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How can I create a page with this layout in LibreOffice Writer? [closed]

asked 2014-01-21 20:42:15 +0200

Sajjad gravatar image

updated 2014-01-21 23:34:31 +0200

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Are you looking for a page style that allows every page in a document to look like this, or just one page (e.g. a front page) in a document? What have you tried?

bencomp gravatar imagebencomp ( 2014-01-21 21:20:51 +0200 )edit

@bencomp Just one page.

Sajjad gravatar imageSajjad ( 2014-01-21 21:32:15 +0200 )edit

Right, so what have you tried?

bencomp gravatar imagebencomp ( 2014-01-21 21:34:08 +0200 )edit

@bencomp You think this is a practice problem? I have no idea.

Sajjad gravatar imageSajjad ( 2014-01-21 21:37:38 +0200 )edit

It helps people to answer questions when they know more of what you tried and why you think that should have done what you wanted (you may already know what did not work). Maybe you almost had the solution, but missed the final step. Hence my question.

bencomp gravatar imagebencomp ( 2014-01-21 21:54:57 +0200 )edit

Could you describe the layout in text as well? I assume the top of the page has one-column text, the bottom half has three columns?

bencomp gravatar imagebencomp ( 2014-01-21 21:56:35 +0200 )edit

@bencomp Yes exactly. Doing that by creating a table is coming to mind as mariosv answered. But I don't think that's an appropriate way.

Sajjad gravatar imageSajjad ( 2014-01-21 22:13:18 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-01-21 23:34:01 +0200

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I have marked up the answer by @mariosv as a table is one way to achieve a layout with text in three columns. The other is to highlight the text required to be in three columns:

select text to be in columns

Select Format > Columns... > Settings section > select the 3-column option > Width and Spacing section > set Spacing as required (so the columns have some space between them) > click OK:

Columns dialog

Result should display as:

text in 3-column layout

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There is a problem. In each columns content are in separate lines. But When I press enter in each column and want to move to next line on that column, I get unexpected result.

Sajjad gravatar imageSajjad ( 2014-01-22 09:50:25 +0200 )edit

You can use column breaks (Insert > Manual Break... > Type of "Column Break") to control how content is divided among the columns. Also refer the answer by @Regina about leaving the Evenly distribute contents to all columns (shown above) option unchecked when creating the columns.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-01-22 14:06:07 +0200 )edit
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answered 2014-01-21 22:01:13 +0200

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updated 2014-01-21 22:18:00 +0200

Why not with a table, you can set up the cell borders as you like.

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I think I get what you mean, but it would be nice if you could add some more details. Also: we don't know yet whether the contents of the three columns should be flowing from one to the next or be separate cells.

bencomp gravatar imagebencomp ( 2014-01-21 22:07:53 +0200 )edit

@bencomp the contents of the three columns should be on separate rows. It should be something like this http://imgur.com/T7DPua4

Sajjad gravatar imageSajjad ( 2014-01-21 22:30:26 +0200 )edit
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answered 2014-01-21 23:32:34 +0200

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updated 2014-01-22 12:18:15 +0200

You can use a section. Do not check "Evenly distribute contents to all columns". Insert a Column break "before" in the text flow properties of the headings in the section.

This is an alternative to using a layout table. The solution with section differs to the solution with table for example in text wrap around a picture, that is wider than a column, and in text flow, when the content is larger as a page, and in using Navigator to move parts of text around, and likely in more features.

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Now how can quit the section? Where is section break?

Sajjad gravatar imageSajjad ( 2014-01-22 09:33:09 +0200 )edit
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To quit a section set the cursor after the last text of the section and press Alt+Enter.

'Section break' was the wrong term, should be "Column break". Set the cursor at the beginning of the text which you will make the first text of the column. Format > Paragraph > tab Text Flow > check Breaks Insert > select Type Column.

Regina gravatar imageRegina ( 2014-01-22 12:22:52 +0200 )edit

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