Context English English (Australia)
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Designing and Structuring
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$[officename] offers a wide variety of options to design documents. Use the <link href="text/swriter/01/05140000.xhp" name="Styles">Styles window</link> to create, assign and modify styles for paragraphs, individual characters, frames and pages. In addition, the <link href="text/swriter/01/02110000.xhp" name="Navigator">Navigator</link> helps you to quickly move around inside your documents, lets you look at your document in an outline view, and keeps track of the objects that you have inserted into your document.
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You can also create various <link href="text/swriter/01/04120000.xhp" name="indexes and tables">indexes and tables</link> in text documents. You can define the structure and appearance of the indexes and tables according to your individual needs. Live hyperlinks and bookmarks let you jump directly to the corresponding items in the text.
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Desktop Publishing with $[officename] Writer
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$[officename] Writer contains numerous desktop publishing and drawing tools to assist you in creating professionally styled documents, such as brochures, newsletters and invitations. You can format your documents with multi-column layouts, <link href="text/swriter/guide/text_frame.xhp" name="frames">frames</link>, <link href="text/swriter/guide/insert_graphic.xhp" name="graphics">graphics</link>, <link href="text/swriter/guide/table_insert.xhp" name="tables">tables</link>, and other objects.
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Calculations
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Text documents in $[officename] have an integrated <link href="text/swriter/main0214.xhp" name="calculation function">calculation function</link> that helps you execute sophisticated calculations or logical links. You can easily create a table in a text document in order to perform calculations.
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Creating Drawings
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The $[officename] Writer <link href="text/shared/02/01140000.xhp" name="drawing tool">drawing tool</link> lets you create drawings, graphics, legends, and other types of drawings directly in text documents.
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Inserting Graphics
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You can insert pictures with <link href="text/shared/00/00000020.xhp" name="different formats">different formats</link> into a text document, including graphics with a JPG or GIF format. In addition, the <link href="text/shared/01/gallery.xhp" name="Gallery">Gallery</link> provides a collection of clipart graphics, and the <link href="text/shared/guide/fontwork.xhp">Fontwork Gallery</link> creates stunning font effects.
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Flexible Application Interface
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The program interface is designed so that you can configure it according to your preferences, including customizing icons and menus. You can position various program windows, such as the Styles window or the Navigator as floating windows anywhere on the screen. You can also <link href="text/shared/guide/autohide.xhp" name="dock">dock</link> some windows to the edge of the workspace.
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Drag&Drop
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The <link href="text/shared/guide/dragdrop.xhp" name="drag-and-drop">drag-and-drop</link> feature enables you to work quickly and efficiently with text documents in $[officename]. For example, you can drag-and-drop objects, such as graphics from the Gallery, from one location to another in the same document, or between open $[officename] documents.
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Help Functions
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You can use the <link href="text/shared/05/00000110.xhp" name="Help system">Help system</link> as a complete reference for $[officename] applications, including <link href="text/swriter/guide/main.xhp" name="instructions">instructions</link> for simple and complex tasks.