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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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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libre office copy formatting Ctrl+Shift+C alternative

Microsoft Word has a very useful command for copying and pasting formatting. Ctrl+Shift+C and Ctrol+Shift+V Is there such a command available in Libre Office Writer? If not, is there some way of ...
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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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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How do I change the default format of a shape (drawing object) in Impress

When I create a new rectangle from the Drawing toolbar in OpenOffice Impress 3.4.1, it has really ugly formatting (line color, line width, and fill color). I believe I inadvertently changed the ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Change Libreoffice Impress screen background color

I would like to change the black background to white.
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How can I make links to pictures instead of embedded pictures?

I am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS with LibreOffice 4.2.7.2. When I use HTML writer and I want insert a picture, LibreOffice generates a html page with embedded picture, but I want get a link to the picture. ...
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LibreOffice upper case

I using the Libre Office, but all what I typing transforms to the upper case. How I can suppress this ? I already try to find solution in Google, but has no results.
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LibreOffice 4.2 for 14.10?

I'm using Lubuntu 14.10. I want to know if the LibreOffice suite is available for Utopic as version 4.2.. apt-cache show libreoffice lists only version 4.3. I understand that version 4.2.7 is the ...
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Libre Office garbles text

Last night I was working on a .doc file that I've been working on for about a week. Before leaving it for the night - I saved it as usual (it was first saved as "Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP/2003", and ...
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Why does this one SVG file cause Libreoffice Writer to slow down?

I have a LibreOffice Writer file that contains two SVG files. Both SVG files are about 200Kb in size, and neither contain anything other than vectors, so far as I know. There are no embedded PNGs or ...
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How can I add “custom line spacing” on a toolbar in libreWriter?

So, I have a customized toolbar in LibreWriter and I'd like to have the option of Format---> Paragraph---->Indents & Spacing tab---->Line Spacing. Is there a way to add it? I know I can customize ...
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How to setup minimized change tracking in LibreOffice 4.2.x

If change tracking is enabled in Libreoffice 4.2.x it tracks really every action, also those that I wouldn't consider a change, whose which are withdrawn and those which diff wouldn't consider changes ...
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Using accented characters in Libre Office (Ubuntu character mapping)

I read on the Internet that I could set up Ubuntu to use characters like á and é by assigning Alt Gr as the Alternative Characters Key in keyboard settings. It works in nearly all applications. But ...
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Change the icon color in LibreOffice Calc

There appears to be no way of changing icon color in a calc chart. After creating an XY scatter plot, I can select "format data series" and can change the icon symbol and size, but not the color. ...
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Libreoffice icon on xfce switcher

I want to replace the ugly icons used for libreoffice on the xfce alt-tab switcher (Xubuntu 14.04), but I can't find it on any theme of icons neither any system folder. I really don't imagine where ...
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Can't type accents in uppercase letters in Chrome

I'm using Kubuntu 14.04 with the latest Chrome (Version 35.0.1916.114) and while inside any Chrome window I can't really type accented uppercase letters. So, for instance, these é á ã ó ò are ...
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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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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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Libreoffice and Chrome crash when showing dialog box (insert, save, open) (Ubuntu 14.04)

I'm upgrading my 12.04 to 14.04, after that everytime I want to insert image in Libreoffice, or saving pdf from chrome or opening "customize and control" in Chrome, the software is always crashed. ...
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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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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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libreoffice Calc search area data question

(using libreoffice Calc) Geppettvs D'Constanzo answered a question How to create a Table Search in LibreOffice Calc? I cant find a way to ask within the question/answer or ask him directly But I'm ...
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Touchpad-Indicator not working

I installed touchpad-indicator for my HP Pavilion laptop, and now I'm having problems with hit working. I've searched but have not found answers for this specific problem. I really need to be able to ...
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run libreoffice on background

i installed libreoffice on ubuntu 13.10 server from terminal now i have to run it with the command like this /usr/bin/soffice -accept="socket,host=localhost,port=8100;urp;StarOffice.ServiceManager" ...
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Zotero/LibreOffice icons in Xubuntu 13.10

I've seen various fixes and have tried a bunch (all with varying degrees of success - explained below), and this is the sort of pertinacity thing which really annoys me - No icons in LibreOffice for ...
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Writer feature for interweaving the lines of multiple paragraphs. ie: musical or theatrical composition

Doable in Libre Office ? Doesn't need to take solid paragraphs and interweave them.Just need to set it up. So it does it as I type them. The problem with manually doing it is every time I edit the ...
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How can I override some pages without numbering in LibreOffice Writer

How can I override some pages without numbering in LibreOffice Writer? For example: I want to write document with 20 pages (numbering in the footer) but the pages (1st, 10th, 15th and 20th) without ...
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Libreoffice Calc: thin borders not printing

In Libreoffice Calc, by boss has dozens of documents with .05pt borders; when she prints, some of the borders aren't actually printed, it's like they're considered "too thin" to show up. It's not an ...
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Page number display when scrolling

I have a question about scrolling in LibreOffice Writer. When I scroll up or down a document, as soon as I turn the mousewheel, a black rectangle reading "Page 1/4" shows up, on the right side of the ...
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How to export ppt/pptx to pdf without background image in Libre Office Impress?

When I export ppt to pdf, the background image also gets converted as a part of the pdf. Is there an option to disable inclusion of background images? Can this be done via terminal?
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Can't remove LibreOffice Writer from Launcher

I updated from LibreOffice 3.4 to 4.1. Then I uninstalled 3.4. The links to Libreoffice in the Launcher still worked, but I wanted to use the main LibreOffice icon instead of the individual app ...