Solved

How to create OUTLINE in OpenOffice Writer?

Posted on 2009-05-11
2
2,514 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-26
How do you create a standard outline (I., A., 1., a., (1)., (a).) using OpenOffice Writer 3.0.1 or higher?

This is apparently a difficult thing to do.  In MS Word 2003 or earlier, this is a relatively simple task.  AM I MISSING SOMETHING OBVIOUS?  I must be.

In Word, you basically performed this task by doing the following numbered steps.  

(1)  Put Word into outline mode (or whatever it was called), by clicking 1 menu item.

(2)  Start your outline, and, if I recall, at least partially complete at least a row or two.

(3)  Highlight the entire outline.

(4)  Do some task, which is like a menu click and interaction with a simple dialog box away, to add the numbers in whatever format you choose.  As I said above, I'd go with I., A., 1., a., (1)., (a).

(5)  Done, or you can then play around with the character and paragraph formatting as desired, which in my case I like to do to homogenize.

CAN YOU DO, MORE OR LESS, THOSE STEPS USING OPENOFFICE WRITER?

All of the instructions I keep seeing are about Styles (and friggin complicated), and it looks like you can do every numbering scheme EXCEPT the standard, outline sequence of [Roman Numeral ] I., A., [Arabic Numeral] 1., a., (1)., (a).  

HELP!  Time is of the essence.

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:mrmoderate
  • 2
2 Comments
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:Alan Henderson
ID: 24357556
Select the text.
Right click on the selection.
Click on "Numbering/bullets".
You get a dialogue box.
Select "Options" tab.
Select the format you require for each level.
You can choose at least the first four levels as you require, not sure about 5 & 6.



OOoNumbering.png
0
 
LVL 24

Accepted Solution

by:
Alan Henderson earned 500 total points
ID: 24357610
Sorry, you can get the brackets  use the before and after boxes to add the symbols you require.

OOoNumbering-brackets.png
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I would like to show you some basics you can do with Mailings in MS Word. It´s quite handy feature you can use for creating envelopes, labels, personalized letters etc. First question could be what is this feature good for? Mailing can really he…
Using Word 2013, I was experiencing some incredible lag when typing.  Here's what worked for me....
This video shows where to find the word count, how to display it, and what it breaks down to in Microsoft Word.
Learn how to make your own table of contents in Microsoft Word using paragraph styles and the automatic table of contents tool. We'll be using the paragraph styles in Word’s Home toolbar to help you create a table of contents. Type out your initial …

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now