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).

learn more… | top users | synonyms (5)

3
votes
0answers
37 views

offline libreoffice

Problem: when my laptop is offline, libreoffice freezes. When network is on, everything seems normal, when I shut down the network, libreoffice hangs. This is the case on my laptop, I struggled with ...
3
votes
0answers
56 views

LibreOffice Impress : transitions poor graphics - problem of LibreOffice or VGA?

I am using LibreOffice 5.1.1.2 on Ubuntu 15.10. The default version 5.0 that comes with Ubuntu 15.10 has no problem. But I wanted to upgrade to 5.1, so I used the solution from this answer. sudo ...
3
votes
0answers
95 views

How to type sinhala in libreoficewriter?

I need to type my documents in Sinhala language using LibreOffice writer. Are there any software that will enable typing and reading in Sinhala language
3
votes
0answers
40 views

search and replace within equations

In a LibreOffice ODT file, I would like to replace all "d" inside equations with "g". E.g, the following equation: d cdot p_d + d cdot q_d = 1 should change to: g cdot p_g + g cdot q_g = 1 Is ...
3
votes
0answers
127 views

Possible to create a PDF that includes LO Writer's “Document Background” color?

LibreOffice Writer includes an "Export to PDF" option. When I use this, the PDF's background is always white. Yet in the LibreOffice Writer file I am exporting from, it has a dark-gray background. In ...
3
votes
0answers
724 views

Libreoffice doesnt work since update to ubuntu 15.04

The update to Ubuntu 15.04 causes following problem at my computer. as soon as trying to open libreoffice the screen turns black and then shows following message for some seconds: starting version ...
3
votes
0answers
661 views

Libre Office shows Garamond but font manager doesn't

There was a Garamond font in my Libre Office a few days back. When trying to solve another issue (long story) I downloaded a couple of ttf fles and installed them. They look awful, so I want to go ...
3
votes
0answers
454 views

Change Libreoffice Impress screen background color

I would like to change the black background to white.
3
votes
0answers
225 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
290 views

Printing 2 sides per page does not work anymore since update to 13.10

I used to often print documents with 2 pages per side to save paper. Since I have updated to Ubuntu 13.10, this no longer works properly. The problem seems to be with the rotation. Because if I ...
3
votes
0answers
166 views

LibreOffice Base in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: Screenshot showing too small database number field

If I ask LibreOffice base to show me the result of a query, the resulting screen will show the total number of datasets and the number of the currently selected dataset on the bottom left. However, ...
3
votes
0answers
96 views

libreoffice-core seems to have corrupted

I had libreoffice Version 3.X installed along with my Ubuntu version 11. After i did the upgrade to 12.04, my libreoffice behavior changed. I decided to upgrade tto Libre office 4X. During the ...
3
votes
0answers
357 views

Bold font in user interface of LibreOffice

I just had a new installation of LibreOffice from apt-get and it seems that all the fonts in the user interface (text in menus, text in dialogs etc...) appears to be bold. It creates an ...
3
votes
0answers
512 views

How do I convert Pocket Word files (PSW) to ODT?

I have a bunch of PSW (Pocket Word for Pocket PC) files I want to get the text out of. They were copied off an old pocket PC years ago without being converted. No, I do not have the pocket PC any ...
3
votes
0answers
466 views

Install Faenza Icon Theme in Libreoffice 3.6

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 and I am using the Faenza Icon Pack.In other versions , I could use those icons in the Libreoffice toolbar, but not in this one(Version 3.6).The 3.5 version didn't ...
3
votes
0answers
412 views

libreoffice re-type password

I've just upgraded to Libreoffice 3.6.3 from 3.5.7 due to a bug, it fixed the bug but presented a new problem. When I save my ODS spreadsheet with many password protected sheets (20) to an Excel ...
2
votes
0answers
96 views

Blank images on copy paste from pdf to image editor or libreoffice

Lately I have to extract few specific images from pdf and save them as image file. For example, the following is the image copied from pdf (right click and copy image Ctrl+C). While pasting same ...
2
votes
0answers
114 views

QuickTime and a decompressor are needed to see this picture

I have a LibreOffice Impress file, which I downloaded from the internet. Most probably it was made with something equivalent on a Mac, since all the pictures are replaced with this message: ...
2
votes
0answers
142 views

How do I improve the scanning experience in Libre Office?

Usually when scanning documents from my Brother scanner I use Libre Office as a front-end mainly for being able to then save the document as PDF, add my own text, or print it out. The procedures ...
2
votes
0answers
27 views

Typing in Marathi on Kubuntu

I am using the latest version of Kubuntu. I am trying to figure out how to type in Marathi in various office programs. I tried ibus before. It worked in a text editor and a browser but did not work in ...
2
votes
0answers
34 views

Libreoffice spreadsheet unable to reference columns by name

In Ubuntu 12.04, with Libreoffice Spreadsheet, I could name a column, say "PRICE" and then make formulas referencing cells by this name instead of the literal $letter$number format. This made formulas ...
2
votes
0answers
174 views

How can I get the text of notes in a ppt file via unoconv?

I would like to get text of notes for individual slides in PPT to easily accessible format in my linux machine(Ubuntu 12.04). My goal is to convert PPT slides to image files with meta data, notes as ...
2
votes
0answers
168 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
97 views

Libreoffice 4.2.7.2 bug: will it be an upgrade to 4.3 soon?

I got this bug in Libreoffice today, was advised to upgrade to LO 4.3, will an official upgrade for Ubuntu 14.04 be available soon? ...
2
votes
0answers
94 views

Libreoffice writer - keyboard only use

Is there a cheat sheet out there, which shows how to use Libreoffice (Writer) effectively by using less mouse? Especially I'm not searching for hotkeys, but for "movement keys": how do I get out of ...
2
votes
0answers
55 views

Search capability does not work since upgrade to 14.04

When I do a search (Ctrl+F) in LibreOffice Writer only one letter is accepted, like in some sort of overwrite mode. The same happens, for example, in gedit. However a Ctrl+F search from the browser ...
2
votes
0answers
29 views

How do I tell Libre Office to stop transferring me to a footnote?

When editing a document rather than highlighing a word, libre office sends me to a previous footnote. All I need is a page number in the footnote and nothing else. How do I tell Libre Office to stop ...
2
votes
0answers
246 views

LibreOffice saves slow and pauses on first save with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm experiencing some strange behavior with Libre Office on Ubuntu 14.04. This applies to both the version bundled with 14.04, and the latest version from the Libre Office website. When I open Libre ...
2
votes
0answers
542 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
495 views

How to delete pre-installed Libreoffice from KDE?

I installed Libreoffice 4.2 (yes, beta release, much better) when I was on Ubuntu, but then, I installed KDE desktop and Libreoffice came together with KDE. So now I have 2 libreoffice installed, one ...
2
votes
0answers
89 views

LibreOffice 3.5.72 - non printing characters

I am trying to visualize non printing characters on LibreOffice 3.5.7.2 Build ID: 350m1(Build:2) in Ubuntu 12.04 According to the help page and to what I have found on line, I should either press ...
2
votes
0answers
31 views

LibreOffice documents spill over into workplace below

I have LibreOffice 3.6.2.2 My problem is that documents sometimes (not always, it seems to be random) spill over into workplace below. The typing area is all on the screen, but the bottom part of the ...
2
votes
0answers
131 views

Why does Unity launcher start the wrong program?

When I left click the LibreOffice Icon firefox launches instead. A Right click gives me a choice of New Document Firefox Lock to Launcher. Until some recent updates this never happened ...
2
votes
0answers
251 views

How can I distribute mandatory settings (system and LibreOffice settings)?

I'm a Linux sysadmin and I maintain 100 Ubuntu desktops. We're about to upgrade to 12.04, but before we can do that we have to make Ubuntu PCI complaint. Meaning we have to lock some mandatory ...
1
vote
0answers
35 views

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, ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

Ubuntu 14.04 crashes and restarts when opening LibreOFFICE

Upon opening LIbre office ,, my system shuts down and restarts into the login page . i cant open libre office because of this . I had recently updated all the softwares in Ubuntu . The version ...
1
vote
0answers
56 views

Can an Ubuntu system get infected by a Macro Virus for MS Office / LibreOffice / OpenOffice?

We are running Ubuntu on several office machines, which are used to handle administrative tasks on a daily basis, e.g. to receive applications via e-mail. We now had the situation that we received ...
1
vote
0answers
37 views

Shared Files are not collaborating (only coming as read only)

I have shared a folder and files inside (over a LAN network - Peer to peer). The permissions are for read and write for everyone. But whenever someone (from a different machine in the same network ) ...
1
vote
0answers
16 views

Festival- how to make speech synthesis read numbers like “1325.25” as “one three two five point two five”?

I am using Ubuntu 15.10. In Libreoffice calc, I am using an extension "read text" to read numbers using Festival speech synthesis. How to set up Festival speech synthesis to read numbers like ...
1
vote
0answers
32 views

appearance of LibreOffice on Lubuntu

These problem is concerning only the appearance of LibreOffice on Lubuntu. I installed LO via the Software Centre of Lubuntu, but at the end there was a break (it was not finished). Later I tried to ...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

Libreoffice Mendeley Plugin stopped merging citations

After a number of successful merges, Mendeley plugin for Libreoffice does not merge citations anymore. The document I am working on it has almost 100 citations. How can I make it to work as before? ...
1
vote
0answers
87 views

Libreoffice 5 in ubuntu 15.10 raising system temperature

I'm using 15.10 upgraded from 15.04 and when I open some documents with new Libreoffice5, the system temperature goes to 60-65ºC (or more!), when normally stands between 45º and 50º. Also, ...
1
vote
0answers
88 views

“Add Network Folder” in Dolphin opens LibreOffice

I recently upgraded to Kubuntu 15.10. Since then, when I noticed a strange behavior when using Dolphin to access network folders: I go to the Network place and then I click "Add Network Folder". I ...
1
vote
0answers
32 views

Infinite LibreOffice Draw file

I need to create a flowchart, and I like LibreOffice's Draw application. However, I can't create an large flowchart in it, since Draw is page-limited. As seen in this LibreOffice's forum topic, I ...
1
vote
0answers
15 views

Can I execute a macro made by libreoffice writer for several docs at once

I compose several documents at once in libreoffice writer. I have a standard form that needs a macro ran whereby names, dates, digital signatures are added in. I have this part completed. I want ...
1
vote
0answers
190 views

Error in function createSettingsDocument (elements.cxx) when using a libreoffice command

When I run the following script as a root user, the powerpoint file converts to a pdf. When I run the following script as a non root user or a user on my web server I get the errors below. When ...
1
vote
0answers
48 views

ODP to SWF to OGG Animation Problem

I created a small .odp file containing some simple text animations using LibreOffice that I exported to SWF. Now I want to use the text animation in Pitivi to add a short soundtrack to the animation ...
1
vote
0answers
103 views

LibreOffice 4.4.4.3 crashes Unity (12.04 LTS)

For close to the last year, I have had problems with LibreOffice randomly crashing my Unity desktop in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Today, I found a consistency to the problem and recorded a video to show what ...
1
vote
0answers
16 views

How to make Libre office writer start from the page I left off at?

Every time I open a file in Libre Office writer, I am at the begining of the document, is there a setting that can be changed for the files to be in the location tat was closed last time, or worked in ...
1
vote
0answers
47 views

Using LibreOffice Impress' Presenter's Console with a single display

Sometimes, you do not need to drive the slides when giving a presentation, (someone else is doing it for you on another screen, or you e-mailed the slides to a remote site), but it would still be nice ...