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LibreOffice Writer displaying ruler very weirdly (in cm)

I recently got a laptop with a 4K resolution, and it has had tons of problems with programs displaying so small, due to high resolution and DPI. I don’t know if this problem is due to high ...
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How can I make an open LibreOffice save a file, without using the GUI?

I've gone abroad, leaving LibreOffice Writer open with some file I edited. Unfortunately - I forgot to press Save! Now, I have SSH access to that machine, but - how can I make LibreOffice save the ...
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How Can I Cut/Copy a Table (Not Just Its Contents) in Libre Office Writer

Every page I can find on the internet has the following instructions for moving a table in Libre Office Writer: Focus on the table From the Table menu choose Select > Table Hit CTRL + X (or perform ...
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How to change LibreOffice default text encoding?

I want to change the default text encoding used by LibreOffice when saving a document as a Text document. Where can I find this setting? I want it to be UTF-8 WITHOUT the BOM, which I believe is ...
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LibreOffice Writer messes up IPA

I copied and pasted this into LibreOffice Writer ɑt͡ʃɛxɑ qɔbo qɔɛɾɘ It came out like this. Looks like it's just a display issue: when I copy the text out of LOW again, it looks the same as the ...
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How to delete last page in Libreoffice

I have document that contains two pages. At first I have table from top to bottom of page. Second page consists of single unprintable paragraph character. I cannot delete that character. I want to ...
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How to get rid of “sheet name” and “page number” on LibreOffice Calc Print? [duplicate]

When Ever I print my spreadsheet, I get sheet name on top of the sheet and page number at the bottom. I want to remove them. I could not find an option to disable them. Is there any method to achieve ...
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How to set default currency type in Libre office

I am using LibreOffice 5.1.4.2 10m0(Build:2) on my Arch Linux. I would Like to set my default currency type to INR (English). That is, Now I do this : Right click --> Format Cells --> Currency --...
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Elapsed Time can't get hr:min with LibreOffice…?

How can I get my Elapsed Time column to come out in and Hour and Minutes format? I have the time cells formatted to Time & 13:37 and I've tried every available choice but no matter what for 24 ...
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Libreoffice Calc Saving TSV as CSV without asking

Create a tab-separated file saved as test.txt. Open in text editor and save: 1 2 3 4 This is a test (Those are tabs) Open it with Libreoffice Calc Click "Save" Libreoffice asks "Are ...
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Line chart in LibreOffice - data in rows (type, x, y) rather than in a 2-input table

How do I create a line chart in LibreOffice Calc if the data is organised in 3-tuples rather than in a two-input table? Example: Banana Jan 10 Banana Feb 20 Banana Mar 30 Banana ...
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need a list of names to fill a column 2420 down each one each one to be multiplied 55 times and retain list order

I have a list of 44 names i need them to fill down a column in multiples of 55 each one to be multiplied 55 times I'm using libre office Does that make sense if it doesn't please let me know.
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LibreOffice Writer - Add footnotes outside of two-column layout?

I have a multi-page two-column document as shown here. When I add footnotes by using Insert > Footnote, the footnotes end up inside the respective column. Is it possible to create footnotes (not ...
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Apply LibreOffice sum to multiple renamed sheets

I have a spreadsheet with many sheets, each tracking a particular topic. Within each sheet are columns of raw data, and a cell (always in F1) that contains a calculated stat for the raw data. I will ...
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Opening powerpoint with Libre Office from mac terminal

I use the terminal a lot in Ubuntu, but I also have two macs. I'd like to open a powerpoint with Libre Office Impress from terminal on my mac. Any ideas?
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using <li> on each newline

I have following pattern in every single cell in the coloumn in Libre Calc - Spec One: This is one Spec Two: This is spec two Spec Three: This is spec three Is there any way to convert this to - &...
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Libreoffice macro basic: skip to next paragraph test for upper case

I'm trying to write a macro, and I need to skip to the next paragraph, where I will test the first letter for capitalization. I've spent hours and have only found inaccurate or hard to follow ...
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How do I set unicode-8 as the default in LibreOffice under Windows 10?

When I use LibreOffice Calc and save my file as an .csv LibreOffice suggest Western Europe as default encoding. I however want unicode-8 encoding. How do I set unicode-8 as the default in LibreOffice ...
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How do I undo this splitting of text into columns?

I've received an ODT file, where the text, intended to have usual page-wide layout appears to be split in two columns. If I copy the text and paste as plain text, I get this: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 But in ...
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how to add pages to an existing pdf

Hi I am using Foxit Reader 7.3.0.118 , I Select Create PDF. Select From Scanner. Hit Scan. after scanning 30 pages I have saved a document. 1) Now let us say I want to add 31st page to above document ...
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LibreOffice OS X: converting a .odt to .pdf from terminal?

Using LibreOffice, I can open an ODT document and export it as PDF manually. Is there also a command line do to this from the shell?
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Document font substitution (LibreOffice, MS Office)

In my office we're having this little delicate problem that a brand image group has decided some changes in our graphical profile. One thing this leads to is the change of document fonts from "Times ...
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LibreOffice on OS X: running soffice keeps saying no Info.plist or no NSPrincipalClass in Info.plist

I'm trying to run LibreOffice 5.1.3 from the OS X terminal, to script some conversion tasks. However whenever I run soffice, I always get this error: No Info.plist file in application bundle or no ...
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Is LibreOffice able to open MS Office documents in “shared” mode?

I'm a GNU/Linux and Free/Libre software user for about twelve years now. In the company I work I am the only one who runs GNU/Linux. It's been that way for a couple of years. Recently a colleague ...
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Is it possible in LibreOffice Writer to make a style out of an element that has been manually formatted?

I have a frame that I have worked on to be positioned and styled exactly how I want it to look. In the same document, I want to make many other frames with the exact same parameters. However, I can't ...
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Is it possible in LibreOffice Writer to “clear” the next paragraph after a frame?

In HTML, you can "clear" a floated DIV so that a paragraph (delineated by a P tag) will be pushed to below the DIV. I want to achieve the same behaviour in LibreOffice writer, so that it will look ...
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How do I get LibreOffice Writer to start page numbers at 1 and not 0?

I have a book where the first page of actual content, after title pages and copyright notices and so on, is on the fifth page of the file. I want that page to be marked as page number 1. I set a ...
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Openoffice access files on NFS extremely slow and can not save file

I am using a Debian 7 box. I have an NFS network drive mounted on my "/mnt/drive_R". Everything works fine except Apache openoffice 4.1 and LibreOffice 3.5, yes I tried both version of openoffice. I ...
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How to link csv file in Libreoffice 5

In previous versions of Libreoffice Calc, it was straightforward to import and link csv files through [Import] -> [Sheet from file...], as per the instructions on this page. This allowed me to refresh ...
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How can I combine PDFs in LibreOffice?

I'd like to be able to simply drag a pdf file into the pages explorer of a pdf that's being edited. This has no effect and dragging the file into the work area on a new page results in something like ...
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How can I change the default zoom factor in LibreOffice Writer to fit width?

I would like "Fit width" to be the default zoom factor when opening a document in LibreOffice Writer.
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CentOS 6.7 configure: error: dlopen not found

I'm trying to configure LibreOffice On-Line WebSocket server before installing but the following error is thrown: configure: error: dlopen not found Full output: [root@SBX-EXT-001-002 loolwsd]# ./...
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hiding sidebar and navigation bar in libreoffice file dialogs

For a project I need to provide some computers with libreoffice running in kiosk mode. I need the libreoffice writer app on fullscreen all the time, and that users can create, open or modify files on ...
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Libreoffice online with owncloud

I am trying to set up the experimental libreoffice online with owncloud. The only resource I found is this https://owncloud.org/blog/libreoffice-online-has-arrived-in-owncloud/ and the therein (...
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Is there an accessible LOG of REPAIR procedure in OpenOffice.org or LibreOffice?

I'm developing a PL/SQL tool for Oracle to export a query result set to a ODS file. It seems to work but when I try to open the document, I get the message that something is wrong so OpenOffice ask me ...
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How to open StarOffice Writer files in OS X

I came across some old StarOffice Writer (.sdw) files that I really would like to open. I have tried opening them with Apache Open Office and LibreOffice. The first one doesn't seem to support .sdw ...
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LibreOffice does not completely use Word's “standard” format for paragraphs

When opening existing Word documents with LibreOffice (current version: 5.0.5.2), most things look pretty well. But there is a problem: our Word's "standard" paragraph has single line spacing, and no ...
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Categorize spreadsheet lines - ala SQL GROUP

I want to consolidate a series of name-value pairs by name and sum the values. The pairs are in two columns of a LibreOffice Calc spreadsheet, about a hundred rows. Input: Output, to another part ...
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How can I use find and replace to move text into a frame in LibreOffice Writer?

I have a book's worth of text. In it, there are sections of text that are marked by starting with {s} and ending with {/s}. It's sort of like custom markdown, and it looks like this: What I want to ...
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How to edit google spreadsheet offline with Libre Office / Open Office

I am working with my team on a spreadsheet on google docs. Is it possible to edit this file offline (with e.g. LibreOffice) and sync and merge it later (like clone and push for github)? Platform ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for “Find Next” and “Find Previous” in LibreOffice

I want to have a keyboard shortcut for “Find Next” and “Find Previous” (or “Search Next” and “Search Previous”, or “Repeat Search Forward” and “Repeat Search Backward” or whatever you want to call it) ...
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How to install LibreOffice using one-get?

I thought I'd try to the one-get meta package manager that Microsoft has included in Windows 10. I found this useful article that goes over how to use it. One open source software that I had yet to ...
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convert old Staroffice Writer 3 file to readable document

I have an old SDW 3.0 Document wich mostly only contains text but the binary form seems to have no plain text included ... also libreoffice after 4.0 does not support that in reading anymore in ...
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Can LibreOffice Writer display information about the current cursor position?

Preferably in the status bar and spelled out in some distance units, but I'd settle for anywhere really. I'm really surprised it doesn't show such crucial information as default. I want something ...
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How to make a “Summary Slide” in Impress, listing the titles of all slides automatically

In LibreOffice Impress 5.0.5.2 I opened a .ppt presentation where each slide has a title and a body (visible in screenshot). I would like to create a "table of content" slide that would just list all ...
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Libre Office writer: How to NOT print comments?

A couple of months ago I started using comments in some documents, and it was useful to create PDFs of these pages with these comments in the margins. However, for some reason now LibreOffice takes '...
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Can't uninstall LibreOffice 4 and can't upgrade to LibreOffice 5

Context: Windows 10 64bit. I have LibreOffice 4.4.5.2 (32bit) installed and I want to upgrade to LibreOffice 5 (64bit). I find that I can't upgrade to 5 and can't remove 4 due to a registry key issue ...
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Excel won't open password-protected .ods file

I have a password-protected .ods file that was made in LibreOffice. I have since moved to using Microsoft Excel, and whenever I try to open the file I get the error message: "Cannot open: the file has ...
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How to draw a Gaussian Curve with LibreOffice Draw?

I would like to draw a Gaussian curve as a vector graphic in LibreOffice Draw. With the "Curve" functions I was only able to get something parabola-like. Has anyone got an idea of how to do the ...
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Set 'Wrap Off' as default for images in LibreOffice instead of 'Optimal Page Wrap'

I'm getting really frustrated. I need to insert a huge amount of images inside a textdocument. But every single time if I insert a new image, it gets 'Optimal Page Wrap' as default value. Which I don'...