How to Add Dotted Underlines in LibreOffice and OpenOffice


A simple tutorial on how you can add dotted underlines in LibreOffice or OpenOffice.

LibreOffice is a powerful, free, and open-source office suite that includes various applications like Writer, Calc, Impress, and more. It provides a comprehensive set of tools for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and more.

Adding a dotted underline in LibreOffice is a straightforward process. Here’s how you can do it,

Add dotted underlines in LibreOffice

  • Open LibreOffice Writer document.
  • Select the line or work where you want to add a dotted underline.
  • From the standard toolbar, click on the “U” dropdown, as shown in the below image.
  • Select the types of dots you want as underlined.
  • That should add the dotted underline in your target text.
Add dotted underline
Add dotted underline

More customization with dash and dot-dash

  • You can also further customize the underline from the options menu > Format > Character.
  • Then click on Font effects tab.
  • Under text decoration, you can find various underlining options such as:
    • Dotted
    • Dash
    • Long dash
    • Dot dash
    • Dot dot dash
    • Wave
More options for customizing underline
More options for customizing underlines

Add dotted lines in OpenOffice

  • If you are using OpenOffice, go to menu > Format > Character.
  • Click on the Font Effects tab in the Character Window.
  • Then select the Underlining option as Dotted.
Add dotted underline in OpenOffice
Add dotted underlines in OpenOffice

Closing Notes

In this article, we have explored how to add a dotted underline in LibreOffice. By following the step-by-step guide provided, you should now be able to add dotted underlines. Remember to experiment with different styles, colours, and line thicknesses to achieve the desired effect.

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