How can I use emoticons (or emoji)

Are there emotions available when using libre office writer and if there are how do you access them?

Maybe is this what you are looking for:

Emoji and in-word replacement support. Release Notes 5.0

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There are several ways I believe. Those two are from Hagar Delest on the old forum:

Method 1: use the AutoText feature:

  • Make a .png of your smiley (I assume you know how to do that) and save it on your HD
  • Open a Writer document
  • Insert that pic (not linked) and anchor it As character (and not To Character) and resize it so it fits your usual font size
  • Select it as text (you should not see the green grips), highlighting it
  • Edit>AutoText, then give a name and a shortcut, then AutoText>New and close the dialog

To insert the smiley in your text, type the shortcut and hit the F3 key. Do the same for all your smilies.

Method 2: use the Gallery feature:
Put all your smilies as graphic files in a folder, import that folder in a Gallery theme. Drag’n drop them from the Gallery (menu Tools>Gallery).

If you don’t want pictures and your are happy with basic smiles you can use any graphic font like Open Symbol.

If this answers your question please remember to mark it so for the benefit of all the community. Thanks

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