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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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 ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 - LibreOffice Writer doesn't have visible minimize, maximize and close buttons

Window menu for LibreOffice Writer is locked under Unity global menu bar. If I go in System Settings → Appearance → Behavior and I checked "Show the menu for a window in the window's title ...
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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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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 replace all images in Libreoffice with their description

I have a very long document containing lots of svg images created using the extension TexMaths. This extension uses the latex installation to create svg image of the inputted equation (or set of ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Libre office Calc - tables, numbers and formulas?

I have a lot of numbers located in a table, there are thousands of numbers in there (30 columns × 250 rows). I want to know is there any function to find least frequent number/numbers in the whole ...
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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 ...