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Assuming you read What is the difference between OpenOffice and the newly created LibreOffice? (I was going to mark it as duplicate but your question is more of a why Ubuntu and others still use LibreOffice) the differences right now and possibly for the future are: LibreOffice Development is several times faster than OpenOffice which helps users and ...


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*UPDATE 2 * As of July 25, the following PPA offers the Release version of LibreOffice: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade That will leave you with LibreOffice 4.1. UPDATE 1 A PPA is now available for 4.1.0. To add it, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the ...


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"Save as" saves the current file as a given filename. That may or may not be the first copy of the file. And in most applications, this path becomes the active file in the application. "Save copy as" (et al) tend to create another file (which may or may not be the same as above) but won't change the active file (if it exists) and you'll still be editing the ...


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I have found saving my libre office docs in the older ms word 97 format works best, it gives the .doc extension instead of the 2007 .docx extension. same thing with powerpoint ppt instead of the pptx in libre office I set the options to save in that format by default. I have ms office 2007 at work and don't seem to have a problem going back and forth with ...


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This is based on this tutorial, recommended by Glutanimate in a comment to the question for making a 'local' installation of a specific version. I will consider only the case of the deb files package (there are multiple such files archived in a package). To get the latest versions go here. To get other versions go here. (I found about this address from ...


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You need to add the Malayalam keyboard layout. To do that just follow the images below. Click on Keyboard Layout Click the + sign to add a layout Choose that correct layout that you want, and then click add To switch languages, you can either use that key combination shown in the image below Or


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If you are running a newer version of Ubuntu you can get various versions of LibreOffice 4 right from the repos: 14.04 has LibreOffice 4.2 13.10 has LibreOffice 4.1 13.04 has LibreOffice 4.0.2 Install it with: sudo apt-get install libreoffice Or use the software center. If you want the absolute latest version of LibreOffice follow this ...


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There should be three options (though not in all programs): "Save" - This will save the document without asking for a new name or location. It will over-write the original. "Save As" - This will prompt you to save the document using a dialog box. You will have the ability to change the file name and/or location. If you choose the same file name and ...


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The simplest solution would be exporting your documents as PDF, if the only goal is to print them. It'd assure that the documents will look exactly as expected regardless of the software used to open it. In Libre Office Writer simply use File>Export as PDF... or use PDF button from your toolbar.


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There is nothing wrong to have OpenOffice and LibreOffice installed at the same time. Moreover, you can have more than one version of OpenOffice and more than one version of LibreOffice without any conflict. LibreOffice can be found in the Ubuntu Software Center. If you want the latest version, you can find it at http://www.libreoffice.org/download/. To ...


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From being semi-active in the LibreOffice support areas, I have seen numerous references to .docx, .pptx and .xlsx (the MS Office 2007+ versions) having a few problems currently, and that for best collaboration with MS users, the original formats (.doc, .xls, .ppt) should be used, as the exporting techniques used provide greater compatibility than .docx, ...


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The main LibreOffice PPA is for "test builds and backports", including "alpha and beta releases!". If you don't want such bleeding edge, it includes links to per-version stable PPAs, e.g. https://launchpad.net/~libreoffice/+archive/libreoffice-4-1 for LibreOffice 4.1.


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For automatic page numbers we have a predefined field we can insert at any place (including your footer) using the menu item Insert - Fields: We can define the format of the page numbering as well as an offset in case we do not start numbering with 1.


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Just Hit F11 which opens the styles and apply the styles to heading 1 to 3. Put your cursor in one of the headings and hit Format/Bullets and Numbering... (update: and not Tools/Outline Numbering... as mentioned before) in the menu bar. Then select the tab outline and choose the option numeric with all sublevels (see image) In the position tab of ...


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A more detailed answer: If you use this feature a lot (I'm a math teacher, I use it a lot!) you can add a button to the toolbar to take you directly to the formula editor. There is a GUI input method, but you can also use a sort-of command line version where you enter the code for the expression as text in your document, then highlight it and select Insert ...


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If you want to install a package on top of another one, system package management tools should take care of it, so you could locate your package, say its called libreoffice.deb, and just run sudo dpkg -i libreoffice.deb If the package is indeed the same application but another version than the one installed, you will read in the terminal that the package ...


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Maybe you can take a look in ~/.config/libreoffice. If you recently upgraded LibreOffice to a new version, it's possible that your old settings weren't transferred. You should find your macro's in ~/.config/libreoffice/$VERSION/user/basic/Standard, replacing $VERSION with one of the versions you have/had installed. For example, I apparently have two ...


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Here's my interface : This is the Sifr theme for LibreOffice 4.2 If you have LibreOffice 4.2, you can install the Sifr theme with : sudo apt-get install libreoffice-style-sifr If you don't have Libreoffice 4.2, install it with : sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade A few other themes are ...


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[Note: because icons are for the Desktop users (and not server users), the following steps use as little terminal as possible. For noobs: nautilus is the standard file manager.] Download the icon pack from http://dfiles.eu/files/k2dq3mwkq Go to the directory in which you downloaded it, right-click on the zip file and choose "extract here" Navigate in the ...


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In LibreOffices' Menu Bar go to 'Tools -> Options', which will open a pop up window, like shown in the screenshot above. From there choose from options: LibreOfficeWriter -> Fonts LibreOfficeWriter -> Basic Fonts You can set new fonts or simple find out, what fonts are set in your current setup.


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Go to file, and choose save as .doc or .docx. See images below: Now if you still have issues with the formatting, you can try export as PDF. Just choose your settings, and click on export. ( thanks to the many users that suggested that). See images below.


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You can also use Firefox themes in Libreoffice. Find a theme you like here. Note down the URL of the theme you like - here is a bad example: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/ubuntu-theme-for-libreoffic/ In Libreoffice 4.2 (Firefox themes I think are supported from version 4 onwards), Go to 'Tools' > 'Options', then go the the ...


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Go to Tools -> Options -> LibreOffice -> View and reset the Scaling option to 100%. Yours appears to be set at 22%. To quickly reset the scaling for any open sheet, double-click on the display percentage at the bottom-right of the window (next to the scaling slider) to bring up the Zoom & View Layout dialog.


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I was experiencing the same problem and solved it by installing libreoffice-script-provider-python: sudo apt-get install libreoffice-script-provider-python Hope it helps.


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The use of Microsoft Power Point presentations is supported by default in Ubuntu. After a fresh installation you will also have Libre Office installed. This office suite comes with Impress, a presentation software similar to Power Point. With Impress you can not only import and view presentations including slide shows but you will also be able to export ...


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If you decide to go with LaTeX, you can get pre-made templates for conference proceedings and IEEE transactions (journals) from the IEEE website. They also have Microsoft Word 2003 'templates' there (really just doc files) which should work to some extent in LibreOffice, at least to provide a basic format you can start with. Everyone will have their own ...


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It is a bug, see here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/1246583 Should be fixed in next version I can add I have the same issue in UBUNTU 13.10 with Apache openoffice 4.0.1 EDIT: It has now been fixed in the new LibreOffice beta 4.2 version. It can be downloaded from the Libreoffice website.


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The icons you see are from the package libreoffice-style-oxygen. Others you can install, including some that should be installed by default, are: libreoffice-style-crystal libreoffice-style-galaxy libreoffice-style-hicontrast libreoffice-style-human libreoffice-style-tango These can be found in Software Center by entering "libreoffice-style" in the ...


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The best solution that works for me is that I save my document in PDF format. PDF format is more accurate (position and size) and are generally readable in most computer with adobe reader. To save your document as PDF format, go to File, then click on Export as PDF. Note: in PDF format, you won't be able to edit your document.


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It is a bug, see here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/1246583 But it has now been fixed in the new LibreOffice beta 4.2 version. It can be downloaded and installed from the Libreoffice website. However, I still have the same issue in UBUNTU 13.10 with Apache openoffice 4.0.1. No fix there yet.



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