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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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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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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Automatically start Bash script when opening a graphical program

I want to start a shell script automatically when I'm starting, e.g., LibreOffice. The problem is that I don't know how. Where would I build the trigger to start the script in. Is there a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 to kill libreoffice from command line

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS 64 bit. My LibreOffice suite (especially Writer) freezes. How can I kill LibreOffice and Can I kill only the writer? (not the Calc,Impress,..) I tried to search for the ...
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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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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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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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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) Using `wc` command

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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How to fix Libreoffice and Python3-uno

I cannot install any new packages because of python3-uno dependency problems. Apt-get said that python3-uno depends on libreoffice-core (=1:3.5.7-0ubuntu4) but 1:3.5.7-0ubuntu5 is to be installed. I ...