10 Secrets of the LibreOffice Status Bar

Explore the Tiny Little Status Bar with Deep Secrets The LibreOffice Status Bar for Writers Talk about flying under the radar! For two years I barely paid attention to the little data bar on the bottom of my LibreOffice Writer [...]

The Surprising Secrets of LibreOffice Toolbars

Writers Guide to LibreOffice - Part 4 LibreOffice's Toolbars let you do many things, including creating bright and garish headlines. In this post, for LibreOffice (LO) newbies and experienced users alike, we tell you how to use toolbars, [...]

LibreOffice for Writers – Part 3

Getting Started - Working the Menus A portion of George Orwell's draft for 1984, with editing. First Things First. What are you doing? I mean, besides reading this article. Here you've downloaded a program, called "LibreOffice" and you [...]

Writing with LibreOffice – Part 2 – Installing

Choosing and Installing LibreOffice or Apache OpenOffice New to LibreOffice? Start Here! Whether you are writing for school, for publication, for business, as a freelance writer, or just for fun, there are some advantages to getting started with LibreOffice (LO) [...]

Writing with LibreOffice – An Intro

Open Source Software and Writers Are a Good Fit There are all kinds of writers, and there are all kinds of tools for writers, ranging from pen and paper to a wide range of software to get the words on paper [...]

Taking LibreOffice to the Cloud

Ever since The Document Foundation released LibreOffice four years ago, users' wish lists included a web-based version of the software. This past week, The Document Foundation, Collabora and IceWarp announced their collaboration to create that cloud app and go online [...]

The Monster List of Markdown Tools on Frugal Guidance 2

Part 6 of Markdown for Bloggers - Software and Many Other Resources This list is far from exhaustive, but should be more than enough to get you started in using and learning about Markdown. Updated with additional resources, April 2, 2015. [...]

Markdown for Bloggers – Quoting Text and Code

Part 5: Blockquotes, Backticks, Backslashes and Bare Knuckles Today we talk about wrangling computer code, quotations, and blocks of text with your Markdown tool. If you use a variety of Markdown editors or styles, you will find that they can [...]

Markdown for Bloggers – Web Links

Part 4 - Creating Web Links Writing for the web naturally entails offering links to various other resources. As you probably expect, Markdown offers a couple of simple ways of including web links in your posts. Although it's slightly more [...]

Markdown for Bloggers – Headlines & Lists

Part 3 - Creating Headlines and Lists Headlines If you've been writing blog posts for a while, you're probably familiar with the advantages of using headlines to break up text and help readers browse through longer articles to find the [...]

Markdown for Bloggers – Basic Formatting

Part 2: Learning Basic Character Formatting If you are worried about whether you can learn how to write using Markdown, relax. This is the easy stuff. Memorize a few things and you have it down. Paragraphs Create separate paragraphs by [...]

Markdown for Bloggers

Part 1 - Why Writers Should Use Markdown How Markdown Can Make Your Blogging and Writing Better Whether you are a hobbyist blogger, building your professional persona online, or writing for a living on a corporate website, the most important [...]