LibreOffice Writer on BOSS Linux

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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

Exclusively created for CDAC by the Spoken Tutorial Project, IIT Bombay

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
    • Bullet points
    • 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
    • Insert pictures
    • 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 to make document wide changes, auto correct feature to create text shortcuts
    • Search replace for select text
    • Auto-correct feature

Advanced Level

  1. 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)
    • Footnotes and endnotes
  3. Creating newsletter with multiple columns and advanced formatting
    • Advanced use as a desktop tool to create a note with multiple columns use features like word count,Spell check

Contributors and Content Editors

Nancyvarkey, Pratik kamble