Opening an existing document
Do one of the following:
Do a long click in the Open icon on the standard toolbar and select Open Remote File in the bottom of the list.
Select the file you want to open and click Open.
Restrict Files to Display
To restrict the display of files in the Open dialog to a certain type select the corresponding File type from the list. Select All Files to display all files.
In general, all documents open with the cursor at the start of the document.
One exception appears when the author of a Writer text document saves and reopens a document: The cursor will be at the same position where it has been when the document was saved. This only works when the name of the author was entered in LibreOffice - Preferences Tools - Options - LibreOffice - User Data.
Press Shift+F5 to set the cursor to the last saved position.
Opening an Empty Document
Click the New icon on the Standard bar or choose File - New. This opens a document of the document type specified.
If you click the arrow next to the New icon, a submenu opens in which you can select another document type.
System File Dialogs or LibreOffice Dialogs
On most operating systems, you can choose to use the system file dialogs or LibreOffice dialogs.
Choose to switch the type of open/save dialogs.
The LibreOffice dialogs support file download and upload using secure https connections.
Opening Files from a Web Server
You can enter a URL in the File name box of the Open dialogs. The URL must start with file:/// or ftp:// or http://.
If you use the LibreOffice dialog, you can use the https:// prefix for a secure connection, and you can save a document on the web server.
When you open a file by a URL from the Windows file dialog, Windows will open a local copy of the file, located in the Internet Explorer cache. The LibreOffice file dialog opens a local copy of the file in the system's temp folder.