OT - Inserting fields in Libreoffice forms

Joseph Loo jloo20111002 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 01:42:54 UTC 2015

On 12/09/2015 05:39 PM, Karl Auer wrote:
> On Wed, 2015-12-09 at 17:19 -0800, P. Echols wrote:
>> several times.  Example, an name.  I'd like to set them up so that I can
>> fill in the name in the form once, and then everywhere it is referenced in
>> the form will have the same text.
> I'm not quite sure what you mean by "form" but here is how you do it for
> an ordinary document. Maybe it'll help you.
> First, set up a user field:
>  - Insert
>    - Fields
>      -Other...
>       - click on "User field"
>       - select a format for your field e.g. "Text"
>       - enter a name for your field e.g. "Fred"
>       - enter a value for your field e.g. "Twiddle"
>       - click the green tick to apply
>       - click "Close"
> Now, wherever you want the value "Twiddle":
>  - Insert
>    - Fields
>      - Other....
>        - select "User field"
>        - select "Fred"
>        - click "Insert"
> If you have lots of places where you want the same value you can leave
> the dialogue open and move around your document, clicking "Insert" in
> the dialogue as often as need be.
> When you don't need the dialogue any more, click "Close".
> Be aware that if you change the value or the format for the "Fred"
> variable later on, all occurrences of that field in your document will
> change. If the new value or the new format is not the same size as the
> old value, the document will be reformatted to accommodate the new
> value.
> Regards, K.
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Joseph Loo
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