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Designing with LibreOffice is available in PDF, ODT, and printed forms.

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These files are free to download. If you find them useful, you may wish to leave a tip for the author. This is an approximately 500-page book. Opening the file may take a moment because of the length and number of illustrations.

Full book (PDF) – 21MB

Individual ODT chapter files (zipped) – 45MB

Note: The ODT files also require you to download and install two fonts on your computer so that the book displays properly in LibreOffice: Fanwood and Raleway.

Extract 1: Styles and Templates

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Download Styles and Templates (ODT) – 11.4MB
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Extract 2: Choosing Fonts

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Extract 3: Character and Paragraph Styles

Download Character & Paragraph Styles (ODT) – 14.3MB
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