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Screen-tips in LibreOffice Writer

asked 2017-10-14 11:08:51 +0200

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Is there any way you can add custom screen-tips (tool-tips/info-tips/hints/hover messages) in Writer as you can do for example in MS Word? My point is that I want to add some personal explanation of the word in a text but it should be hidden until I put mouse over that word. On mouse out the explanation should disappear again.

I don't want to use comments.


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answered 2017-10-14 13:30:34 +0200

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updated 2017-10-14 14:24:54 +0200

I'm not aware of any dedicated tool, but you can get a similar result using references. With the text highlighted go to Insert → Fields → More fields → Cross-references tab → Set reference and create a reference writing the text you need on the "tooltip" on the Name field. As a side benefit you'll be able to later cross reference the page with the marked text (the Insert Reference "type"):

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Edit: fixed typo

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Except the word "Reference" at the beginning, that was what I wanted.

Best regards,

igorofski gravatar imageigorofski ( 2017-10-23 15:51:07 +0200 )edit
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