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Automatically fit document on smaller paper size (LibreOffice Writer)

The whole point of the system of European paper sizes is that all have exactly the same ratio. So, theoretically, you can print an A3 document on an A4 sheet and it will not be distorted — it will ...
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Hot to set the path for 'Help' in LiberOffice

I put the help files for LiberOffice on an external HD. When I click 'Help' in LiberOffice it goes to the WEB. I have tried the 'tools->options' but nothing there seems to be about the 'Help' files. ...
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LibreOffice Writer … the ohm sign (Omega)

I am using LibreOffice Writer on Ubuntu 14.04 to do a class assignment and I need to use the Ω (Ohm sign, big letter omega) to show resistance. Unfortunately I can't seem to find the sign anywhere. ...
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LibreOffice shows me strange characters

My LibreOffice shows strange symbols and characters. I am using Debian8 with XFCE environment. For better understand I have uploaded the screenshot. How can I solve this problem? Thanks in advance. ...
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libreoffice: using character style to add automatic text

I have a pre-generated document with many endnotes and footnotes that were generated instead of bibilographical entries. Long ago I gave up on converting them to proper bibliography but I still need ...
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OFFSET function in libreoffice

Let's say I have a huge column of data, for example H7 to H2000. How do I go about selecting every 150row? That is, I want to have the H7, H157, H307, etc. It should be something like ...
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Impress won't save bullets or spacing

I make a nice neat Libre'Office Impress document. I put paragraphs on the page, with a quarter inch spacing after them. While I am working with the document, all is well. I then save the document ...
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LibreOffice Writer: Export PDF: varying page width

When I export my Writer document to PDF, the pages all have different widths, as if they were cropped to fit only the contents of each page. LibreOffice version 4.4.1.2, running under Linux. I can ...
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Macro that will run in MS Excel and LibreOffice Calc

I have a spreadsheet that users will be working with in both Excel and LibreOffice Calc. I'd like to design macros that will work in both. I was thinking of code that would say: If Excel Then [VBA ...
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Extend selection in LibreOffice calc to match adjacent column

I'm using LibreOffice 4.4.3.2 on a Mac, and trying to get behavior that I know I used to have before I recently upgraded to a new Mac and a new version of ... everything. :) I want to select a region ...
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How to resolve conflict between hunspell and myspell?

I need to install English, Greek and Bulgarian spell checker for LibreOffice. I know myspell does the job but when trying to install it under Debian 8 Jessie it conflicts with hunspell. sudo aptitude ...
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Right-to-Left doesn't wok in Libreoffice on OS X Yosemite

In word processor in LibreOffice 4.4.3.2 on OS X Yosemite, Right-to-left doesn't work and even when I try to add the button to the toolbar and it doesn't add it. I searched the internet for solution ...
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How to copy drawing from LibreOffice Draw to MS Word?

What is the best way to copy a drawing (complete document) from LibreOffice Draw into an MS Word document (using MS Word) on Windows? A "naive" copy&paste form Draw to Word gives next to useless ...
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Unwanted bullets in LibreOffice Impress

I'm cutting and pasting some ascii text into a LibreOffice Impress presentation. The text appears as a long bulleted list. How do I eliminate that, and have the text appear plain on the screen ?
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How does libreoffice express a linebreak when saving a csv?

I’m attempting to save a CSV using LibreOffice Calc to be imported to a MySQL database. Saving it as a CSV is pretty straightforward in LibreOffice but I don’t know how the resulting document ...
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Convert PPTX to HTML while preserving text

I need to convert PowerPoint PPTX files into HTML using the command-line. The HTML file should preserve text as text (not image) while converting all Shapes, Smart-arts and Graphs into images (or if ...
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modify a view that other views depend on

I use LibreOffice Base to create weekly reports. I have one table (named time_spent) that contains a lot of normalized data, and I am using views to do the processing required to produce the reports I ...
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How to use Windows Libre office Macro In Linux environment

I have some macro which I have made in libre office by window 7 Now I want to run those macro in Linux system through some kind of command Now issue is that How can I save Macro in a single file..? ...
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Regex in LibreOffice Writer - finding “everything” but one thing

I have a text (html code) and need to find <p> tags with their classes, id, styles (if any) etc. I'm doing this using the following regexs: <p(.*?)> or (<p([^>]+))> The pattern ...
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How do I combine data in two tables in LibreOffice?

I have a spreadsheet with two sheets inside, SheetA has Customer number and location, SheetB has Order number, Customer number. How do I combine the data so that one sheet has Order number and ...
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LibreOffice doesn't install anything except Writer and Draw?

So I tried to install LibreOffice, because the free version of Microsoft Office I got for being a student has been giving my laptop a BSOD (separate problem, working on it). There was an older ...
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Unable to start libre office from terminal

I need to start libre offices impress via SSH on various raspberry pies, each displaying a set of slides on its own screen. Now my problem is that, when I run loimpress --show file.odp it states ...
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Libreoffice: Import columns of spreadsheet as fields

I have a LibreOffice Calc spreadsheet with Columns A, B, C. I would like to create a document in LibreOffice Writer with format: A1 B1 C1 A2 B2 C2...
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How to fill table contents in subsequent slides in LibreOffice?

I'm interested in making a slideshow featuring a 3 column chart someone like the photo above, using libre/open office. So far what I've done is create a 3 column table in writer. And my plan is to ...
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Enable LibreOffice “smart” single quotes?

I was wondering how to make a curly single quote instead of a straight one. I found a 3-year-old forum post [Open]from back when LibreOffice was called OpenOffice, but not anything newer. Of course, ...
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How do I fix my table of contents of LibreOffice/OpenOffice?

I've made a document on Google Drive and I want to add a Table of Content from LibreOffice to it, but all headers are seen as Content 10 by the program, so they are all on one line, instead of ...
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LibreOffice Calc/Spreadsheet – Delete unusual characters from cells so that I can export a valid CSV file

I received a spreadsheet for work and it has cells that are full of line breaks and excessive whitespace. Unfortunately, I need to export the spreadsheet to CSV format and these two are breaking the ...
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Can't launch LibreOffice 4.4 on Linux Mint 17

Uninstalled LibreOffice 4.2, downloaded the 64-bit LibreOffice 4.4 tar files and extracted them all into a folder on the 64-bit Cinnamon Mint 17 desktop, then installed, as per the README, from a ...
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LibreOffice application background is black and cannot be changed

Since I updated to Ubuntu 15.04 the application background and the background in the context menus is black in LibreOffice: View full size So far I have not succeeded in turning it back to the ...
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Remove vertical lines from openoffice table

As a follow up question to How to make a 3 column chart with dividers using openoffice , I created a table which looks like: Is it possible to make horizontal lines invisible, to give the effect of ...
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Concatenate a reversed range in Libre Office

I'm kind of new with programming, but I have to make an excel document, that I can use interactively because the output of one of my programs doesn't fit with the input of the others... I have lot of ...
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finding the difference between two times in libreoffice

I'd like to know how to solve the problem: in cell A(n) is the first time in cell B(n) is the second time in cell C(n) is difference of times I don't want to put each time into cell C(n) function ...
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Conditional sum in Excel or Libreoffice calc

As an example, in the table above, I want to populate the empty column titled 'Totals' with the corresponding sum of all the Values in the left tables 'Values' column belonging to the category ...
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Format to generate .tex, .pdf and .md from?

I've used pandoc to generate .md, .tex, .pdf from .tex and .xhtml files. In tex I am using BibTeX and in odt (save-as xhtml) I am using Zotero to insert my citations. Currently neither .tex nor ...
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How to create a form checkbox without a label on LibreOffice Writer

In default the checkbox seems to have a label assigned to it. For creating an fillable PDF I'm looking for just a plain checkbox which can be clicked -- the description is done at another column, as ...
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How to avoid delete confirmation in LibreOffice Calc for OSX

Windows users can avoid the pesky delete confirmation dialog in Calc by using their Delete key instead of Backspace (according to the documentation) My Macbook only has a Delete key and so I can't ...
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How to remove duplicate list numbering on one line in LibreOffice Writer

I am not sure how I ended up doing this (I just applied list numbering to some text) but somehow LibreOffice Writer decided that my first list item needs two number "1." labels applied, like this: ...
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Libre Office issue

I saved a Page of Excel to Libre Office. However the page seems wider than the page on screen. When I print it loses part of he last column. Any ideas where I am going wrong and, more importantly, how ...
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Anti-Aliasing LibreOffice Writer 4.x Under Windows

I have the 4.x version of LibreOffice installed on Ubuntu and its Writer renders the text so smoothly, but nothing like that is under Windows. I am using Windows 8.1 Update 64-bit, and tried to ...
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LibreOffice 4.4.0.3 opening a PDF file displaying wrong Traditional Chinese characters

I have installed the LibreOffice 4.4.0.3 portable for Windows (my OS is 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium Traditional Chinese version), hoping to use the PDF editing feature in the LibreOffice Draw. I ...
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Fonts broken in Libre/Open Office Math

Can't enter any complex formula like sigma summation: How to fix?
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LibreOffice missing rows in diagramm

I have some data: 02/27/15 12:12 AM 139 02/27/15 12:38 AM 136 02/27/15 01:04 AM 135 02/27/15 01:29 AM 135 02/27/15 01:53 AM 137 02/27/15 02:17 AM 136 02/27/15 02:40 AM 135 02/27/15 ...
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How can I get my printer to duplex on the long edge?

My HP Photosmart 6525 printer refuses to duplex on the long edge. Whenever it's asked to duplex, it duplexes along the short edge even if asked specifically to duplex on the long edge. I'm printing ...
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How to change LibreOffice settings without GUI

Is there a way to change Libre Office settings through command line or some configuration file? We would want to change the measurement units from imperial to metric while converting to HTML in ...
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LIBREOFFICE WRITER - Changing some fontname throught a document

Normally the document use "COMIC SANS MS" font name. In my document I use four special characters ( club (U+2663), diamond (U+2666), heart (U+2665), spade (U+2660) ). These characters should come ...
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Is there a tool to put a phone number into E.164 format?

I'm looking for both a quick and dirty, as well as easily repeatable, solution to strip non-numeric data from a column in a spreadsheet for import to a MySQL database. Example: (123)456-7890 fred ...
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LibreOffice Send [file menu] to Desktop

In LibreOffice's File menu there is a Send submenu, a friend wants to "send" his documents to the Desktop yet I saw no options after going in to the customization / add command (just the same ...
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libreoffice writer figure cross-refencence

In LibreOffice Writer I cannot create a cross-reference to an image, it is only possible to create cross-reference to it's caption. By using the created link in PDF the screen jumps to the caption, ...
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How can I properly print on lined paper?

I have some lined paper (either graph paper or looseleaf paper) and I'd like to be able to print/format a document (either with LibreOffice, LaTeX, or a PDF) so that every line of text is algined ...
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Libre Office: Why can't I enter text?

I'm using a template on Libre Office. It has various boxes that I need to enter text in. Things were going fine, but then for some reason, it stopped allowing me to enter text. It seems to think that ...