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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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Libreoffice Writer: How to flip/swap between two table rows?

I use latest LibreOffice Writer and I have a table with 4 rows I want to flip/swap between the two middlish rows (row 2 and row 3). That is, I want that row 3 will take the place of row 2 (or vice ...
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Font dropdown problem in LibreOffice (xubuntu 386 18.04)

I have two essentially identical machines recently upgraded to xubuntu 18.04 386. On the one machine the style, font and fontsize dropdowns are showing as plain text (no dropdown at all). Placing the ...
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Libreoffice preventing the computer from resuming from suspend Kubuntu 18.04

I started a thread about this a few months ago because I was thinking that a problem I've been having with resuming my computer from suspend mode was as a result of my power saving settings. However ...
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Kyeboard short-cut in Live CD

In order to disable auto-correct while typing, I can set the short-cut key Ctrl + L as shown in this image... But How do I set it up in Live CD? I tried to save the config to cfg file. But I can not ...
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Libreoffice crash (Recovery loop) no documents to recover

LibreOffice crashes in recovery loop. The recovery-dialog displays no document to recover. Same problem after removing ~/.config/libreoffice/4/. version and os information: $ uname -a Linux ...
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Libreoffice on Kubuntu: FTP problems

I have a FTP server on my work that can be accessed only in active FTP mode. In Kubuntu settings I've set up the active FTP mode, so it is opened without problems with Dolphin and MC. But I have these ...
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LibreOffice Calc crashes in Ubuntu 18.04 [on hold]

I just updated yesterday (Nov. 11, 2018) to Ubuntu 18.04, from 16.04, and cannot seem to open LibreOffice Calc - when I selected it from Applications, everything crashed, and I got a green geometric ...
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LibreOffice No other formats available on save as

I was trying to save a file as an RTF format in Ubuntu LibreOffice. . . I go down to format, and there are no options at all. . . How can I fix this? Also, why is this like this on my vanilla ...
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LibreOffice6.1 broken after upgrading to texlive2018 from a PPA. Can't downgrade to LO5.16 under 16.04

I'm running ubuntu 16.04. LibreOffice 6.13 was installed from PPA and texlive2015 was installed ubuntu repository. I decided to install texlive2018 from a PPA: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/jonathonf/...
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Evince - Libreoffice - Geogebra - Apparmor issues

I try to authorize evince to open Geogebra and libreoffice files as links. Using evince 3.18.2 on ubuntu 16.04. Update 1: I've just installed a fresh 18.04 with the same problem. Update 2: Here are ...
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how to create a shortcut for libre office calc file in Lubuntu 18.04

I tried creating a shortcut using 'menu editor' In the command section of the editor i entered libreoffice --calc smb://home/drpjkurian/Dropbox/CLINIC2018.ods It did not work Did I miss something?...
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LibreOffice crashed. and files are not being recovered

When start LibreOffice immediately appear this notice " LibreOffice will attempt to recover the state of the files you ewre working on before it crashed. Click Start to begin to process or click ...
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Menu bar missing on some programs

I'm running XFCE on Ubuntu 16.04.5. Two days ago the menu bar disappeared randomly in LibreOffice programs only, still worked in other programs like FileZilla, Thunar, Thunderbird, etc. But in ...
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Cross references updated by save

When using LibreOffice v6.0.6.2 on 64bit Ubuntu 18.04, I can create bibliography entries from document fine, but when I re-open the document after saving, the entries have all been updated in as much ...
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Writer focus issue (?)

In Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome-shell when opening new or existing files in LO Writer I have to click in the text field with the mouse to be able to type or to use keyboard shortcuts to work with the text. ...
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Adding Slide controls on Libre Office Impress[16.04]

I'm going on with a project and would like to know how can I add a link to a button so that clicking it would take me to the next slide(Libre office Impress),( simply a button to trigger slides) can ...
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Printer prints slides in the reverse order

I never had problems on windows printing slides in the right order. In Ubuntu there is a problem: I dont have adobe reader here. When I print some papers with the standard document viewer they will be ...
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Accessing of LibreOffice Writer files [closed]

How do I access LibreOffice Writer files with Python in Ubuntu using terminal ?
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Install LibreOffice 3.5.0 on Ubuntu 16.04

For security testing purposes, I need LibreOffice 3.5.0 on an Ubuntu 16.04 version. Unfortunately, I tried to get it from a publicly available repository and there is no more deb for 3.5.0 (it has ...
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How to convert Excel spreadsheet 2007 to pdf in Linux also by updating links

I have an excel file with a valid =DDE() function. I want to convert it to PDF using the following command: libreoffice --headless --convert-to pdf *.xlsx How do I convert to my pdf but I also ...
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Problems saving documents in Ubuntu 18.04 on MacBook Pro 5,1

N00b starting his venture into Linux by building a dual-boot on a MacBook Pro 5,1 (OSX 10.9.5) with Linux 18.04 LTS. Formatted partitions, Installation from bootable EFI installation flash drive (...
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LibreOffice Writer is printing blank pages

I've tried several different options, and LibreOffice Write is still printing blank pages OS: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Printer: HP OfficeJet 4650 Things I've tried so far: Removing and adding printer ...
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All LibreOffice windows are in one menu icon

In Ubuntu 18.04 using GNOME, all of the opened LibreOffice windows are concentrated under one LibreOffice menu icon. This is unlike the former versions where each application (Writer, Calc ...) had ...
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Libreoffice doesn't show google cloud printers

My google cloud printer is not listed in Libreoffice printing dialog window (and in other programs that have their own printing utility). Programs that use default Ubuntu printing utility (Evience, ...
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18.04.1 - Fresh minimal install - Now comes with Thunderbird?

I just installed fresh version of 18.04.1 minimal install. I now have Thunderbird and LibreOffice installed on my system. This didn't happen before. Is this normal? If so, why the change?
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Logical 'or' symbol | in Libreoffice Writer

I am working on a docx file in Libreoffice Writer, and I have a formula that contains a vertical line such as x | y. My source code in the formula editor is "x divides y". However, when I save the ...
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How can I combine multiple spreadsheets (cvs) into one master sheet using the terminal?

If I want to merge / combine multiple spreadsheets into one master spread sheet, I can just manually add them in LibreOffice. However this becomes cumbersome when dealing with a large number of sheets ...
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After latest Ubuntu security install, I can only print images and plain text files

After installing the latest Ubuntu security update, I began to have problems with printing pdf files, LibreOffice files, and gedit plain text. A blank page is printed instead. The situation is as ...
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LibreOffice Impress crashing when selecting certain transitions

Whenever I choose a transition in LibreOffice Impress, such as Honey-Comb or Newsflash, it crashes immediately. I'm using an Acer Swift 3 with an AMD Ryzen 5 Processor. Any solutions to this ...
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Files I create get lost after switching from Windows to Ubuntu in dual boot system

I have a dual Windows 10 / Kubuntu system in an Asus Flipboard and I lose files (especially .odt from Libre Office) after switching from Ubuntu to Windows and back. They just disappear from the lists. ...
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Re-placing a table in LibreOffice writer causes unwanted page break (huge gap)

I have an RTF document with two tables table-1 table-2 I copied table-1 and pasted it under table-2, but I also got a page brake between them, which I didn't mean to have Now I have two separate ...
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Ubuntu Light font after upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04

I did upgrade my Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 and I have notice that the "Ubuntu Light" font looks like the "Ubuntu" regular font. The both fonts are installed on my system, but the "Ubuntu Light" font is ...
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LibreOffice macro's calling external scripts no longer work after upgrading to 18.04

I recently upgraded to 18.04 and LibreOffice version: 6.0.6.2 Since then a number of macros I was using in LibreOffice Base fail. All the macros call a perl script via a shell statement. for e.g. ...
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LibreOffice Corrupted My Document?

I was editing a .docx document in libreoffice and when I saved it, it prompted me to use .odf in order to keep formatting correct. When I agreed the program saved, and then froze, and then crashed. ...
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Removing signature image from PDF

I have signed a PDF to send it online (I did with xournal I think). They wanted it per post. I printed it and sent it, they wanted the signature handwritten. I need to remove the signature from the ...
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LibreOffice Impress presentation problem

I am facing a problem in Ubuntu 18.04 (gnome-panel & gnome-session-flashback). I can't present my LibreOffice Impress presentation properly. When i click hyperlink file, that page show to back end....
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Why do transitions no longer work in LibreOffice Impress since upgrading to 18.04?

I'm having this issue on two systems - one with Nvidia graphics (dedicated), and the other with Intel graphics. On both systems, OpenGL is disabled, and enabling it by ignoring blacklisting (which ...
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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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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 ...