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can you help me? ubuntu 20.04 sometimes not accepting any keyboard input

The problem occurs when I'm encoding something in Libreoffice Calc, Oracle, and Mozilla firefox. This has happened to me twice this week, and the problem resolves when I click on settings; the ...
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In which way can I transorm pdf file in ms word doc 97 format?

under kubuntu 22.04 I have a pdf file and I need to make a ms word doc 97 file to edit it under both Libre Office Writer and ms word doc 97. If I open this file from Libre Office Writer the file is ...
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Making powerpoints for youtube?

When I was running windows 10, I was planning on using its powerpoint program to make youtube videos. And yes, it would be sufficient for my needs, and honestly better than a camera. The windows ...
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How to fix Java Environment on Ubuntu 22.04 for Zotero?

I have installed the program Zotero on /opt. I have problems with the Java environment (JRE). On this post, it is said that one needs to run sudo apt install default-jre and sudo apt install ...
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LO 7.6.3.2 runs really slow..what to do?

This is my system Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 23.10 Release: 23.10 Codename: mantic LibreOffice LibreOffice 7.6.3.2 I upgraded to 7.6.3.2 recently (from the Ubuntu Software ...
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font not working in svg on ubuntu 20.04

on ubuntu 18.04, if I download a font .ttf file and copy it to the ~/.fonts directory, the font appears in libreoffice; then I can save an .svg file with text using that font, and then loading the ....
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Difference between system printers and app printers

Is there a difference between the system printers within Ubuntu and the printers listed in applications such as LibreOffice or Gnome Text Editor? I have 3 printers within my network. Three are ...
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LibreOffice fails to start

I'm on Ubuntu 23.10. I installed LibreOffice without errors. However, when I try to start it, it doesn't. I've used LibreOffice on other Linux systems, CentOS and Rocky, without issues. How do I fix ...
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Ubuntu Impress image

My Impress program used to have an image percentage control down in the lower right corner of the window. How do I get that back using Ubuntu 20.4.6lts
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Libreoffice on GPD Pocket 3 (7 inch laptop). How to navigate to the bottom of options dialogue?

I have a GPD Pocket 3. This device has a rather small screen. Under ubuntu 23.10 when running Libreoffice and entering tools options, I get the following screen: On my bigger laptop (albeit on ...
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why does LibreOffice 7.6 Writer take a long time to load?

I'm running LibreOffice writer 7.6.3.2 (x86_64) on Ubuntu 23.10 on Intel i5-8350U x 8 with 32 GB of memory. Gnome Version 45.1 Wayland windowing system. This one application seems to take a long ...
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Libre Office is lagging every ~7 seconds

I have Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS and Libre Office there which is lagging every ~7 seconds and stun for 2-3 seconds. Absolutely unreal working with office. I suppose the issue linked with nvidia drivers but ...
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LO Macro editor alway opens with a collapsed window

I am having a problem with LibreOffice Macro. Whenever I open the macro editor (from Calc, Writer, or any other), the macro editor window appears collapsed, like a very thin and short vertical line ...
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LibreOffice 7.5.9.2 LibreOffice/Help file not found

Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS; Firefox 120.0.1 snap; LibreOffice 7.5.9.2 (and helppack) Invoking Help/LibreOffice Help (or F1) results in: Firefox can’t find the file at /tmp/lu156338ojxf.tmp/NewHelp0.html ...
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Closing LibreOffice causes logout 22.04 LTS

When closing any LibreOffice application, it causes an automatic logout, taking me to a black screen first then to the login page again. I've already tried uninstalling LibreOffice, both using these ...
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Copy and paste text with image. Specifically, paste to the browser

When I copy and paste a text from libreoffice, if the text contains images, images do not show up. I am copying from libreoffice writer and pasting in various webpages, such is this site, gmail, ...
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Why does "sudo apt upgrade" install LibreOffice?

I've just installed a fresh Jammy Jellyfish, and I chose "minimal installation" during the install procedure - explicitly without LibreOffice. Now, running sudo apt update && sudo ...
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libreoffice suddenly stopped working in Ubuntu MATE 22.04.03 LTS

Hello I have Ubuntu MATE 22.04.03 LTS on a desktop computer. Today, suddenly, I cannot run any libreoffice program anymore. I get this error: $ lowriter /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/javaldx: error ...
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Manually install Zotero plugin libre office extension fails

Due to the not working reinstallation procedure from Zotero preferences, I followed these instructions to install manually the Zotero plugin for LibreOffice. I am able to find the oxt file of the ...
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LibreOffice confined by Firejail ignores all keystrokes

This is going to sound crazy, but today LibreOffice ignores all keystrokes. It was working a few days ago. I opened a spreadsheet to make a modification, but couldn't change any cells. Then I make a ...
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Wayland : Window positionning fails with PyQt and Libroffice ? How to fix this issue?

I use LibreOffice and PyQt for small applications. In Libreoffice .setPosSize is inoperative `With oForm.CurrentController.Frame .ContainerWindow.isMaximized = False .ContainerWindow....
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I have tried everything I could find about deleting LibreOffice from my Ubuntu 22.04. Yet it still opens. How can I get it all out?

I have tried all the apt-get methods I could find online to delete LibreOffice from my Ubuntu 22.04. Most are responding that the system couldn't remove the files because they are already removed. Yet,...
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HOW to INSTALL Libre Base in Ubuntu OS?

Why no is there no Libre Base included with Libre applications that came with Ubuntu? HOW do I INSTALL Libre Base in my Ubuntu OS? Yes I've tried searching this online. So far found nothing that works ...
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Minimum set of packages for headless LibreOffice install?

I need to install LO on a server, and run headless transforms between various document types. The full LO install is about 1 GB, most of which is useless in a server environment. There's now a ...
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Ubuntu 22.4 Crashes Every time I start LibreOffice Writer

I have uninstalled and installed again LibreOffice. However every time I start LibreOffice Writer Ubuntu 22 freezes and I cannot move the mouse. Is there anything else I can try? I am getting getting ...
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Libreoffice 7.5.6 provided in Ubuntu 23.04 doesnt open CMIS

Libreoffice included in Ubuntu 23.04 version is unable to open CMIS Alfresco 4/5, no repository is recognized, even the previously set old one. I was upgrading from 22.04 LTS and this feature got lost....
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libreoffice problem while install ubuntu-desktop

when I reinstall ubuntu-desktop, I have libreoffice problem: Errors were encountered while processing: libreoffice-common libreoffice-gnome libreoffice-impress python3-uno libreoffice-script-...
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How do I set the system locale to English (India) rather than English on Ubuntu 23.04?

I want my system locale to be English (India) rather than English. I tried the kernel command line option locale.LANGUAGE=en_IN.UTF-8 when booting. However, the Writer application in the LibreOffice ...
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LibreOffice Display problem

Suddenly, when I open a new spreadsheet in LO, I only get the icon in the margin, showing a spreadsheet is open, but it will not display. This suddenly started happening. I can click on the icon, but ...
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LibreOffice Writer crashes for a single user on Ubuntu

I use LibreOffice regularly on my Ubuntu 23.04, having installed it from the default repos. Yesterday, I turned on my computer and saw fsck complain something about orphaned segments it fixed ...
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LibreOffice doesn't start without sudo

Trying to convert a .docx file to PDF and I run into problem. sudo libreoffice is working, but libreoffice throws an error: javaldx failed! Warning: failed to read path from javaldx LibreOffice 7.5 - ...
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how can i add online image in libreoffice write?

Does LibreOffice have its own library of online images to insert into Writer, etc? I’m thinking of how Microsoft Word, when you go to Insert an image, you can directly choose from an online library of ...
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Libreoffice not displaying fonts properly (Ubuntu 22.04 XFCE)

I'm trying to edit a PDF on LibreOffice Draw and the fonts aren't displaying (or exporting) properly in it which makes editing it very difficult. Here's an image showing what I mean. What do I do?
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LibreOffice calc freezes when saving document

I am using LibreOffice 7.3.7.2 in Ubuntu 22.04. Things have been working fine for over a year now, but today I wanted to use LibreOffice Calc and found that it freezes when I want to save whatever ...
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Repository removal fails

I followed the directions at: https://www.linuxcapable.com/how-to-remove-or-delete-ppa-on-ubuntu-linux/ to attempt to remove the ppa: "libreoffice-ubuntu-ppa-jammy.list". Pasted below is ...
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Hex characters showing instead of unicode on Ubuntu 22.04 (XFCE)

I was trying to fix an issue I had with Libreoffice not displaying certain fonts properly, and when I tried this solution, every character turned into a square, which a reset fixed. Since then, ...
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How to stop LibreOffice Draw from converting barcodes to numbers when opening a PDF file?

I am using LibreOffice Draw to edit a PDF document which has a barcode printed in it. Draw decodes the barcode and replaces it with numbers as soon as I open the document. The decoded text is of ...
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Overlayed scrollbar obscures important sidebar buttons (Ubuntu 22.04/LibreOffice 7.3.7.2.)

I need to access more advanced options in the sidebar in LibreOffice Writer, such as the paragraph and character options. Today, all of a sudden, these became inaccessible due to the scrollbar (see ...
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sudo apt upgrade message: The following packages have been kept back (...) [duplicate]

I ran sudo apt upgrade today at my machine i got these weird messages? sudo apt upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done Reading state information... Done Calculating ...
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LibreOffice Writter font selection menu is laggy

I am currently using Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS. Everything is running great except LibreOffice writer font selection menu. Whenever i click on it, it takes some time to response. Then whenever i turn scroll ...
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LibreOffice opening with the recovery window in Ubuntu 23.04 [duplicate]

LibreOffice seems to work ok in Ubuntu 23.04 but whenever I want to open a new document, I get a recovery window claiming that the previously used documents crashed and need to be recovered (though ...
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Ubuntu Software & LibreOffice 7.5 Won't Start

Prior to shutting down computer (Ubuntu 22.04) everything worked fine. When I came back a few days later neither LibreOffice 7.5 nor Ubuntu Software would start up.Totally mystified. Any suggestions? ...
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Libreoffice Writer, editing bibliography entries is generating a new reference for each modification

I placed several bibliography entries in my document, I modified the biblio .odb file table using Base and I'm adding citations through insert > table of contents and index > bibliography entry. ...
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All tabs/windows in MOST apps are scrolling to the bottom or right

Can someone please tell me why most of all my apps automatically scrolling to the right or bottom so I can only view the last page or window or tab. I've changed my mouse and keyboard (wired). For ...
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Libre Office snap - Impress

I have Libre office snap version installed. I don't know why some videos don't play, even though they work fine in the deb version. Videos are within Libreoffice Impress presentations. Libre office ...
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Different versions LibreOffice applications vs. entire suite within Ubuntu Software

When I search for LibreOffice in Ubuntu software, I see the individual applications as well as the the whole LibreOffice suite or whatever. The individual applications are outdated (version 7.3.7), ...
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Dual Libreoffice Writer Icons

There are two Libreoffice Writer icons in my system. Only one of them works to launch it. The other causes the mouse cursor to become a spinning wheel for ten seconds, before reverting to the normal ...
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libreoffice calc issues when trying to increase row height

When I increase row height using my mouse, it only affects the rows but not the spreadsheet itself. Am I the only one with this strange problem? I also have issues when I receive a spreadsheet with ...
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LibreOffice Snap Store Update [duplicate]

LibreOffice latest/stable 7.5.3.2 (2 May 2023) is available in Snap but is not offered as an update in Ubuntu 22.04.02 ? What would be the correct way of manually updating? The reason for my question ...
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Libreoffice convert docx to pdf page merge format number

1/ I install font microsoft success and libreoffice 2/ My command line run to convert docx to pdf: libreoffice --headless --convert-to pdf /code/input_files/temp.docx --outdir output.pdf but it show ...
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