Does Writer have something equivalent to Microsoft Word’s “Normal view”?
This has been an issue with OpenOffice Writer from the beginning. The infamous “Bug 4914” made this request 10 years ago, and still nothing has happened over there. [https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=4914]
Have the LibreOffice folk, with your break from the old ways, decided to tackle this?