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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 to set up LibreOffice Base on a Mac?

Installed LibreOffice, but Base is not usable. Files must be downloaded, installed, then linked to Base. Need detailed instructions on how to do this.
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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 ...
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Fill right in open/libreoffice

I'm using Libreoffice calc for an application where it's necessary form me to fill right. I know that fill down is Ctrl d but is there a way to fill across to the right? Thanks in advance
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conditional formatting doesn't affect all desired cells

I am using LibreOffice Calc on Linux. In my budget spreadsheet I have set up conditional formatting to color the font of a row that matches the condition, as follows: formula: column (E2:E200)="x", ...
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On Windows, can I prevent LibreOffice from prompting for document recovery when it launches or I open a file?

I basically never want to use the feature. How to? There's another question here that answers how to disable it in Linux via a command-line option in .bashrc, but I don't think that can be done in ...
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How does one use LibreOffice FILTERXML function on XML documents with namespaces?

I'm struggling to get the value of an XML node using the FilterXML() function when the XML document's document element has a namespace specified. Example: <?xml version="1.0" ...
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Are the Liberation fonts 100% compatible with Microsoft Office?

In LibreOffice in Linux, I can create a text document (.doc or .docx) which contains only Liberation fonts. If I send this document to someone who opens it in Microsoft Word in Windows, and they ...
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Touchscreen clicks not advancing slides in libreoffice

I'm using an Xubuntu touchscreen box to run an interactive LibreOffice Impress presentation. I want the user to be able to click on the slide, and hyperlinks in the slide to be able to advance to more ...
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Decimal chapter numbering in Libreoffice

I am trying to number my chapters in Libreoffice decimally. The best way to illustrate what I mean is by an example: 1 Chapter One 1.1 Chapter One Sub One 1.2 Chapter One Sub Two 1.2.1 Chapter One ...
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Generating unique number in LibreOffice Calc

So I have a document that allows a user to select a site/department from a dropdown list. Each site/Department has a unique extension prefix e.g. 10, 11, 12, 13, etc. When a user selects the desired ...
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How to switch quickly between corrector languages in LibreOffice?

If a document has already multiple languages setting, these might appear in the taskbar language selection list or the right-click menu 'Set language...'. But when that setting for multiple languages ...
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LibreOffice custom list of languages (for document, selection, paragraph)

(This was also posted on the ask.libreoffice site, which is not a stackexchange site, so don't hurry closing or down-voting for that reason. But if you do, for whatever reason, please mention that ...
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LibreOffice auto-correction: lowercase i is corrected to uppercase (I) in other languages

I have to cross-post here a question already posted on ask.libreoffice.org because I don't have an answer to a small but nasty problem (I'll delete one of these questions when I get a satisfying ...
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Advance to Non-sequential slide in LibreOffice Impress?

I am using LibreOffice Impress to play a video, and then when the video is done playing, go back to the "main menu" slide. I am using the "advance slide automatically after [duration of video]" option ...
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How do I change date origin in libreoffice writer?

I am copying a chart from a Calc file to a Writer file. The Calc file has a date origin of 1904. When I copy the chart to the writer file, all the dates get shifted because the origin is (I suppose) ...
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How to prevent the loss of Jumplist items when LibreOffice is upgraded?

Every time LibreOffice is upgraded, all the Jumplist items which were manually added for each application within the suite are deleted. The operating system is Windows 7 SP1. Is there a way to ...
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LibreOffice Math: How to control spacing between operators and terms in a polynomial?

If I enter a set of equations in MS Word using the Equations Editor, the space between operators and terms is even. However, when I input the same equations in LO Writer 5.0.4.2 using LO Math, the ...
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Add glue points to table in Libreoffice Draw

Is there a way to add glue points to table in Libreoffice Draw ? There are 4 standard glue points but I cannot add extra ones. By table I mean the object that you obtain by clicking Insert->Table.
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Libreoffice, how to copy from Writer and pasting unformatted in Calc, by default?

I have the revision of a translated text, made by the client, I am the third party reviewer and have to fill up an .xls module with all the source texts, the translated one, and the amended by the ...
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Duplicate existing table

I have created a table in a LibreOffice Write document. I want to duplicate the table in the same document and make a few small changes in the duplicate. The table is large and using the mouse to ...
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For either Libreoffice or Word, how do I insert chapter and scene fields?

I am writing a play, and I want to be able to insert two fields, much like Page #. Let me explain... Each time Scene 1, Scene 2, Scene 3, etc., I want the pages in that particular field to be named ...
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LibreOffice Writer's “Background Color” setting not working

I have recently upgraded to LibreOffice Writer Version: 5.0.2.2 on Ubuntu 15.10. Before, I was using an unknown version of LibreOffice Writer on Ubuntu 12 and I had a document (with a .doc extension) ...