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How to use word hyperlinks?

When I open word document in Open Office I have link like this https://somehome/someword.doc#SOME_SECTION I think it should work that when I click on the link its forwarded to SOME_SECTION in that ...
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Will LibreOffice advance ahead of Open Office eventually?

Examining the differences between LibreOffice and Open Office and trying to understand what it's all about, would it be correct to assume that LibreOffice will eventually be overtaking Open Office in ...
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Missing Math Symbols in LibreOffice/OpenOffice [closed]

I've had this problem for about six months, but I haven't been able to find a solution. When viewing documents with writer or presentation containing math symbols/fonts, some of the symbols are ...
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why do i get titles of OO document in Gibberish

opening an OpenOffice file with Hebrew name, the file name appears as gibberish. in the folder it is read fine, but when i open the file, on the top bar of the document window and in the bottom of the ...
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My .odb database spikes the CPU in OpenOffice and LibreOffice [closed]

my database is in .odb format, and it does not work in 9.1, 10.04, 10.10, openoffice OR 11.04 beta libreoffice but works in xp, w7 and fedora 14 The biggest issue i'm facing is that it takes minutes ...
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Reinstalling OpenOffice.org

I removed OpenOffice.org and installed LibreOffice about a month ago. LibreOffice cannot spell-check and i would like to go back. However Ubuntu gives me dependency problems and I cannot reinstall ...
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Formulae created in Excel not working in OpenOffice

I am trying to open some Microsoft Office files in which there are formulae which are apparently copy pasted and therefore can be separated from the written rest. The problem is, these formulae don't ...
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How do you refresh formulas in OpenOffice/LibreOffice Calc?

I started using LibreOffice and when I had laid out the formulas I pressed F9 like I normally did in Excel and nothing happened. I couldn't figure out what was the keyboard shortcut to refresh and ...
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OpenOffice Presentation change slide by clicking slides

Is it possible to change slides in dual screen mode by clicking the slide on the left monitor? For instance, if the slide view is on the left screen, and the full-screen is on the right screen. I ...
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Can OO Presentation go full-screen to the secondary monitor?

I have two screens set up on my desktop, the second is a projector. For obvious reasons I would like to have the secondary screen ( projector) display the full-screen view of OO Presentation. I am ...
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How do I replace OpenOffice 3.2.0 with OpenOffice 3.3.0?

I wanted to install OpenOffice 3.3.0, but it was installed alongside OpenOffice 3.2.0 instead of replacing it How do I upgrade 3.2.0 to 3.3.0?
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Why doesn't LO/OOo look completely native?

I am not talking about the Win 98 look, but even with the gnome-integration installed buttons look a bit weird and there are sometimes black lines where there shouldn't be any. Why?
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How do I change the default font to “Ubuntu” on OpenOffice.org?

By default, the OpenOffice.org font is Liberation Serif. How do I change this behavior, so that "Ubuntu" becomes the default font?
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Can I present a powerpoint presentation with sound?

It is possible to demonstrate .PPT with audio under Ubuntu? example such of .ppt - it is short tales for kids
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OpenOffice always print a copy for every page [closed]

Openoffice in 10.10 always send a extra copy for each page in my document's (writer, calc) on a HP Laserjet 4250 and HP Deskjet 3920. I double check "Copies" option and is set to 1, but always send a ...
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Fonts DPI problem in Firefox and Open Office

I have changed fonts DPI from 96 to 85. Now the desktop really looks great but the problem is that Firefox and Open Office won't apply the new settings. They still use 96 DPI. Any suggestion? thx
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How to update to OpenOffice.org 3.3?

OpenOffice.org 3.3 is released. As the past shows, official 10.10 repos are unlikely to update to 3.3. How do I best update to 3.3?
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How do I get Japanese characters showing correctly in OpenOffice?

I get little squares for Japanese characters, even after installing a few Japanese packages like openoffice.org-l10n-ja, language-support-fonts-ja, etc. Already tried logging off and restarting ...
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OpenOffice Calc - Sheet Tabs and Buttons

The sheet tabs in Open Office Calc appear very pixelated to me. Also the buttons to change tabs are very tiny. Screenshot: Is there a way to fix this appearance? All the functionality is there, ...
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OpenOffice Calc: How can I count the number of different items with data pilot?

I have a rather long spreadsheet with historical information of issues solved by some user on a collaborative environment. The spreadsheet have the following (relevant) columns date, week no., ...
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Generate powerpoint slides automatically

I'm often faced with the tedious task of generating a PowerPoint from a collection of pictures. Each picture is to be placed with in its own slide, centered and enlarged so that it fills the screen. ...
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Open Office Mail Merge doesn't work

As far as I can tell, Mail Merge (as well as data sources) is broken in OpenOffice on 10.04. There is no View | Data Sources menu option, and the shortcut for Data Sources F4 does nothing. In ...
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Changing column numbering system in Calc (spreadsheet), Not the formatting

I am trying to convert a numbering system in an old dbase file. I have manage to open it in calc and, before I use it as a table in a new database created with base, there is a field (column) I would ...
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Firefox & OpenOffice don't use Indicator Applet Application Menu

At present, it seems neither Firefox nor Open Office seem to be using the Indicator Applet Application Menu. Is there a work around/fix committed?
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How to type Hindi in open office?

i m using ubuntu 10.10. please tell me how to type in hindi fonts in open office word. please help
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Can't start Oowriter

I have some problems to start Open Office on Ubuntu 10.10. I've tried to start it by menu and by terminal (oowriter). Both ways are not working. It's confusing to see that starting OpenOffice by ...
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Presentation with many fullscreen video

I am currently creating a presentation (like power point). I have tried multiple applications to create this presentation but there are some problems. I have tried Ease: Program is not stable ...
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How to add a hyperlink to an action button?

How to add a hyper-link to an action button in Open Office.org Presentation?
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Is it safe to install LibreOffice alongside OpenOffice.org?

I would like to try out LibreOffice, but I'm worried about messing up my existing OpenOffice.org install. Can LibreOffice be safely installed alongside OpenOffice.org?
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How, in a script, can I determine if a file is currently being written to by another process?

I'm very new to bash scripting, so I might be barking up the wrong tree, but here is my current situation: In a script, I start soffice; to convert an odt to a pdf It seems that soffice detaches ...
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Is there a virtual printer to output an Open Office doc to multiple images (jpg, png etc)?

I'm after a virtual printer which takes each page of "printed" output and converts into multiple images (one image for each page)... eg. .jpg, or .png, etc.. I'm specifically looking for something ...
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Mass printing ODT documents

Is there a faster way to print multiple ODT documents besides opening each one in OpenOffice/LibreOffice and printing each document separately? It would be great if I could just select multiple ...
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Cannot get spell check to work

I am running the latest version of Ubuntu. Going back at least 3 versions and across updates and re-installations I have never and can still not get open office's spell check to work. This renders the ...
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How do I make Nautilus use preview thumbnails for OpenOffice.org documents?

In Nautilus by default I have very nice default previews of different file types, for example JPEG, Png, Svg, text or PDF. Is it possible to make Nautilus show preview thumbnails also of ...
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Can I make OpenOffice.org recognize automatically the language I am writing in?

I use to write a lot in many different languages, and I frequently use spelling checkers to correct my texts. But switching the settings manually each time is a loss of time. In Firefox I have a very ...
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Printing Envelopes in OpenOffice

I have an Epson RX580 multi-function printer, and OpenOffice refuses to print envelopes on it correctly. I've tried changing every setting I could, but it keeps on cutting off the return address. ...
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How can I install SQLite to be used with OpenOffice?

My GPS uses a SQLite database. I would like to access this data using OpenOffice to look at the relationship between data entries. Is there a way to install SQLite with OpenOffice?
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Good application for printing envelopes?

Does Evolution have the ability to print envelopes for your contacts? How about one of the OpenOffice applications? I'm going to be setting up an Ubuntu PC for my parents company soon and was ...
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What office suite will be used in 11.04?

Which office suite will be used in Ubuntu 11.04? Open Office or LibreOffice?
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OpenOffice won't run

I click the icon, the splash screen will come up, and then about half way, it will disappear, I can't get it to work at all, any possible solutions?? I tried to get Terminal output, but I couldn't ...
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How to install LibreOffice? (replacing OpenOffice.org)

On 10.10 how do I get rid of Openoffice.org, and install LibreOffice without borking my system?
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What is the difference between OpenOffice and the newly created LibreOffice?

What is the difference between OpenOffice and LibreOffice? I understand that LibreOffice is another fork that is going to be developed. I have used OpenOffice since v1 and am wondering if there is a ...
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MediaWiki export in OpenOffice.org 3

I've just recently found an article that describes some default functionality in OpenOffice.org 3 that isn't present in my install on 10.04 - This entry details that the Export functionality post 2.4 ...
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How to force panel not to be on top?

I am trying to present a full screen slideshow using OOo Impress, but the top panel stays on top of the slideshow. I went to Slideshow->Slideshow Settings... and made sure Always on top was ...
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Debugging OpenOffice crashes [closed]

This is partly an OpenOffice question and partly a Ubuntu question. I'm running OpenOffice 3.2.0 and Ubuntu 10.04. I get frequent crashes of OO, especially the Calc app, although I get crashes in the ...