LibreOffice is a free and open-source cross-platform productivity suite. It includes a word processor, spreadsheet creator, presentation editor, database manager, diagramming and charting tool, and equation editor.

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How do I install LibreOffice 4?

I want to download and install LibreOffice 4. How can I do this?
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What is the difference between OpenOffice and the newly created LibreOffice?

What is the difference between OpenOffice and LibreOffice? I understand that LibreOffice is another fork that is going to be developed. I have used OpenOffice since v1 and am wondering if there is a ...
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How to uninstall LibreOffice?

Which package should I remove to completely remove libreoffice? I have no need for office tools. That's the one gripe I have with package managers like apt, there's no simple way to perform the ...
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How to install a LibreOffice Dictionary (Spelling Check, Thesaurus…)

What are the steps to install the Spelling Check and other language supports for LibreOffice. For example spanish, french, italian, etc..
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How to install LibreOffice? (replacing OpenOffice.org)

On 10.10 how do I get rid of Openoffice.org, and install LibreOffice without borking my system?
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No page number in first page

I am writing a document and it is required that the first page (title page) has no page number and the second page starts with page 2. I don't know how to remove the footed only in page 1 and leaving ...
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How do I install the latest stable version of LibreOffice?

LibreOffice is seeing some dramatic improvements each version and subversion that goes out. I would like to have always the latest version of LibreOffice on my machine(s). I know of the PPA that ...
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How can I convert an ODT file to a PDF?

Does anyone know how to convert an ODT file (LibreOffice) to PDF?
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Is there a PPA with the latest version of LibreOffice?

There was recently another release of LibreOffice, but it is a pain to have to manually go to their website and download the packages every time there is a new release. Is there a PPA that always has ...
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How to convert .tex into .odt?

I wish to convert a .tex file into an .odt file. Can you suggest a good step-by-step solution?
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Why LibreOffice is default instead of OpenOffice.org

I have read before some articles about OpenOffice.org (OOO). They were saying that because of the status of OOO before it is maintained by Apache, the distros avoided distributing OOO along with the ...
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How do I export a chart in an image format from LibreOffice Calc?

I want to print some charts from LibreOffice Calc, is there a way to do this?
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Why isn't lo-menubar installed by default in LibreOffice?

Will I face any problems by installing the lo-menubar to give libreoffice global menus in Natty? I'm wondering why it isn't installed by default. Are there stability problems or anything?
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How does one find out the command line corresponding to GUI app (eg, LibreOffice Writer)?

How can I run LibreOffice Writer from the command line? Basically, what is its command and how do I get to know what's the command to run a particular application in general?
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How to maintain document compatibility between LibreOffice and other office suites?

When I save a document in LibreOffice and try to open it in Office 2007 for example, most or all of the paragraphs moved somehow. For what I found out is that the document has Widows and Orphans. How ...
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Moving a pane in LibreOffice back to the main window

I accidentally moved a pane in LibreOffice from it's nice docked position to a new window. Now I can't move back it. As you can see, the Slide Pane is floating as it's own window and not docked ...
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Is it safe to install LibreOffice alongside OpenOffice.org?

I would like to try out LibreOffice, but I'm worried about messing up my existing OpenOffice.org install. Can LibreOffice be safely installed alongside OpenOffice.org?
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LibreOffice always shows recovery process at startup due to failing recovery items

LibreOffice always starts with the recovery process for me now. It has a number of 'documents to recover' for which recovery fails. I have no need for these documents anymore. How to tell LibreOffice ...
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Application menu support for LibreOffice 3.4.1

I have installed LibreOffice 3.4.1. On the website it say that it has global menu support. This doesn't work. I have downloaded a newer version of the package lo-menubar which doesn't work either. ...
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How to replace all images in Libreoffice with their description

I have a very long document containing lots of svg images created using the extension TexMaths. This extension uses the latex installation to create svg image of the inputted equation (or set of ...
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Can't retrieve minimized LibreOffice Writer

When I minimize an open document I am working on in LibreOffice Writer, it disappears into the launcher panel. It does not show any little white arrow beside the LibreOffice writer icon. When I click ...
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LibreOffice missing certain Microsoft fonts

I don't have these fonts: times new roman, arial and calibri..., like in microsoft office? What can I do?
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What LibreOffice format works best in MS Office?

For a school project I need to collaborate with a lot of different people, and they all use MS Office. Of course they all have problems with opening .odt files. (even though MS says that Office should ...
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How to copy/paste a table from LibreOffice Calc to LibreOffice Writer

I am trying to copy/paste a 4 column table from LibreOffice Calc to LibreOffice Writer but when I paste it, it makes a table extraction from Calc. I also created a table in LibreOffice Writer using ...
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What is the difference between “Save as” and “Save a copy”?

Programs like LibreOffice and PDF readers sometimes need to open a file (say, the user downloaded and opened a file from Firefox) as read-only. When that is the case, and the user wants to save the ...
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How to install a thesaurus in LibreOffice?

How can I enable the thesaurus in LibreOffice?
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What office suite will be used in 11.04?

Which office suite will be used in Ubuntu 11.04? Open Office or LibreOffice?
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What language(s) can I use in LibreOffice for macro scripting?

Not finding any info online; I hope somebody here knows. It was Python in OpenOffice; is it still Python? Or are they moving to gasp VBA?
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How to link inserted images by default in LibreOffice writer?

I often have to deal with documents using multiple images -- as e.g. Howtos, short documentations, or even books with many examples. Always when I start a new document with LibreOffice Writer and ...
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Is there an Android remote app compatible with LibreOffice Impress under Ubuntu?

I have an upcoming presentation I want to make in LibreOffice Impress on my Ubuntu 12.10 laptop. I was wondering if I could get ahold of an Android app which would act like a remote control, allowing ...
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Why does LibreOffice look old?

Why does LibreOffice look like this? Looks old...
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Is it possible to call Python functions from Libre Office Calc?

Consider the following simple Python function: def mysum(a, b): return a + b I would like to put =mysum(5, 7) in a cell of the Calc spreadsheet, so that is simply returns the number 12. Is this ...
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Where can I download pretty extra templates for LibreOffice Impress?

Where can I download pretty extra templates for LibreOffice Impress or OpenOffice.org?
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LibreOffice Spell Checker doesn't work?

I was a little surprised to discover that in LibreOffice (3.5.4.2), the spell check doesn't actually work. I was surprised since spell checkers have been around since....80's? Not a difficult thing. ...
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How can I stop LibreOffice from randomly crashing?

Libreoffice keeps on crashing randomly. It will do this when I am typing and when I am switching desktops or anything. There is no patter to it. I need some help here. Anyone had this problem or ...
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PDF smart file diff

I have a LibreOffice document that I converted to PDF at some point in time using the built-in capabilities. The timestamp on the PDF is later than on the word processing document, so that makes ...
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Why doesn't LibreOffice work with the HUD?

So I have tried out a couple daily builds and beta 1, and love HUD. However, currently LibreOffice does not play nice with HUD and I was wondering if there was a way to make it work with HUD. Kinda ...
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How to install multiple versions of LibreOffice?

Because of a problem reported here, possibly a bug, I have to use LibreOffice 3.5. But I would like to keep an eye on the latest version, which might even solve that problem. I would like to use ...
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How to mix page numbering on LibreOffice Writer

I'm currently preparing a 20-paged document at work and will like to mix page numbers. I will like to number the first 5 pages with Roman numerals (i-v) and start of the last 15 pages with the usual ...
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How can I contribute to the LibreOffice dictionary?

I always add words to my LibreOffice dictionary (standard.dic), but I would love to make those words available to other users by contributing to the project's dictionaries. Is there a way LibreOffice ...
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Why doesn't the libreoffice icon appear on my launcher when running?

When we run an application, its icon would appear on the launcher and so we can call it back after minimize it. Specially, a little triangle would kepp appearing near the icon, meaning this ...
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Install Faenza icons on libreoffice 3.5 toolbar

According to a WEB UPD8 post from july 2011, it is possible to install Faenza-styled icons on LibreOffice toolbar. I can't install Faenza the traditional way on LO 3.5 (i.e., changing the toolbar ...
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How do I get LibreOffice with Presenter Console to display notes and next slide?

I am running LibreOffice 3.4.3 with Sun Presenter Console 1.0.3 on Ubuntu 11.10 on a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop. I would like to be able to view the notes for the current slide on my laptop while the ...
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How do I disable app menu in LibreOffice?

How to disable the app menu functionality ("global menu") in LibreOffice, Ubuntu 12.10?
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How to save files in pdf format?

Lately I have been having trouble with my Libre Office ap. I appears that it doesn't have anymore the Save to PDF command. Do you guys know any way around this problem? I looked around for converters ...
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How do I uninstall LibreOffice?

Installing LibreOffice manually on Ubuntu 12.04 works great following the advice in this answer: http://askubuntu.com/a/182602/103893 It basically is a matter of downloading the most recent release ...
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Where are the shapes in LibreOffice Draw?

I haven't been able to draw anything useful on LibreOffice Draw. Where are the different shapes to make diagrams? All I can find are basic shapes that I would find on Microsoft Word (squares, circles, ...
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LibreOffice 4.0's menu bar is not integrated with Unity

One of the most interesting features of the new LibreOffice 4 is the direct compatibility with Unity's menu bar and HUD. So I've just installed this wonderful new release. Everything works fine... ...
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LibreOffice problem integrating with Unity

I have started noticing this problem a while back. Opening spreadsheets directly from Nautilus sometimes has different behaviors in Unity. This means that sometimes I see the icon pop in the launcher ...
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Enable replace image feature in LibreOffice

One of the programs I use heavily in Ubuntu is Open/LibreOffice as part of my work specifically Draw. I recently upgraded to Natty 11.04 (clean install) obviously this has meant switching to ...