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Need a tool for pdf editing [duplicate]

I am a windows user who has switched to ubuntu 20.04 recently, so far I am satisfied with ubuntu. The solo problem is pdf editing i am unabe to find a decent pdf editor with text editing,can u suggest ...
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Can Ubuntu/Gnome prompt me to save unsaved documents during logout/restart/shutdown?

Let's say I have unsaved documents in LibreOffice or in text editors. If I logout/restart/shutdown, Ubuntu doesn't ask me to save files. It seems like Ubuntu doesn't close programs gracefully. Is ...
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Libre Office will not stop reverting to USA language (even after uninstall)… how to stop it?

I'm in UK, but each time I create a new text document the language always starts as English USA. I've gone into options language settings and changed all to English UK, but every time I create a new ...
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libreoffice problems

i need to finish a GIANT presentation ASAP. but... but my PC doesn't ?allow? java in LO. it is detected by libre, i reopened a few times and rebooted PC (yes i have it enabled both with all 'advanced' ...
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LibreOffice slideshow only loops for a few minutes

So I have a Raspberry Pi 4 set to auto-present a Impress slideshow, but only cycles the slides for about ~10-20 minutes then stays stuck on one slide. By clicking the mouse or arrow key, it then ...
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howto force libreoffice impress automated slideshow to recalculate embedded calc component on slide change?

The impress slideshow runs continuously and must show a number of days, compared to a reference date. If i don't enter the embedded component interactively, impress doesn't recaclulate the formula in ...
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Searching for open source word writer with tree option for Linux ( like Scrivener)

I want to find some open source word writing software like Scrivener for the tree writing option, which is good to have multiple words page as ability to create chapters (Faster and Easier) like the ...
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How to voice type in LibreOffice?

LibreOffice does not seem to have an inbuilt voice type feature. Is there any way to enable voice typing in LibreOffice? If not, is there any other free and open source software with which I can voice ...
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How can I fix Libreoffice after apt autoremove broke it?

I was installing R and RStudio on my pc because I need it for my course and while using the terminal to do that, the system suggested me to remove a bunch of files with autoremove. I though "the ...
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Unwrap Text Cell permanently

When I use LibreOffice Calc in Ubuntu 20.04, I am not able to expand a paragraph so that it looks always like this : Instead, it always looks like this with the little arrow on the right : I would ...
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Libreoffice .docx startup warning message

whenever I open a .docx using libreoffice file I receive the below warning. How can I remove or rectify whatever the problem or trigger is? Details: I installed libreoffice using sudo apt install ...
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How to make Libreoffice autocorrect in Hirsute Hippo (21.04)

Hirsute Hippo (21.04) fresh install comes with Libreoffice 7.1.2.2. Autocorrect (Tools > autocorrect) is not working. When searching the issue, I see that it appears to be linked to various ...
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Is there any way to use microsoft office in ubuntu without using wine? or any other alternative similar to microsoft office which uses the same format

I am using Ubuntu and I need to do my project work. When I use libre office for the work purpose it stores in odt format and converting from odt to docx format changes the alignment of words and ...
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How may I create a cvs file from the second sheet of a .xls file, using command line?

I followed https://askubuntu.com/a/379423/ to convert a .xls file to a .cvs file: libreoffice --headless --convert-to csv --outdir somedir *.xls on http://www.econ.yale.edu/~shiller/data/Fig3-1.xls....
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Norwegian user interface in libreoffice

For one year I have used LibreOffice with an English user interface and no working Norwegian spell checking in ubuntu 20.04. The spell checking works when I set the language to English. To day I ...
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Libreoffice Writer cannot access documents on Synology NFS share

some days ago, I installed LibreOffice 6.4.6.2 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on a Lenovo Ideapad 5.15. So far, everything seems to be running nicely with one rather large exception. Together with my Laptop I am ...
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How to “cat” or “less” a libreoffice impress .odp file?

Is there any way to cat or less a .odp file just like we have for .odt files as mentioned here
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LibreOffice shows previews of recently edited files on startup, how to disable this

I use LibreOffice 6.0.7.3 on Ubuntu 18.04. When I start LibreOffice from the command-line it displays previews of recently edited files. How can I switch this off? I prefer privacy over comfort and do ...
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Is there a way to paste multiple lines to the left of multiple lines (keeping formatting) in libreoffice writer?

If I have these lines 1 2 3 and these lines abc def ghi Is there a way to paste them so that I get 1abc 2def 3ghi That is to say, I want that the original bold characters (and any other formatted ...
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Tool for enumerating list indices in libreoffice writer

I have a file in libreoffice writer that has lines like this: text text text Sometimes I have to add new in between lines so I get something like this text new text text I would like to know ...
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Xorg 100% CPU usage and some lag in Thunderbird and LibreOffice

Scrolling within a message in Thunderbird 78.7.1 is very slow. I've noticed that Xorg's CPU utilization is at 100% during scrolling. The Xorg version is 1:7.7+19ubuntu14. I suspect that the backend ...
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Bullet points appear as a 't' when exporting PDFs from WPS Office

When I export a presentation to PDF from WPS Office, I have the issue that bullet points do not show correctly. In WPS office the bullet points being shown like this: In the exported PDF they look ...
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Unable to Save Any New File Created Through GUIs

I have installed the Latest LTS Ubuntu Release - 20.04. I get a peculiar problem. When I use gedit and open a file it becomes possible to save it. However, when I open a new text file through Libre ...
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Text box hiding behind image in libre office draw

I am using libre office draw in ubuntu 20.04. I am trying to put in text boxes at the right position. However, the text box seems to be hiding behind the image.
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LibreOffice seems to be broken

I upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04 today only. After the upgrade, it seems like LibreOffice is broken. Icons are not visible. I have Ubuntu 18.04.5 and LibreOffice Version 6.0.7.3 Edit 1:- ...
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How can I properly install LibreOffice? [duplicate]

I am a complete noob who just installed an Ubuntu guest in VirtualBox. I did a minimal installation, because the only program I want is LibreOffice. I did some research on how to install LibreOffice ...
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Libreoffice does not open

I recently tried to update libreoffice on my pc I use ubuntu 18.04, but i think the update was not taken well. I decided to fully uninstall the libreoffice package and reinstalled it (version 7.1.1) ...
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Super key shortcuts do not work in Libre Office on Ubuntu 20.10

I am running LibreOffice on Ubuntu 20.10. Super-key shortcuts like super-downarrow, super-uparrow do not work on Libreoffice windows and neither does super-click with the mouse to move the window. Any ...
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How to match LaTeX fonts in LibreOffice Writer?

I created a document in LaTeX (without specifying any fonts), and now I'm trying to re-create it in LibreOffice Writer, but it looks very different due to the fonts used. What fonts can I choose in ...
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Can't I write 'True' or 'False' in lowercase or sentence case in LibreOffice Calc?

I've been working on one table in LibreOffice Calc (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) and for that, I have to write 'True' or 'true' and 'False' or 'false' in some cells. However, whenever after writing 'True'/'True' ...
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“EqualX” disappeared in my system?

I have installed EqualX through terminal. After installation, I also verified the same with the command grep " install " /var/log/dpkg.log But I am unable to find it in my system, neither in ...
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Entering superimposed text in LibreOffice Writer

I need to create some text that has superimposed characters in LibreOffice Writer. An example would be something like the one given on the left of the picture below. Here, the letters "O" ...
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Sizing Issue: Libre Office Options Menu is way too small!

I can’t figure out how to increase the font size in libre office and 4k downloader and keepass in lubuntu 20.10. My main menu in libreoffice is nice and big but when I open tools>options I can’t ...
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How to use SVOX pico TTS with Libreoffice 7.1 flatpak?

What I have done: I have installed pico: sudo apt-get install libttspico0 libttspico-utils libttspico-data I have installed the read text extension from here I have tried to configure the read text ...
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libreoffice crashing with signal 11

I cannot start libreoffice anymore. (Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS) The error persists after reinstalling entire libreoffice. I get the following error: Fatal exception: Signal 11 Stack: /usr/lib/libreoffice/...
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LibreOffice — Convert images to shapes

Can we convert svg or png files to shapes like we can in PowerPoint with LibreOffice Impress? I've looked for a solution, but haven't found anything.
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Install Grammalecte for French to Libre writer

Ubuntu 20.04 Libreoffice Version: 6.4.6.2 Build ID: 1:6.4.6-0ubuntu0.20.04.1 I had been using Grammaecte on a laptop but recently changed to a NUC and so I did a fresh install of libreoffice. ...
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Libreoffice Writer - how to tell which image format I embedded?

I have a Libreoffice Writer document, into which I have added images (knowing my preferences, I have probably embedded, instead of linking them) (also the document file size suggests that all the ...
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How to uninstall Libreoffice Base only from ubuntu?

I have LiberOffice on my Ubuntu (Writer-calc-impress-draw) I was trying to update LibreOffice by using this command: sudo apt-get upgrade libreoffice so I find that I have new installed app which is (...
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Gpaste daemon very high cpu pasting images untill killed

My OS is Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS fully up to date, shell 3.36.8, window manager X11, 4 core - 8 thread intel cpu. I am taking png screenshots with Flameshot 0.6.0, that I then paste in a LibreOffice 6.4.6....
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Librebase does not start for me 20.10

By default, I have libreoffice installed on Kubuntu 20.10. I do not have base installed so I installed it with sudo apt install libreoffice-base. All went well up until this point. When I start base ...
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Open office writter unsaved warning are gone in newer version

I'm on ubuntu 20.04, switching from 16.04 and I noticed that libre office writer don't warn me anymore when a document is unsaved. Before there where an icon or *** showing beside the name of the ...
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Libre Office Calc Version: 6.4.6.2 Build ID: 1:6.4.6-0ubuntu0.20.04.1, vertical scroll bar missing arrows

I have an issue with missing vertical and horizontal scroll bar arrows, which appear to be a very common issue in previous versions of Libre Office Calc, however I cannot find a fix for the version I'...
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Remove Save Anyway Libre Office OneDrive

When I try to save a working document from OneDrive with an Libre program I receive this popup. Sometimes the document will not save if the popup does not appear. Is there any way to skip this screen? ...
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20.10 Raspberry Pi Snap GIMP install error

I have Ubuntu 20.10 on a Raspberry Pi4. sudo apt install gimp works just fine, it installs GIMP version 2.10.18 and all is well. Just for the hell of it I decided to remove this .deb installation of ...
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How do I update LibreOffice?

I've tried "sudo apt install libreoffice", using 18.04.10, but I still have version 6.0.7 after restarting the PC. (I'm trying to get 6.20 or higher so I can simply rotate an image in Draw.)...
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No “US legal” 8.5x14 printing option to choose or customize 20.10 GUI

I am have a book designed in LibreOffice for US Legal 8.5x14 paper. I can set up the page style in that application and even FireFox. I do not have the option to select that paper size or add it to ...
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How to change the color of a cell or row of a table in libre impress

How to change the color of a cell or row of a table in libre impress (not libre office writer)
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How to copy hyperlinks created by a function without referencing the origin in LibreOffice

I have the problem, that I want to copy the content (not the function, but the text and the URL behind it) of a LibreOffice Cell which is created with the function HYPERLINK(Text;URL). If I copy/paste ...
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How to ensure LibreOffice Writer zoom settings persist as default

In LibreOffice Writer I tend to prefer the view setting: View -> Zoom -> Page Width. Is there a way to ensure Writer uses this setting when I first open a document. I am marking many student ...

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