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 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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LibreOffice screen issue

Into my Ubuntu Studio 15.10, the LibreOffice suite (Writer, Calc, Impress, etc.) has an issue: As you can see, the screen is not full fill (at right and lower sides). Why is it this way? How can ...
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Thunar and LibreOffice are very unstable since a while (2 weeks)

Since something like 2 weeks, in my Ubuntu Studio 15.10 installation, I've noticed that Thunar (file manager) and LibreOffice are very unstable. They are closing without any reasons, no error ...
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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 ...
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How to edit , read kannada documents created on microsoft word with Nudi Ekabhashe fonts on ubuntu? And vice versa?

How to read, edit Kannada documents created on Libreoffice with Unicode fonts (kedage lohit etc) on Microsoft word in Windows.How to ensure inter-operability in both ways?
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Ubuntu 14.04 Adding #10 Envelope to Samsung M2070

Running Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, got Samsung M2070 added as my printer. Trying to print #10 envelopes from LibreOffice, when I ctrl+p, the preview shows letter size paper. Clicked properties and saw ...
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libreoffice and ubuntu 14.04 gui problem

I have some problem with libreoffice window resize: screen after window resized I already tried with version 4.2 and 5.0, the result was the same. Any suggestion? lspci -k | grep -EA2 'VGA|3D' ...
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How to install a thesaurus in LibreOffice?

How can I enable the thesaurus in LibreOffice?
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libre office word completion not working

I am using ubuntu and in Libre office, the word completion option under Auto correct is not working. Please let me know the solution. I have ticked and selected "Enable Word completion" and minimum ...
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How can I open a Microsoft Word document securely?

I got an email in my spamfilter with an attached Microsoft Word document. How can I view that file securely on Ubuntu. The 'from' email header shows that it is from a copy machine, but it could very ...
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How can I automatically create a list of files and folders in a given folder in LibreOffice Calc?

How can I automatically create a list of files and folders in a given folder in LibreOffice Calc ? I'd like it to have as much info as possible (size, name, folder hierarchy...) sorted in nice little ...
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My screen goes black with a few lines of code on the top for a few seconds then goes to login screen

I have Ubuntu 15.10 and when I use Liberoffice 5 and I have it maximized, so when I click on the menu bar my screen goes black with a few lines of code on the top for a few seconds then goes to login ...
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Does LibreOffice have an “Outline View” similar to Microsoft 2010?

I need to know where to find and how to use something similar to the outline view like in Microsoft Word?
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In Ubuntu 13.10, none of the hotkeys of LibreOffice works in non-English keyboard layout

In Ubuntu 13.10, the hotkeys/shortcut-keys (Ctrl+B, Ctrl+S etc) in LibreOffice are language dependent and work in English language only. While writing in any other language (i.e. any Cyrillic and/or ...
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Is it possible to open docx files that have been saved in Ubuntu's LibreOffice in Microsoft Office?

Here's exactly what I mean by that. Let's say I pulled a Microsoft Office docx file off the Web. I know I can easily open it up in LibreOffice and make changes to it. I'm also able to save it. If I ...
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How to create username from firstname lastname initials in csv file?

I am using libreoffice and would like to create USERNAME from initials of firstname lastname entries in csv file. my csv file contains many names so the usernames need to be created automatically in ...
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Pages File Corrupted LibreOffice 5.0.4.2 [closed]

so I am in the process of moving my mom's iMac from OSX to elementary OS freya. She has hundreds of .pages documents from her mac that she needs to use. Unfortunately LibreOffice 5.0.4.2 can't load ...
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How to create cube slide transition in Libreoffice Impress?

I'm creating a presentation using Libreoffice Impress. How can I make it so that when the presentation goes from one slide to the next, they rotate like a cube?
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Cambria appears only in italics in LibreOffice

I have a Windows 7 partition mounted in Ubuntu. In order to access the fonts I created a link to the Windows font folder using ln -s /path/to/your/windows/fonts/folder .fonts/windows I then ...
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Libre office writer recovery failed [duplicate]

please see image where it shows a pop up window everytime I open libreoffice writer it asks me to start recovery process, I do that, then it says that it failed. Does anyone know how to fix that?
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Problems in LibreOffice Writer when saving as .docx

I used LibreOffice for a really important task and now I am going nuts. I check if everything is OK before closing LibreOffice, nothing seems wrong. But when I reopen the document, I noticed that ...
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Guake: jump from word to word with ctrl + left/right

I am using the drop-down terminal emulator guake and would like to be able to jump from word/command to word/command by pressing Ctrl + Left or Ctrl + Right, respectively, as it is possible in ...
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Trying to fix broken dependancies ( Libre Office)

I have a very annoying issue at the moment and would love someone to help me out here. Earlier in the month I uninstalled Libreoffice and installed Openoffice only To find out that I do not like open ...
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How do you use the ROWNUM fuction (or similar) in LibreOffice Base query?

I am trying to help someone who wants to put data into alphabetical order with a row number. I thought I could do a query like this select "name", ROWNUM() as "Row" from "data" order by "name" But ...
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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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Krunner in Kubuntu 15.10 displaying obsolete option

My problem is more of an annoyance but I still would like an answer for it. I am running Kubuntu 15.10 and have LibreOffice 5.x installed from the LibreOffice ppa and have uninstalled the default ...
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As of 2016, is there a simple way to produce good looking MS Word documents (.docx)?

I use Word 2016 on my PC, word 2013 at college and Libre Office on my main machine. I can use Libre Office to save as a .doc or .docx file, but that often messes with the formatting: Saved as Docx ...
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Why System hangs while saving in libre office for some time?

Why System hangs while saving in libre office for some time? When I save data in Libre office calc the screen darkens for sometime and takes about 10 secs to run again. Every time I save, it happens ...
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Fonts of special characters

I'm using LO version 3.5.7.2 for Ubuntu (12.04). As a default font for my documents I defined Arial. As well, I defined several "macros" to easily get accents, other special characters, etc. For ...
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Annotate PDF with stylus

I have a presentation as PDF file, but might want to do simple annotations during the talk and I want to have a presenter console. On the one hand there is Libre Office Impress that has all tools (pen ...
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Presentation background not showing correctly

This presentation has an almost transparent background, I downloaded it and opened it in the latest version of LibreOffice and the transparency is gone. Do you know why this is happening and how to ...
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Libreoffice Base reports not working after upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04

After upgrading his computer to Ubuntu 12.04, my Granddad's reports in all of his LibreOffice databases no longer work, even though the underlying queries still work. Sorry for so little diagnostic ...
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Libre Office won't open

Anything LibreOffice will not open. I can open it if I switch user to guest. I have searched and gotten many results for this problem, so that it seems to be common, but the answers are ...
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How to handle do-release-upgrade wanting to remove many packages?

If I run sudo do-release-upgrade in my console it performs as expected up to the point when it tells me about packages to be removed. So many packages are obsolete and will be removed, fair enough. ...
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Error in function createSettingsDocument (elements.cxx) when using a libreoffice command

When I run the following script as a root user, the powerpoint file converts to a pdf. When I run the following script as a non root user or a user on my web server I get the errors below. When ...
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How to recover an .ods file from a specific (missing) folder on a damaged hard disk

I store my work files on an external hard disk. I back up frecuently, and luckily I had to travel so the new files were saved in a laptop, so now there is only 1 or 2 files still missing, not ...
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How do I bookmark sections in a PDF file converted from Libre Office?

I have an .odt document I have converted to .pdf, with many different sections, subsections, subsubsections, etc.. In the PDF I want to create a nice bookmark table to easily navigate the document. ...
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Unknown Psudo-op '.p2ali' error while building LibreOffice

I'm trying to build LO first time, and my build is failing with error 'unknown psudo-op '.p2ali' Ubuntu 15.10 / GCC version 5.2.1 20151010 How to solve this problem? Thank you in advance!
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How to add new fonts to gimp?

With this question I refer to the one, where to add fonts to libreoffice : Why I can't install new fonts in LibreOffice? How can I add new fonts to gimp ?
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How to reach the page setup dialog box on post 5.0.2 releases?

LibreOffice does not allow page setup, ie the paper size and orientation cannot be set. This problem occurs in all of the LibreOffice programs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base. I've tried ...
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How to insert digital signature in LibreOffice documents [duplicate]

I was trying to insert digital signature in LibreOffice writer documents. I went to file section then to digital signature. After that, I couldn't insert my sign because the option was blank. How to ...
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How to enable global menu support in LibreOffice in XUbuntu?

I have just noticed that global menu (top menu, dbus menu, whatever you call it, I mean this) functionality does not work in LibreOffice (5.0.2.2) in Xubuntu (15.10) - the menu is shown in the ...
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How to disable locking in LibreOffice?

I want to disable file locking in LibreOffice, i.e., the creation of a hidden lock file in the directory of an opened document. The advice of the official documentation to comment out the second of ...
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how can I create office documents without particular extension?

My main operating system is Ubuntu (14.04 LTS), but sometimes I have to work on Windows as well. I use Microsoft Live Office and Google Docs very often. The problem is when I create some documents ...
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Why is the PPA version of LibreOffice-fresh older than the one on the site?

ppa version of libre office fresh is 5.0.3-2 and the deb file is 5.0.4. Aren't ppa's always up to date? What is their purpose then?
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Ubuntu 15.04 crashes or freezes when I select text in LibreOffice

Ubuntu 15.04 crashes or freezes when I select text by dragging with the mouse in LibreOffice Writer. It also occurs to me when I click on the menu to select it. The only solution is to turn the PC ...
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How to open Mac documents .page, on LibreOffice

I need to open text documents. "page" and keynote presentations also keep in osx, how do I open or install this extension in libreoffice?
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Libreoffice Mendeley Plugin stopped merging citations

After a number of successful merges, Mendeley plugin for Libreoffice does not merge citations anymore. The document I am working on it has almost 100 citations. How can I make it to work as before? ...
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Can't access truetype fonts on Libreoffice

In libreoffice I can't get arial or times new roman I have installed microsoft core fonts it may be a permissions issue Ubuntu 14.04
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New versions of Libreoffice [duplicate]

Why there are no new versions of Libreoffice in official Kubuntu 14.04 repositories? I don`t want to use PPA packages.