Drop-down boxes for date in LibreOffice Writer

I am trying to write a resume, and it is automatically formatted with dropdown boxes for the dates. I don’t want these dropdown boxes, and I can’t imagine a reason anyone ever would. They look unprofessional, and you have to click on them to even read the full date. How do I get rid of them?

Which resume - template are you talking about? My default installation comes with one resume template, which doesn’t have any dropdown. Thus your question seems to lack some important details. Please upload an example of the template you are using.