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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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 ...
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Libre Office Button Titles are Black

When I open a document in Libre Office Writer all the toolbar button's titles are black. Anyone seen this before? I can just barely make out what the text is. It wasn't this way before and I haven'...
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Some Word documents are not opening with LibreOffice

I have several of documents in Microsoft Word 2003 or later format. Few of them are opening using LibreOffice and few of them don't. They just open and immediately get closed. I tried changing their ...
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What is the way to get the latest version of LibreOffice?

Should one use the PPA or manually install the .debs from http://www.libreoffice.org? Is there any difference between the two? How long does it take for the ppa to upgrade to the latest version?
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How to fix LibreOffice 3.5 to start from launcher icon?

Recently I installed LibreOffice 3.5 from debs (including the ones for desktop integration. Since then it behaves in a weird manner. Basically it won't launch from launcher shortcuts. Example: dash >...
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How to remove all images from a ppt files?

I have a big (~250Mb) ppt file (created on windows i guess) with much text and some images (high definition). I have to drop all images (i dont actually need to save them, just rip them out the ...
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How do Ubuntu LibreOffice builds differ from vanilla LibreOffice builds?

I've got a question about LibreOffice that's been bugging me since OpenOffice: The versions of LO that come on the Ubuntu disc or from the PPA always have nice font rendering, but whenever I download ...
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How to open word 5.0 files?

I tried Libreoffice but failed. I used the file command, but it only recognizes the file as "data". Is there a way to open a very old format like a Word 5.0 file? After I use catdoc,it shows ...
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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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I cannot find anything in LibreOffice help [closed]

I have packages libreoffice-help-en-gb and libreoffice-help-en-us installed. LibreOffice 3.4.4 OOO340m1 (Build:402) pre-installed on Ubuntu Oneiric Here is the screen shot. Error message: No ...
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how to type in indic language from English US keyboard

I opened libreoffice 3.0 (Ubuntu 11.10) and selected Lohit Hindi font in the fonts selection column. Downloaded the charachter map of English and Hindi keys as given here http://docs.redhat.com/docs/...
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Openoffice calc - Find out monthly growth based on yearly growth [closed]

I know there is a built-in function for that but can't remember what it is. Let's say I have a number, 10, and over a period of a year that number has increased by 100% to 20. I would like to figure ...
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Editing of a saved LibreOffice writer document in MS WordPad

I am new to Libre Office. I have a problem with the format in which to save a office document (when comparing to Microsoft office) I have set up my Libre office writer doc (call it a master ...
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MathType and LibreOffice Math comparison

In my office my team and I are going to type texts in the future which will include mathematical signs. Two programs are being proposed: LibreOffice Writer + Math or Microsoft Office + MathType. I ...
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Can no longer open a password protected Libreoffice .ods

Well, this is fun. I have a couple of .ods files, password protected. After installing last Ubuntu updates, including Libreoffice 3.4.5, I can no longer open those files. I'm using 11.10 x64 ...
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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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LibreOffice won't start?

Every time I click LibreOffice in the menu, it returns this error: Failed to execute command "libreoffice --writer %U".Failed to execute child process "libreoffice" (No such file or directory) ...
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Changes made in LibreOffice impression master slides are not seen in presentation

I need presentation frequently for my teaching, when I want to make changes presentation wide using master view it is not shown in presentation and I need to do it manually for each slides
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LibreOffice (Writer, Calc, Impress) not appearing in launcher

There is a problem with LibreOffice Calc, Impress and Writer (sometimes gedit too) that when I open a file the minimize, maximize and close buttons in the upper right corner are not displayed. In this ...
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Alternatives to LibreOffice

What alternatives to LibreOffice (specially LO Writer) does Ubuntu come with. I have seen Abiword there but are there others?
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How to activate kerning in LibreOffice?

My fonts are horribly unkerned in LibreOffice. Example: Here's a comparison, LibreOffice on top and Inkscape below. As you can see, LibreOffice messes up the kerning. The font is Ubuntu, 10pt in ...
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How to update LibreOffice to the latest version? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the latest stable version of LibreOffice? I'm new to Ubuntu. I've Ubuntu 11.10 with LibreOffice 3.4.4 installed. But, I heard that is a newer version of ...
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The slide show is not working in LibreOffice

When I create a presentation in LibreOffice and click the button for slide show, nothing happens, the screen gets sort of freezed, its frustating. Besides, image viewer also works no more.
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How to plot on log-type axis with LibreOffice Calc

I have some data and want to represent it on log type x-axis How to do that with LO Calc?
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Why computer dosent shut down, reboot or log out when i start Libre Office Quick Starter [closed]

Why computer dosent shut down, reboot or log out when i start Libre Office Quick Starter? And when libre office quick starter is working can i logout or shut down computer?
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Where can I obtain nightly-builds of LibreOffice?

Is there a PPA with nightly builds of LibreOffice? Or some another source that I can add to my sources.list such that I can try nightly-builds of LibreOffice? I know about the various ways to get the ...
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Autofill (with incrementing row-number) in spreadsheet programs doesn't work as expected

I have two rows with values and third row must be a difference between first and second row, like here: 3 5 1 . . 2 2 5 . . 1 3 -4 . . I enter a formula in the 3rd row 2nd column: =$B3-$B4 I enter a ...
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Opening Doc file in LibreOffice with password in writing mode

I want to open password protected [not read only] doc file [saved in LibreOffice] to write, but i cant type. How to solve this problem ?
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How do I fix these LibreOffice unmet dependencies?

The following packages have unmet dependencies: libreoffice: Depends: libreoffice-core (= 1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1) but 1:3.4.3-3ubuntu2 is to be installed Depends: libreoffice-...
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Get a SQLite3 db in LibreOffice (via ODBC). Using Ubuntu 11.04 (64bit)

I'm stuck with this. I had SQLite working with OpenOffice in the past. But since then i reinstalled my machine and so... Now I can't get it to work. i pretty much followed this guide: http://...
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Connecting to an MS SQL database and using Libreoffice as the frontend

I am looking to upgrade my company computers at work to Ubuntu from Windows XP, however we have a bespoke MS Access program that connects to our MS SQL server in the USA. Is there away to connect ...
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LibreOffice Calc Loses Maximize, Minimize, Close, and file name [closed]

I have installed 11.10 on 3 Toshiba computers. LibreOffice Calc loses Maximize, Minimize, Close, and file name at the top left corner when I open an existing file on all three computers. Sometimes ...
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LibreOffice displays the content of .docx files differently

Guys this is getting really annoying, i installed Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu 11.10 just to use the office. Each time i want to write a document i reboot into Windows 7. It's all because of the ...
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Why can't flowcharts or mathematical equations created in Microsoft Office and saved in .docx format be opened by LibreOffice?

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and LibreOffice that comes with it. Before this , I was a Windows user and some of my previous documents were saved in .docx format. I tried to use LibreOffice to open those ....
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Does Microsoft Office 2010 still have incompatibility issues with LibreOffice

I know Microsoft Office 2003 and Microsoft Office 2007 have some incompatibility issues with LibreOffice. For example if I create a document in LibreOffice with doc format and try to open it in Office ...
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Libreoffice theme integration not working (Xubuntu)

I am running Xubuntu 11.10 and everything works nicely. I have selected a nice Xfce theme and everything looks beautiful, except Libreoffice. While other programmes (Gimp, Inkscape, Thunar etc.) ...
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How to install a thesaurus in LibreOffice?

How can I enable the thesaurus in LibreOffice?
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LibreOffice - Items missing when document is saved in .docx

I am using the pre-installed LibreOffice 3.4 with Ubuntu 11.10. Using the drawing tool, I draw a few flowcharts, with the default flowchart symbols. If I save my work in odt format, it will be no ...
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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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Libre Office Impress opens in 11.10, but not in the launcher [closed]

I double click my presentation to open it w/Impress and it opens, but there is no icon in the launcher (or alt-tab switcher) to indicate that its open. I tried keeping the Impress icon in the launcher,...
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How do I export customized Libreoffice config files?

Is this possible? I want to make my own config file for my customizations that I can apply whenever I reinstall my system. For example, Ubuntu's default font color is just stupid. I want it to be ...
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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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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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Problems with LibreOffice Impress?

I am a big fan of Ubuntu. I have recently switched from Latex to LibreOffice Impress for PPT because it seems that with Impress you can quickly create slides. I am using LibreOffice 3.4.4 OOO340m1 (...
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Why did ctrl-f stop working in LibreOffice?

I've basically settled into Unity, but one constant that is kind of giving me agita is that in LibreOffice Calc (and Writer) ctrl-f does nothing. I can go to edit > find ... and the edit menu even ...
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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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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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Transform .odt document into PDF compatible with Adobe Reader 5 with embedded fonts

I need to create PDFs out of .odt documents, for submission on an online application website. It is required that the PDFs be "compatible with Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5 or higher, with embedded ...
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After installing libreoffice-gnome LIbreOffice not visible in ALT+TAB-Switcher [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why doesn't the libreoffice icon appear on my launcher when running? after installing libreoffice-gnome when I run LibreOffice i cannot switch to it's windows via ALT+...
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Are there alternatives to LibreOffice?

Is there any alternative to LibreOffice? It seems to unfamiliar to MS office users. I found while running certain presentations in .ppt or .pptx it is not fully compatible.