But sometimes I just want to protect a block of text to prevent accidental overtyping...
Don't let the actual text (gcc / pthread, etc) put you off, I just wanted to show a real world example.
Here I have included in my document some commands, which I will later use as reference. What I don't want to happen is to accidentally overtype some of those commands whilst editing my document, and losing the concrete reference.
Frames or Sections, both will do a job for you in protecting a block of content - choose whichever you find most convenient :)
Notes and Further Reading:
How to protect a section is discussed in Chapter 4 of the LibreOffice / OpenOffice documentation (links below)
- Chapter 4 "Formatting pages" (as .odt file) [ wiki.documentfoundation.org ]
- Chapter 4 "Formatting pages" (as .pdf file) [ wiki.documentfoundation.org ]
- LibreOffice documentation homepage [ libreoffice.org ]
If you have LibreOffice or OpenOffice installed then you might have local copies accessed by pressing F1 (help)