LibreOffice is a free and open-source cross-platform productivity suite. It includes a word processor (Writer), spreadsheet creator (Calc), presentation editor (Impress), database manager (Base), diagramming and charting tool (Draw), and equation editor (Math).

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How to type in Arabic in LibreOffice

I used to write and read .odf and .doc files in Arabic on my laptop and then suddenly one day LibreOffice stopped reading and writing in Arabic. I can normally write in Arabic in the browser for ...
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LibreOffice Base under Ubuntu 12.04

I am using LibreOffice v.3.5.7.2 under Ubuntu 12.04. I would like to use Base, but it is greyed out. Is there a way that I can download and install a version of Base for my LibreOffice, or do I ...
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LibreOffice Writer - How to format text as code?

Is is possible to put code snippets into an OpenDocument Text file (.odt) file? I want it to be inside a bordered box, etc... And I would like to know whether there is any way to add plugins to ...
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Disable Gnome Shell document preview

I have a password protected LibreOffice Calc file. When I press the SUPER key and type the name it is shown. Now I press enter or click the file and it is opened with some document preview, but this ...
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LibreOffice crashes on startup after upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04

I would have up-voted or responded to this thread but I do not have enough rep: Libreoffice doesnt work since update to ubuntu 15.04 After an upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04 LibreOffice (Writer, Calc etc) ...
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Excel document problems

I'm having troubles with Excel document (.xlsx). Something happened and whenever I try to open it I get this window: I tried with setting different types of character sets but there was no result. ...
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Printer not printing, ejects a blank page

3 days ago, I needed to print a page from Chrome, print job doesn't happen, so I copied what I needed from the browser, pasted and saved in Libre Office, on printing it ejected a blank page. So I then ...
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Libreoffice doesnt work since update to ubuntu 15.04

The update to Ubuntu 15.04 causes following problem at my computer. as soon as trying to open libreoffice the screen turns black and then shows following message for some seconds: starting version ...
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After upgrade the system to 15.04 the LibreOffice does not wan't to start

After upgrade the system from 14.10 to 15.04 the LibreOffice ( calc / writer ) does not wan't to start. I get : LibreOffice 4.4 - Fatal Error The application cannot be started. User installation ...
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Page sequence in PDF-file

Can I let Libre office create PDF-files with pages in a certain order? I am an amateur writer and produce books "in the kitchen" by printing the pages in a certain sequence so that they can be cut ...
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LibreOffice Draw tries to download 27.9 MB data when I try to remove it

I'm trying to uninstall libreoffice on Ubuntu Software Center. But it says it will also remove Impress as well. When I confirm, it starts downloading some 27.9 MB data. Why is this so? Update: ...
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Typing in Marathi on Kubuntu

I am using the latest version of Kubuntu. I am trying to figure out how to type in Marathi in various office programs. I tried ibus before. It worked in a text editor and a browser but did not work in ...
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Libreoffice calc date format problem

I'm having problems with LibreOffice calc that look like bugs. How can I discover if somethings a bug/feature/or "issue"? Example: Uploads to google calender in csv format require date/time in ...
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Need help installing LibreOffice 4.4 on Ubuntu 15.04

From a new Ubuntu 15.04 install: When launching any application of the LibreOffice suite the LibreOffice splash screen starts with the following error box: LibreOffice 4.4 - Fatal Error The ...
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Libreoffice spreadsheet unable to reference columns by name

In Ubuntu 12.04, with Libreoffice Spreadsheet, I could name a column, say "PRICE" and then make formulas referencing cells by this name instead of the literal $letter$number format. This made formulas ...
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LibreOffice Writer Spelling not working

Yet another issue with LibreOffice Writer. My spelling is not working:
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LibreOffice: Page number start on 5th page, also remove footer for first 4 pages

No page number in first page The link above ain't working. My document has 25 pages and I need page 5 to start as page 1, with the preceding pages not having any pages numbers. I would also like to ...
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Libre Office document window not seen

Sometimes when I open Libre Writer document it doesn't show its window. But I can see from the launcher that in fact it is open. When I opened multiple documents, the same behaviour - if I click ...
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How to add different style page numbers in Libreoffice writer?

I want to have roman page numbers(i, ii) to first two pages and numerical page numbers(1,2,3,4...) to all other pages in a document. This wiki seems to provide a solution, but I have tried it many ...
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Libreoffice Calc won't show/hide selected rows/cols

Why can I not show/hide rows or columns in Ubuntu's LibreOffice? The menus shown in the tutorial aren't there: http://guide2office.com/602/faq-how-to-hide-columns-in-openoffice-org-calc-show-hide/
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How to change the spacing of formula objects in Libreoffice Writer

I'm inserting scientific formulae into a document in Libreoffice Writer within a paragraph using Insert>Object>Formula, and the spacing either side of the formula object is too large for the required ...
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System update issue [duplicate]

I am trying to install an update in my UBUNTU14.04 system. I am getting message like: Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y (Reading database ... 490999 files and directories currently installed.) ...
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I see one backslash, but there are actually two backslashes!

Does anyone can help me to understand that weird issue? I was trying to rename a very long list of folders. I went to the parent directory and listed all the folders to rename in a text file: find ...
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input method fail to work on browser/libreoffice and other applications (works on system)

I have been using 14.04LTS since last year. I uses a few different input methods for Traditional Chinese characters. One of them is the "yong" input method, and also the "quick-classic" provided by ...
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I broke my package manager

So basically, I run ubuntu 14.04 and I can't install packages. I ran sudo apt-get -f install and the terminal gave me this the-administrator@Tower-Of-Power:~$ sudo apt-get -f install Reading ...
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how to make the dash search for ODT files' contents?

I tested creating an ODT file and searching for a word inside the file. As far as I can tell, the ubuntu dash cannot search inside ODT files. But maybe I missed an option/there is some indexing and ...
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How can I draw freely with LibreOffice Draw?

I have opened an image with LibreOffice Draw. I would like to draw a free line on that image, that is to push the mouse button, drag the mouse around, and have the computer track my movements and draw ...
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How to convert selected text into single paragraph in Libreoffice?

I'm using Libreoffice in Ubuntu 14.04 with unity. What I have is a libreoffice writer file which looks like, say The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog I would like to convert it into ...
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Cannot install anything! Unmet dependencies. Libre Office

Please help, I've searched around loads and can't seem to find a solution that works. I recently removed libre office and installed open office. After trying to reinstall libreoffice. I now can't ...
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How to delete an empty row that exists in a table or a frame?

In LibreOffice Writer v4.2.7.2: How do I delete an empty row that exists in a table or a frame? I created a table in a frame. But an empty line appears above & below the table: My attempts to ...
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LibreOffice writer: Adding bookmarks

I want to fill out the "Structure/Index" panel that is visible when viewing PDFs but I am not sure how to work this out in LibreOffice writer. In picture #1 the bookmarks I want to add are marked by ...
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Libreoffice automatic name [closed]

One thing I miss from Microsoft Office Word is its ability to automatically suggest names when you save files. Let's suppose I wrote a new document (without creating it first) and filled it with ...
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How do I print a Thunderbird contact name and address on an postal envelope?

I want to select a Thunderbird contact and print the name and address directly on to a postal envelope for mailing. I do not want to print a list of contacts or fiddle around with single labels. Yes, ...
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Indentation lost in Libreoffice after hitting enter

I teach and create my teaching plan in outline format. I basically hit the tab key and put a dash before a line of text. When I type a line and then hit enter, I lose my tab, and the line moves back ...
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How can I count the number of occurances of individual Chinese characters in a document?

I want to count the number of occurrences of each word or Chinese character in a document. The words have already been sorted into groups. I am using LibreOffice (can be Writer or Calc).
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How can I sort Chinese characters from paragraph form to get characters on individual lines?

I would like to sort Chinese characters from a paragraph form (to a list with "paragraph returns" after each character). I am using LibreOffice Calc (can also use Writer), on my Xubuntu 14.04 distro. ...
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how to install Tamil language Key board in Lubuntu?

I want to install Tamil language support to my Lubuntu. but from the available language support it is not listed.how do I add the Tamil language and use it to my Libre Office?
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open office writer data recovery

We recently encountered a problem with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in LibreOffice, we are working on LibreOffice Writer file. Due to power failure computer abruptly got switched off, when restarted, file was ...
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Libreoffice calc: make search default to 'value' not 'formula'

When searching in LibreOffice Calc, the default 'search in' choice is 'Formulas'. This is annoying to me because 99% of my searching is for values. (OpenOffice either defaulted to values, or I ...
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I get pixel perfect scrolling in native apps, but not chrome or LibreOffice, is it possible to get it?

I'm in ubuntu 14.04 and my trackpad gives me pixel perfect scrolling in all the native apps, but not Chrome or LibreOffice, I've tried the chrome://flags smooth scrolling option, but that just ...
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Change Background Color of Libreoffice Writer Comments

I am using Xubuntu 14.04. I have the Libreoffice PPA added for the latest version of LibreOffice writer. (I have the latest version installed to be able to print to PDF with comments on the side.) I ...
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How to install Open Office alongside Libre Office?

I would like to install open office alongside Libre office (I do not want to get rid of LibreOffice) but whenever I try to install the desktop integration I get the following error: (Reading database ...
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Copy row and column of LibreOffice calc with heading?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, I want to copy row and column of the Libre Office calc with heading like in MS-Excel (copy as picture)
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LibreOffice Calc - Disable rounding

There are a ton of threads on this topic, but no simple and definitive answers. Can someone please tell me how to permanently disable cell rounding on the .csv file which is created by script? ...
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LibreOffice won't show Hebrew characters

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and Libre Office 3.5 I tried upgrading to Libre Office 4 using the ppa but failed and decided to go back using purge. After the comeback the hebrew stopped working, though ...
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Saving charts in Calc to Excel file format

G'day, I need to save files from Libreoffice Calc to Excel format. My charts are not displaying correctly. How do I make sure my charts are Excel compatible? Thanks,
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Problem with LibreOffice Math

I installed the LibreOffice Writer, Calc and Impress packages with the operating system Ubuntu.Then through the Ubuntu Software Center I installed LibreOffice Math and I got Math not integrated with ...
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How does one reduce the speech rate in the Read Text Extension in Libreoffice?

I installed read text extension for libreoffice. I want to slow down the speech rate. I opened up ->tools->add ons->read selection and discovered the following popup menu #read with an ...
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error broken count, dependency errors, libre office removal/ reinstall, unable to install anything

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I was fed up with the lack of english fonts in Libre Office and it's slowness. I thought I'd download Open Office instead, since it sounded SOO simple to do. It's not. ...
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How can I get the text of notes in a ppt file via unoconv?

I would like to get text of notes for individual slides in PPT to easily accessible format in my linux machine(Ubuntu 12.04). My goal is to convert PPT slides to image files with meta data, notes as ...