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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

APA References Page in LibreOffice

I just uploaded a video how-to on setting up the APA References page in LibreOffice. I did it with LibreOffice 4.2 or 4.3, but everything in the video should work just the same in more recent versions.

The video is at Vimeo and embedded below.

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posted by spackman at 17:36  

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Justify Both Sides in LibreOffice

One of the many great things about LaTeX is its ability to fill text, that is, to justify flush left and flush right on the same line, with extraneous space all in the middle. Until recently, I had not been able to get any WYSIWYG word processor to do it consistently. Sometimes centering the text, placing the cursor, and then hitting tab would work, sometimes it wouldn’t. Searching on-line didn’t turn up anything — but it is possible that I just wasn’t using the appropriate search terms. Before, fill justified text was a luxury that I didn’t really need. However, current APA guidelines require filled justified text in the running head. Anyhow, after about 20 minutes of playing around (yes, only 20 minutes), I think I have figured out how to fill justify in LibreOffice.

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posted by spackman at 17:00  

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