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Hi :)
I dunno if this would work but i like the idea of a LiveUsb, with a
selection of Portable Apps (in case the target machine had locked-down it's
bios boot-order) and with the Windows installer of LibreOffice on jic they
weirdly let users install stuff.

I've been successfully using a LiveUsb just as a storage device (ie so it's
multi-functional for different situations for me) but haven't yet tried to
figure out how to create a link/short-cut from inside the Live Session back
to the folder on the root partition.  I'm guessing that's fairly trivial.

Also yday it occurred to me that although you can't get a LiveUsb of
Windows, might it be possible to install a Virtual Machine inside a normal
LiveUsb and install Windows onto that!? (and then LibreOffice into that of
course)  That probably wouldn't be able to access the files on the root
partition but it might be fun for freaking people out! ;)

Regards from
Tom :)

On 24 September 2014 07:07, V Stuart Foote <> wrote:

Tim, *,

This is not a bug.  Horizontal lines in Writer are a direct paragraph style
assigning a bottom border for the paragraph.

I would expect it to only be valid in ODF format--there is no reason to
expect LibreOffice ODF (.odt) style elements to be recognized by the export
filtering to generate OOXML (.docx) , or MS binary (.doc) formats.  Or for
the style to be recognized by Microsoft Word in their native ODF
form--although a few of the borders are.

Writer (or rather the edit engine) provides a Tools --> AutoCorrect Options
--> "Apply border" check box to enable an autocorrect based short cut for
activating a bottom edge border of the current paragraph.  Essentially,
while completing a paragraph, the immediate entry of a triplet of: -
_  (underscore),   =  (equal),  *  (asterisk)  ,  ~  (tilde) or  #  (hash)
each will apply direct formatting creating a bottom edge border for the
paragraph.  Each triplet will generate a different line style.

The actual horizontal border, and its resulting line will vary depending on
the character set and OS, but then the paragraph can be otherwise styled to
control width and color or even  the line style from the Format -->
Paragraph --> Borders panel in the Line section.

Try out triplets of the characters above, and then adjust the Paragraph

And, for OP, as suggested the PDF is the best way to render LibreOffice
documents portable for non-users.

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