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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Make LibreOffice A single button that when clicked offers choices and what type of document to open

I know that I've done this on a previous install of Ubuntu, but for the life of me, I can't find it. Basically I want the options like when you right click LibreOffice Writer and the New Document ...
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LibreOffice Calc - Background Fill Options All White

Whenever I try to modify a cell background in calc (Format>Format Cell>Background), all of the color options are set to white. How do I get the palette back? I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with LibreOffice ...
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Libreoffice on multiple monitors. Menus open in wrong monitor

I am on 12.04 64bit, on 3 monitors, 12.3 fglrx drivers and use Libreoffice 3.5.3 (Ubuntu repositories). The menus of Libreoffice seem to open on the wrong screen. It seems this is an old bug, but i ...
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Can't open any Libre Office docs in 12.04

This error message pops up when opening a document in LibreOffice: LibreOffice 3.5 Read-Error. An unknown error has occurred. I can, however, open a fresh new document. This is obviously not ...
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Is there a simple way to visualize a spreadsheet in terminal or as clear text?

I want to be able to easily show a simple text-only representation of a spreadsheet (Calc or Excel) via the command line (so I can pipe that output to usual Linux text manipulation tools). Is there a ...
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Some menu items of libreoffice only show a dash or are invisible [closed]

I'm having the strangest problem, some menu items (if not most) of libreoffice are missing, they show a dash instead. Here's a picture of it: Does anyone know how to solve this problem?
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How obtain error message when exporting data from LibreOffice Base to Calc and freezing occurs?

[Ubuntu 12.04] When exporting large (100 MB) data from a table in LibreOffice 3.5.2.2 Base embedded HSQLDB to a Calc spreadsheet using the procedure outlined in LibreOffice Help, LibreOffice Base and ...
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Why no Global-Menu support in LibreOffice for 12.04?

I thought 12.04 was supposed to be a stable bug-fix release? So why are there all these new features in 12.04 and yet long-standing bugs and UI-discrepancies still exist? I'd rather have a Global-Menu ...
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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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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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Question about OLE Files

Are the open format files that are saved with LibreOffice and OpenOffice act like the OLE files that are saved with MS Office?
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LibreOffice 3.5.2.2 in Ubuntu 12.04, request to retrieve documents

I'm noticing a few bugs in the Ubuntu 12.04LTS LibreOffice here, he is always opening with a request to retrieve documents on file .odf - Does it have to do with the fact that the openjdk java is ...
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How does ooo-thumbnailer work?

The program ooo-thumbnailer does not work. I have installed it from the above ppa and restarted nautilus, of course, but no thumbnails whatsoever are created. When I call ooo-thumbnailer from the ...
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LibreOffice not opening

If a try to open LibreOffice or any document (spreadsheets, presentations, written or .doc files), it will atempt to start the aplication and just exit it with no error before starting.
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How do I get LibreOffice Extensions to work in 12.04?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and am unable to run the LibreOffice Extensions that ran perfectly in earlier versions of LibreOffice & in Ubuntu 11.10. The error Message states Could not create Java ...
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Either another instance of LibreOffice is accessing your personal settings or your personal settings are locked

Every time I try to open a word document in LibreOffice 3.5, I get this error: Either another instance of LibreOffice is accessing your personal settings or your personal settings are locked. ...
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I am unable to install programs after 12.04 upgrade and attempt to install Libreoffice

I tried to install Libreoffice on Ubuntu 12.04 (after an upgrade), and now I can't install, ugrade, anything in any form. When I go to the Software center, I get a message that I need to repair the ...
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There is no freeze cells option in Calc

In LibreOffice Calc, there is no option to freeze cells, on Ubuntu 12.04. I use LibreOffice at work for proper ODF saving while on Windows. In the menus for Calc there is "Window" and within that ...
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How to run libreoffice from start menu?

I just installed libreoffice in my Lucid through official PPA at http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/ppa/ubuntu/. It won't start from start menu but it works if I run it through terminal with sudo. ...
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Updating LibreOffice Calc 3.3.4

good day! how do I update from calc 3.3.4 to 3.5? I couldn't find a button or option in the program that was related to updates. :( is there no alternative to uninstalling the whole thing and ...
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How to autocomplete formulas in LibreOffice Calc

I recently moved from MS Excel 2007 to LibreOffice Calc (now using Ubuntu 11.10) and there are some things that I still cannot do in LibreOffice Calc. One of these things is formula autocompletion. ...
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Save .csv with formulas?

It seems to be an undocumented/unsupported feature, but if you open a csv (comma separated spreadsheet) with Libreoffice, it will calculate formulas that start with = in the text file. Unfortunately I ...
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LibreOffice-Mono integration

I had an old .NET Framework application running with Mono using OpenOffice and it worked very well. Now I've just installed Ubuntu 11.10 Server and I discovered that it moved to LibreOffice, so I ...
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How do I make a digital certificate available to LibreOffice Writer for digital signatures?

I obtained a client certificate from CAcert through Firefox. I want to use that certificate to sign a document created with LibreOffice Writer. In Writer, I click File > Digital Signatures... to ...
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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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Thumbnails for certain formats not appearing in Nautilus

The following formats do not have an icon in Nautilus: .odt .odb And, some of my older documents are missing their thumbnails, all of which are either .odt or .odp. I just purged and reinstalled ...
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How do I select a subset of the available fonts for a particular application [closed]

Having all those exotic fonts (for an European), like Chinese, Hindi or Russian fonts, is nice for a web browser. You never get those ugly unicode blocks and get the original glyphs instead. However, ...
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LibreOffice: Open in current program by default?

I often need to open pipe delimited .txt files in LibreOffice Calc. However, once I have Calc running, if I do File > Open and select a spreadsheet with the extension .txt, it opens it in Writer ...
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Libreoffice3.5 applications opening in new icon

Whenever I open up a program from Libreoffice3.5, it will open in its own launcher icon. For example, if I click on my docked "Writer", it will open it up in another icon. Here's a screenshot: I'...
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Is LibreOffice Writer able to read properly Ms Office Word docx Files? [closed]

Is LibreOffice Writer able to read properly Ms Office Word docx Files? I think it can't and users should be aware of it! I tried to open many documents .docx created with Ms Office 2007 and appeared ...
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Problem when trying to install Libreoffice 3.5.1 due to lock file

I tried to install Libreoffice 3.5 from PPA, but this problem appears: ERROR: unopkg cannot be started. The lock file indicates it as already running. If this does not apply, delete the lock file at: ...
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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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Libroffice Colour Palette

The default color palette almost only have hard colors and the alternative software has some basic colors and them several shades. To obtain the same effect in libreoffice we must change by hand the ...
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how to create table and paste in libreoffice

I use Ubuntu 11.10 and Libreoffice.I want to do some thing shown in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh7EQirZvoQ using Libreoffice and Ubuntu. I want to know how can I create table in ...
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different values in one column

Is there a way to get all different values in one column in libreoffice-calc? If I have a sheet looking like that: column1 column2 column3 A B C A B C A B C A ...
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What word processor can manage left and right pages separately?

I was after a word processor that can manage left and right pages separately so I can have my text on the right pages and my illustrations on the left pages. I know LibeOffice can set "left page" and "...
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LibreOffice can not save documents on shared SSH drive - all other applications can

I'm having a problem with Libre Office (all the applications). I can not save a file to any networked drive (using SSH to network). I keep getting a message that I do not have the necessary user ...
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Nonprinting Characters no longer appear

I can't figure out how long this has been going on, but it finally started to drive me crazy: in Libre Office writer, absolutely nothing changes when I toggle the "Nonprinting Characters" button. ctrl ...
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LibreOffice image problem

Why my LibreOffice can't show images. It showing images like this: Can someone help?
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Why is the LibreOffice icon just an X with a circle around it?

The LibreOffice icon looks OK from within the menu or launchers, but in the window decoration and in the dock it turns into a big X with a circle around it. I'm using Kubuntu 11.10, by the way, with ...
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Why are menus in LibreOffice not rendering correctly and how can I fix this?

With most programs, context (right-click) menus and other menus have a shadow under them to indicate that they're separate from the rest of the program. This makes them easy to read. In LibreOffice, ...
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LibreOffice have global menu in 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why isn't lo-menubar installed by default in LibreOffice? In 11.10 there was no global menu support for LibreOffice, I wanted to know if this was going to be fixed in ...
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Type Greek and other Physics symbols in Libreoffice Impress?

I am preparing a presentation on some physics concept for which i need to write 'phi', 'phi dagger', and Hamiltoninan symbol, Is there anyway to do it on libreoffice impress or should i ask my friend ...
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Is there any other software that can make PPT except libreoffice impress? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Light easy to use Presentation software I'm running lubuntu now, which uses lxde as its desktop manager. LibreOffice Impress seems a little not compatible with lxde. So I ...
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LibreOffice Calc goes grey takes lots of CPU cycles

When working on the Calc (spreadsheet) many time the screen goes grey and CPU cycle shoots up to 100% for a very long time and the app is not responsive. Also slows down other open apps etc due to CPU ...
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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 to “properly” downgrade LibreOffice versions

I am using the stable LibreOffice PPA, which just pushed out 3.5.0 and I (foolishly) upgraded from 3.4.5. Now my LibreOffice is broken, with all sorts of issues like icons and launchers not appearing,...
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LibreOffice Math not working… how to start troubleshooting?

After update to LibreOffice 3.5, I can no longer create/edit equations with Math. If I insert an equation or try to edit an old one, I will not get the windows split at the bottom of the screen where ...
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Can we use Microsoft Excel keywords in ubuntu's office as we are now using in Windows XP?

Please inform me about this as soon as possible.11.04 1. Also tell me that after installing ubuntu,is there any need to install all the MS-Office again? Or we could be just able to carry on with our ...
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Libreoffice 3.5 won't launch from Desktop Shortcut: Ubuntu 11.10 Unity

I've upgraded my Libreoffice to the recent 3.5 version. Before, I was using LO 3.45 and it had no problems on launching from the Desktop Shortcut. Anyways, when I upgraded and tried to create a ...