\<bookmark_value\>text; cursor\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>entering text with direct cursor\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>direct cursor; settings\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>writing with direct cursor\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>cursor;direct cursor\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>settings;direct cursor\</bookmark_value\>

Using the Direct Cursor

The direct cursor allows you to enter text anywhere on a page.

To set the behavior of the direct cursor, choose - LibreOffice Writer - Formatting Aids.

  1. On the Tools bar, click the Direct Cursor icon Icon.

  2. Click in a free space in the text document. The mouse pointer changes to reflect the alignment that will be applied to the text that you type:

    Icon Align left

    Icon Centered

    Icon Align right

  3. Type your text. LibreOffice automatically inserts the required number of blank lines, and, if the options are enabled, tabs and spaces.

Templates and Styles

Creating a Document Template

Changing the Default Template

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