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Lesser Known, But Very Helpful Features in Writer

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Anyone using Linux (or any operating system for that matter) should know about the office suite. But when you really start getting down to business, you will find there are features tucked away in this software that you may not have known existed.


Like Microsoft Office, offers a "Notes" feature. the Notes feature allows you to attach notes to various sections of your document. Notes are a great way to document and annotate your work either as you go or once you are done. Notes are a powerful tool to use when you are collaborating with another writer. And best of all, notes are amazingly simple to use. Let's walk through the process of entering notes.

When you come to a point in your Writer document where you want to place a note (At any phase - writing, editing, collaborating) follow these easy steps:

1. Highlight the text you want to associate with a note.
2. Click on the Insert menu.
3. Select Note.
4. Type your note in the new note block in the right margin

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