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How do I get bold, italic, underline, strikethrough onto my menu bar when the Document opens?

asked 2020-06-04 02:12:58 +0200

aquerin gravatar image

updated 2020-06-05 02:41:40 +0200

LeroyG gravatar image

My question may not be of interest to people who are steeped in the lore of computer issues. Mine is a simple question and it is of interest to me. How do I get bold, italicize , underline, strikethrough onto my menu bar when the Document opens?

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Hello @aquerin,

Have edited the main question to better reflect what you need. This will also help get proper people to respond.

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2020-06-04 02:16:38 +0200 )edit

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answered 2020-06-04 08:28:39 +0200

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If you need the buttons, this means you are manually formatting your document.

While this can be tolerated for short one-shot expendable documents, it is the most reliable way to head into formatting hell with maintained long-term documents (it begins to manifest itself with 2 pages!).

Use styles: paragraph and character styles. You can define your own and store them in a personal template so that they are available as soon as you open/create a document.

Read the Writer Guide for more information.

To show the community your question has been answered, click the ✓ next to the correct answer, and "upvote" by clicking on the ^ arrow of any helpful answers. These are the mechanisms for communicating the quality of the Q&A on this site. Thanks!

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answered 2020-06-04 02:30:10 +0200

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updated 2020-06-05 02:41:22 +0200


Onto de menu bar (File, Edit, Format, etc.) or onto the toolbar (buttons with icons)?

To show the toolbar with buttons Bold, Italic, Underline, Strikethrough, etc. choose menu View - Toolbars - Formatting.

If you wish to change buttons in a toolbar: "Open the context menu of the toolbar (right click onto the toolbar) and choose Visible Buttons (at the bottom) and then [de/]select the button you want".

See LibreOffice Help. More help on customizes LibreOffice. In the Help page you can choose another language.

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answered 2020-06-04 08:49:39 +0200

gabix gravatar image

In addition to LeroyG’s answer: you can also call up the side bar (Ctrl + F5), click on Properties to see the required buttons.

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