Just tried to open up Base Database under LibreOffice suite by to my surprise nothing happens. All the other programs (Writer, Calc, Impress, Math) open and work accordingly.

How can I rectify this problem? Thanks in advance.

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The welcome screen shows the "Base Database" option but actually Base is not installed by default (See the 14.04 manifest).

Open a Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t) to install the missing package, then type:

sudo apt-get install libreoffice-base

Now you should be able to open the Base Database application:

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    Thanks alot both of you (for question and answer). I filed a bug with libreoffice for this: bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=79835
    – Axel
    Commented Jun 9, 2014 at 11:52
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    It is so strange and unintuitive that the button is there in the launcher and simply fails silently when pressed instead of throwing some user feedback.
    – Ogaday
    Commented Jul 29, 2016 at 10:04

Try resetting LibreOffice.

Open your Terminal and execute this command:

rm -r ~/.config/libreoffice

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