Specifies general settings for text documents.

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


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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 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).


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.

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Updates links only on request while loading a document.


Links are never updated while loading a document.



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.


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

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Author, Sender, Heading, Date, Time

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Maqaa faayilii,Statistiksii,Lakkoofsa galmee,Yeroo gulaalaa,Fooyya'a

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Author, Sender, Heading, Date, Time

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Barruu haalaa,Barruu dhokataa,Keeyyata dhokataa,Jijjiiramtoota,Badhee DDE

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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.


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Specifies the unit of measurement for text documents.

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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 allow 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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