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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Export or save custom AutoFormats (Format->AutoFormat…) in Libreoffice Calc

How can I export or save my custom AutoFormat templates those I have created in LibreOffice Calc ? Full Path: LibreOffice Calc Menu->Format->AutoFormat... Is there any extension or any files to take ...
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How do I use the Malayalam language in LibreOffice Writer?

I have installed Malayalam fonts from Software Center on my Ubuntu 13.04 installation. In LibreOffice Writer I can see the installed Malayalam fonts like Meera, Rachana. I would like to create a ...
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In Libre Office, the style changes randomly when I press return

In some most documents I'm editing, when I press return to move to a new paragraph, the previous paragraph changes style to what I can only describe as random. Each document has a different style that ...
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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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Error with building libreoffice 4.0.2.2 (in a virtual machine)

I tried to build libreoffice 4.0.2.2 on Ubuntu 13.04 x86-64 using VirtualBox. An error has occurred which says: no suitable windowing system found, exiting . Any ideas on how to solve this problem?
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Writing numbered headings in Writer

In Libreoffice Writer, I am trying to make all my numbered headings in the following form: 1. First title 1.1 Subtitle 1.2 Subtitle 2. Second title 2.1 Subtitle 2.2 Subtitle ...
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How to install multiple versions of LibreOffice?

Because of a problem reported here, possibly a bug, I have to use LibreOffice 3.5. But I would like to keep an eye on the latest version, which might even solve that problem. I would like to use ...
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How can I determine the page count of odt, doc, docx and other office documents from the CLI?

It's easy to find the page count of a PDF document from the command line: pdfinfo sample.pdf | grep ^Pages: ... but I haven't been able to find a similar method for odt files and other office ...
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How to add Callouts to an image using a software installed by default in Ubuntu?

What's the easiest way to add Callouts to an image given the capabilities of a default Ubuntu 12.04? I've got Gimp 2.6 already present (although I am not suggesting it is present in a default ...
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install a version of libreoffice or openoffice in Ubuntu 12.04 that will produce Powerpoint compatible presentations?

I have seen some bug reports that say LibreOffice 3.7 has fixed an issue with pptx files that makes them compatible with Powerpoint (I am testing with Powerpoint 2010). I have generated a ...
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Libreoffice PPA 4.1.x for latest Ubuntu version [duplicate]

I am looking for a PPA that has LibreOffice 4.1. Even though it is in Beta I wish to test it out via a PPA. So is there a PPA that has the LibreOffice 4.1.x branch?
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Any alternative for Microsoft OneNote in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

After a major migration from Windows to Ubuntu 12.0.4 Lts, I have found that I can find a substitute for pretty much everything I worked with on Windows 7. the LibreOffice package is an all-out ...
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TexMaths extension not working in Writer LibreOffice [closed]

In my Linux distro called Mageia 2, I've installed TexMaths-0.38.oxt from Tools > Extension Manager in Writer (LibreOffice suite) but when I go to use it, it asks that I indicate a certain "path" for ...
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Libre office is creating a new document every time I click on the launcher icon. How do I stop that and go to the documents I already open?

I have the same problem that is already mentioned here Window Preview in Libre but I don't find the answers to that question useful: I just bought this computer (one week ago) that comes with Ubuntu ...
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add LibreOffice to Nautilus right click `create new document` menu

How do I add LibreOffice word processing to the options on the Nautilus right click create new document menu? I'm on 12.04.
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How to get rid of Lohit Hindi and set a different default font in right to left complex script

I use multiple languages with libreoffice. I have genome ubuntu 12.04 installed. When i change the keyboard layout from English to Pashto or Persian the standard font is changed to Lohit Hindi. This ...
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A functioning British spelling for libreoffice?

By default, British dictionary corrects words such as color with colour and theater with theatre. But it does not recognise wrong spelling with z's and s's (recognize vs recognise). I followed this, ...
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code highlight extension for Libre Office writer

I recently wrote a repport for school with a lot of code in it. The only way I found to wrok was to highlight it with STRONG and that is really quite ugly. So is there a code highlightning extension ...
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How do I get LibreOffice back to normal? (13.04)

On opening LibreOffice recently, it's been looking like this, like something from Windows 98: It's similar to this on all LibreOffice applications. It's not purely aesthetic either, they also all ...
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How to downgrade from LibreOffice 4.0 to 3.6?

How to "properly" downgrade LibreOffice versions deals with a downgrade from 3.5 to 3.4.*. Is there any way to nicely downgrade LibreOffice 4.0 to 3.6? The latter is not in the package ...
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Menus of LibreOffice cannot be handled with KDE appmenu in Kubuntu 13.04

After installing Kubuntu 13.04, LibreOffice 4.0.2.2 worked, but the menus looked without borders and flat, and if I tried to use appmenu (or appmenu button) the applications were not affected (the ...
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Remove any third party packages from former libreoffice installation

After recent updates the global menu dissapeared as mentioned in this question (Libre Office shows blank menu and then crashes). I tried to file a bug report by typing out ubuntu-bug libreoffice A ...
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libreoffice text missing in global menu

I have installed the latest version of libreoffice a while ago and I just updated ubuntu 12.04. When I opened the libreoffice document, the text in the globalmenu is missing and you only see the ...
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App Install Problems to 13.04

Has Ubuntu 13.04 a new set of installation procedures from 12.04, and what are they please? An install of 13.04 has problems with certain installs of software, all that install correctly to a load ...
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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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How can I tie an alert to a LIbra database?

I want to know how to tie an "alert" or notification to a column in a LibreOffice database table. I'm a new Linux user and am working with a LibreOffice database. In the near future I intend to put ...
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How to print PDF documents with a CMYK color profile from LibreOffice?

I would like to print to PDF documents from LibreOffice Writer but with CMYK color profiles. How can I achieve this?
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Is there any eraser button in libreoffice

I know this looks like an idiotic questions. But I need to know. Before shifting to Ubuntu in Microsoft word theres a eraser button in doc menu which I used several times. But in Ubuntu libreoffice I ...
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LibreOffice 4.03 compatibility with MS Office 2010 docs [duplicate]

I apologize for the repetitiveness of this question, but I just yesterday decided to use Ubuntu 13.04 as my only operating system and am trying to figure a few things out. No, I don't mean figuring ...
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LibreOffice Writer Styles

Is there anyway to easyly manage styles on LibreOffice Writer ? For instance, by installing a add-on ? When I was using Word, it was really intuitive to use differents styles, manage them and edit ...
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Libre Office menu does not show submenus automatically

I've just update my libreoffice 4.0.2.2 to 4.0.3.3.... When I start Writer, Impress or Calc, the first time I click on any main menu it does not show submenus automatically (I recorded problem using ...
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How can I update LibreOffice to 4.0.3?

My version of LibreOffice is 4.0.2.2. and 4.0.3 was released three days ago. Should I add PPA in order to get updated or my Ubuntu 13.04 will update automatically after few days?
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LibreOffice PPA in 12.04 update?

I added ppa:libreoffice/ppa to my 12.04 install so I could install LO 4, and my only question is: Will LO update through the ppa by itself when a new version is out, or will I have to do it manually?
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How to import a pdf in libreoffice? under ubuntu, all pages are blank

I have some .pdf generated by a scanner, that I want to import in LibreOffice and do some small editing. The PDF has only one object per page, a page-size image. If I open it in LibreOffice under ...
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How to edit , read kannada documents created on microsoft word with Nudi Ekabhashe fonts on ubuntu? And vice versa?

How to read, edit Kannada documents created on Libreoffice with Unicode fonts (kedage lohit etc) on Microsoft word in Windows.How to ensure inter-operability in both ways?
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libre office ls: error initializing month strings 13.04

I'm trying to start libre office writer up, but it doesn't do anything. I started it from the terminal as root and it showed me this: ls: error initializing month strings /usr/bin/libreoffice: 49: ...
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LibreOffice crashes (or hangs) 12.10 and 13.04 [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 several months ago, but LibreOffice was entirely unusable. Whenever I opened a document, spreadsheet, etc. it would crash or hang the desktop. I waited for Ubuntu 13.04, ...
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LibreOffice global menu not working (ubuntu 13.04) [closed]

There is a BUG on ubuntu 13.04 with libreoffice 4, the global menu and HUF do not work correctly. I use ubuntu 13.04 (I intalled the BETA 2, a week before the final release)
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LibreOffice 4.0 doesn't show modules writer, calc, etc anymore

I haven't used it for about 2 weeks and today when I wanted to start and .odt file I found out that it doesn't work anymore. I can't find Writer and the rest of them in the search lense but the files ...
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LibreOffice Resolution Problem

This morning I upgraded to 13.04 from 12.10. Everything seemed to be working fine until I checked LibreOffice and something had gone funny with the visuals (and Gnome integration? My knowledge of ...
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How do I install LibreOffice 4.0.2?

After I upgraded to 13.04 I noticed that Libreoffice 4.0.2 wasn't working, at all. When I click its launcher I get the this start up box: which amounts to no program being opened. I have ...
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Having multiple <family> in <alias> isn't supported and may not works as expected

Fontconfig warning: "/usr/lib/libreoffice/share/fonts/truetype/fc_local.conf", line 13: Having multiple <family> in <alias> isn't supported and may not works as expected I run my script ...
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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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Gillson font is displaying as Times new roman [duplicate]

In my application I am applying gill san font it is working in windows,but in Ubuntu it is displaying as Times new roman.I have Libre Office in my Ubuntu System.But Why it is not supporting Gill san ...
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Why are different Libreoffice Applications grouped together on Unity launcher?

When opening a Writer window for instance and a Calc window - any 2 different LO applications really - the icons on Unity launcher are grouped together under a general Libreoffice icon. How can they ...
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txt file and linebreaks

I used antiword >filename.txt To convert a .doc word document to a txt file. Then I edited the file in nano (also tried vim) and when the document is viewed in libre office and gvim or even text ...
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LIbreOffice 3.4.4 won't update

I have ubuntu 11.10 installed on my machine and LibreOffice 3.4.4 came with it. Since I know there is a newer version out there, I ran the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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How to set LibreOffice to use Persian / Arabic-Indic / Hindi page numbers?

I want to have my page numbers in LibreOffice Impress to be in Persian. Which means ۰۱۲۳۴۵۶۷۸۹ instead of 0123456789.
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What LibreOffice format works best in MS Office?

For a school project I need to collaborate with a lot of different people, and they all use MS Office. Of course they all have problems with opening .odt files. (even though MS says that Office should ...
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Does LibreOffice Writer or any other word processor support inline equations?

A feature of Word 2010 I love is the capability of inserting truly inline mathematical equations. By "truly inline" I mean that for all intents and purposes, editing or adding a mathematical formula ...