LibreOffice Suite Writer

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LibreOffice Writer is the word processor component of the LibreOffice Suite.It is the equivalent of Microsoft Word in Microsoft Office Suite.It is a free and open source software so it can be shared, modified and distributed without any restrictions.It provides the features of a word processor like edit text, spell check, auto correct, table of contents, mail merge etc.In addition, it provides the following important features:

  • Export to PDF
  • Built-in Drawing tools
  • Page layout methods
  • Embedding graphics

Basic Level

  1. Introduction to LibreOffice Writer
    • Basic Features
    • Toolbars
    • Save in MS Office, PDF and other formats
    • Open MS Office Documents
  2. Typing text and basic formatting
    • Aligning Text in writer
    • Bullet points and Numbering
    • Cut Copy and Paste option
    • Bold/Underline/Italics
    • Font name/Font size/Font color in Writer
    • Other important and popularly used formatting features
  3. Inserting pictures and other objects in a document
    • Inserting pictures
    • Insertign Tables
    • Hyperlinks (within, across documents, from web)
    • Creating tables
  4. Viewing and printing a text document
    • Views options – print layout, web layout, full screen
    • Print preview, formatting for printing, printing all, some pages, printer settings

Intermediate Level

  1. Using search replace auto correct
    • Find,Search,replace for select text
    • Auto-correct feature
    • Spell check
  2. Typing in local languages
    • Using SCIM to type in Indian languages
    • Bilingual typing

Advanced Level

  1. Using track changes
    • Using track changes as a peer review / collaborative constructivist tool, accepting and rejecting changes
    • How to use record changes to peer review documents, accept/reject these
  2. Headers, Footers and notes
    • Page format – header footer, how these can change within the same document (first page without header footers)
    • Useful footer information (page number, title)
    • Insert Footnotes and endnotes
    • Insert/Remove Header and Footer
  3. Creating newsletter
    • Advanced use as a desktop tool to create a note with multiple columns use features like word count,Spell check
    • Create newsletters in LibreOffice Writer and few operations that can be performed on them.

Contributors and Content Editors

Minal, Nancyvarkey, PoojaMoolya, Pratik kamble