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TL;DR: In ~/.config, rename libreoffice to libreoffice.old. Often a bug or other problem that keeps a big, complicated application (like LibreOffice or Firefox) from starting correctly is triggered by something in the profile of the user who runs it, that is, in user-specific configuration files. When this happens, you can rename the folder that contains ...


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Try the following commands sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get clean You could also try sudo dpkg --configure -a If this works then you can perform an update using sudo apt-get upgrade --fix-missing I think these commands will solve your problem. if not solved post your output here.


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There's also the standalone odt2txt (the unoconv package also offers odt2txt): sudo apt-get install odt2txt odt2txt foo.odt | wc -w The Ubuntu manpages surprisingly lack a manpage for it.


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Update: You can use libreoffice, which is installed by default, to convert the file to a plain text file and then count the characters / words / lines using wc: To count the characters: libreoffice --headless --convert-to txt:Text <path_to_source_file> &> /dev/null && < <plaint_text_file_name> wc -c && rm test.txt ...


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LibreOffice is not a user friendly product. I had to create two page styles, then right click go into paragraph..., choose Text Flow and by Breaks assign With Page Style and set page number. Feels like people from Microsoft made this product, that's how bad the UI is.


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I have found the TestFonts extension useful for this sort of thing. It works fine in LibreOffice. It can take several minutes to run depending on the document and the computer, but other than that it works very well.


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I'm not sure if this will help anyone with troubleshooting, but you can re-size those windows to get them to display. (I had this happen in Impress, and I could not for the life of me figure out what was wrong for two weeks).


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I have LibreOffice version 4.4.2.2 in Xubuntu 14.04. I noticed that I can change the background color of the comments to my liking if I go to Tools > Options > LibreOffice > User Data. There I would add myself as an owner with a certain name (for example, my first and last name, only my first name, etc.). Then I would close and add a comment. Each time there ...


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OVERVIEW An additional software application is needed to print a selected Thunderbird (TB) contact to an envelope using LibreOffice (LO). That software is gLabels and it is available from the Ubuntu Software Centre. This method requires a fair amount of non-technical effort to set up. Once the templates are there, printing direct to envelopes is easy. ...


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Turns out you can, when the spreadsheet is in EDIT mode. When you download .ods from a Google spreadsheet it is read-only by default when you open it. (It's odd that in this case, the only right click row menu items are copy, and PASTE.) Dragging the resizer with multiple rows selected works, or you can just click the "edit" button in toolbar.


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Create two page styles Style1 and Style2, one with Roman page numbers and one with numerical page numbers. Set the first pages to Style1. Right-click on the first paragraph of the second section and choose "Paragraph...". Click the "Text Flow" tab. In the "Line end" section, check the "Insert" box and the "with page style:" box. From the drop down list, ...


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The two different pages must be of different style. This means that (e.g.) you must insert a manual page break (Insert --> Manual Break --> page break) and select a different style than the one applied to the first page. Then you can proceed as you describe.


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Whilst this question is very specific about always displaying the menu in LibreOffice, you now have the ability in 14.04 (as long as you are fully up-to-date) to switch on the global & local window menus permanently on a Unity wide basis. This ability was back-ported from 15.04 which has this ability (and is set permanently on) To switch on ...


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I found the wrapping options and have solved the issue for specific formula objects. For those experiencing the same issue: Right click on the object (in my case a formula). From the options that appear in the drop down menu select "Object" (you can also press the "o" key as a shortcut). This will bring up a new widow showing that object's specific ...


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In Linux shells \ is a special character It tells the shell interpreter to treat the next character literally that is, if you want to pass \ as part of the command in a script, you have to use it twice. The first \ is interpreted as a special character by the shell that tells the shell not to treat the next character, in this case the second \ not as a ...


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Using the Freeform Line tool sound like the best tool in Libreoffice for what you want to do, whilst the Curve tool may be more precise but slower to use. If you want to edit the curve after adding it, use the Edit points tool. You may want to use a program designed more for this called Inkscape, which has more tools available. You can then use the ...


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Create a file /usr/lib/libreoffice/share/registry/disable-file-locking.xcd gedit /usr/lib/libreoffice/share/registry/disable-file-locking.xcd or nano /usr/lib/libreoffice/share/registry/disable-file-locking.xcd and add the following code: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <oor:data xmlns:oor="http://openoffice.org/2001/registry"> ...


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With Regular Expressions search enabled, search for $ and replace with a space. You may do another search/replace to reduce multiple spaces to one space. Alternatively, you may first remove all empty paragraphs using a regex search for ^$, replacing it with "nothing" (empty string), and afterwards replace the paragraph marks by spaces as described. Take ...


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BACK UP IMPORTANT FILES FIRST Type the following in terminal to remove libreoffice and openoffice: sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice* openoffice* sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get autoremove Then install one or the other, this seems to be the only way. sudo apt-get install libreoffice OR sudo apt-get install openoffice If it is not found sudo ...


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Personally, I put addresses on my letters and use window envelopes but perhaps this will be more to your liking. From the writer menu select File->Insert->Envelope. You'll see something like this: Here you'll choose your registered database details for pulling your contact info in. (For more on registering a database see Help, address ...


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I have a similar issue with the notes in Libre Office Calc. Notes made in Excel or even earlier versions of Libre Office are using MS Sans Serif as standard font. This font is apparently no longer supported in the latest versions of Libre Office (don't know why ?). Any notes or other text written in this font is not displayed by those versions of Libre ...


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Yes, there is a workaround for what you wish. At least of what I can see in the scenery you mention. I provide you with a fast food recipe for this instance in the best wish for this to solve your issue. If this is not what you expect please don't hesitate to drop a comment and I am going to change/delete this answer based on the best for you. The ...


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This isn't a bug, it's a feature :-) - but a nice one, you can disable it. It's among the AutoCorrect Options that are enabled by default in LO Writer. To keep a tab at the very beginning of a line (disable AutoCorrect rule): Menu Tools -> AutoCorrect Options... Select Options tab; In the AutoCorrect Dialogue, disable the seventh option: You can also ...


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Someone wrote the answer to me: In Writer search for "." and replace with "&\n" Check: regular expression, only in selection, and replace all.


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Also you can export that data which are stored in libreoffice as a .csv file with tab or space delimiter and use xargs and mv like: /path/to/singleFolder$ xargs -a /path/to/file.csv -n 2 echo mv -v Notes: You need to switch to singleFolder directory first (see the command prompt in command) This method will be failed(unexpected rename) if your ...


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There is an awk command to do this job of course after exporing your data as .csv file format mentioned in previous answer. So after you export it to a .csv file format, use this command to rename easily: awk -F, '{ system("echo mv -v " "/singleFolder/"$1 " /singleFolder/"$2) }' /path/to/file.csv The content of $1 will be the first ColumnA from .csv file ...



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