Spreadsheet component of the LibreOffice suite

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Manually “drawing” line graph chart and export data

I would like to manually create a line graph and then sample the created line to generate a data series from it. Basically I have an idea, what a plotted values should look approximately and would ...
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MDETERM gives Err:502 on non-contiguous range of cells

I have the following setup: A 3x3 matrix in the cells A1:C3 and a 3x1 vector in D1:D3. I would like to calculate the determinant of a new matrix formed by the 1st column of the original matrix, the ...
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Get the value of one cell based on the value of another

Edited with additional context: Embedded in a LibreOffice-5 Calc spreadsheet I have a two column array where one column contains dates and the other column values. I wish to select the row based on ...
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Conditional Formatting based when equal/not equal to another cell in the same row

I have a spreadsheet like this in LibreOffice A | B | C | D -------+----------+---------+--------- 1 | A | 1 | B 2 | C | 2 | C 3 | D |...
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How does the group feature in LibreOffice Calc work?

LibreOffice Calc has as Group feature. The official help site just tells you where to find the button and what hotkey to use, but doesn't explain what grouping actually does: https://help.libreoffice....
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Perform Sum over Conditional Products

I do have a list like this ╔═════╦═══╗ ║ 1.5 ║ A ║ ║ 2.5 ║ B ║ ║ 2.5 ║ ║ ║ 5.2 ║ A ║ ║ 6.4 ║ C ║ ╚═════╩═══╝ and want as result: ╔═══╦═════╗ ║ A ║ 6.7 ║ ║ B ║ 2.5 ║ ║ C ║ 6.4 ║ ╚═══╩═════╝ So ...
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Is it possible to automatically separate line/scatter plot data into different series based on an additional column?

My data looks something like this: H, 2015-12-11T19:44:34, 3270 W, 2015-12-11T19:44:34, 2150 H, 2015-12-11T19:49:35, 3370 W, 2015-12-11T19:49:35, 2290 ... As a one-off, I can get ...
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Connect data points around missing data with different style of line on graph

I have an libreoffice-calc spreadsheet with some results of daily measurements. Some days are missed for some reasons. I want to create a graph showing this data, and I want to highlight all missed ...
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Using INDIRECT in cell validity

I have a spreadsheet contain 3 sheets. I want to set validity of column E of the first sheet based on text in the column D. The relation between these two columns are placed in the second sheet as ...
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Disabling spell checker in OpenOffice Calc (or LibreOfffice Calc)

Is there a way to disable the spell checker in OpenOffice Calc (or LibreOffice Calc) without disabling it for the other programs in the office suite? I would prefer to just disable it for a range of ...
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Libre Office - merge sheets

In one file I have two sheets, which share some of the columns. I'd need to merge the sheets based on column name, if the column does not exist, add it. Ie. I have Sheet 1 +----+-------+-------------...
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Change color for all set borders

Having a table with some complex borders. How can I change the border color for all borders in the table? Know I can change one by one, but that is a hassle. For example: +-----+--+ |1A 2A|3A| |1B ...
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LibreOffice Calc IF Function returns True when should return cell

I have been successfully using the IF function up until the last few days. I used this statement to return one of 2 values depending on whether or not an item is shaped: =IF(G11=1,Q11,IF(G11=0,P11,"")...
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OpenOffice / LibreOffice ugly font rendering

I'm using Calc to generate some graphs of data I have collected. But somehow the font looks increadibly ugly in all of LibreOffice. I'm using Noto Sans CJK JP Light in this chart but pretty much every ...
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LibreOffice Calc changes letter from uppercase to lowercase under certain circumstances

I want to enter SXer into a field, however the X gets automatically converted to x. If I only write SX, the X stays the way it is. If I write SXEr, all letters stay as they are. But somehow I can't ...
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Libreoffice Calc adds extra commas or semicolons to formulas and doesn't return the answer

I am using LibreOffice 3.5.4.2 Build ID: 350m1(Build:2) On a Debian Jessie machine. Whenever I input any inbuilt calc/excel function, it adds random commas (sometimes semicolumns) between ...
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How to create a new Libreoffice-Calc document from template with specific name and save it immediately via commandline?

I'm looking for a way to create a new spreadsheet from a template, name it and save it immediately with the help of the command-line. I tried the -n switch, but it creates a temporary file called "...
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LibreOffice (Calc) | Search & Replace | unable to look for 'comments'

CTRL+F enables the SearchBar (quick search) CTRL+H brings up Find & Replace dialog (more options) I'm unable to find a way to look for comments that are within with a cell (with ability to ...
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LIBREOFFICE calc file can't be open by different computer

I have a .ods file on my USB drive and want to edit it at home and at work. But all documents I create are "stuck" to the computer I created it on. I have tried to save the file with password for ...
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Libre Office Calc Issue: Summarizing columns with too many rows

I'm writing a script that reads data taken from a database. THe data is modified (de-duplicated) and put into a .csv file I have a problem as I want to find the sum of a particular column in excel. ...
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Spreadsheet formula to display most recent prices

I have created a LibreOffice Calc spreadsheet with columns A-C. In column A, I have a list of parts purchased (in chronologically ascending order). In column B, I have a list of corresponding prices....
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How do you properly align average and standard deviation outputs in a spreadsheet?

I am not sure of the best way of formulating this question right now so I will use an example using random numbers. I start with values assigned to IDs, so that each ID can be n=1, n=2, ... etc ID ...
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Select data from different sheets in LibreOffice Calc

I have three sheets 1,2 and 3. There are three columns on sheet 2 and 3: name (A), surname (B), age(C). How can I select men whose age is >=30 from sheet 2 and 3, order them by age and show the result ...
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interrogating Bank data - in OpenOffice 4.1.1

I would be very grateful for any assistance with the following... I have a worksheet of raw bank transaction data...I want to interrogate the data to display payments to the same source over the ...
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Edit some Google Files on the desktop without installing Google Drive

I would like to edit a Google Tabel on my Desktop with out installing the Drive Client (I really only need this file) and with out using the browser. What can I do? Is there a plug-in for excle or ...
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Reference a cell with input from another cell

The final objective is to reference the last populated (higher row number) cell from a column (its value). I found a function that returns the row number of the last populated (higher row number) ...
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Currency aware summation in LibreOffice Calc

I have a spreadsheet with columns of the form: Date A B Total 01/01/15 $100 £200 xxx 08/01/15 $110 £195 xxx 15/01/15 $115 £205 xxx where A and B are ...
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Shift down cells on enter in Libreoffice Calc?

In Libreoffice Calc, how does one shift down cells on press Enter, and if I want to go down cells by pressing ↓? Is there any setting that controls this?
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How to rearrange columns in libreoffice calc as per column totals?

I have the final row as total which has the sum for each column.I wish to rearrange the columns such that the columns from left to right will be arranged descendingly as per column total.
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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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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 notes relevant to the ...
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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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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 ...