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 do hidden comments from excel file are automatically seen in libre office spreadsheet?

Hidden comments from microsoft excel file are automatically seen in libre office spreadsheet. I do not know what command to use and just manually hide one by one the comments.
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Does Ubuntu have a clipboard that works differently from Windows?

Does Ubuntu have a clipboard that works differently from Windows? I've noticed an anomaly between the two, perhaps a bug, or perhaps I'm misusing the functionality. It works the same way every time ...
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Guest Session - Data lost

I installed Ubuntu 12.04LT sometime ago in my pc. I also enabled Guest session option. My sister was using the Libre Office writer in the guest session, wrote a document and saved it. After restarting ...
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how to find system parts version numbers?

LibreOffice help recommends me to install a higher version of LibreOffice than I can get from the Ubuntu Software Center. I can do it by direct installing from *.deb files. I know most of required ...
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How to mix page numbering on LibreOffice Writer

I'm currently preparing a 20-paged document at work and will like to mix page numbers. I will like to number the first 5 pages with Roman numerals (i-v) and start of the last 15 pages with the usual ...
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Convert multiple document files inside their current folders

I have a folder called X which inside has many folders and sub-folders. I want to search in all of the folders inside X and find a specific document type. For example xlsx and transform each file into ...
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My desktop hangs and the monitor screen turns gray

I have been using Ubuntu on my desktop for two years. If you could please help with these following questions: Today the computer hung all of a sudden when I was using Writer for scheduling. The ...
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How can I convert an ODT file to a PDF?

Does anyone know how to convert an ODT file (LibreOffice) to PDF?
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LibreOffice-writer : Can I add shortcut-key for special characters? [duplicate]

In ms-office-word shortcut-key for special characters can be applied as following: But now I am using Libre-office Which is pre-installed with Ubuntu! and want to put shortcut-key for special ...
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What is the way to get the latest version of LibreOffice?

Use the ppa or manually install the debs from http://www.libreoffice.org ? Is there any difference between the two? How long does it take for the ppa to upgrade to the latest version?
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LibreOffice 4.2 launch oddities in Ubuntu 14.04

With the upgrade to 14.04, my LibreOffice launches became noticeably glitchy. With LibO 4.2.3.3, the menu bars would overlap for about 10secs, then the whole app would "grey out" for another 10secs or ...
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How do I search recursively for a phrase in odt files

I have a folder with subfolders in it and many libreoffice documents (.odt). I need to find in which one there's a particular phrase. I tried grep -ir "search phrase here" . but it only found the ...
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Update LibreOffice 4.2.4 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty [duplicate]

LibreOffice have update into minor release 4.2.4. How to update them? I have seen the package list in Launchpad at LibreOffice PPA, but it's still not available until now (still 4.2.3 rc3).
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Libre Office can't access Windows partition [closed]

In Lubuntu, Libre Office can't open any files from my C partition (dual boot with Windows XP). Abiword on the other hand, does do the trick. Xnview and VLC player have the same problem. How is this ...
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Strange Characters in LibreOffice Writer when creating a new document

When I am trying to create and open a new odt/doc document (by creating a file called xyz.odt), strange characters are showing up. The document should be empty ideally when its opening. When I ...
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Why does my Xubuntu LibreOffice looks ugly?

My LibreOffice installation looks like Windows 95. The rest of my Xubuntu looks okay. Why? How can I fix it? Click on the image for a full-resolution picture. On the screenshot Leafpad and ...
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fail to start graphical interface [closed]

I'm using Linux Mint 14 and have faced the following problem recently: after removing and installing some of the software (torchat and LibreOffice to be exact) and rebooting I found myself not being ...
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How to preserve hypertext links while pasting in LibreOffice?

In Ubuntu 12.04, when cutting and pasting text from a web browser into LibreOffice, any hypertext links on the text are properly formatted and preserved. But in Ubuntu 14.04, only the text is copied. ...
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How to construct sunburst charts in gnumeric

I'm trying to arrange species into a sunburst (multilevel pie or ring) chart that summarizes their numbers at genus, family level and so on. I cannot seem to realize that with gnumeric (and neither ...
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Dropbox and LibreOffice don't like my Icelandic file names (Elementary OS, Ubuntu 12.04)

I have some strange bugs possibly related to character encoding or problems with filenames, here are some clues: Clue #1: LibreOffice Writer 4.1 won't open files with Icelandic characters in the file ...
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How can I install LibreOffice from the package manager to be used with (Oracle) Java installed manually [duplicate]

LibreOffice depends on OpenJDK (or some other JRE). I already have Oracle's Java 7 installed, and I'd like LibreOffice to use this JRE instead. If I attempt to remove OpenJDK, apt automatically falls ...
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Open Libre Writer Through Windows Wine Program

I've installed a Windows program through PlayOnLinux. The program uses a kind of spreadsheet that can be output to a word processor. When I used this program on Windows I would have it output to MS ...
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What happened to my settings?

I removed LibreOffice because I use Kingsoft Office for everything (since I come from Microsoft Office, I find it simpler to use). But now, this happened to my settings: Most of the options are ...
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Cannot open xlsx files with LibreOffice Calc, application is grayed out [closed]

I am trying to open some xlsx files created probably from MS Office Excell app, and the Calc just grays out after trying to load the file, and results to a non-responsive state. The only thing I can ...
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How to choose libreoffice paper size?

Is there this ability to make your page size A3 or A1 like Microsoft Word In LibreOffice? Or any way to choose your own page size in LibreOffice?
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How to uninstall LibreOffice?

Which package should I remove to completely remove libreoffice? I have no need for office tools. That's the one gripe I have with package managers like apt, there's no simple way to perform the ...
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LibreOffice - Silent Crash on 4.1.1.2

Just installed (a few days ago) the latest update to LibreOffice, being Version: 4.1.1.2 [Build ID: 410m0(Build:2)]. Kubuntu version is Raring. Source was the LO ppa on launchpad. Installed fine with ...
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Is there a Microsoft Office theme for LibreOffice?

Is there a Microsoft Office 2007/2010 theme for LibreOffice? The interface of Libreoffice slightly confuse me.
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Help or advice about multiuser Ubunu for small net work vs ubuntu on their old xp machines

I support a small non-profit who is using windows xp for desktop and a linux server for a gateway server. I am looking a ways to help them move their technology needs forward without a big budget. I ...
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Is LibreOffice Writer able to read properly Ms Office Word docx Files? [closed]

Is LibreOffice Writer able to read properly Ms Office Word docx Files? I think it can't and users should be aware of it! I tried to open many documents .docx created with Ms Office 2007 and appeared ...
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Is there any way to retain word 2010 format?

I have some resumes and other documents that are really format dependent. They were originally created with Microsoft Word 2010, and is there any way to put them into ubuntu and have them still be ...
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right to left languages in libreoffic

How to write both English and another language which is right to left in a line. No more talk they know what I am looking for :-( But If you persist I say when you type a language which is right to ...
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LibreOffice Base not opening in 14.04

Just tried to open up Base Database under LibreOffice suite by to my surprise nothing happens. All the other programs (Writer, Calc, Impress, Math) open and work accordingly. How can I rectify this ...
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LibreOffice documents on line uploading problem Ubuntu

I upload any document from Website by renaming under .ods or .odt extensions in my PC files. Afterwards, when I close Web page or Firefox navigator (were the document were got from), LibreOffice ...
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how to make keyboard shortcuts work while in another language

Is there a way to make standard keyboard shortcuts (e.g. Ctrl+C for copy or Ctrl+A for select all) work while the input language is not than English? For example, while writing in Word on Windows you ...
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Libre Office is opening without menus

Libre Office is opening without menus ... How can i solve this ?-I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 x64-
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Questions about libreOffice writer

I'm using LibreOffice Version: 4.2.3.3 64 bit on Xubuntu 14.04. I have questions regarding LibreOffice Writer. How to change the scrolling down effect? One page to the right, the other to the ...
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Can I recover a former version of a libreoffice document?

I've searched high and low for an answer to this and haven't been able to find one, so hopefully someone here can help. I was working on an essay and had made substantial progress but had to take a ...
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How to work around keyboard layouts requiring Alt key which are also keyboard shortcuts in LibreOffice?

In LibreOffice Writer, Alt + E is the shortcut to activate the Edit menu, Alt + A for Table menu and so on. I have a Dell Inspiron 3520. The layout I normally use is English (US). The one that I'm ...
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libreoffice doesn't support copy from calc and paste in writer

When i try to copy fields from calc to writer in libre the office application is getting terminated. need help on resolving this issue. i am currently on 14.04LTS.
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How can I install the Faenza icons for Libreoffice on 14.04?

The question says it all. I had a working icon set on LibreOffice 4.1 that got messed up due to an upgrade to 14.04. How can I install my Faenza icons again?
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How do I disable presenter console in Libreoffice 4

I am enjoying libreoffice 4, but don't want to have presenter console on because we do multiple things during a presentation, and the console window blocks out any option for switching windows or ...
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Why is Libre Office unable to retain the original setting/arrangement of Microsoft Office documents? [closed]

When a Microsoft Office document is imported to Libre Office writer, the settings/arrangement of the typed document become distorted/re-arranged. How can I retain the original layout?
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LibreOffice-Writer Styles/Templates [closed]

I'm looking for different sets of styles (colorsheme, headings, bullet lists, etc...) for LibreOffice. I need, what is called Themes in MS Office: I know, styles can't be imported, but actually they ...
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Question about OLE Files

Are the open format files that are saved with LibreOffice and OpenOffice act like the OLE files that are saved with MS Office?
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OpenOffice on Ubuntu Software Center

Why OpenOffice is not available in Ubuntu Software Center? If Ubuntu choose LibreOffice over OpenOffice, that does not mean that OpenOffice should be removed or not available as an option. Isn't ...
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How do I convert Pocket Word files (PSW) to ODT?

I have a bunch of PSW (Pocket Word for Pocket PC) files I want to get the text out of. They were copied off an old pocket PC years ago without being converted. No, I do not have the pocket PC any ...
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If I upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04, will it replace OpenOffice with Libreoffice? [duplicate]

Please don't tell me that I should just use LibreOffice, because I really like/want/need OpenOffice 3.4.1, and not even version 4.0+. I was new to Ubuntu, so it took a while to get LibreOffice ...
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Is there a writing tool that moves the text rather than the cursor?

I write quite a lot for my day job. I am wondering whether there is a tool that keeps the cursor always at the same place (for instance, the middle of the screen) and move the text up/down as you ...
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XCompose not working for high level Unicode characters

I'm trying to write some key stroke combinations into my XCompose to allow for typing cuneiform characters, which are defined in the U+12000 - U+1247F range. I've written other strange symbols into ...