Spreadsheet component of the LibreOffice suite

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Is there a way to save a filter in libreoffice calc?

I keep switching between unfiltering and filtering on these three checkboxes Is there a way I can save this filter so that I could click only once and have my sheet filtered instead of clicking on ...
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Calculate time difference between date hour and date hour [duplicate]

I have a batchfile who writes dates and hour to csv file. Then i import the csv file to a libreoffice file. I have made a button to import new data to the "datasheet" in .ods file. Let us say i have ...
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How to show the total number of results in a “Find All” search in LibreOffice Calc?

LibreOffice Calc provides the useful search function to "Find All" instances for a search term. It outputs a result window which looks as follows: What I miss is the total number of found search ...
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Entering notes into LibreOffice Calc and OpenOffice Calc

In LibreOffice Calc and OpenOffice Calc, there is often a need to quickly enter several rows of text that will not be part of any calculation area. This is often done to write relevant notes. When ...
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Switch Calc (or Excel) formulas to English language

I'm not using an American/English version of Calc/Excel so, every time I want to post here (or on other "web-places") or when I want to try formulas posted by others I need to "translate" them somehow ...
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LibreOffice Calc Automatic Detection of Duplicates

Is there any way you can automatically detect a duplicate of any previous cell, the very moment you entered the text? like when you input the word "data" it will be automatically highlighted because ...
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Libreoffice cell/axis format: Insert a newline?

The goal is to plot a value against date/time in the format DD/MM HH:MM but to have the time and date on separate lines. I'm currently using source formatting but this isn't necessary. A couple of ...
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How can I disable dates in the Calc?

I see that all spreadsheets are urgent to recognize your 13.12 as a date. Particularly, I am struggling with Calc, who is said to use English language to import dots as decimal separators. But, ...
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Dynamic array/matrix generating within formula

The following formula: =TRIM(A1:A20) would make no sense; you typically should decide a column, write =TRIM(A1) on first cell and copy until =TRIM(A20) ... BUT ... suppose you want/need to use it ...
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How do I look up data from another table?

In this fictional example, I have two tables; one with employee information and pay rate: The second with dates and the corresponding number of hours the employee has worked on that day (note that ...
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LibreOffice Calc equivalent to Excel “Custom Views” feature

Custom Views are an Excel feature that comes very handy when, for example, you want to save a filtered version of a worksheet and then pass to another vision of the same worksheet with different set ...
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LibreOffice Calc equivalent to Excel “Evaluate Formula” feature

Excel has an "Evaluate Formula" feature (it's located in the Excel Formulas ribbon among the Formula Auditing group, as shown in the picture below). Is there an equivalent to that Excel feature in ...
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How to give duration in excel or libre calc?

I have duration data like 5:23, etc... in m:ss format. I already typed the data, but I cannot create a diagram, because none of the mentioned excels understand it. If I change the data type to user ...
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A Conditional Format to change the background color but keep the Date format

I have and OpenOffice Calc document that has a "table" with Text, Numeric and Date columns. I have a conditional format making every odd row have a different background color so it will be easier to ...
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How to undo autocorrect in libreoffice calc

I would like to prevent libreoffice calc to make autocorrecion in some cases in some cell. For example, sometimes libreoffice decides that some text I enter is a hyperlink and it formats the cell as a ...
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Switch off autocorrect in libreoffice calc for specific document, column, cell

There is a way to completely turn off autocorrect in libreoffice calc. However, I would prefer turn off autocorrect in less scale: document, worksheet, column/row, cell. How it can be obtained?
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How to copy tab-contained text from Excel without quotes?

I've noticed that a cell that contains a tab is copied with quotes embedded. I'm looking for copying such kind of a cell without the quotes. Illustrative Example I've 5 cells; A1, A2, A3, A4, and ...
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How can I remove " from my string..?

My string has " and I dont want " then what to do..? My string is like : "Hey My name is Viper I want remove " from string How
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Why does this LibreOffice spreadsheet display a number as “TRUE”

I copied the problem into this sample spreadsheet Cells A1 and A2 should both display numbers, but one displays "TRUE" instead of a number. If I go to "clear direct formatting" on A2, it will display ...
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oocalc unknown node setting file

When I run oocalc, I get a warning: W: Unknown node under /registry/extlang: deprecated This looks like a Python warning to me. However, I do not see the warning when running Python scripts. My ...
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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 ...