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Libre Office Writer
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Group 1 - Writer Basics


  • Video 1 - A First Look
    Download and run Libre Office – Look at the LibreOffice Writer Window describe Menubar ToolBars and Ruler and enter 1 line of text
  • Video 2 - Formatting Toolbar
    A very basic examples showing how to use shortcut buttons on the Formatting Toolbar.
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  • Video 3 - Cut Past and PaintBrush
    More basics showing how to cut/paste and copy text as well as copy the format of some text
  • Video 4 - Word-Wrap
    An example of why you do NOT want to hit enter/return at the end of every line line.
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  • Video 5 - Saving
    How to Save your LibreOffice document, and save and open in as a MicroSoft Word document or as a PDF



Group 2 - Writer Printing




Group 3 - Find, Find-Replace, Bookmarks, and Selection Techniques





Group 4 - Customize Toolbars





Group 5 - Paragraph Formatting





Group 6 - Bullets and Numbering





Group 7 - Special Characters and AutoCorrect





Group 8 - How to Report a LibreOffice bug





Group 9 - How to use character styles / bullets and number styles








Group 10 - Paragraph Styles





Group 11 - Table of Contents


  • Video 31 - A Simple Table of Contents
    Create Simple table of Contents and add Links to the TOC
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  • Video 32 - A Multi-Level Table of Contents
    Create a Multi-Level Table of Contents with links and change the formatting of a table of contents.
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Group 12 - Import Styles / Create Links & PDFs (with links)


  • Video 33 - IMporting Styles
    How to copy a custom style in from another LibreOffice Document
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  • Video 34 - Inserting Hyperlinks and Creating Footnotes
    Add some text that will link you to somewhere else (like the top of the document or open a webpage)
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Group 13 - Footnotes & Endnotes


  • Video 35 - Adding Footnotes
    Add Footnotes to your LibreOffice Writer Document
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  • Video 36 - Adding Endnotes
    Add Endnotes to you LibreOffice Writer Document
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Group 14 - Indexes


  • Video 37 - Indexes Part 1
    Assigning index entries and creating an index with some basic formatting for your LibreOffice Writer document.
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  • Video 38 - Indexes Part 2
    Identical index entries, adding an index separator, and more formatting.
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Group 15 - Bibliography





Group 16 - Page Formatting - Part 1


  • Video 42 - Margins, Page Size, Envelopes - Setting the Margins, Custom and Standard page sizes, and creating Envelopes.
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  • Video 43 - Adding a Watermark - Adding a watermark to the back of your LibreOffice Writer document
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  • Video 44 - Newspaper Column Format - Give your LibreOffice Writer document a newspaper or magazine look by formating it with columns
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Group 17 - Page Formatting - Part 2





Group 18 - Customize the Color Palette





Group 19 - Tabs








Group 20 - Tables Part 1


  • Video 52 - Introduction to Tables
    A video showing what LibreOffice Tables are and why you should use them instead of tabs (in most cases).
  • Video 53 - Inserting a Table
    Inserting a table with and without borders, showing and hiding the table boundaries, selecting rows and columns adjusting a single cell border – splitting cells.



Group 21 - Tables Part 2 - Inserting Data and Table Toolbar


  • Video 54 - Inserting data and table toolbar - Part 1
    Inserting data into a cell, getting around a table tab versus arrow keys, selecting cells in a table, changing the borders and border color and style, cell spacing, vertical cell alignment, and optimize.
  • Video 55 - Table Toolbar - Part 2
    Positioning a table left, right, center or anywhere inbetween, changing the size of the table, table shadows, table background (row and cell background fill).



Group 22 - Tables Part 3 - More Table Formatting





Group 23 - Tables Part 4 - Using a Table like a spreadsheet





Group 24 - Templates Part 1





Group 25 - Templates - Part 2





Group 26 - Picture Dialog Box


  • Video 65 - Picture/Graphics - Part 1
    Insert a graphic/picture into a LibreOffice Writer document, stretch and reduce the picture (with and without keeping the ratio) and moving your picture around your document.
  • Video 66 - Picture/Graphics - Part 2
    Naming the graphic, locking it to a position and/or locking the size, how to 'not print' a picture when printing out your document, and text wrapping around your graphic.



Group 27 - Picture Toolbars





Group 28 - Picture Context Menu /External Link





Group 29 - Gallery





Group 30 - Frames





Group 31 - Math Formula





Group 32 - Fontwork-Part1





Group 33 - Fontwork-Part 2





Group 34 - Collaboration-Comments





Group 35 - Collaboration-Record Changes





Group 36 - Mail Merge Parts 1 + 2


  • Video 87 - Mail Merge - Part 1
    The MailMerge requires 3 things, a spreadsheet database, a Writer document, and a data connection. The spreadsheet and the connection are shown in this video through an example of a fictitious charitable organizations mailing list.
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  • Video 88 - Mail Merge - Part 2
    Create and print a form letter to be sent out to all the people in the charitable organizations donors list (Calc table/database) set up in video #87.
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Group 37 - Mail Merge Parts 3 + 4





Group 38 - Mail Merge Wedding Planner


  • Video 91 - Mail Merge - Wedding Planner
    This example of how a home user might use the MailMerge functionality - If they were in charge of keeping track of a list of wedding guests and printing the invitations directly to envelopes (without using labels.)
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