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Formatting Bar

The Formatting bar contains basic commands for applying manually formatting.

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Styles and Formatting

Specifies whether to show or hide the Styles and Formatting window, which is where you can assign and organize Styles.

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Styles and Formatting


Font Name

Allows you to select a font name from the list or enter a font name directly.

You can enter several fonts, separated by semicolons. OpenOffice.org uses each named font in succession if the previous fonts are not available.

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Font Name


Font Size

Allows you to choose between different font sizes from the list, or to enter a size manually.

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Font Size


Bold

Makes the selected text bold. If the cursor is in a word, the entire word is made bold. If the selection or word is already bold, the formatting is removed.

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Bold


Italic

Makes the selected text italic. If the cursor is in a word, the entire word is made italic. If the selection or word is already italic, the formatting is removed.

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Italic


Underline

Underlines or removes underlining from the selected text.

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Underline


Font Color

Click to apply the current font color to the selected characters. You can also click here, and then drag a selection to change the text color. Click the arrow next to the icon to open the Font color toolbar.

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Font Color


Align Left

Aligns the contents of the cell to the left.

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Align Left


Align Center Horizontally

Horizontally centers the contents of the cell.

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Centered


Align Right

Aligns the contents of the cell to the right.

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Align Right


Justify

Aligns the contents of the cell to the left and to the right cell borders.

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Justified


Number format: Currency

Applies the default currency format to the selected cells.

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Number Format: Currency


Number format: Percent

Applies the percentage format to the selected cells.

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Number Format: Percent


Number format: Default

Applies the default number format to the selected cells.

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Number Format: Standard


Number Format: Add Decimal Place

Adds one decimal place to the numbers in the selected cells.

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Number Format: Add Decimal Place


Number Format: Delete Decimal Place

Removes one decimal place from the numbers in the selected cells.

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Number Format: Delete Decimal Place


Decrease Indent

Click the Decrease Indent icon to reduce the left indent of the current paragraph or cell content and set it to the previous tab position.

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Decrease Indent


Increase Indent

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Increase Indent


Borders

Click the Borders icon to open the Borders toolbar, where you can modify the border of a sheet area or an object.

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Borders


Paragraph background

Click to open a toolbar where you can click a background color for a paragraph. The color is applied to the background of the current paragraph or the selected paragraphs.

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Paragraph Background


Align Top

Aligns the contents of the cell to the upper edge of the cell.

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Align Top


Align Center Vertically

Vertically centers the contents of the cell.

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Align Center Vertically


Align Bottom

Aligns the contents of the cell to the lower edge of the cell.

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Align Bottom


Number Format : Date

Applies the date format to the selected cells.

Number Format: Exponential

Applies the exponential format to the selected cells.

Additional icons

If CTL support is enabled, two additional icons are visible.

Left-To-Right

left to right icon

The text is entered from left to right.


Right-To-Left

right to left icon

The text formatted in a complex text layout language is entered from right to left.


Index

fonts, specifying several

alternative fonts

characters, alternative fonts

text, bold

bold, text

characters, bold

text, italics

italic text

characters, italics

characters,underlining

underlining,characters

paragraphs, increasing indents of

This help text for MS Windows , published from the OpenOffice.org Help files Release 2.1 under the Public Documentation License 1.0.