Apache OpenOffice productivity suite. OpenOffice was the default 'Office' suite in all pre-11.04 Ubuntu releases.

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Is it possible to install OpenOffice and LibreOffice in parallel?

Because of this bug I was forced to use an older version of LibreOffice. But I would like to have the latest LibreOffice - keeping in this way an eye on a possible future fix to the bug. And, when ...
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I am trying to remove OpenOffice to go back to LibreOffice, but I keep getting an error message

I am trying to remove OpenOffice and go back to LibreOffice but I keep getting this error message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libreoffice-core : Depends: libreoffice-common ...
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Convert a presentation to video with narration

I have an OpenOffice presentation. I want to create a movie (for YouTube), that shows the slides, with my voice explaining about them. Is this possible in Ubuntu?
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no suitable windowing system found, exiting. open office 4 ubuntu

I am running open office 4 soffice headless on Ubuntu 64 bit on my VPS with command line. /usr/bin/soffice -accept=socket,host=localhost,port=8100;urp;StarOffice.ServiceManager -norestore ...
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OpenOffice on Ubuntu Software Center

Why OpenOffice is not available in Ubuntu Software Center? If Ubuntu choose LibreOffice over OpenOffice, that does not mean that OpenOffice should be removed or not available as an option. Isn't ...
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how do I fix the menu items displayed when using OpenOffice?

I wanna ask about Ubuntu 12.04 LTS running on my laptop. When I run OpenOffice, the menubar is showing ___ signs, including File, View, Edit, Tools etc. then I cannot find the words on it. Here's ...
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Openoffice didn't install correctly, how do I remove it?

I attempted to install openoffice with the packages that the openoffice site automatically got for me which were incorrect; RPM files insead of DEB files. The problem is after attempting to install ...
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Why LibreOffice is default instead of OpenOffice.org

I have read before some articles about OpenOffice.org (OOO). They were saying that because of the status of OOO before it is maintained by Apache, the distros avoided distributing OOO along with the ...
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step-by-step instructions for installing programs in Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

total novice, ex-windows user here, I would love it if you guys could help me a bit. I managed to boot Ubuntu from a DVD and it's all running smoothly, however, I decided to try installing Openoffice ...
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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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How can I install OpenOffice? [duplicate]

Hi I'm new to Ubuntu having finally given up the ghost with Windows 8! On Ubuntu 13.04, I've used the Software Centre to install a number of apps including Skype. However OpenOffice is proving very ...
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How do I install the latest OpenOffice.org?

Today I downloaded and installed OpenOffice through the PPA repositories, using apt-get (hope that's what I mean to say), and when the program checked for updates it said there was a new version - ...
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Unable to open a xls file in Openoffice 3.2

I am unable to open a xls file in Openoffice 3.2. But the same file is getting Opened in other system which has the same Oo version. But in this When i open the file i get a pop-up window with Import ...
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Where can I find pencil tool in Open Office drawing?

In Table menu in MS Word, we have the option to draw a table by using pencil tool and erase the line of the table by using eraser. How can we do the same in Open Office drawing?
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It is possible to install Openoffice.org on later versions of Ubuntu?

I want to replace Libreoffice with Openoffice.org o Ubuntu 12.10 with GNOME Classic.But i want to install the italian version because I'm italian.
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Using the data from a drop down calendar in LibreOffice Calc?

I'm using LibreOffice to make a spreadsheet (in Calc, obviously) and have inserted a Date Field Form Control. I edited it the way I want so it has a drop down calendar. However, when I go to the ...
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Programmer AND student on Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm currently set up with a Windows 7 PC for work, with notepad++ and Sublime Text 2, and a XAMPP server. I'm also using the PC for studying. I'm considering switching to Ubuntu, but I wanna make ...
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xls file some formula not open in open office

In my office morethan 50system working in ubuntu desktop ,But the problem is some of macro function not supported in openoffice . the formula values also changed when it is open in openoffice . is any ...
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Word processor with less overhead then Open/Libre Office?

I'll be honest I've run both OpenOffice and Libre Office and I'm not impressed with their speed/resource consumption both of them lag on my laptop and I don't think it's because of my hardware, for ...
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OpenOffice - combined roman and arabic numerals page numbers

I am putting the final touches on my Master's Thesis, and the format I need to use requires that all pages before the table of contents be numbered with roman numerals, and all following pages be ...
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Error trying to install OpenOffice or LibreOffice after removing OpenOffice

I removed OpenOffice with isuru@isuru-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get purge "openoffice*" Now when I try to install LibreOffice I get following error Please help me to install LibreOffice on my computer. ...
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Font substitution

What happens when you open a .docx document that is written in a font not available on your computer? How can you find the name of original font? I guess writer select automatically an other font. I ...
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Error when I try to install desktop integration features for Openoffice

peng@peng-ThinkPad-SL410:~$ cd '/home/peng/Downloads/en-US/DEBS/desktop-integration' peng@peng-ThinkPad-SL410:~/Downloads/en-US/DEBS/desktop-integration$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb (Reading database ... ...
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Convert text to data in spreadsheet when copying output data from terminal?

My Fortran code outputs two columns of data to the screen in a terminal. When I copy that to a spreadsheet, it always gets entered as "text" format. Is there a way to convert it to data? I've tried ...
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Why is my OpenOffice.org presentation opening in LibreOffice Writer?

I have project created in OpenOffice.org Impress which is created in a local language. Today when I open it what I could see is: When I open with the settings what I could see is Writer is opening ...
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Where on the launchpad page given in the description is the ppa of openoffice that I need to add to get the repository?

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/quantal/amd64/openoffice.org/1:3.3.0-7ubuntu7 Please help me I've spent hours trying to figure out how to install openoffice on Quantal Ubuntu 12.10 and it is driving me ...
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Restore Pop Up Window in OpenOffice won't go away

I have been using OpenOffice for months. Now when I open up the application, I get a pop up window with the message that "The application Open Office quit unexpectedly while trying to restore its ...
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Install OpenOffice for headless use

The question very simple and short. I am following this article to install OpenOffice headless: sudo apt-get install openoffice.org-headless openoffice.org-writer openoffice.org-draw And I get the ...
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Print to thermal printer from Open office Calc

I'd like to print receipts to an epson TM-T88IV from open office calc (Spreadsheet). Is this possible?
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How I can remove date time metadata from my LibreOffice comments?

Is there a way to control the metadata that is saved in a LibreOffice document? I want to: Add comments of my own. Prevent date and time metadata from being saved.
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OpenOffice doesn't work

I installed OpenOffice on 12.04, and set it as the default utility for spreadsheets, but it doesn't run at all. While trying to troubleshoot, I read that it is not recommended to install it ...
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Why LibreOffice keeps saying the document is locked for editing?

I created file LinuxNotes.odt some time ago and yesterday I edited that same file at my work place and I was in Guest account when I edited that file. Now whenever I open that file any where else ...
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Why Ubuntu 12.04 is shipped with Libre Office? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What office suite will be used in 11.04? Ubuntu 12.04 is shipped with Libre Office and before that all versions 10, 9, 8 were shipped with Open Office. If Libre Office ...
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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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Openoffice Installation and the results?

My question for this time, involves Open office application. I have the sources of how to install openoffice on ubuntu os. The apache home site or the main home of the program provider and parent ...
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How to install Openoffice? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Open Office? first of all. I have a question, that deals with OpenOffice suite/program. I am trying to figure out how to instal OpenOffice Suite. I went ...
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How to convert docx to doc with terminal

I looked around in google to see if there was a way to convert docx files to doc through the terminal and I found some potential solutions using perl's xmllib, but I was wondering if there was another ...
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How do I wipe and set up donated laptops with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I run an organisation that cleans data from donated laptops and reinstalls minimal operating systems and office for poor schools in rural India. I plan to boot and wipe the laptops I receive, but I ...
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LibreOffice PDF exporting issue - transparent objects

When I export my presentation to PDF the first slide, whose master slide has a white and transparent field turns black and transparent. Anybody has an idea what is going on?
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Ubuntu Philosophy Question [closed]

I was just switching from Windows to Ubuntu and I started to read this. And there were quite a few things I did not understand. One was: "OpenOffice decided not to have a learning curve" ...
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Installed entire font family, but only one appears

I recently installed an entire family of fonts (Gill Sans for those interested) on my computer. When I open up OpenOffice to use them, however, I saw that in the drop-down font menu I only get to see ...
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Sheet name font size on LibreOffice Calc is too small

I am using LibreOffice 3.5.3.2 (Ubuntu 12.04) and the buttons to switch tabs in Calc are written with small fonts. They're so small I can't even read what is written on them. I could not find a way ...
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OpenOffice Impress (MS Powerpoint alternative) not linking to Projector

When i connect OpenOffice ppt for projector, it doesnt display or detect anything.While i can run the same in my windows OS installed alongside. I donot know if it is a possible driver problem or a ...
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Question about OLE Files

Are the open format files that are saved with LibreOffice and OpenOffice act like the OLE files that are saved with MS Office?
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Automatic conversion of decimal number

I have this number 0.057287, if I write it in OOCalc, will be converted in 954.47.00. The only way to leave it as it was is to write '0.057287, but this last notation hide number from the charts. How ...
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Save .csv with formulas?

It seems to be an undocumented/unsupported feature, but if you open a csv (comma separated spreadsheet) with Libreoffice, it will calculate formulas that start with = in the text file. Unfortunately I ...
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How do I make a digital certificate available to LibreOffice Writer for digital signatures?

I obtained a client certificate from CAcert through Firefox. I want to use that certificate to sign a document created with LibreOffice Writer. In Writer, I click File > Digital Signatures... to ...
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Dependencies Error

I recently installed OpenOffice.org because LibreOffice wasn't working. I removed LibreOffice with this command: sudo apt-get purge libreoffice-core And then installed OpenOffice. Now I get an ...
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How do I install OpenOffice.org instead of LibreOffice?

I want to install OpenOffice.org. What can I do to install it on my computer?
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Nonprinting Characters no longer appear

I can't figure out how long this has been going on, but it finally started to drive me crazy: in Libre Office writer, absolutely nothing changes when I toggle the "Nonprinting Characters" button. ctrl ...