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LibreOffice export compatibility with .doc

I know I can open .doc files in LibreOffice, but can I save a new document as a .doc? You used to be able to do so in OpenOffice, but I can't find anything in LibreOffice to do that.
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How do I erase/format a harddisk from a live CD?

I need to format a drive containing an old install of Ubuntu 10.04, to install Vista (not my idea!) Vista setup apparently refuses to format non-FAT32 or NTFS partitions. However, I can't seem to ...
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Asogiate won't work on 11.04. How do I fix that?

Asogiate is a filetype editor (MIME), and on 11.04 if gives an error about the database being malformed, then won't work. How do I get around this?
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How to open .arc file

I have a Contacts.arc file which took from a nokia phone as a back-up of contacts.Now my mobile is lost and i want to see some numbers.Is there any application to open .arc file in ubuntu?. I searched ...
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Is Ubuntu One be able to store RAW and AVI files?

Is Ubuntu One be able to store RAW file and AVI video format. I cant find an answer on this question on here. I have tried and none of my files were able to be copied
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Assign run command for all media files

Currently Totem/Movie Player opens and plays any type of media files, be it audio or video - is there a way to change that run command? EDIT I am already aware of properties option from ...
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How to convert multiple ISO8859-1 to UTF-8

Am trying to convert several SQL files from ISO8859-1 to UTF-8 Am doing the following command: iconv -f ISO_8859-1 -t UTF-8 *.sql What i get is an output of their content to the terminal which is ...
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How can I open a .dmg file?

I've got a .dmg file, and I can't figure out how to open it. How can I open it?
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Splitting an MP4 file

what is the fastest and less resource consuming method for splitting an MP4 file? @Alex: it didn't work, i don't know why. see the out put here: asafche@asafche-laptop:~$ ffmpeg -vcodec copy -ss ...
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Read a multipage tiff?

I'm trying to sort out how to open a multi-page tiff. The sender swears it has more than one page, but in the default viewer I'm only able to see the first page. How do I view all pages?
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What do you use to edit Microsoft Word documents (docx)?

What alternatives exist for editing Microsoft Word documents (docx)? I know about OpenOffice and Google docs. What else is out there?
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Does LibreOffice Support AmiPro Format (.sam)?

I was reading that LibreOffice was finally opening up in supporting many of the formats that were eventually been closed in OpenOffice every time an update appeared. I see that Lotus 1,2,3 and WordPro ...
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image viewer: png vs gif

I have a bunch of files that have .png extension. However, some of them are actually gif files. Any of the files, I can open them w/ gimp or view them in firefox, but when I try to open them with ...
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Can I present a powerpoint presentation with sound?

It is possible to demonstrate .PPT with audio under Ubuntu? example such of .ppt - it is short tales for kids
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Is there an application for reading mobi files?

Is there e-book reader on Ubuntu that read mobi file format?
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How can I extract .bin (image) files?

I need to extract a .bin file and I have no idea how to do it in Ubuntu. In Windows I usually used to do it using MagicISO.
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Problem opening SFX archive file(.exe) using the archive manager [closed]

I have installed both rar and unrar using apt-install but I am still not able to use archive manager for opening the archive file.. I have also tried installing p7zip(p7zip-full and p7zip) but no ...
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How do I view an Outlook .msg file?

I need to view a .msg file. It is an email from Microsoft Outlook. How can I do this in Ubuntu?
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Is there a Powerpoint (PPT) to text/html converter?

Is there a ppt to text/html converter for Ubuntu/*nix?
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Handle Doc/Docx Templates on a headless server to produce PDFs preferably without using OpenOffice.org

On a production web server I have to produce letters based on a template I got in MS-Word binary format. I use PHP and for the search and replace task I found PHPWord, which can handle Docx files, so ...
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Open or convert .cdr files?

I have a scanned image, and it's in Corel Draw (.cdr) format (~6mb). Is there a way to open it, or convert it to something that I can manage? I tried http://filespazz.com/ a few times, but it didn't ...
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How do you convert many files from .xlsx to .xls?

What is a way to convert a batch of .xlsx files to .xls format? I would prefer it to be a command-line solution, but anything is better than opening each manually, and manually saving in the new ...
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Ubuntu One sync certain filetype/prefix

I want to only sync files with a certain prefix in a folder. Is there some way I can get Ubuntu one to only sync these files or ignore other files?
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How can I easily retab html files according to some sane default?

I have some html files that I'd like to retab that look like this: <header> <div class="wrapper"> <img src="images/logo.png"> <div ...
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Opening DocX Files

I am doing some marking that requires me to open .docx file created using Microsoft Office 2007+. OpenOffice doesn't seem to be doing a good job for it, so far, hid all the images in the documents. ...
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Which Large File System Format to use for USB Flash drive compatible with Ubuntu/Mac/Windows?

I've had this problem for a long time and can't find a solution. I switch between the 3 OSes all the time and use a 1TB USB Drive to do so. I can't seem to find a format that is compatible across ...
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How to view dvi files with evince

Evince cannot view my dvi files. Is there any way to enable dvi viewing other than further installing Ubuntu TeX Live packages? Opening it from the desktop gives document has incorrect format; using ...
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How to view and/or edit a .mdb Jet MS Access database file?

I have a .mdb database file which originated from a MS Access Jet database. Is the some way to view this database, and even better, a way to edit and export it?
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Installing a program downloaded as a .tgz [duplicate]

How to install a program with the.tgz extention?
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How can I play mp3 files or videos?

Just installed Ubuntu on my Lenovo g460 with Windows 7. I am not able to play any movie or mp3 file. When I click on a file its asks me to install a plug in . When go on install it after click on ...
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Are there plans to support the WWF file format?

First, read this article. Second, are there plans to build support for this format into Ubuntu? For example, print to file support, support from Evince, etc. It acts exactly like a PDF, but you ...
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How to play VOB files that were inside a DVD disc?

I just downloaded a DVD which is for a movie. After uncompressing the DVD file I see .VOB, .IFO and .BUP files. If I open the first .VOB file it shows me the DVD menu but I can't interact with it. So, ...
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Convert chm to pdf or MS word or open office word processor?

Is it possible to convert chm to pdf or word in GUI fashion
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Does 'Ubuntu One Mobile' support Ogg Vorbis?

The standard audio-format for music in Rhythmbox is Ogg. For some reason none of my music encoded as OggVorbis shows up in the Ubuntu One Mobile Music application on my Android phone. The MP3s do show ...
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What are .run files?

What exactly are .run files and what are they used for? I've seen a couple of those lately and I'm simply wondering what file format it is used for.
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When creating a new text file, should I add a .txt extension to its name?

When I create a new document aimed at containing only plain text, I am not obliged by Ubuntu to add a .txt extension to its name. It works indeed very well: gedit opens it without problem, ...
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How do I play m3u8 files?

I would really like to play m3u8 files (more specifically, http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/NTV-Public-IPS.m3u8) but when I try to run it on VLC player, it goes on to multiple .ts files with a ...
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Import .key presentations from Keynote

Is there a way to import .key files from Keynote into OpenOffice in Ubuntu? I know you can open them as zip files, but can't I open them as PDF or something similar?
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How to highlight just the name (not the extension) for renaming?

Is there a way to turn it off so that when you're renaming a file, it doesn't highlight the extension?
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How do I open inDesign CS5 files?

this post may seem like a duplicate from my other post, "Is is possible to export Inkscape files for inDesign?" but this completely different. I need to open my inDesign CS5 files in Ubuntu but I ...
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How are file-extensions/mime-types/icons/default applications asssociated?

Is there a way / application to add a file extension / mime-type to the system. What I want to achieve is: Have a default program for opening files of this type Have a special icon for this filetype ...
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How can I view a Microsoft Publisher .pub file?

I need to view a .pub file. How can I view the file or convert it to a more mainstream format (such as a PDF?)
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view or convert MDI file [closed]

I have some insurance files that I need to be able to view, but they are in the MDI format I can't get them to work at all in Ubuntu. I've searched the entire forum and I've even installed Microsoft ...