Use these tips to make your LibreOffice Writer work much more efficient.

by Kelvin
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When doing our work with LibreOffice Writer, it is it can be very helpful to know certain features that can help us increase our productivity, be faster and more efficient. Here are some tricks you should know that will save you time in our work.

Use these tips to make your LibreOffice Writer work much more efficient.

Change format when saving documents

By default, when we save a document using Writer, it will be saved in its own ODT format, specially designed to work seamlessly with any office suite we use. However, if we usually use Word elsewhere, or send the file to someone who regularly works with a Microsoft tool, we may have problems viewing the file in that format. However, LibreOffice Writer can also saving documents to DOC , Word format is the default, so it is recommended that you change it.


LibreOffice Writer supports Word format

To keep the Writer format by default, we have to go to Tools> Options> Load / Save. Here we click on “Default File Format and ODF Options” and change the dropdown menu to “Always Save” as Word 97-2003

Create templates with specific designs

Using the templates we have created will allow us to configure all the necessary settings that we want to apply before creating any document. Thus, it will be possible to set fields and tabs, template text, font settings among other elements. In the Format menu, we can customize the bullets, character and paragraph format, customize the font, etc. In the Styles section, we can apply any pre-configured style or create our own.

Once our template is created, we can save it by clicking the File menu and choosing Templates and Save as Template. Thus, we can always have it at hand when we need it.

Creating LibreOffice Writer

Take advantage and install LibreOffice extensions

LibreOffice allows you to use extensions , it is one of the most appreciated features and can be downloaded for free. In it we will find all sorts of accessories, some more useful, others more neglected, but of course we can find those that may be useful.

To find and add extensions to Writer, simply click the Tools tab and then Extension Manager. Here we will find several pre-installed LibreOffice extensions that we can add or remove. We can also access additional extensions By clicking Get More Internet Extensions, our default browser will open a window with all the add-ons available on the LibreOffice website.

LibreOffice Writer Gestor de extension

Mastering keyboard shortcuts in Writer

One of the best ways speed up our workflow and to improve our efficiency with LibreOffice Writer is to know and be familiar with the keyboard shortcuts for the most frequently used functions, since the application supports a large number of them. In general, we will use keyboard shortcuts faster than searching for the desired option with the mouse. Some of the more appropriate shortcuts are:

  • Undo and redo actions: Ctrl + Z and Ctrl + Y.
  • Line break without new paragraph: Shift + Enter,
  • Access options: Alt + F12.
  • Select whole words: Ctrl + Shift + up / left / right / down arrow (hold or press repeatedly to select more words).
  • Save As: Ctrl + Shift + S.
  • Spell check: Shift + F7.