How to Save from LibreOffice to Word

I’ve seen the question asked, “How do I save from LibreOffice to Word or from Word to LibreOffice?” This question is sometimes asked when one is changing from LibreOffice to Microsoft Office or the other way round. In this article I’ll approach the subject from the viewpoints of two writers who need to send files to each other, [...]

OpenOffice Writer Landscape Mode – 2 Easy Ways to Set It

October 28, 2021|General software|

Most people who use writing apps such as MS Word, LibreOffice Writer, or OpenOffice Writer occasionally need to format a document in landscape mode. OpenOffice Writer landscape mode is easy to use, but not always easy to find. In this article I’ll show you two easy ways to set page orientation in OpenOffice Writer. How to change page [...]

How to Change Margins in OpenOffice Writer

October 24, 2021|General software|

It’s easy to change margins in OpenOffice Writer. In this article you’ll learn three simple ways to change them. You’ll also learn the process of setting your custom margins as the default. Change margins in OpenOffice Writer using the ruler The simplest and fastest way to set margins in OpenOffice Writer is by using the horizontal ruler. If [...]

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