What is Writer?

Writer is the word processor component of LibreOffice. Writer application includes all the usual features of a word processor (spelling check, thesaurus, hyphenation, autocorrect, find and replace, automatic generation of tables of contents and indexes, mail merge and others).

Writer also provides important features such as:

  • Templates and styles
  • Page layout methods, including frames, columns, and tables
  • Automated tables of contents and indexes
  • Embedding or linking of graphics, spreadsheets, and other objects
  • Built-in drawing tools
  • Master documents, to group a collection of documents into a single document
  • Change tracking during revisions
  • Mail merge
  • Export to PDF, including bookmarks

And many more.

Writer main Window and interface

The main Writer workspace shown in the image below contains the following parts:

  • Title bar. Displays current filename and application
  • Menu bar. The main application menu with access to all the command and features
  • Standard toolbar. Quick access to basic commands
  • Formatting toolbar. Quick access to basic formatting commands
  • Sidebar. Access to properties, styles, gallery and navigator
  • Status bar. General information about the current document and view control

As mentioned before LibreOffice has a consistent user interface which means that other components main windows will have similar layout and look.

Last modified: Sunday, 18 February 2018, 12:32 PM