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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Base 4.2.1 does not display Access Database Connection option

I am a relatively new user to Ubuntu. I would like to open Access database in Ubunutu to view the tables but cannot use Wine/MS Office. I have installed LibreOffice 4.2.1 alongwith base. Problem is ...
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LibreOffice Impress auto play won't work

I'm doing a presentation and I need the presentation to auto play. This is what I have it set to. When I start the slideshow nothing happens. I'm using the default version that come with ubuntu ...
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How can I make centering images in LibreOffice Impress easier?

Centering images manually in LibreOffice Impress can be very tedious. Is there any way I can automate it or make it easier?
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libreoffice Calc search area data question

(using libreoffice Calc) Geppettvs D'Constanzo answered a question How to create a Table Search in LibreOffice Calc? I cant find a way to ask within the question/answer or ask him directly But I'm ...
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LibreOffice cannot find file

I wrote a really important document and saved it under documents folder. When I restarted my computer I discovered I cannot find the file in it's location. When I opened writer it tells me I need to ...
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Newest Libre Office Isn't Installing Through PPA [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I've followed the directions closely here: How do I install LibreOffice 4? sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-4-1 sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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Running programs missing in launcher

I'm using 12.04 Desktop. I often find that certain programs just don't show or vanish from the launcher even while running. This is commonly seen with Solitaire and now I see it with Libre Office ...
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libreoffice installation does not happen [duplicate]

How do I install libreoffice 4.2.1 in Xubuntu 13.10? After I download it and extract it, it can't get installed after downloading and extracting.
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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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Why is LibreOffice Writer insistent upon replacing text when I try to insert it?

When I try to go back in a document and add text LibreOffice Writer replaces pre-existing text rather than just adding the text I want to. Why is this happening and how can I fix it?
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Unity launcher and panel diappears when changing text colour in libreoffice

We have quite a few laptops (about 200) where the Unity launcher and panel disappears when changing text color in Libreoffice (latest stable with ppa:libreoffice/ppa). They all run 12.04 32 bits and ...
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Unable to directly edit DBF files in LibreOffice

I often use QGIS and need to edit DBF files asociated with the shapefile layers. I am used to do it in LibreOffice and it always worked on Windows and I think it also worked in older versions of ...
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Libreoffice auto-restores user profile

I encountered a problem with Libreoffice Writer today. The problem is that, when I insert a picture and change the anchor from 'as a character' to 'to a paragraph' I am unable to move the picture from ...
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Libre Office 4.2.1.1 Image Problem

After a normal Ubuntu 12.04 upgrade Libre Office 4.2.1.1 shifted my letterhead graphic that I have on hundreds of letters. The graphic is not visible on my letters but does appear when I right click ...
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Can't Install anything due to unmet dependencies Libre Office [duplicate]

I had libre office, but uninstalled it to install open office. It worked fine. Yesterday, as I was trying to install new software from ubuntu software center, it gave me an error message, first ...
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Convert odt to pdf via command line, WITHOUT exporting as pdf form

I need to export odt writer file that contains forms to pdf via command line, but without exporting the odt as pdf form (the same thing as you do in libreoffice when you choose export as PDF and don't ...
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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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KDE ignores window-specific rules for LibreOffice

I set a rule for LibreOffice Writer to Force its windows to (virtual) Desktop 2 in KDE plasma. But kde forgets to move its windows to Desktop 2, the rule is applied only one time once it is set. Then ...
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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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How do I troubleshoot a LibreOffice outline?

I have a slightly fancy outline in LibreOffice Writer that I use to manage lesson planning. For every week that the class meets I have a Level 1 header, the line is something like Jan 31: Welcome ...
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How to delete table cells in libreoffice draw?

How do I delete a whole table row in Libreoffice Draw. PLease answer quickly because it is due my project is due tomorrow.
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Exporting into PDF with Libreoffice ?

I am facing problem while exporting LibreOffice calc file into PDF. I want it to be in single sheet 1 page but its becoming 2 pages.
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Libreoffice won't start

Trying to start Libreoffice, I get: /usr/bin/libreoffice: 161: exec: /usr/bin/oosplash: not found I messed up recently with libreoffice by executing: sudo sed -i ...
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Content Alignment in Libre office is differ than MS Office

I have created a word document using MS Office (.doc), It contains words and lines. When I opened that document with Libre Office in ubuntu 12.04 some words and lines alignment was totally differ ...
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Touchpad-Indicator not working

I installed touchpad-indicator for my HP Pavilion laptop, and now I'm having problems with hit working. I've searched but have not found answers for this specific problem. I really need to be able to ...
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run libreoffice on background

i installed libreoffice on ubuntu 13.10 server from terminal now i have to run it with the command like this /usr/bin/soffice -accept="socket,host=localhost,port=8100;urp;StarOffice.ServiceManager" ...
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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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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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Grammar checking program for Libre office [closed]

A tool for checking grammar? Like Ginger in Windows. Can't find any in software center.
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How do I get my menu options back in LibreOffice?

I have Ubuntu 13.10, and LibreOffice has been fully functional until the other day. I opened the software, and several essential options are gone, grayed out. I cannot open a new file/document, open ...
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Libre/Openoffice crashes when openning [closed]

I'm having a problem with the office suites on Ubuntu 12.04. Libreoffice wasn't starting in anyway. I tryed reinstall it, and nothing changed. So I completelly removed it, and installed Apache ...
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LibreOffice, LibreOffice Impress and LibreOffice Calc are not opening on projector

I have an HP notebook with Ubuntu. On my notebook LibreOffice, LibreOffice Impress (ppt) and LibreOffice Calc are not connecting with my projector.
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How to update libreoffice 4.0 to 4.2

How would I update libreoffice 4.0 to 4.2, I tried the default apt-get update' and 'upgrade but It didn't detect that there is a new version yet. I am using Ubuntu 12.04
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LibreOffice menus are disabled in Ubuntu

Suddenly all menus in LO 4.1 became disabled. Reinstalling LO didn't help. Upgrading to 4.2 stable also. Menus are still inactive, while icons and shortcuts work well. In LibreOffice forums guys ...
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How to delete an apparent old partition in ubuntu 12.04 caused by having installed ubuntu once more again?

Comrades, i have this problem who is making me crazy. It turns out, it was caused by a stupid act of mine. I just wanted to uninstall libre office, so i wrote the command "sudo apt-get remove libre ...
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change directory during Install of deb packages for libreoffice 4.2 producing no file found cmd line

I am sure I am missing something simple here so apologies in advance if I missed the answered somewhere else. I am relatively new to linux, have had ubuntu 12.04.4 lts installed for about 2 years ...
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Scrivener-LibreOffice Issues

Installing Scrivener seems to have caused a lot of undesirable quirks in LibreOffice: menus options aren't available, page in Writer zooms out to minimum size with no means of adjusting, etc. Being an ...
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Should the spell-checher work with LibreOffice Base

I have been trying to set up a set of simple databases for various projects, that require large text entries. I wanted some thing quick and "lite" so tried Glom but could not find any way of ...
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LibreOffice 4.1 failing - Ubuntu 13.10

The menus in LibreOffice 4.1 have stopped working properly. They still drop down when I hover over them, yet only a few of the options are available - none of them that I need, such as formatting ...
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LibreOffice constantly crashing under 13.10 [closed]

Having rather serious issues with LibreOffice (v4.1.3.2) at the moment. This seems to have happened ever since upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10 - for whatever reason, a variety of different things are ...
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How to install Libre office 4.x on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? [duplicate]

I realized that Libre office does not update automatically and I still have version 3.5.7.2 How can I force it to update in the command line?