LibreOffice is a free and open-source cross-platform productivity suite. It includes a word processor, spreadsheet creator, presentation editor, database manager, diagramming and charting tool, and equation editor.

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Automatically start Bash script when opening a graphical program

I want to start a shell script automatically when I'm starting, e.g., LibreOffice. The problem is that I don't know how. Where would I build the trigger to start the script in. Is there a ...
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LibreOffice saves slow and pauses on first save with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm experiencing some strange behavior with Libre Office on Ubuntu 14.04. This applies to both the version bundled with 14.04, and the latest version from the Libre Office website. When I open Libre ...
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Is there software running under Ubuntu, that would allow me to write a story in an individual song format? [duplicate]

I've returned to rewriting a story that I began in September 1978, in the format of individual songs. The story, is told through the lyrics of each song. After all of these years of working on ...
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Why is my libre office looking like old windows office? [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 12.04 and my libre office is looking just like windows office, the older one. How do I change the theme back the original one? Thank you so much
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Libre Office Calc causes problems in recovering Excel-Files

Installation:Lubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside WIN-XP Problem: If I work/edit an MS-Excel-File with Libre Office during the Lubuntu-Session and save this with the same file name and at its original ...
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how to find duplicate rows in gnumeric or Libreoffice calc

I have gnumeric and libreoffice calc, how to find duplicate rows? if I could use libreoffice, it's better, but anything is good for me. I have the latest stable version of both software
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how to prepare a flow chart using libre office writer

Short and simply put how to prepare a common flow chart using Libre office. i just want to prepare a simple flow chart without any complexities.
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Unable to install LanguageTool 2.5 extension for LibreOffice 4.2 on Ubuntu 14.04

I am not able to install LanguageTool extension for LibreOffice. Getting exception when I try to install it. p.s. Somebody says that the solution is installing openoffice.org-java-common package but ...
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Unique id for combination of Latitude - Longitude

I am new in using Linux (kubuntu 13). I have a LibreOffice Calc table containing one column with Latitude and one with Longitude. What I want to do is for every unique combination of Latitude and ...
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LibreOffice always shows recovery process at startup due to failing recovery items

LibreOffice always starts with the recovery process for me now. It has a number of 'documents to recover' for which recovery fails. I have no need for these documents anymore. How to tell LibreOffice ...
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How do I change the watermark colour in LibreOffice PDF exports?

I'm an avid LibreOffice user, and sometimes I use it to generate sensitive PDFs (meaning, for preview purposes; I'm a writer). Recently I tried the watermark feature for PDF exports, but it's an ugly ...
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Opening hyperlink in LibreOffice Writer

I am inserting a hyperlink into OpenOffice Writer on a highlighted word - 'the_hyperlink'. I am choosing 'Insert' from the task bar and 'Hyperlink' from the dropdown list. I paste the link into ...
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Libreoffice and Chrome crash when showing dialog box (insert, save, open) (Ubuntu 14.04)

I'm upgrading my 12.04 to 14.04, after that everytime I want to insert image in Libreoffice, or saving pdf from chrome or opening "customize and control" in Chrome, the software is always crashed. ...
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Using accented characters in Libre Office (Ubuntu character mapping)

I read on the Internet that I could set up Ubuntu to use characters like á and é by assigning Alt Gr as the Alternative Characters Key in keyboard settings. It works in nearly all applications. But ...
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How do I tell Libre Office to stop transferring me to a footnote?

When editing a document rather than highlighing a word, libre office sends me to a previous footnote. All I need is a page number in the footnote and nothing else. How do I tell Libre Office to stop ...
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LibreOffice Writer problem with format

All of a sudden my LibreOffice Writer started acting up. My main question now is how to restore the appearance of a document I wrote a year ago that now has a first page whose appearance is ...
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Upgrade lost all added word to spell checker dictionary all applications

Upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS on two computer running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. One is a System 76 the other is an Apple min mac. Problem: In all application that have spell check turned on, ...
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Spell Check Error in LibreOffice - Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Spell library package already installed in Ubuntu 12.04, even though LibreOffice is not able to find out Spelling errors in a file. How can I fix this? Is there is any other office available for Free ...
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Converting XSL files to CVS files in command line

I have a set of XLS files which I want to convert to .CSV retaining the original base name. I found that this code worked best: unoconv -f csv *.xls also there are other ways in this link ...
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Firefox, LibreOffice are stuck in English. I want them in Esperanto

I just performed a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 this week, using Esperanto since the first startup. Later I added Interlingua, but Esperanto is still second. Anyway, I noticed that Firefox was still ...
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Is there a utility to transpose a .csv file?

I have some csv files with too many columns for LibreOffice Calc to open, but only a few rows. If I can transpose the csv file, it should be ok as Calc can deal with very many more rows than columns.
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LibreOffice can't open a spreadsheet after lockup

I have been editing my-file.ods almost daily using LibreOffice. Today it hanged at one point. I had to reboot the laptop. Now the file cannot be edited. When it is opened for editing, a warning is ...
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Upload libreoffice impress presentation to youtube?

I am interested in creating a presentation in Libreoffice Impress, exporting in X format, and uploading it to Youtube with little hassle. How do I do this? What should X be? And have you done this ...
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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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LibreOffice not auto-bookmarking heading

I have an .odt document converted from .docx, which I am trying to convert to a PDF. I want to have an auto-generated table of contents using my heading references, but when exported to a PDF, there ...
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how to align a set of names in alphabetical order using libre office

I just want to make a list of botanical names and I want them to be aligned in alphabetical order. I know we can do it using Libre office but how?.
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How to add security to a PDF file using LibreOffice?

How can we add security to a PDF file created using LibreOffice? I want to create PDF files which cannot be edited and that is the reason for asking this question.
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Is there a PPA with the latest version of LibreOffice?

There was recently another release of LibreOffice, but it is a pain to have to manually go to their website and download the packages every time there is a new release. Is there a PPA that always has ...
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Using the Evolution with an external editor?

I seek for using LibreOffice Writer or a similar tool as a mail composer and reader in the Evolution. In Windows Outlook I have used Microsoft Word directly for writing mails. Evolution default ...
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Problems with fillable PDF in LibreOffice Writer?

I am trying to create a fillable PDF form for work in LibreOffice Writer. It works just fine in Writer when I test it out, however when I export it as a PDF and open in Adobe Reader it no longer ...
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what can we do with libre office presentation [closed]

I cant get the point what can we do by using libre office presentation is it as same as libre office writer. because when I operate I actually do not know what am i doing. can anyone help me for ...
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Libre Office - Create chart

I have some data that I have to represent using calc. If I select two columns that are next to each other ($mergesort.$A$1:$B$101) the plot is created without any problem. However, I want to select ...
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How to save files in pdf format?

Lately I have been having trouble with my Libre Office ap. I appears that it doesn't have anymore the Save to PDF command. Do you guys know any way around this problem? I looked around for converters ...
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Downgrading libreoffice from repository

I am trying to downgrade from libreoffice 4.3.0~rc1 to the most recent stable 4.2.0. This is on account of this bug . I have seen this question about How to downgrade to a specific ppa version of ...
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LibreOffice Window Placement

Firstly, this is not a Unity question, I'm a Ubuntu 'Classic'™ user! What really annoys me is that everytime I open an office document the libre office writer doesn't appear on the current workspace, ...
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How to remove or recover password from a LibreOffice document

I have 2 old documents in ODT format that I either made a typo or forgot the actual password for them. I want to recover the password or simply remove it. What steps (If available) are there to remove ...
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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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Opening files from networks with Libre office

I am able to see all files (word/excel etc) through Dolphin/network: I am able to cut from network computers, and paste and then open in my system: However all other files like PDF/photos etc open ...
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Installing Language Tool extention in Libre office

Installing Language Tool. Got this error!![Does it Require to install java or something?][1] (com.sun.star.uno.RuntimeException) { { Message = "[jni_uno bridge error] UNO calling Java method ...
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LibreOffice Writer inconsistent units: lines & inches

I've been formatting documents in LibreOffice and am really confused by the inconsistent usage of units in its styles - I refer to the paragraph styles editing dialog. Often, when I try to edit a ...
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How do I protect an individual cell?

I want to particular cell protected in libreoffice cal. Whole sheet is protected but single cell is not protected. Please guide me how we can protect a single cell in LibreOffice?
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no LDAP in Libre Office 3.5 and 4.2

On a Kubuntu 12.04, I want to use an LDAP Server as Data-Source in LibreO, but i cannot find it in the list of possible connections. There is only: JDBC, OracleJDBC, Thunderbird/Icedove Address Book, ...
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How to type science equations in Libre Office?

I am used to work on microsoft word. there it is easy to insert science equations. Please help me how to insert equations or formula while writing notes.
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How can I import Calc data into Libreoffice Base?

In MS office Access for instance there is always a way to import Excel data just right in Access ribben labeled Import External file and by following the wizard view, you can easily link to Excel ...
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Problems with ttf font rendering under LibreOffice

Microsoft TTF-fonts such as Calibri and Cambria aren't rendered correctly at certain page zoom levels: (I installed the Microsoft fonts manually by placing them in the ~/.fonts directory and ...
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what is the keyboard shortcut for switching to subscript or superscript while using libre office

I just want to know how to switch to superscript or subscript while using libre office as many of my documents are chemistry and physics based which require a lot of subscript and superscript to write ...
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Libre Office presentation background with dark GTK theme

I'm using a dark GTK theme. For some reason Libre Office Writer has a white background (like I want), but Impress does not. I do remember I had a white background in Impress as well some installations ...
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How to divide LibreOffice Writer page into 3

Very simple question. I want to divide the page into 3 in order to create a brochure. I cant find the ruler option anywhere. Version: 4.1.4.2
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Why can't Libre Version: 4.2.5.2 Build ID: 420m0(Build:2) print in Ubuntu 14.04?

Why can't Libre Version: 4.2.5.2 Build ID: 420m0(Build:2) print in Ubuntu 14.04lts Intel® Pentium(R) CPU B960 @ 2.20GHz × 2 ? I can print from everything else, I removed and reinstalled Libre upgrade ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - LibreOffice Writer doesn't have visible minimize, maximize and close buttons

Window menu for LibreOffice Writer is locked under Unity global menu bar. If I go in System Settings → Appearance → Behavior and I checked "Show the menu for a window in the window's title ...