LibreOffice is a free and open-source cross-platform productivity suite. It includes a word processor (Writer), spreadsheet creator (Calc), presentation editor (Impress), database manager (Base), diagramming and charting tool (Draw), and equation editor (Math).

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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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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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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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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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can we add extra items to gallery of libre office writer

is there any way that we can follow and add extra items into the gallery of libre office office writer. i am currently working on a big project and i want some extra images and icons.Doing so with the ...
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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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Can you open a LibreOffice Draw file in MS Publsiher?

I've been searching for quite a while, and all I've found is where LibreOffice added support to be able to open MS Publisher files in Draw. But I will soon be putting lubuntu on my parents computer, ...
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How to convert all footnotes to endnotes in Libreoffice writer

Could somebody advice how I can convert my footnotes in Libreoffice to endnotes. I have them few hundred, and I want to keep my continuous numbering. In libreoffice I know how to convert them, but it ...
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Default font and font size in LibreOffice Calc 4.2.3.3

I have LibreOffice Version: 4.2.3.3, Build ID: 420m0(Build:3) installed from the Software Center. My OS is Lubuntu 14.04. I want to have Liberation Sans 11 as my default font. How do I do that? If I ...
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How to merge odt documents from the command line?

I have a large number of odt reports in one folder. How can I merge them into one odt document from the command line? I have found that this was possible in ooo_cat, but that seems deprecated (or at ...
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Search for odt files without indexing

I am looking for: a way to search inside odt files (i.e. search for contents, not name) that does not require any kind of indexing that is graphical and very user-friendly (for a relatively old ...
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still getting 403 on apt-get install: no proxy, urls seems valid [closed]

i'm trying to install libreoffice (or openoffice) on Ubuntu server 12.10, the packages exist - verified with "apt-cache search", the file /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/30proxy doesn't exist on my system the ...
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Always show menu in LibreOffice

I'd like to always see the application menu, but by default that's hidden until I mouse onto the top line of the screen. Perhaps this is aesthetically pleasing, but it sucks in terms of usability. I ...
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Automatically update linked images in presentation mode in Impress?

How do I automatically update image links while in full-screen presentation mode? (Think of a display that has to show an updating traffic map or something)
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Change the icon color in LibreOffice Calc

There appears to be no way of changing icon color in a calc chart. After creating an XY scatter plot, I can select "format data series" and can change the icon symbol and size, but not the color. ...
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Libreoffice crash problem

So I have libreoffice 4.2.3.3 on my Ubuntu 14.04 and when I have both writer and calc open and I want to drag and drop or just copy and paste a part of my table in the calc into my writer, they both ...
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run Libreoffice 4 headless at startup

i used http://www.openvpms.org/documentation/install-openoffice-headless-service-ubuntu for run openoffice and libreoffice 3 at ubuntu start up but due to some PID change it dont work for ...
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Change Libreoffice Impress screen background color

I would like to change the black background to white.
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HUD not working in libreoffice downloaded from libreoffice.org

As I want all the latest software for my computer, I downloaded libreoffice from the site, not from software center. I followed the instructions on how to install it. I have only one problem.the alt ...
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Libreoffice icon on xfce switcher

I want to replace the ugly icons used for libreoffice on the xfce alt-tab switcher (Xubuntu 14.04), but I can't find it on any theme of icons neither any system folder. I really don't imagine where ...
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LibreOffice version [duplicate]

Now, I use LibreOffice Writer 3.5.7.2 . According to http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/34088/selecting-copying-pasting-text/ and further things I need LibreOffice Writer 4.0 or higher. When it ...
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Can't type accents in uppercase letters in Chrome

I'm using Kubuntu 14.04 with the latest Chrome (Version 35.0.1916.114) and while inside any Chrome window I can't really type accented uppercase letters. So, for instance, these é á ã ó ò are ...
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LibreOffice: bubble text suggestion won't go away

In LibreOffice Writer I get word suggestions in a text bubble. I have switched off "tips" in Tools/Options/LibreOffice/General. What can I do to remove this very annoying bubble text? In the screen ...
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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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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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Distro question - Which (current) linux distro works well with older laptops [duplicate]

I'm sorry, but this is going to be somewhat vague for now. I'll update this within 24 hours with more details, or as soon as they are available. Whichever comes first. I am enrolled in an engineering ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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LibreOffice Impress importing EPS images

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 x64 Desktop as OS. Trying to prepare a slideshow, when adding .eps image drawings to a slide there is no problem at all. But when i hit F5 to start slide show, slide that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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how to make keyboard shortcuts work while in another language [duplicate]

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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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 ...