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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filled PDFs forms turn to black boxes

I have been using Evince to fill out forms for time sheets and have had no problems until recently; My work changed the form and now when I fill them out the filled portions turn to black boxes on ...
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libreoffice writer text formatting bar - can't access all text formatting options

Here is my text formatting bar: now, when I click to the change background color the default yellow color is chosen and I can't choose a different color. Insted, if I move the text formatting bar ...
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Application problems

I've now got Ubuntu 14.10 booting up :-) However I now have a problem with using the bundled applications. Suppose, for instance, I open the Libre Office spreadsheet, it opens ok, but as soon as I ...
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Installation of both LibreOffice and OpenOffice on 14.10

As described in https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=89563, the newest version of LibreOffice Writer in Ubuntu 14.10 is limited by some bugs resp. restrictions concerning fonts' ...
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LibreOffice command line font substitution at pptx to pdf conversion

Question Is there any way to specify to libreoffice, via commandline, to use Cambria for occurences of Calibri in the PDF generation without the need of any user-interaction? Context I am using ...
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LibreOffice Writer edited document is recognized as virus or spyware

I got MS word document, person asked me to edit it, to add table of contents, to add page numbers, because she doesn't know how to do in MS Office. So I did with LibreOffice writer. But when I saved ...
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Removing old versions oflibreoffice [duplicate]

I recently installed LibreOffice version 4.4.1.2. However it seems to have left behind LibreOffice 4.4.0.3. How do I get rid of this?
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How do I enable the libreoffice quickstarter in unity?

I would like to get my quickstarter to show in unity, or replace it with an indicator. Is this possible?. I tried Unity 2D, and to my shock, it works there, but refuses to work in unity proper.
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How to insert GPS coordinates in a spreadsheet automatically?

Currently, I copy paste the GPS coordinates from another app. Is there any way to automate it (or any function), such that the current GPS coordinates automatically get entered in a cell?
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Administrator account not working properly

The dash home doesn't show applications, but works well with files and folders. It all works well in the guest account. the trouble is only in the Administrator account. Similarly, Libreoffice also ...
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Database Application [Ideas] [closed]

I want to build a simple application that connects to a database (the database should be a single file and should not require a database server), adds data via a simple formula and has the possibility ...
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LibreOffice Writer is erasing my document's line spacing after I save and close

Every time I open the document, it defaults to double spacing. I highlight parts of it, change it to single spacing, save it, restart LibreOffice Writer, and all the text is double spaced. Has anyone ...
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LibreOffice 4.2.7.2: This document contains macros

I'm trying to open an .xls document in LibreOffice 4.2.7.2 and getting this error message. This document contains macros. Macros may contain viruses. Execution of macros is disabled due to the ...
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Where has the hotkey for “Insert” -> “Cross-reference” gone in LibreOffice Writer?

I use cross-references a lot when writing documents in LibreOffice. I've just upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 (can't remember the LO version, sorry), but I used to be able to do "Alt-i", "e" to get the ...
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Ugly LibreOffice font

I have been experiencing this super annoying bug with fonts in LibreOffice. Please see below screenshot. The spaces between letters are just messed, no matter what font or level of zoom I choose. When ...
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“unmet dependencies”, can't remove AOO or LibreOffice

So, I recently reinstalled Ubuntu (14.04, because 14.10 was giving some minor problems) on my computer. I forgot about the problems I had last time I installed OpenOffice alongside LibreOffice, and ...
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Decrypting a password protected LibreOffice Calc .ods file (forgotten password)

Sometime ago I created an .ods file with Libreoffice Calc which I password protected. I have now forgotten the password and as a result I am unable to access the file. Is there any way of bypassing or ...
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File 0bytes Open office .ods

I had problems with my .ods files that time I keep on the server with the name [filename] rev07.ods ago I tried to edit it after I save as a file with the name [filenamerev08.ods 2 files had been ...
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Force thunderbird open attachments read-only

I asked help already in mozilla forums: [...] it seems, that since the update to v31 Thunderbird does not open attachments as read-only (at least on my installs) and you can edit and save ...
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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 set LibreOffice to use Persian / Arabic-Indic / Hindi page numbers?

I want to have my page numbers in LibreOffice Impress to be in Persian. Which means ۰۱۲۳۴۵۶۷۸۹ instead of 0123456789.
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Hot-key support for second language on LibreOffice

After using my new Ubuntu for the first few months without looking for problems, I'm starting to try and tweak some things that would make my life easier. Running Ubuntu 14.04, when I switch to ...
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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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How do I use the Malayalam language in LibreOffice Writer?

I have installed Malayalam fonts from Software Center on my Ubuntu 13.04 installation. In LibreOffice Writer I can see the installed Malayalam fonts like Meera, Rachana. I would like to create a ...
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Can't print in portrait

Since this morning, I can't print in full size portrait. No matter how I fiddle the printing options, reboot the computer, restart the printer, the hard copy always comes out half size, 2 pages per ...
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Fillter by color in Libre Calc

i have given background colors for certain rows that i have verified. but the problem is i cant filter the particular rows using the color in libre calc Is there any option by which we can filter ...
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Shortcut functions of Libre Calc

I am new to Ubuntu as well as Libre Office. I find it bit difficult to use Libre Calc without shortcut keys. Since I am used to shortcut keys in MS Excel, I tend to be very fast, but in Libre Calc I ...
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How to run libreoffice via ssh with x11-forwarding

I am trying to launch loffice or localc via an established ssh connection (ForwardX11 enabled). It does however fail to show the loffice gui / splashscreen on the computer from where I run my ssh ...
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How to import a pdf in libreoffice? under ubuntu, all pages are blank

I have some .pdf generated by a scanner, that I want to import in LibreOffice and do some small editing. The PDF has only one object per page, a page-size image. If I open it in LibreOffice under ...
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How can I automatically generate numbers for headings for right to left language in libreoffice? [closed]

I write arabic, in libreoffice how can I write a heading and libreoffice automatically generates that numbers for example: first chapter (1 second chapter (2 section one (1-2 ...
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LibreOffice update to 4.4 [duplicate]

I have the LibreOffice 4.2.7.2 on ubuntu 14.04, why there is no update to 4.4? (i dont want to uninstall 4.2, and install after the 4.4, just update it) thanks
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How to add decorative borders in LibreOffice Writer?

I want to add decorative borders in LibreOffice writer (like these ) but I can't find this option anywhere. Below is a screenshot of this option in MS Writer:
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Bold characters in LibreOffice Calc column numbers

On a clean installation of Ubuntu, I notice that LibreOffice Calc shows the characters 1 and 3 in bold, while the rest is normal. Why is this? I tried the following: Use unity-tweak-tool to ...
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libreoffice 4.4 without gui change

i install the last libre office version 4.4 in my ubuntu 14.04 LTS but the gui does not change . repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-prereleases
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How can I edit a LibreOffice Writer template file (.ott) directly?

I have a certain template file for LO Writer. How can I edit that file directly, i.e. not by creating a new .odt file and saving it as a .ott file again? This question is based on the following ...
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How to install a thesaurus in LibreOffice?

How can I enable the thesaurus in LibreOffice?
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Play Libre Impress shows sequentially?

Depending upon requirements, it would be useful to be able to set up a batch file, so that I could select 4 or 5 pre-prepared Libre Office Impress presentations (in PPTX Format) - and play them ...
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LibreOffice Impress, how to scale an image to fit slide

I have jpg images scanned from photographic slides. I find that when I place one of these on a slide it appears at approximately the size of the original transparency rather than scaling to fit the ...
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Can't open .xlsx file with LibreOffice

.xlsx files are not opening in LibreOffice 3.4.3 in Ubuntu 11.10. Could not open "ABC.xlsx" Archive type not supported.
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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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No focus in the LibreOffice find dialogue

Since recently the find dialogue in my LibreOffice appears in the system window frame. Probably as a result of this change, when I click CTRL + F to search for a text string inside the document, ...
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Size of font in comments in LibreOffice calc

I know how to use the mouse scroll button (or keyboard shortcuts, or slider bar at bottom right) to adjust the sizes of the cells in LibreOffice calc. But I am using a spreadsheet with comments that ...
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Convert PDF or FDF to CSV?

It seems crazy, but while Libre Base can export a form as PDF, there is no way to import the completed form data from the PDF into Libre Base. One idea is to extract PDF form data to FDF (or ...
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LibreOffice slow on Ubuntu 14.04

My PC conf is: Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU T5250 @ 1.50GHz × 2 wi 2Gb RAM I am using LibreOffice 4.2.7.2 My libreoffice is extremely low, even when workin on empty documents. It may take 10 seconds to ...
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Alt-tab doesn't work when Libreoffice's drop-down menu is pop

In LibreOffice or any other GTK applications like Nemo, a file manager, When I click any main menu (a drop-down menu), I am not able to move my focus on any other applications by using Alt+Tab key ...
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Extract data from pdf form (or other Base format) to import to Libre Base database?

I created a form in Libre Base, exported that form as a pdf, and will give that form to others. How can I extract the data from the completed forms and import that data back into the original database ...
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Developer Tab equivalent in Libre Office?

I read that Libre Office calc can do macros, and something more or less equivalent to VBA scripting. After tooling around for a while, I cant find anything to speak of. Is there a developers section ...
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Edit slides on slide show with dual monitor

I want to connect a second monitor to my laptop and use Impress to show a slide on the second monitor. What I want to do is as the slide is showing to the second monitor, I could edit the next slide ...
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Best office programme for Ubuntu with Wacom support? [closed]

Which is the best programme like LibreOffice Writer which has the option to use a Wacom pen tablet to draw in between the text in Ubuntu 14.04? My main purpose is to take physics notes; I have tried ...
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How to get a menubar for latest version of libre office

I am trying to simply insert an image in to my document, but there is no insert menu. There is no lo-menubar in the Ubuntu software center.