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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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.
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LibreOffice menu icons are missing

Instead of the menu icons there is only text "New", "Open", "Save" etc. on the buttons. Before everything was ok and I don't know what happened. To fix the problem I installed the newest version of ...
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saving xls as csv with libreoffice calc

I am using LibreOffice 3.5.7.2 Build ID: 350m1(Build:2) and would like to run LibreOffice calc from the terminal to open an .xls document and output to .csv. I can do this via the GUI by just opening ...
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LibreOffice shows incorrect date on graph axis [closed]

I am trying to display some data in LibreOffice Calc. The data have date as X-axis label and some values assigned to it. In the spreadsheet, the dates are correct but once I generate a graph from it, ...
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How do I get LibreOffice Base to access MS Access 2003 data

If I'm to leave Microsoft XP behind I need to work with my MS Access data files in Libreoffice Base or something similar. How do I get LibreOffice Base to access MS Access 2003 data files?
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Saved document doesn't inform user about no-saving the information

I supported a person who received a .doc in Thunderbird as an email attachment, opened it, filled in a form and saved it. But the user couldn't find it anywhere. Thing is that is was saved in /tmp . ...
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libreoffice 4.3 hides ubuntu 12.04 global menu

I have this problem: using LibreOffice Writer on Ubuntu 12.04, initially it works correctly, but if I use some tool in Writer (for example if I type the icon "background characters"), suddenly Ubuntu ...
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libreoffice Python Uno support for Python 2.7 on Ubuntu Saucy 13.10

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 and discovered that the python-uno package is no longer available. Instead I find a python3-uno package. Unfortunately I need Python uno libreoffice support for ...
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LibreOffice Indent table of content

I'm writing an essay and use 2,5 cm text indent. The original is 2 cm. But whenever I create a table of content that content goes back to 2 cm, and I haven't found a way to indent it.
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Accents stop working all of a sudden in Libreoffice

I can write characters such as á, é, ó, ã, ê, etc just fine in Kubuntu 14.04. Even in LibreOffice. However, if I switch windows from LibreOffice to, say, Chrome or even Dolphin, and then I switch ...
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Recovering a password protected LibreOffice Writer document [duplicate]

A year ago I started a memoir and wrote 120000 words, which I password protected in LibreOffice 3 writer. I took a break of many months, and intended to resume writing the document a couple of days ...
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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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libre office copy formatting Ctrl+Shift+C alternative

Microsoft Word has a very useful command for copying and pasting formatting. Ctrl+Shift+C and Ctrol+Shift+V Is there such a command available in Libre Office Writer? If not, is there some way of ...
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Cannot update Xubuntu, terminated with error

While trying to update my Xubuntu 14.04, I am getting the following error: E: /var/cache/apt/archives/libreoffice-common_1%3a4.2.7-0ubuntu2_all.deb: trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/soffice', which is ...
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Autotag for libreoffice

I have been using Windward Auto-tag with my Microsoft Office to tag fields and generate report using XML files.Can sum1 here please suggest me an alternate software for the same so that i can use it ...
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Top of the document page of LibreOffice Writer cut off

I can open up a LibreOffice document and the regular page comes into view. However when I type on it, I loose the top of page, tool bar and beginning of the document. I can make no changes in the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + LibreOffice 4.2 spell-checker dictionaries don't come up

I want to use 3 spell-checkers in LibreOffice 4.2: English (en-gb) German (de-de) French (fr-fr) My Ubuntu and LibreOffice standard language is English (UK). The Extention Manager in LibreOffice ...
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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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Why no menu bar in LibreOffice

When you move your cursor to the top of the screen in Libreoffice you don't get a menu. You do for other applications like Firefox and Thunderbird but not for Libreoffice.
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Fading image in Libre Office [closed]

I want to fade a image and adjust the opacity in LibreOffice. So that I can write over it. I don't know how to do it. Please help me.
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Opentype features in Libreoffice

Is it possible to use Opentype's features like ligatures in Libreoffice? if yes, how? Because as far as I know, in Ubuntu and Linux in general, these features are available only for graphite(aka ...
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LibreOffice Problem

When moving blocks of numbers from one part of the spreadsheet to another, the Calc file crashes. I have 3 similar Calc files and this only happens in one. 2 of the Calc files are around the same size ...
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What is the difference between “Save as” and “Save a copy”?

Programs like LibreOffice and PDF readers sometimes need to open a file (say, the user downloaded and opened a file from Firefox) as read-only. When that is the case, and the user wants to save the ...
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Failed to satisfy dependencies (Broken Cache) when trying to install software

I recently I installed mate on Ubuntu, which I believe messed things up. I get an error when trying to reinstall Google Chrome. It comes up with a pop-up saying ''broken dependencies, do you want to ...
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Libre Calc — How to link to cells in another workbook

To link cells between worksheets, I simply click the "=" sign, go to the appropriate cell in another worksheet, and hit "enter." Each time I update one or more source worksheets, the target worksheet ...
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How to copy/paste a table from LibreOffice Calc to LibreOffice Writer

I am trying to copy/paste a 4 column table from LibreOffice Calc to LibreOffice Writer but when I paste it, it makes a table extraction from Calc. I also created a table in LibreOffice Writer using ...
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LibreOffice Writer inserts picture only on first page

All examples show inserting a picture on first page of document (when not just in an empty document). I have tried unsuccessfully to anchor an inserted image to a particular paragraph or character, ...
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Impress - View Presentation changes objects layout

I having problems with the 'view presentation mode'. I can see my presentation nicely in the edition mode (1) but when I go to the view presentation mode (F5), some images are changed (background and ...
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Will installing latest LibreOffice version make Ubuntu 14.04 unstable?

Answer to How to install LibreOffice 4.4.0 RC1 in Ubuntu 14.10? shows how to get the latest LibreOffice on to Ubuntu. If I do this for the current release version of LibreOffice (not the pre-release / ...
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Issues With UCanAccess driver

I've been trying to transfer .accdb and .mdb files onto my computer using the UCanAccess driver and it works but it seems that all of the queries I have are transfer in as tables and many of them are ...
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Good presentation software with smooth slide transition

I have tested the libre office impress and the openoffice presentation software and they are very good and do pretty much what I want but both of them have an issue with slide transition and ...
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Libreoffice : different render between windows and linux version

I have a problem with document edited on LibreOffice Windows : they take much more space when i open it on the linux version of LibreOffice. Originally, the document were created on MS Office. Then ...
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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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Massive format of numbers in LibreOffice

I have a huge file with numbers in cells and unfortunately, they have a wrong format. They have a space in thousands separator and LibreOffice recognize it as a text. For example this is one number: ...
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Libre office will not open

have ubuntu 14.04 LTS have used libre office for a while just stopped opening one day. gives an error message stating has experienced an internal error. Have tried uninstalling libre office and ...
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Libre Office Impress - show another slide temporarily on mouse click and then go back to the same

Im creating a presentation for a project i've been working on, i am using a remote control, so i go to the next and previous interaction by using the arrows in the remote control. I am currently in a ...
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Libreoffice 4.2.7.2 bug: will it be an upgrade to 4.3 soon?

I got this bug in Libreoffice today, was advised to upgrade to LO 4.3, will an official upgrade for Ubuntu 14.04 be available soon? ...
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LibreOffice OLE Writer and Calc

I am a Ubuntu user on 12.04 running LibreOffice 3.5.7.2 The end goal is to present information in Writer as it allows a flexible approach to placement of elements on the page. The elements I wish to ...
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Special Characters for libreoffice

I'm writing a report on statistics and therefore I need to type a lot of special characters in Libre Office. But there's a couple of characters that isn't on the list. Characters like an X with a ...
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Any plans to fix broken LibreOffice Calc 4.2.7 on Ubuntu 14.04 - cut&paste removes worksheet references?

LibreOffice Calc 4.2.7.2 breaks spreadsheets by (silently!) removing from all formulas any references to other worksheets when you do any cut and paste (or the alt-drag equivalent). Evidently related ...
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How can I make links to pictures instead of embedded pictures?

I am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS with LibreOffice 4.2.7.2. When I use HTML writer and I want insert a picture, LibreOffice generates a html page with embedded picture, but I want get a link to the picture. ...