LibreOffice toolbars

LibreOffice toolbars

  • Standard: This contains icons for saving, opening, and creating documents. It also has icons to insert tables, pictures, charts and text boxes. It has several other functions. All of them work in Writer.
  • Formatting: This has icons for changing fonts, font size, text color, and highlight color.It also has items for aligning paragraph, making text bold, italicized, or underline it. It also lets you create ordered and unordered lists. All of the items work in Writer.
  • 3D-Settings: This only works in Writer and Draw when you create a shape. In the Drawing toolbar, there is a Toggle Extrusion item that becomes active when you select an object. Clicking it, makes the object three dimensional.This makes the 3-D Setting toolbar appear. It will also appear when you click on the 3D-Setting item in the Toolbars sub-menu. However, it won’t
  • Align Objects: When there are two or more objects in a document that are selected, this toolbar has six options: Left, Centered, Right, Top, Center, and Bottom.
  • Arrows: This has eight arrow icons. Click the desired one – the cursor will change to cross hairs – so you can draw the line in the document where you want it.
  • Bullets and Numbering: The toolbar allows you to create an ordered and unordered lists. It also lets you move the items in a list, restart numbering, or insert an unnumbered item in an ordered list.
  • Drawing: This contains icons for shapes, lines, text boxes, flow chart symbols that you can select and draw in your document. It also allows you to turn a two-dimensional objects to three-dimensional ones.
  • Drawing Object Properties: This contains tools to make changes to the selected drawing, whether its changing colors or putting a wrap
  • Edit Points: This toolbar becomes active when you  select the points icon on the Drawing toolbar.
  • Find: The toolbar has a textbox that allows you to type in terms and a drop-down menu with previously searched terms. It has checkboxes for Match Case and for searching through different elements.
  • Fontwork: Fontwork is word art. The toolbar gives you access to the Fontwork dialog, which has different word art shapes. It also has icons that allow you to adjust the letters and shape in the Fontwork.
  • Form Controls: This toolbar has icons of different form controls that can be dragged into a document.
  • Form Design: This toolbar helps you navigate through the form controls that are in a document.
  • Form Navigation: A form is used to gather information from different people for various purposes. When someone inputs information into a form and clicks the submit button, a record is created. Form navigation is used to cycle through and examine those records.
  • Frame: A frame is a box that can be inserted in a document that can contain text, images, or other elements. It can be moved freely in a document and other elements in a document can wrap around it, be on top of it, or underneath it.
  • Image: When an image is selected, this toolbar will allow you to apply a filter or change the image to grayscale, black and white, or a watermark. It also allows you to make other adjustments to the image.
  • Insert: This toolbar has icons that let you put several different element types into a document: tables, images, videos, lists, etc.
  • Logo: This toolbar is for the educational programming language, Logo. The toolbar contains turtle moving, program start, stop, home, clear screen, program editor/syntax highlighting/translating icons and an input bar (command line).
  • Mail Merge: This toolbar gives you access to the Mail Merge dialog and perform the following functions: Edit Image Documents, Save Merged Documents, Print Merged Documents, and Send Email Messages.
  • Media Playback: This toolbar lets you control the playback of audio files or videos that you have inserted into a document.
  • Navigation: This toolbar allows you to quickly jump to the next or the previous item in the category that you select. Select the category, and then click the “Previous” and “Next” arrows.
  • OLE-Object: OLE allows an editing application to export part of a document to another editing application and then import it with additional content. This toolbar allows you to change what the object is anchored to, the wrapping style, and the background and border colors.
  • Standard (Single Mode):  This toolbar combines most of the items in the Standard toolbar and the Formatting toolbar. This is available on version 5.2 and later
  • Standard (Viewing Mode): This appears when a document cannot be edited and is in read-only mode. The toolbar allows you to perform the following tasks: Save As, Email, Print, Copy, Find & Replace, and Zoom.
  • Table: This toolbar lets you edit a selected table. You can add rows tables, change the background and border colors, among other adjustments.
  • Text Object: This toolbar allows you to edit selected text and paragraphs.
  • Tools: This toolbar has a mixture of functions. There is an Insert sub-menu that has icons for inserting different elements, like images and videos. It has the following icons:
    • Toggle Direct Cursor Mode
    • Hyphenation
    • Thesaurus
    • View Images and Charts button
    • Web View button
  • Track Changes: This dialog shows and lets you record changes. You also can protect changes.
  • TSCP Classification: This toolbar is for Transglobal Secure Collaboration Participation (TSCP). Version 5.2 and later have this feature. It has drop-down menus for standards to describe document classification:
  • Intellectual Property
  • National Security
  • Export Control
  • Formula: This allows you to insert a formula into a document. The drop-down menu lets you choose from various formulas.

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