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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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 “cat” or “less” a libreoffice writer .odt file?

Is there a way to cat or less a .odt file just as antiword does for .doc files?
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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 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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Does Libre Office have an equivalent of one note, or is there another alternative?

I know that Libre Office is a bit like Microsoft Office, but I can't find the equivalent of One Note, something that I used a lot before I moved over to Ubuntu, and I do miss the features that it had. ...
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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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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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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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Unexpected Arabic messages below mouse pointer in LibreOffice - a virus?

This is weird. Today I opened an excel file with LibreOffice. Suddenly I saw the mouse changed color, and stuck to it was a message in Arabic, which changed every second in a loop. I can actually ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to open an Access 2010 database file without using Wine or VirtualBox?

I have a .accdb file created with Microsoft Office 2010 and I want to know if it is possible to open it with some native Ubuntu application like LibreOffice or OpenOffice, I know LibreOffice has ...
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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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How do I update LibreOffice to next point release in 14.04?

I want to update my LibreOffice (whole package). Is there a way to do it without uninstalling old and then installing new? If there is no option for updating directly, how should I do it otherwise? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I remove fonts that I never use, from libreoffice and linux in general?

There are a lot of extra fonts that all seem to look alike and just annoy me in the drop down list. Is there anyway I can erase them from the system?
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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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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 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 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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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 ...
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Sheet name font size on LibreOffice Calc is too small

I am using LibreOffice 3.5.3.2 (Ubuntu 12.04) and the buttons to switch tabs in Calc are written with small fonts. They're so small I can't even read what is written on them. I could not find a way ...