A Word Processor for Every Kind of Document
Writer has all the features you
from a modern, full-featured word processing or desktop publishing
It's simple enough for a quick
memo, but powerful enough to create
complete books with contents, diagrams, indexes, etc. You're free to
concentrate on your message, while Writer will make it look great.
Wizards takes all the hassle out
of producing standard documents such
as letters, faxes, agendas and minutes, and makes short work of
more-complex tasks such as mail merges.
Styles give you the power of
style sheets, and the ability to easily
make your document presentation look consistent, within the same
document and when working on sets of documents.
Trap spelling mistakes on the fly
with the Auto Correct dictionary,
which checks your spelling as you type (it's easy to deactivate if you
want to). If you need to use different languages in your document,
Writer can handle that, too.
Reduce the effort of typing text
through AutoComplete, which can
suggest commonly-used words and phrases to complete what you started
typing, using the built-in dictionary and by scanning the documents you
Text frames and linking give you
the power to tackle desktop publishing
tasks for newsletters, flyers and much more, with layouts just like you
want them to be.
Increase the navigability of your
long, complex documents by generating
a table of contents or by indexing terms, bibliographical references,
illustrations, tables and other objects.
Writer can also display multiple
pages while you edit - ideal for
complex documents or if you have a large display (or multiple
The advanced notes feature
displays notes at the side of the document,
so the information is easy to read while inspecting the document. For
easier identification, notes by different users are displayed in
different colors, together with the date and time of their last
When the time comes, you can
easily make your documents ready for the
Web via Writer's HTML export feature, or you can automatically publish
to a wiki in MediaWiki format. If you need to be sure that what you
publish is viewable and looks exactly on every kind of reading device
and platform, the "Export as PDF" (.pdf) feature generates a .pdf file.
LibreOffice's PDF export feature provides a large number of formatting
and security options, enabling you to cater to many different
constraints, including production of ISO-standard PDF/A files.
To guarantee that your documents
can be opened by the widest range of
products and far into the future, save your documents in OpenDocument
format, the new international standard for text documents. This
XML-based format means that people opening your files are not obliged
to use Writer: they can be accessed using any OpenDocument-compliant
Writer easily reads Microsoft
Word documents, and you can also save
your work in Microsoft Word format, for sending to people still locked
into Microsoft products. LibreOffice can also open .docx files created
with Microsoft Office 2007 for Windows or Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac