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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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 ...
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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.