Spreadsheet component of the LibreOffice suite

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Compare/check multiple columns in multiple sheets and find the unmatched values

I have two sheets in libreoffice calc, both sheets have same columns, i need to compare these sheets column values(multiple columns) and need to check rows are equal, if not equal then need to ...
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LibreOffice: Autocomplete dates with month and year, no day

I'm using Libreoffice 4.4 and I want to drag down a column in format Month Year. For example: May 2015. I do not need days. I tried to drag down after doing this schema for 3 cells but it doesn't ...
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How to add double quotes around data in tables using Calc

I am trying to load my data into a CRM, but am having a lot of trouble. The data simply wont load at the same time, but all the files work fine individually. Support advised that I make sure I'm using ...
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Search for specific key word and replace entire cell contents with something else in LibreOffice Calc

I would like to be able to search for a specific word, lets say "House" in a calc sheet, and then replace the entire cell content with something else like "Car". It is important to notice, that the ...
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Comment visibility in open/libre office spreadsheets

I'm getting moderately perturbed by how difficult it is to see whether there's a comment in a cell in LibreOffice. As it stands a tiny box appears in the upper right-hand corner in the cell. Does ...
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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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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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How to write a function once and have it update in many cells?

It often occurs that I write a function in one cell and then copy it into many cells. The copies then refer to their own correct rows. But if I change the function in the first cell the copies are ...
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Libreoffice-calc: Apply a macro to a csv-file on the command-line

With Libreoffice/Openoffice it is rather straightforward to do these steps: Import csv file Copy macro from another file Run macro Remove macro Save file in csv and xls formats (no macros, just ...
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Libreoffice-Calc: Count number of rows and ouput total below list

How to write a macro that counts the number of columns that contain data and prints the result at the bottom of the list? For example, if the data is: |1|2|3| |a| | | |1| |3| The final table ...
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Libreoffice: How to count words and characters in cells

I would like to count the words and characters of a range of cells, excluding all cells that start with "§". The text is arbitrary UTF8-text, for example: "my test string" = 3 words, 14 characters ...
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How to reference cells by name in Libreoffice 4.2

In the Libreoffice version that came with Ubuntu 12.04, I could select a column, name it, and then construct a formula that referenced this name. e.g. Say I had two columns A=Price and B=Quantity. If ...
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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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How to color rows based on two cell values in Open/Libre Office?

I am trying to apply conditional formatting to an entire row based on two cell values. The style is to be applied only if both cells have a particular value. I tried applying formula of the form: ...
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How to lock a cell for editing in LibreOffice Calc?

How can I lock a cell, to prevent edits to its value for the foreseeable future?
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Disable spell checking/auto correct in Libre Office Calc for a specific file?

Is it possible to disable spell checking and/or auto correct in the Libre Office Calc application on a file by file basis? Normally in calc I want spell checking turned on, but for some files it just ...
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Applying reference to another sheet to all cells

I have LibreOffice Calc file which has 2 sheets. I wanted to reference Sheet1 from Sheet2, so I wrote function =Sheet1.A1 in Sheet2 cell A1. How do I apply this to all cells on Sheet2? (Sheet2.B5 = ...
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Styling multiple files on Libre Office Calc [duplicate]

Here's what I do now: Get CSV file from extrenal source Open it in Calc Apply style (set colors, fonts, etc.) Export as PDF Is it possible to get rid of step 3? Somehow loading data to already ...
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LibreOffice Calc performance tuning

I have 350 thousand rows in a LibreOffice Calc table (it's a 35 meg CSV file). I only need to view it, not edit it. Yet, it is very slow at scrolling, filtering, and selecting the cells. What can I ...
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Time format of Pomodoro in LibreOffice Calc

I'm using LibreOffice Calc in Windows 7 and I'd like to write a formula that, given a decimal number, converts it to hours and minutes. For instance I have this: cell E3 is =($B$3*25/60) i.e. it ...
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LibreCalc Date-function returns wrong month

I have a spreadsheet with three columns for "Date", "Currency", and "Amount". Date Currency Amount Month 06.02.2015 EUR 188 March 30.01.2015 EUR 285 January I ...
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Change color of pasted email addresses in LibreOffice Calc

I use LibreOffice Calc on a Linux system. Sometimes when I paste text into a cell (in particular, email addresses) they display as blue font on grey background. But I want black font on white ...
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How to plot IP address frequency distribution chart on Excel or Calc?

I have one column of data: IP Address 1.2.1.2 1.2.1.2 1.3.4.1 1.3.4.1 1.3.4.1 1.3.4.1 1.3.4.1 1.10.0.5 1.10.0.5 1.10.0.5 2.1.2.1 2.1.2.1 12.1.2.3 12.1.2.3 12.1.2.3 12.1.2.3 12.1.2.3 12.1.2.3 12.1.2.3 ...
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Create a pie chart from amount/category pairs

From a table like Amount | Category 2 A 1 B 5 A how to create a pie chart with one sector per category found in the second colum and the summed up values for each ...
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Position cells within view and copy functions/formulas from existing cells in Libre Calc?

I would like to keep a specific range of rows visible in Libre Calc. As new rows of data are entered, I would like the sheet/page to scroll, keeping the current row visible. As a comment made me ...
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How to find and remove external links in (Libre|Open)Office Calc spreadsheet

I have a LibreOffice Calc spreadsheet which pops up a message asking me whether I wish to update external links. I did not add external links myself, but did copy data from another Calc window at one ...
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SELECT until endless in LibreOffic Calc

I am used to =COUNTA(B3:B999) and change it when the number of rows exceeds 999, but I was wondering whether there is an endless setting. Attempt =COUNTA(B3:B) did not work.
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How to remove Open Office spreadsheet duplicates in a column while keeping rows together?

I have a spreadsheet with a list of column data of contacts, first name, last name, address, phone number, email... I want to remove the duplicate email addresses but the entire row may not have ...
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LibreOffice calc; is it possible to automatically make cells coloured according to the HTML code entered into them?

I am creating a LibreOffice calc spreadsheet designed to be basically be a customized version of the table entitled "Default element colors, by atomic number:" on this page ...
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Show deleted cell values (Track changes in Libreoffice Calc)

I was looking for this feature for a while now: If I turn tracking the changes on and delete the value in a cell it just highlights the border around the cell in red, meaning it has changed. Is it ...
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LibreOffice Calc Error 518

I'm trying to achieve the following in LibreOffice (did it with Excel already, but importing this excel-created file produces the same error). I have 3 columns (A) (B) (C) ECTS Mark ...
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Calculating total salary

I store my working time in Libre Office Calc like this: Start End Hours 10:00 15:00 05:00 11:00 14:00 03:00 09:30 15:30 06:00 Total 14:00 Now I want to calculate my salary, i.e. ...
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#NAME? when referencing cell in different worksheet

I'm using libre calculator. I just want to reference a cell in another worksheet in the same workbook, but I get #NAME? showing up. I know in the past, I've had this problem before, but never ...
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How to nail LibreOffice references in place?

I have a series of cells with very simple formula in them (e.g: G2=G4-G5) and I want that to remain fixed whatever I do to the sheet, in particular I want it to be resistent to insertion of a row ...
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Generating unique values in Libre Office Calc

I've got a list of entries in a range in LO Calc. The max size of the range is 1 X 9, but may include blanks and/or duplicates. How can I extract a list of unique values automatically, so that my user ...
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Count the number of rows with equal values in two specified columns

I have two columns in MS Excel/LibreOffice Calc/Google Spreadsheets with numbers. I would like to count the number of rows which have identical values in both columns. In the following example: ...
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Parsing dates in LibreOffice Calc - is there a better/easier way?

I have a string of this particular format: DD/MMM/YY HH:MM AM/PM e.g. 03/Nov/14 9:00 AM I could not find figure out how to make Calc recognize it as a date so I had to do the following for a ...
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How to swap two columns in specific rows in LibreOffice Calc?

I have a few hundred contacts stored in Google Contacts, and I would like to sort them. I exported them in CSV and opened them with LibreOffice Calc. Some of my contacts have first and last name ...
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Conditional format cells, based on their text value in Libre Office

This is driving me crazy. I try to set up the simplest conditional rule, but it will not work: format cells based on their text value. The sense is to colorize a separator line. Until now I had ...
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assign string “tags” based on numeric interval in Libreoffice Calc

I'm struggling with an easy issue. I'm working in Libreoffice Calc and I have a numeric column with values from 0 to 365. What I would like to do is to create another column assigning string values ...
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How to save single sheet, as separate file in LibreOffice?

When I have multiple sheeet in LibreOffice document, how to save specific sheet as new .ods file in LibreOffice?
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Copy distinct values in calc

I have some text data in column A, adding data to that column is the standard use case. I would like Calc to dynamically copy only unique values to, say, column D. I am aware of OpenOffice: get ...
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LO Calc / Excel - Dropbox change another cell

I am creating a simple Point of Sale System for a store using an excel/libre office spreadsheet. The spreadsheet has a sheet called "Inventory" which has the following columns: Name Price This ...
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How to adjust the Y Axis maximum value on a bar chart in LibreOffice Calc

How do I change a chart so that the highest values actually are at the top of the chart? Say the chart goes to 1600, but I want it to go to 1500?
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Libre Office Calc - how to suppress search results window when performing a macro search?

I work with a macro that finds and replaces certain characters in a spreadsheet. I use this macro a lot and I don't need the "search results" window to pop up after every search since I am not ...
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Can I format cell font colours in LibreOffice Calc with more than just red, green, or blue?

I have a row of cells with this user defined format: [GREEN]0;[RED]-0 With this format, positive numbers are green, negative numbers are red. The problem is that the default green is too bright ...
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Fix problematic number formatting

In a spreadsheet I have several columns which had the following number format: 233,95. I have replaced all commas with dots, to 233.95, but it turns out that this was not such a good idea as there are ...
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Creating 2D data from a flat/1D list of spreadsheet entries

This seems like it'd be a really common operation, but I don't know the terminology or what to search for. I have a table like the following in CSV: +------+------+------+------+ | Test | Var1 | Var2 ...
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Highlight a row based on its first cell date value

I have a sheet with the first column representing date values (e.g. 09/04/14), and I'm looking for some way to make calc highlight the current day's row. I already used Format -> Conditional ...
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Removing functions from a column, but keeping data (convert to normal text)?

I have a column that contains the results of a few different formulas. I want to convert all of these cells to normal text, getting rid of the formulas. I know I'm missing something obvious here.