops. The horizontal ruler displays the selected spacing.

Enable char unit

When this setting is enabled, the measurement units of indents and spacing on Format - Paragraph - Indents & Spacing tab will be character (ch) and line.

Use square page mode for text grid

When this setting is enabled, the text grid will look like square page. Square page is a kind of page layout which is used to train students to write articles in China and Japan.

Word count

Additional separators

Specifies the characters that are considered as word separators when counting words, in addition to spaces, tabs and line and paragraph breaks.

Show standardized page count

Editors and publishers often define a “standard” page as containing a specified number of characters or words. Mark this field to allows quick calculation of the number of these pages.

Characters per standardized page

Set the number of characters for the standardized page.

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