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

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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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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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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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How can I convert an ODT file to a PDF?

Does anyone know how to convert an ODT file (LibreOffice) to PDF?
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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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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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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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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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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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Where can I download pretty extra templates for LibreOffice Impress?

Where can I download pretty extra templates for LibreOffice Impress or OpenOffice.org?
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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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Presentation Creation Tools

Other than LibreOffice/OpenOffice.org Impress what good presentation making tools are available for Ubuntu? I prefer a GUI tool which can export to PDF as I have to make presentation in Windows PC. ...
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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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How to replace LibreOffice with OpenOffice?

To put it simply, I do not want LibreOffice. How can I remove LibreOffice and install OpenOffice. I have tried installing the .deb packages from the OpenOffice download but nothing visibly happens. ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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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Graphics problems with applications

For some reason, I've got some graphical issues sometimes. Mostly with AbiWord, LibreOffice (and OpenOffice.org), and Wine applications. I've added some screenshots below t oclarify a bit. This is not ...
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Excel Cell Comments Are White When Opened in Calc?

I have an Excel 2003 (.xls) spreadsheet that I created on my Windows box. I tried to open it on Open Office's Calc program, and it looks like all the cell values / formatting is indeed there. Yet, ...
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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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How to uninstall OpenOffice?

I want to completely remove open office from my system. What packages do I need to uninstall to remove it completely? I am using Ubuntu 10.10.
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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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Why does LibreOffice use OpenOffice.org-like icons?

After having solved this issue by uninstalling and installing lo-menubar, I got a weird bug in LibreOffice. The icons now look like the ones of the legacy OpenOffice.org which is not installed on my ...
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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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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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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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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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How to merge the cells in openoffice?

How to merge two columns in open office? For example i have the following datas in cloumns as follows. A1 10 | B1 10 A2 11 | B2 20 A3 12 | B3 30 A4 13 | B4 40 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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.