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When im typing in libre office using hindi font named Hindi vedmata m17n, most of the words are automatically deleted after pressing backspace

I'm using ubuntu 22.04LTS, recently installed for typing practice in libre office i have added some hindi fonts as hindi bhasha phonetic, hindi incript, vedmata..all fonts are working properly but ...
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The colour for hyperlinks in LibreOffice Calc makes them very difficult to see. How to change?

Having set the system highlight colour (Settings > Appearance): I find that LibreOffice Calc shows hyperlinks in this colour, making them very difficult to see: How do I change the style of the ...
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LibreOffice Calc crashed very often every day in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

I have just moved from Xubuntu 21.10 to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. The same old LibreOffice Calc files worked so well in Xubuntu but crashed too often in Ubuntu. How can I track the cause of the crash ? I had ...
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Extreme lag when using Libreoffice

Can anybody help to resolve LAG? Ubuntu 22.04. Windowing X11. Nvidia gtx 1050 ti. AMD 6core. Ram 32gb. Libreoffice 7.3.3.2 installed from repository. Having some major issues with LO 7.3. no fonts ...
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LibreOffice Calc in Ubuntu 22.04 runs very slowly!

I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS desktop version. Now, LibreOffice Calc runs slowly. Every time I highlight a cell and start typing, the UI catches up after about 1 sec. Selecting a cell and ...
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How to disable mnemonic shortcuts in 22.04?

As far as I understand this is not distribution based issue, but something that happens with newer GTK versions, and thus all newer Ubuntu releases after 20.04. So whenever I have a toolbar in an app ...
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MS Word alternative for Ubuntu to work with templates having mergefields and if conditions

I have been using LibreOffice on my Ubuntu laptop for quite sometime now and everything was fine up until I had to work with word templates with a lot of merge fields and if conditions. Whenever I ...
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How to customise invitation card with people names?

My question is very large, and I'm not sure if I should have put it here or on super-user, or else where, but I ask here as I'm using Ubuntu :) It happen frequently that I need to create various ...
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LibreOffice Writer: hotkey to Insert Row above

Right click and finding two submenues is extremely slow. Is there any way to do it with keyboard combination? Version: 5.1.6.2 Build ID: 1:5.1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~xenial10 CPU Threads: 12; OS Version: ...
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Ctrl+; doesn't insert current date in LibreOffice Calc

I installed Ubuntu 22.04 (normal install on hardware) soon after it was released. It came with LibreOffice 7.3.2.2. The problem is that the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+; doesn't insert the current date ...
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I installed libreoffice and it added additional cas. Now I am not sure what they are for so, do you know as to why it added these cas?

I installed the latest version of libreoffice and it added extra cas. My question is : What are these cas for? Libreoffice dosen't show me any of these extra cas when I open the certificate manager.I ...
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Libreoffice snap, symbolic links to zfs not accesable

I have a mirrored zfs drive, for archive data and working documents. I have linked my ~/Documents to /zpool/user/Documents, and also ~/Pictures, etc. When I install LibreOffice using snap I can not ...
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Can't insert images into LibreOffice 7.3.2.2 Writer document in Ubuntu 22.04

I just upgraded two dual boot (Windows/Ubuntu) laptops from Ubuntu 20.04 to Ubuntu 22.04. So far everything works OK except for the following situation. In the first dual boot laptop I cannot insert ...
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LibreOffice, same dots (spacing) for all headings in index table

I'm using LibreOffice 7.2.6.2 and while creating the index table in libreoffice writer, it creates the index with different dots sizes? for for heading. how to have the same spacing for all heading ?
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Reset hyperlink to 'new' from 'active'

I don't know what I've done, but hyperlinks color has changed from blue to black. How can I undo this? This is LibreOffice 7.3.2.2 30(Build:2)
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How to run LibreOffice Flatpak via XWayland?

I am running Kubuntu 21.10. I have tried Wayland a few times and it seems to be reasonably stable, with the exception of Libreoffice. When I run LibreOffice (I use the Flatpak version and prefer to ...
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Libreoffice Calc add dupliacte entries

I have a generated csv of items sold with quantity sold, on transaction per line. There are many transactions of the same items and I would like to automate adding the numbers of the same items. I ...
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In some application (LibreOffice , VLC etc) menu-bar are not showing in ubuntu 20.04

From 5-6 days menu bar is not showing in Libreoffice,vlc and some more application. [libreoffice menu not showing] vlc menu not showing [2]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/mvcjy.png
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How do I get a readable printed copy of a man page

I've a largish man page (psql) that I'm trying to digest. I've tried redirecting the output of man to a file, but the output confuses LibreOffice enough that whole pages are missing, even if I ...
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Add video on libreoffice ppt

I'm trying to add an mp4 video on ppt document on LibreOffice impress but the video appears as an image, how can I resolve this?
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CTRL+C stopped working from LibreOffice

I still use 18.04. Some time this month Ctrl+C stopped working in LibreOffice. It copies internally in the program but I cannot paste in another program. If I click Copy in its context menu, it works. ...
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Spell checker and Mozilla Inspector open on their own when typing quickly

Issue: My typing is randomly interrupted by either the Spellchecker or the Inspector. The Spellchecker interrupts me if I'm using any word processor, including Libreoffice, Openoffice, Google Docs, ...
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Libreoffice calc is minimized

Whenever I click on Libreoffice calc it launches, but the window is minimized (I am not able to view it when I hover the icon with my mouse). All the other Libreoffice software works. /etc/libreoffice$...
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Delete hidden rows from LibreOffice Calc

I want to delete all rows except selected rows from a sheet. Rows are selected after applying the filter. Thanks in advance
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text printout from LibreOffice is garbled in new Lubuntu 20.04 install, Featherpad printout is ok [duplicate]

My HP printer gives a PCL XL error when LibreOffice 6.4.7.2 sends spreadsheet documents to it from this Virtualbox computer running Lubuntu 20.04. Other programs in that same computer produce correct ...
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installing Ms core fonts stalled at 38% so now I'm stuck

I was installing MS core fonts and all went well until 38% when it stopped I waited hours and nothing more. so now I'm stuck. I'm running Unbuntu 20.04.3 and the Libre office that comes with it. I ...
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Why is the SNAP version of libre office so much slower then the APT version [duplicate]

The Snap version of libre office is obscenely slow. The Apt version works just fine. How can that be?
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LibreOffice crash report on every start

Everytime I start LibreOffice 7.2 (any application), directly or via opening a doc, I get a crash report, asking me if I want to send details etc. If I dismiss this it works fine, but it's a real pain....
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(LibreOffice) Replace every character in a selection with *

I want to shadow portions of a .odt document with stars for every character in the selection area. I guess it should be possible using the find and replace tool in LibreOffice. Just need to know how ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 recent update has completely broken LibreOffice

Ubuntu 20.04 recent update has completely broken LibreOffice, I have tried every thing I have found on the forums to get rid of broken packages to no avail. "Unable to correct problems, you have ...
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Why are some of my .odt files plain XML while most are ZIP files?

It was my understanding that an ODT file was a ZIP file that contains various files that comprise an OpenOffice / LibreOffice document. However, I was running a script to search through these files ...
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Libre Writer breaks image after exporting to PDF

I am having issues with PDF exporting in Libre Writer (version 7.1.2.2). I have one image on the header of the document which is showing nicely in Writer, but once I export it, no matter how much I ...
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Analyse DMARC reports

I receive Google's DMARC reports daily as a zip file containing an XML file. I manually download each zip file ~/Documents/DMARC. I want to aggregate the information from all the saved DMARC reports ...
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LibreOffice Calc (7.2.5.2) replaces moved cells with non-template font family and size

I created a simple Calc template modifying all cells (Ctrl+A) to use FreeMono 12pt, and have Set as default template. (File > Templates > Save as Template... > apply name > check "Set ...
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How to install fonts in Libre Office on Chromebook?

I've ASUS C532 Chromebook. I've installed LibreOffice on that from the GNOME store. I've options to get Times new roman fonts on other applications like google docs but due to some conditions I've to ...
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Just installed KDE and libreoffice calc is the default file association for inappropriate files

Right click on many kinds of files such as tar.bz2, ogg-vorbis etc. and the context menu always shows Libreoffice calc. The software to handle these files is installed and appears in open with ...
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LibreOffice 7.2.5.2 & Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS - flickering menus and right panel

Ubuntu 20.04.1 with latest updates. Display runs on Nvidia. Details: Kernel: 5.11.0-46-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Machine: Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 4282A37 v: ThinkPad W520 serial: <...
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Why do my libreoffice calc tables look differently after update (changed column widths)?

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 and I haven't used libreoffice in approximate a month. Now after loading a file in calc I noticed that the table looks completely different than it looked before. The most notable ...
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How can I open *.ods files? I am looking for a lightweight alternative to LibreOffice Calc

I use a Raspberry and find that LibreOffice Calc uses a lot of resources, especially for larger spreadsheets. Are there any alternatives to view (not modify) *.ods files?
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How can I ensure that Impress / Powerpoint presentations are virus free?

I use Ubuntu 20.04. I am aware that viruses exists for all operating systems (Linux included). However, it is rather uncommon to get infected on Ubuntu. Besides that, to avoid any malicious software, ...
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Deja-dup does not restore files with spaces in the filename

A file written in LibreOffice was given a name which included spaces. It is no longer accessible for use but has been backed up using Deja-Dup each of the many weeks it has been in use. Attempts to ...
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Uninstalled libreoffice snap, files are now gone?

Recently uninstalled the snap version off Libre office and installed the .deb package. Now it seems that uninstalling the snap version also got rid off my saved files, how is this possible? It seems ...
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How to disable Alt+F hotkey in gnome as it messes up with application spesific hotkeys

After upgrading to 21.10 my LibreOffice writer shortcut for adding footnotes (Ctrl+Alt+F) stopped working. This is because Alt+F opens File menu from the toolbar a cross all apps. How to change this ...
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Permissions makes libreoffice go in a crash-loop when opening from terminal

I am having some permission issues with libreoffice that I just don't have the technical provess to understand. ISSUE when I run localc directly from terminal, it goes into a loop: the program crashes ...
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Libreoffice very slow to open (Linux, Kubuntu)

Recently Libreoffice has become very slow to open on my computer. It takes several minutes just to open. My cOS is Kubuntu20.04. I have tried to: purge it and reinstall it install the latest version ...
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Libreoffice Snap doesn't have Hebrew Locale [duplicate]

Installing latest candidate snap package of Libreoffice (latest/candidate 7.2.4.1) within Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS doesn't show many languages, e.g. Hebrew When installing the Flatpak version (7.2.4.1) or ...
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How can I open LibreOffice .dat files?

For example, I have a ~/.config/libreoffice/4/user/autocorr/acor_en-US.dat file. It isn't plain text; opening it as text gives back gibberish. How can I open it?
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LibreOffice Impress (Powerpoint) files not opening, other LibreOffice file types opening fine

I was using LibreOffice Impress to edit a slideshow when it suddenly closed and I now cannot open any files or access Impress at all. All the other LibreOffice programs (Writer etc.) are working fine. ...
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Best package for embedding Latex equation in OpenOffice, Libreoffice, etc [duplicate]

I have been using a Latex extension with Libreoffice to embed equations in my text documents. However, it is quite buggy. It simply "loses" the tex source, retaining only the embedded image, ...
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Libreoffice error: libicui18n.so.63: cannot open shared object file

Got this error after installing libreoffice 7.2.3 in Ubuntu 20.04 using apt: /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin: error while loading shared libraries: libicui18n.so.63: cannot open shared ...
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