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OpenOffice Writer User Guide
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Using the Entries page

Use the Entries page, pictured in Figure 311, to define and format the entries in the table of contents. For each outline level, you can add and delete elements such as chapter (heading) numbers, and you can also apply character styles to individual elements.

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To begin, click a level number in the Levelcolumn to select the outline level whose elements you want to format. (You will be able to apply changes to all outline levels later.) The Structure line displays the elements for entries in that level. Each button on the Structure line represents one element:

  • The E# button represents the “chapter numberâ€, which means the heading number, not just for chapters but also for other levels of headings.

  • The E button represents the entry text.

  • The T button represents a tab stop.

  • The # button represents the page number.

  • The LS button represents the start of a hyperlink. (This button does not appear on the default Structure line.)

  • The LE button represents the end of a hyperlink. (This button does not appear on the default Structure line.)

Each white field on the Structure line represents a blank space. You can add custom text if you desire.

Note

On some operating systems, such as Windows XP, the E# and E buttons display as F# and F, and the LS and LE buttons display as IS and IF.



Note

If the chapter number defined for your document includes the word “Chapter†before the number itself, then the E# field in the table of contents will also include the word “Chapterâ€. If you want to include the chapter number with the page number (for example, in the style “1-1, 1-2, ...â€) , you will find that the page number appears in the table of contents as “Chapter 1-1â€, which is probably not what you want.

Changing elements

To change an element in the Structure line, click the button representing that element and then click the element that you want to substitute in the row of buttons just below the Structure line. For example, to change a chapter number to a tab stop, click the E# button on the Structure line (it shows then as being pressed) and then click the Tab stop button in the row of available elements.

Deleting elements

To delete an element from the Structure line, click the button representing that element and then press the Delete key on your keyboard. For example, to delete a tab stop, click the Tbutton and then press the Delete key.

Adding elements

To add an element to the Structure line:

  1. Place the cursor in the white field to the left of where you want to insert the element.

  2. Click one of the five buttons just below the Structure line. (For example, to add a tab stop, click the Tab stop button.) A button representing the new element appears on the Structure line.

Hyperlinking an entry

To change the default Structure line so that the chapter number and the entry text form a hyperlink, follow these steps:

  1. On the Structure line, place the cursor in the white field to the left of the E# button.

  2. Click the Hyperlink button. An LS button, representing the start of the hyperlink, appears on the Structure line.

  3. On the Structure line, place the cursor in the white field to the right of the E button.

  4. Click the Hyperlink button again. An LE button, representing the end of the hyperlink, appears on the Structure line.

Figure 312 represents the completion of the above steps. The number and the text of the entries on that level will now be hyperlinks.

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Applying character styles

To apply a character style to an element:

  1. On the Structure line, click the button representing the element to which you want to apply a style.

  2. From the Character Style drop-down list, select the desired style. Writer applies the selected style to the selected element.

To view or edit the attributes of a character style, select the style from the Character Styledrop-down list and then click the Editbutton.

Applying changes to all outline levels

To apply the displayed structure and formatting to all outline levels, click the Allbutton.

Tab position relative to Paragraph Style indent

When this checkbox is selected, entries are indented according to the settings of their individual formats. Where a paragraph style with an indent on the left is in use, tab stops will be relative to this indent. If this checkbox is not selected, tab stops will be relative to the left margin position.

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