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My LibreOffice installation looks like Windows 95. The rest of my Xubuntu looks okay. Why? How can I fix it?

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Libreoffice Xubuntu dialog window
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Libreoffice Xubuntu main screen
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By looking to Synaptic and trial & error method I came up with the solution:

sudo apt-get install libreoffice-style-tango libreoffice-gtk libreoffice-gtk3

I have no idea why these packages were missing. I hope this helps to someone.

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Tango installed well, but didn't help. Gtk and gtk3 styles were not found in repository. I also found a "human" style, which changed nothing. – Justinas Dūdėnas Apr 26 '13 at 18:24
libreoffice-gtk3 and libreoffice-gtk are from standard quantal repositories. You have to have them. I had typos in their names, @chaskes corrected it. – Honza Javorek Apr 29 '13 at 7:34

The minimum requirements to get the correct look for LibreOffice in Xubuntu is libreoffice-gtk along with either libreoffice-style-tango or libreoffice-style-human

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As of 2015 on Mint/Cinnamon, only libreoffice-gtk was needed. Human style is apparently built-in. – pileofrocks Aug 7 at 4:58

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