Text Documents (Writer)
HTML Documents (Writer Web)
Spreadsheets (Calc)
Presentations (Impress)
Drawings (Draw)
Database Functionality (Base)
Formulae (Math)
Charts and Diagrams
Macros and Scripting
Office Installation
Common Help Topics
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This command opens a dialogue box for a customised program configuration.

All your settings will be automatically saved. To expand an entry either double-click this entry or click the plus sign. To collapse the entry, click the minus sign or double-click the entry.

You see only the entries that are applicable to the current document. If the current document is a text document, you see the Office Writer entry, and so on for all modules of Office.

To access this command...

Tools - Options

Options dialogue box buttons


Save the changes in the page and close the Options dialogue box.


Close the Options dialogue box and discard all changes done.


Applies the modified or selected values without closing the Options dialogue box.


Resets changes made to the current tab to those applicable when this dialogue box was opened.

Some options cannot be reset once edited. Either edit back the changes manually or click Cancel and reopen the Options dialogue box.


Opens the help contents for the Options page displayed.


Use this dialogue box to create general settings for working with Office. The information covers topics such as user data, saving, printing, paths to important files and directories.


Specifies general Load/Save settings.

Language Settings

Defines the properties for additional languages.

Office Writer

These settings determine the way text documents that are created in Office are handled. It is also possible to define settings for the current text document.

Office Writer/Web

Defines the basic settings for Office documents in HTML format.

Office Calc

Defines various settings for spreadsheets, contents to be displayed, and the cursor direction after a cell entry. You can also define sorting lists, determine the number of decimal places and the settings for recording and highlighting changes.

Office Impress

Defines various settings for newly created presentation documents, such as the contents to be displayed, the measurement unit used, if and how grid alignment is carried out.

Office Draw

Defines the global settings for drawing documents, including the contents to be displayed, the scale to be used, the grid alignment and the contents to be printed by default.

Office Math

Defines the print format and print options for all new formula documents. These options apply when you print a formula directly from Office Math.

Office Base

Defines the general settings for the data sources in Office.


Defines the general settings for charts.


Specifies Internet settings.