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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Why is Microsoft Word complaining about Libre Office's .odt files being corrupt?

Whenever I give someone a .odt file created with LibreOffice and they open it with Microsoft Word, it says that the file is corrupt. Is there a CRLF problem or are the .odt files MS Word makes and the ...
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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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Can LibreOffice Writer read Microsoft Documents? [duplicate]

I'm just wondering.Because I don't know if there are some things you can do in LireOffice Writer but you cannot do in Microsoft Word.Because my son does a lot of computer projects and I installed ...
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Problems installing Libre Office 4.1 - tar.gz

I've downloaded Libre Office 4.1 for my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, then opened the tar.gx file and clicked on install and then get this: There was a problem opening the file ...
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copy table from libreoffice calc in word document

When I use libreoffice calc, I copy my table from libreoffice calc in libreoffice writer. But when I want to save de document in word type, the table was disappear.. So what must I do? cause almost ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 Libreoffice crashing when typing malayalam in IBus [closed]

Libreoffice keeps crashing when typing Malayalam inscript with IBus. Especially when I press the keys "a" and "x" one by one. Below the terminal output when I open the Libreoffice Writer via ...
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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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How to get rid of Lohit Hindi and set a different default font in right to left complex script

I use multiple languages with libreoffice. I have genome ubuntu 12.04 installed. When i change the keyboard layout from English to Pashto or Persian the standard font is changed to Lohit Hindi. This ...
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how to use android tablet as a graphics tablet in ubuntu 12.04?

i was wondering whether it is possible to use android tablet as graphics tablet like waccom tablet to draw figures in ubuntu 12.04 specially in libre office . i am using android 4.1.2 on my samsung ...
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How to downgrade to a specific PPA version of LibreOffice?

Since 2012 I have been using LibreOffice provided by this PPA. But yesterday, I made an upgrade which contains a bug that messes with all my Sheets. While I wait for a fix, I want to downgrade from ...
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How to “properly” downgrade LibreOffice versions

I am using the stable LibreOffice PPA, which just pushed out 3.5.0 and I (foolishly) upgraded from 3.4.5. Now my LibreOffice is broken, with all sorts of issues like icons and launchers not ...
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Remove all hyperlinks from a spreadsheet

When I copy/paste from a website into gnumeric (or LibreOffice Calc) from a website, I want to be able to quickly strip away all hyperlinks and leave just text. How do I do this? Solutions in either ...
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Libre office page numbers latin and arabic

Well i would like to add page numbers but i cant edit the output of them. What i want to do is put latin page numbers in the first 3 pages and then add arabic numbers from page 4 until the ...
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Change the language in my Libreoffice

I use Ubuntu 13.10 and I have installed Libreoffice by ppa. But it is in english. I want to change for portuguese. How can I do this?
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How to make Liberation Sans the default font in LO Writer?

LibreOffice Writer defaults to Liberation Serif. How do I make it default to Liberation Sans instead?
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print xlsx file from command line using ghostscript and libreoffice

I have been searching on how to get libreoffice in headless mode to print to a ghostscript PDF file on Ubuntu Server 12.04. Can somebody tell me how to do this or if there is an easier way? I tried ...
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Automaticly starting Bash-script when opening graphical programm

I want to start a shell script automaticly when I'm starting e.g. libreOffice. The problem is, that I don't know, where I could build the trigger to start the script in. Is there a folder / file ... ...
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How to open a PDF in dual page view, but for Arabic PDF's (Where pages layout should be from right to left)

I have a PDF in the Arabic language. I've opened it with Poppler/cairo or Okular but I can't figure this out. I know this is so easy but I need help. So Arabic books are normally from RIGHT to LEFT, ...
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Can I use option like ''format painter'' in Libre Office Calc?

I used to use 'Format Painter' in office programs of windows, but now I decided to use Libre office calc on ubuntu distribution and I don't see any similar buttons for that operation ... The main ...
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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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How to Type in Persian in LibreOffice?

I am new to Ubuntu 12.04 and am trying to install Persian language support for a friend. I have been googleing for an hour and can't find a tutorial to explain this. I have added additional language ...
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How do you get LibreOffice Calc to make sorted tables?

Now by sorted tables I should clarify. I'd like LibreOffice calc to create tables with the same functionalities as those formed in Microsoft Excel 2007/2010 when the table data is selected and ctrl+T ...
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LibreOffice Impress does not preserve hyperlinks on ppt export?

I am having a hard time with exporting Impress' presentation (in .odp format ) to .ppt format. The problem is that Impress won't preserve my hyperlinks. I have found a bug on launchpad ...
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PDF's Images not at 100% quality on LibreOffice

When I export as PDF on LibreOffice I've got a poor image quality on all the images and all the documents I made. I've checked the option "Loseless compression" on the export preferences. I take the ...
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is there anyway to write Arabic root in Libreoffice?

I have searched in the internet about writing Arabic root in Libreoffice without any results ?! Is there a way to write an Arabic root in Libreoffice or not ? Thought: the complex text layout has to ...
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Open Office Default Font

I have imported a document from another Ubuntu computer (made in open office). The other computer had the font Merriweather installed, which the present system does not. As a result my present system ...
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Integrate lo-menubar with libreoffice4.1

Before you mark this as a duplicate, I have already looked at LibreOffice 4.0's menu bar is not integrated with Unity and the answers there didn't work. I have installed LibreOffice4.1 following ...
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Problem to install LibreOffice

When I install LibreOffice Appear vitor@vitor:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i LibreOffice_4.2.2.1_Linux_x86_deb dpkg-split: erro: erro lendo LibreOffice_4.2.2.1_Linux_x86_deb: É um diretório dpkg: erro ao ...
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how open xml file on libreoffice

anyone know how to open xml file ? maybe with libreoffice ? If I use libreoffice I just see only the text format of xml, with all tags and so on.
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Libreoffice crashes when saving document (tried deleting profile dir)

I have an .ots template file at the directory: /home/peter/Documents/Business_from_2005/Security_Web/ which was changed earlier today, from: /home/peter/Documents/Business from 2005/Security Web/ ...
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Why are there no icons/images in LibreOffice help browser?

Why in any page of the LibreOffice help (viewed with LibreOffice browser by pressing F1) can't I see any images/icons, but something which seems to be a default image with the name of the icon which ...
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LIbreoffice logs me out

Each time that I start Libreoffice it logs me out of my current session. I am completely new to figuring these things out so any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. xsession errors : Script ...
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LibreOffce crashing Kubuntu constantly [closed]

The Problem Today LibreOffice just started to crash my entire KDE desktop every time I try open a file. It takes me to the login screen every single time and I have to log back in again (losing any ...
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How o kill libreoffice from command line

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS 64 bit My LibreOffice suite (especially Writer) used to freeze! I tried to search for the executable process at System Monitor and command line (ps) but didn't find it ...
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How to add 'new docx' item in Ubuntu file manager context menu?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 with it's default 'Files' file manager. It's really annoying to have to save every newly created documents to manually specified location in Libre writer every time. So, is ...
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LibreOffice 4.0's menu bar is not integrated with Unity

One of the most interesting features of the new LibreOffice 4 is the direct compatibility with Unity's menu bar and HUD. So I've just installed this wonderful new release. Everything works fine... ...
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Error while Installation [duplicate]

When I try to install or remove any Application. I encounter the below error. How do I solve this issue? Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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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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Calc always have to zoom in!

Every time when I open new document in Libre Office Calc, the cells are too small so every time I have to zoom in with CTRL+scroll wheel UP; (See the picture below) How can I set the most ...
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How to cancel time conversion in librecalc?

Whenever I add an "hour" entry on a LibreOffice Calc field, it converts into a full hour format after I hit Enter. e.g. I get the following conversion: 17:00 => 05:00:00PM Any idea how to ...
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Libre Office Calc - small sheet toolbar? [duplicate]

is there any possible way to enlarge this toolbar where sheets are listed (Sheet 1, Sheet 2, Sheet 3, ...)? See the below screenshot: In my case, these cards are so small that it's barely possible ...
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Changing decimal separator in existing columns in LibreOffice Calc

In LibreOffice Calc, if I have a column with a lot of numbers in this format 8,1 (comma), how can I transfer all these numbers to the format 8.1 (dot)? When I say "a lot" I mean thousands of ...
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Count number of characters/words/lines in LibreOffice/OpenOffice(using terminal)

The command wc which is used for counting doesn't work directly with Office files. For example I created a writer .odt file and I wrote inside 7 words. Then i tried wc -w file.odt the output was 136 ...
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Presentation with many fullscreen video

I am currently creating a presentation (like power point). I have tried multiple applications to create this presentation but there are some problems. I have tried Ease: Program is not stable ...
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bullet list that looks the same in Impress and Powerpoint

When I create a bulleted list in Microsoft Powerpoint, there is a space between the bullet and the text-line. But when I save it as a PPT file (in 2003 compatibility mode) and then open it in ...
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English grammar checkers for gedit or LibreOffice Writer?

Please let me know if there are any efficient English grammar checkers available for gedit or LibreOffice on Ubuntu 11.04.
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Libreoffice SDK

Please anyone help me to install and correctly configure libreoffice sdk in Ubuntu 13.04. I have installed sdk using sudo apt-get install libreoffice-dev and then configured it by ...
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Math equations in Impress [closed]

I made an Impress presentation and saved it as PowerPoint. Then, in PowerPoint, I added an equation to one of the text boxes. Back in Impress, I can see the text and equation just like in PowerPoint, ...
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Are there any plans for releasing new Interface for LibreOffice?

With all my respects, LibreOffice seems to be a very old version of Microsoft Office. LiberOffice Team should work on it GUI (Icons, Appearance), so is there any plans to improve its appearance? Is ...