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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Hot-key support for second language on LibreOffice

After using my new Ubuntu for the first few months without looking for problems, I'm starting to try and tweak some things that would make my life easier. Running Ubuntu 14.04, when I switch to ...
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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 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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After upgrade, LibreOffice uses wrong colors

After upgrading from 14.04 to 16.04, I have a number of issues with LibreOffice. See this screenshot: Regarding the circled numbers on the screenshot: Some interface elements, such as these tabs, ...
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Force LibreOffice 5.1.2.2 to use gtk2 instead of gtk3?

I have LibreOffice Version: 5.1.2.2, Build ID: 1:5.1.2-0ubuntu1 running on Lubuntu 16.04 LTS. It defaults to gtk3, but I want to know if I can switch it to gtk2 instead as hinted by comment #7 in ...
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How to Highlight code of Libreoffice Math

When I am using libreoffice writer, I write long formulas and it would be easier if I could highlight the brackets as in any code editor.
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libreoffice calc: Importing csv full of URL's

I'm importing a CSV full of date, time, URI, etc., into LibreOffice Calc. I'd like the URIs (which point to documents) to be imported as click-able links, but the Fields > Column-Type drop-down on ...
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Can't open LibreOffice

I can't open LibreOffice anymore, neither Writer nor Calc. If I try it from the launcher, the icons flash a few times and then stop. The LibreOffice start window emerges for about one second and ...
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Is Libreoffice built in?

As I am installing ubuntu in a computer which is not connected to the internet I need to know if Libreoffice is builtin. Thanks
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Seeking Stability -14.04 dual boot XP, with Firefox, Thunderbird, LibreOffice [on hold]

I have a old XP laptop that Ubuntu has rescued. I have an Ubuntu 14.04 partition, a Windows partition and a shared-access partition. I still need Windows for certain peripherals but Ubuntu has kept ...
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LibreOffice Writer BUG - Formulas replaced by object 1, object 2, object 3 [closed]

I saved a .docx document as .odt. I worked on the .odt file for a while, then unexpectedly libreoffice writter stopped responding. I recovered the file, but, when I reopened it, most formulas where ...
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Missing menu in LibreOffice 5.1.2 on Ubuntu 16.04

I have just upgraded my OS from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. I was previously using LibreOffice 5.0 on my 14.04. The 16.04 upgrade installed LibreOffice 5.1.2 although my 5.0 is still intact. When I run the ...
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16.04 LIbreoffice starts on startup

I upgraded from 14.04 yesterday, all going well generally but one weird thing; when I log on, Libreoffice Write starts automatically. It's not in my startup applications, and never has been, so what ...
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EN-GB hyphenation not working in LibreOffice 5.1.2.2 on Ubuntu 16.04

Hyphenation for EN-GB language text on LibreOffice 5.1.2.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 does not work anymore. When I change it to EN-US everything works as it is supposed to. Checking under Tools > Options ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - Libre Office Icons Appearnce Change

I have successfully upgraded Ubuntu from 15.10 to 16.04 but now I find the icons in the Libre Office suite have changed to a very simple, almost washed out, appearance. It is now difficult to know ...
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Which JRE should I install for macros in Libre Office for Xenial

I have a clean Ubuntu 16.04 install, and opening Libre Office, it said it requires a JRE installed before I can run or write macros. I want to write VBA macros. Running apt search jre shows many ...
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How do I get the “right” LibreOffice Calc icon into the launcher?

I just uninstalled the pre-installed LibreOffice from Ubuntu 16.04 and installed the 5.0.5-version. Now there occured a problem with the launcher icon that (I think) wasn't there before: The icon ...
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LibreOffice Writer - Start Numbering Equation from specific number and level using fn+F3 (Ex.: start from 2.2)

When I use fn+F3, it starts numbering equations from 1. What should I do to start from 2.2, for example.
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How to pass two date variables as a concatenated string for destName to copyByName(srcName, destName, index) in LibreOfficeCalc(4.2.8.2) [closed]

thanks in advance. The Title sums it up fairly succinctly, but for illustrative purposes, here is what I'm trying to do: Sub Main dim doc as Object, sheet as Object doc=ThisComponent ...
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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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LibreOffice Calc crashes when dialog window is open

Just seen several times: When I open a dialog window in LibreOffice Calc (for example, in order to save a table as .csv or after right-click and then choosing "Format Cells"), the window flickers and ...
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Is it possible to open an Access 2010 database file without using Wine or VirtualBox?

I have a .accdb file created with Microsoft Office 2010 and I want to know if it is possible to open it with some native Ubuntu application like LibreOffice or OpenOffice, I know LibreOffice has ...
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Black toolbar icons error o LibreOffice 5.1

After installing this new version this problem appeared. It didn't existed in LibreOffice 5.0.4. The only plug-in I have is Zotero.
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How to insert Tensor second order notation in libreOffice Math?

How to put double bar over a character in libreoffice math 5. As we use in second order tensors.
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How to install LibreOffice 5.0 in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Libreoffice 5.0 was just released. tried sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-5.0 But cannot add PPA: 'ppa:~libreoffice/ubuntu/libreoffice-5-0'. The team named '~libreoffice' ...
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Is there a PPA with the latest version of LibreOffice?

There was recently another release of LibreOffice, but it is a pain to have to manually go to their website and download the packages every time there is a new release. Is there a PPA that always has ...
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Upgrading to 16.04 failed due to unmet dependencies

Upgrading 15.10 -> 16.04 produced errors, but the upgrade went on. Now I can't install new packages, due to unmet dependencies. Libreoffice, PHP and probably other programs don't work now. Updating ...
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How to fix the little rectangles that are beeing shown on LIbreOffice?

I recently downloaded Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and, when I opened LibreOffice Writer, little rectangles were in the place of menu informations or explanations. Could it be related to the theme I'm using? How ...
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how do i install microsoft office from usb

I am new to Ubuntu and I have tried using LibreOffice, but I face a lot of problem using LibreOffice Calc instead of MS Excel. Please help me get MS Excel back so I can do my work smoothly. Thanks ...
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How can I reintegrate LibreOffice's menu into the Unity topbar menu?

My LibreOffice menu is no longer being integrated into Unity's topbar menu. How can I reintegrate it? Screenshot how it is currently being displayed: How I want it to be:
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How do I paste a screenshot to Writer?

When I take a screenshot with say Alt + Printscreen and Ctrl + V in LibreOffice Writer, out comes only text 'screenshot'. How do paste actual image to Writer? I know the screenshot is taken due the ...
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How to change a LibreOffice Impress presentation from 4:3 to 16:9 ratio?

This is possible in Microsoft Office via File->Page Setup, but in Impress no such option is available?. Is it possible to at all? If so how?
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What is gstatic and why did it show up in my spreadsheet?

I'm running 14.04 LTS. I have a LibreOfficeCalc spreadsheet that I save to Dropbox. Today when I opened the sheet, near the last row containing data is a vertically oriented web address, in red ...
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How to remove all images from a ppt files?

I have a big (~250Mb) ppt file (created on windows i guess) with much text and some images (high definition). I have to drop all images (i dont actually need to save them, just rip them out the ...
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Why are fonts being substituted in Libreoffice even if they are installed?

I am very sure Arial is installed on my computer, because when I type fc-match Arial I see LiberationSans-Regular.ttf: "Liberation Sans" "Regular" as the output in the terminal. However all the fonts ...
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How to set default style for libreOffice Object Formula?

When I insert a formula, I have to anchor it to paragraph. I would like to do it automatically.
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“General Error. General input/output error” when opening documents with Libreoffice

I'm running LibreOffice 4.2.5.2 on Ubuntu 14.04. Trying to open any document (at first only with large ones, but now all of them) returns either of the messages below: General Error. General ...
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Urgent Help needed! Impress presentation format problem

I have install Ubuntu 15.10 and am using libreoffice impress office version 5.1.1.3 and using windows fonts in Ubuntu, still am facing a problem am created some PPT also am saved this files .pptx, ...
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LibreOffice : How to save themes of a presentation to use them in another?

I downloaded presentations with nice themes I would like to use myself. The only way I found was to delete all the content and write my own. Isn't there a better solution than this one?
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transparent plain text writing program [duplicate]

Is there any way to make the text and the Gedit window transparent, in order to can see the window behind it? If the text is not possible to be transparent, maybe at least the rest of Gedit window? Is ...
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Broken packages Libreoffice - unmet dependencies [on hold]

I have a red no entry icon on 15.04 showing following my attempt to uninstall OpenOffice and replace with LibreOffice. It states: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libreoffice-core: ...
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How to open MS Office Word .docx with LibreOffice Writter and keep the formulas centered

When I open a MS Office Word document with LibreOffice Writter that has formulas inside, LibreOffice Writer anchors it "as character" that is not possible to align to center. Then I have to anchor all ...
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Can not open password-protected ppt with libre office 3.5

When I am trying to open password-protected ppt with libre office 3.5 in Ubuntu 12.04,it gives me a message says "Read-Error. loading of password-encrypted microsoft powerpoint is not supported."So is ...
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libreoffice base - cli insertion of records?

I need to script the insertion of records into a database. For this project (my first such), I'm using libreoffice Base with, for no particular reason, an HSQLDB back-end. Is there a cli interface ...
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have a problem with copy and paste

when I try to copy ctrl+c it's not working. it's works only when I’m on English (Hebrew) its dosent copy / paste do any of keyboard shorts.. also what's better libreoffice or open-office?
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Can I recover a former version of a libreoffice document?

I've searched high and low for an answer to this and haven't been able to find one, so hopefully someone here can help. I was working on an essay and had made substantial progress but had to take a ...
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Is there a app or software that will allow me to access a Zip file that was down loaded from the Hightail web site?

I am using a Asus laptop, running on Ubuntu 15.10, - (64bit) - however, my problem is this, I downloaded two zip files from the Hightail website, and I am unable to read the files. when I click on ...
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How to set LibreOffice to suggest corrections for UK English (in Lubuntu)?

I want to be given correction suggestions while setting a text in LibreOffice to English-UK. Now it works for English-US, French and Romanian, as these are the languages that I have installed in ...
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Problems with Ubuntu 15.04

I am having problems with Ubuntu 15.04. I cannot copy and paste in Libre Office Writer, on Facebook or while creating websites on the www. I cannot add an image as a desktop backgroung. My system ...
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I can't send libre office document as attachments

On a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1, with thunderbird 38.5.1, a revision of LibreOffice 4.2, LO 4.4.7.2 and LO 5.04.2 fail to attach documents from the File|Send|Email ... options. Thunderbird's ...