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Questions tagged [libreoffice]

LibreOffice is a free and open-source cross-platform productivity suite. It includes a word processor (Writer), spreadsheet creator (Calc), presentation editor (Impress), database manager (Base), diagramming and charting tool (Draw), and equation editor (Math).

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Firefox downloads opens PDF in LibreOffice

I'm unable to figure out why Firefox is opening PDF files in LibreOffice. This happens when I open the file in the downloads view (the little down area on the toolbar). When I first click on a PDF it ...
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Libre Offices does not open LO Documents

Yesterday 16/9, I did an update on Libre Office as per "update" message from Ubuntu 18.04 Developer Edition . This morning I want to start Libre office and it does not load any existing/new documents....
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Can't get hidden docs to appear?

When I try to open Libreoffice writer I just get a tiny reddish icon that pops up in the middle of the screen. I can't get the full document to open.
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Ubuntu update and LibreOffice is taking a long time

After I updated Ubuntu 18.04 LibreOffice writer is taking a very long time to paste an email. I thought it might be the writer, but I removed and installed an earlier version and it is doing the same.
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Footer cut off in Libre Impress when aspect ratio 16:9

When the slide aspect ratio is set to 16:9 the footer is cut off. This can be clearly seen in the Header and Footer dialog, but there seems to be no way of changing it.
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Libre Office crashes in ubuntu 18.04

Libre Office keeps crashing out when I try to open any document in ubuntu 18.04. I never had this problem before when I used previous ubuntu versions eg 16.04. Please can someone help as I need a word ...
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LibreOffice 6.1 won't open files over cifs network share on Ubuntu?

I have some file stored on a Network share which I have mounted as as a drive on my ubuntu desktop. In LibreOffice 6.0, it would open the files, but keep me in read-only (pretty sure due to a network ...
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How to contact LibreOffice team? [closed]

I have submitted a Ubuntu bug report that LibreOffice does not do duplex printing when other programs do. The bug was verified by other users. It was then removed because no one on the LibreOffice ...
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Libre Office crash on openning documents

I have just updated my ubuntu system from 16.04 to 18.04 LTS only to find that, even with a new install of libre office (uninstalling when I first witnessed the problem of crashing on attempting to ...
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Libreoffice not displaying ANY graphics (text, images, menus)

My Libreoffice installation has decided to suddenly, between Ubuntu sessions, stop correctly displaying: I have tried both LXDE on Openbox and Gnome on Wayland, both Libreoffice 6.0.3-0ubuntu1 and ...
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Cross-reference in LibreOffice Writer to a figure

In order to insert a cross-reference for a figure, I used to do following: Insert cross-reference open the tab cross-reference select figure as Type choose the appropriate caption select Category and ...
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Watermark in LibreOffice writer 5.1.6.2

I am on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS using LibreOffice Writer 5.1.6.2 I want to insert a watermark "Draft" on a document. I browse the net and several forums, and all say I have to go to Format > Page > ...
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Is LibreOffice Calc available in Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS? [duplicate]

I am currently using Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 LTS. Where I work with mainly LibreOffice Calc. But I have to work with a server as well, and I only have one PC. So if I install Ubuntu Server, can I use ...
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Coupling windows in Ubuntu 18.04

I have recently upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04 and now I can't couple windows of LibreOffice automatically by dragging them to the edges. I tried with Ubuntu tweak tools and with unity ...
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Why are most of my fonts missing from LibreOffice?

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04LTS with LibreOffice version 6.1.0.3. I have a ton of fonts installed: $ fc-list | wc -l 379 $ fc-list | head /usr/share/fonts/truetype/lato/Lato-Medium.ttf: Lato,Lato Medium:...
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canon ir2520, need to select paper source 'Drawer 1' before printing from FIrefox

Tested from Ubuntu 18.04 with Lubuntu-desktop, in the network containing a number of networked Canon & HP printers. 1st question is, why LibreOffice & Firefox printer list in their Print ...
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LibreOffice stopped working with Ubuntu 18

LibreOffice stopped working since I upgraded to Ubuntu 18. It complains about "out of memory" error when I start it. My computer has 24Gb RAM so I don't see how it require more to run.... Command ...
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LibreOffice Impress progress bar with square/circle

I would like to add a progress bar to my traineeship presentation with LibreOffice Impress, but I have only find this type of progress bar, using macro As you can see, it can be hard to know how many ...
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How to copy every line from a file to MS Word using nano [closed]

I would like to copy every line and character from a file to Microsoft Word or another word processor. However, when I select all the text with nano text editor and paste it to LibreOffice Word, all ...
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Convert to PDF 1.7 - any solution?

I am making books into LibreOffice Draw and I post them online for free, but in order to optimize the PDFs for the web that I export through Draw, I need PDF version 1.7. Draw exports in an old ...
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XIRR function in libre office Calc

I did a calculation for finding XIRR using libre office XIRR function. My Beginning Market Value on 31-Dec-2010 is 100,000. I deposited 500,000 on 01-Feb-2011 and withdrawn 5000 from 01-May-2011. My ...
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LibreOffice keyboard shortcuts don't work in non-English - Ubuntu 18.04

First of all - thanks a lot to all the people here helping. Keyboard shortcuts (ctrl+s etc.) don't work in LibreOffice 6.0.3.2 on Ubuntu 18.04. I've looked for answers online but similar questions ...
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Creating Script to Automatically & Periodically Save Open (Focused) Files

I would like a way of saving open files outside of the program in which they're open--a robust and simple way of doubly ensuring that highly important files are locally saved. Would it be possible, ...
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Since upgrade to 18.04 libreOffice calc no longer imports xml

Since I upgraded Ubuntu to the latest, the Data->Xml import in libreOffice Calc is greyed out and non functioning. apt-get libreoffice reports that the latest version is installed.
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Trouble installing Segoe UI after installing mscorefonts

I've successfully installed mscorefonts package and am able to use Arial, for example, in LibreOffice. I have downloaded the segoe*.tff file and copied it to /usr/share/fonts successfully. I have ...
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I tried to uninstall Flatpak and its LibreOffice app, but since, LibreOffice can no longer be started from Firejail

[Error message]https://imgur.com/a/d2SB7q8 I removed Flatpak using Synaptic and then erased the folder in which the Flatpak version of LibreOffice was instead of uninstalling it from Flatpak. I ...
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LibreOffice icons are faded and not visible [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu and in LibreOffice Impress icons are like faded and not visible.. can I get some help ASAP
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Libreoffice cannot open encrypted zipped file (Ubuntu 18)

After upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04, my LibreOffice (6.0.3.2) cannot open encrypted ZIP files anymore. It displays an error message: The file foobar.ods.zip is corrupt and therefore cannot be opened. ...
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gtk.css in user .config directory: documentation on use?

For example, to change the cursor size in gtk apps (such as libreoffice) we can put an entry to ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css * { -GtkWidget-cursor-aspect-ratio: 0.2; } This was suggested by Mark in ...
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LibreOffice AppArmor messages issue

I use Ubuntu Studio 18.04.1 LTS, installed from the scratch, with a DVD made with the ISO image directly from the website. I installed LibreOffice 6.0.6.2, also from the correspondent official ...
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Using Trace Depenedents Function in LibreOffice Calc Across Sheets in Same File

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) and have been unable to find an answer to my question. When another sheet in the same file is identified using the Trace Dependents function in Calc (blue line ...
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How do you center align in LibreOffice?

I'm used to Microsoft Word when typing a document so I don't know all the shortcut keys on how to do stuff. I just wanna know how to Center Align it would save time than just hitting tab until I ...
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Snap install of libreoffice, no mailcap entries

After installing libreoffice under ubuntu 18.04 as snap application I noticed that it didn't add any entries to mailcap. (What a deb install would do.) Is there any way to add those entries ...
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Is it possible to transfer old LibreOffice user profile to the new version of LO 6.x?

I like to install the new Lubuntu and need to decide which version of LibreOffice I shall install on that. It seem the LO 6x is different in architecture, my old user-profile is from Version: 4.4.7.2
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How to get LibreOffice Help installed for the AppImage version of LibreOffice?

OS: Kubuntu 18.04 I downloaded the basic, fresh LibreOffice AppImage using aria2c "https://libreoffice.soluzioniopen.com/stable/fresh/LibreOffice-fresh.basic-x86_64.AppImage" I moved the file to ~/...
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How to uninstall previous versions of Libreoffice?

I have recently installed the new version of Libreoffice 6.1 through their official website installing via terminal all proper .deb files. The problem is that I still have previous versions of ...
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LibreOffice SNAP failed to load module “canberra-gtk-module”

After installing the LibreOffice 6 Snap I get this error Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module". I sudo apt-get install libcanberra-gtk-module:i386 but the error persists. My system ...
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LibreOffice “automatic file name extension” box missing

I often create TSV files in LibreOffice Calc. The "automatic file name extension" box required for this process used to be an option when you File > Save As. It is no longer there since upgrading ...
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LibreOffice Dark Theme

I installed LibreOffice 6 Snap and it automatically inherited my Ubuntu 16.04 dark theme. I installed LibreOffice 6 Flatpak and it does not automatically inherit my Ubuntu 16.04 dark theme. Why? ...
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Can anyone corroberate that the LibreOffice Writer module in LibreOffice Suite 6.0 for Lubuntu 18.04 LTS is broken?

I installed Lubuntu (32 bit) from the Japanese Remix DVD for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (64bit) from Nikkei Linux into my old Desktop computer (with a 2.3 ghz Pentium 4 and 2 GB of RAM). The system works fine ...
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Open swriter password protected file from command line?

Is there a way to open a password protected swriter file(.odt) from the command line? Using LibreOffice.
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LibreOffice Draw project file size fluctuates hugely

I am designing books into Draw and I noticed something very strange. Same project today is 1.8GB and a save later (same project) takes 200MB. Then I save again (no or little changes) and takes 2GB. ...
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MakeOTF Installation on Ubuntu

If am interested in the installation of Source-Sans-Pro adobe font which can be procured from this location: https://github.com/adobe-fonts/source-sans-pro According to the documentation given on the ...
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Batch Libreoffice Writer file modification

When a family member started using Libreoffice Writer on Ubuntu they used a particular document over and over as a starting point for new documents. Subsequently these documents were themselves used ...
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Libreoffice writer - export as PDF - comments without icon

When I create a comment to text in Libreoffice Writer, and then export the doc as PDF with "export comments" enabled, in the resulting PDF wherever there is a comment, there is some icon there that I ...
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No access to external HD or other USB drives in LibreOffice 6 (Through “Save as”)

I cannot documents on a external drive (HD or USB Flash) in LibreOffice when I try to use the function "Save as". I can however open documents in general from external drives. The following image of ...
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LibreOffice: Open template and save to file via CLI?

I have a bunch of spreadsheet templates (.ots) that I would like to save to regular spreadsheet files (.ods) in bulk, i.e. via --headless mode over the CLI. I know that I can open them in bulk via CLI,...
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LibreOffice writer recovery

I wrote a text using Libreoffice writer on ubuntu But I saved it on the hard disk of windows and I thought it was saved but it was not. How can I make a recovery for the doc
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Several applications no longer show dropdowns

After a recent update of my Kubuntu 16.04 box, some applications are crippled in terms of no longer showing essential dropdowns. Not working: Firefox Menu (3 bars) All combo boxes in Firefox ...
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How to recover deleted formatting in LibreOffice Writer?

I was working on a relational algebra assignment in LibreOffice Writer the last few days and spent a lot of time doing it. I was saving it every hour or less while I've been working on it (although ...