Spreadsheet component of the LibreOffice suite

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### How to extract unique data from cells in a single column with thousands of similar values?

I have a single column in an Excel sheet with around 25,000 cells (numbers). Most of them are identical that in the end there are only - I guess - maybe 200 different numbers.
Is there a way to ...

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### Copy formula across row incrementing sheet number, down column incrementing number by 2

I have information on four different sheets I would like to copy to this summary sheet.
I want to know how do I copy the formula across the row and down the column on this summary sheet(say this is ...

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### Create pie chart with single sector separated from the rest?

Is it possible to use LibreOffice (I'm currently using 3.5.4) to create a pie chart where a single sector of the chart appears removed from the rest?
If so, how to do it?
Alternatively, can someone ...

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### Libreoffice Calc - Fill with Sum is not working

I want to add 2 columns of data and output the sum into a third column, with a =sum(a1+b1). With many rows of data, I try dragging down the highlighted cell to Fill the rest of the output column with ...

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### Libreoffice Calc: how do I copy formulas, but not values from a row?

My spreadsheet has rows with cells that contain either numerical values or formulas that use these values (they access only values from the same row). Each row corresponds to an event, when an event ...

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### calc: finding the number of numerical values in a given interval

I want to build a histogram of a set of values. So I need to get the number of values that are in a considered interval.
Say my values are on a sheet named 'LIST' in column A. On current sheet, I ...

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### Strip text from number in Libre Office Calc

I want to convert the string in column C into number. I want to convert "11,00 TL" to 11. How can do this?

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### LibreOffice Calc/Writer: How to get the dates for specifc weekdays per month?

I'm stuck with a problem in LibreOffice Calc or Writer:
I try to get a table of dates for every Monday, Wednesday and Friday per month, something that I can load every new month wich sets the dates ...

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### How to count how many rows contain particular values in a particular set of cells in libreoffice and excel

This Calc file : http://dropcanvas.com/521xc/107 have a sheet called "Etat" and a sheet called "Total".
In Etat.F20 I have a formula that counts how many rows in Total have the value "Bug" in the D ...

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### Libreoffice equation does not get saved in xlsx

If I create equations in a LibreOffice Calc document, and save it as xlsx it wont get saved.
Is there a way to create compatible equations in the first place or to convert them to Microsoft Office?

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### Tagging or defining automatically in an Excel or Libre office spreadsheet?

I want to review and sort my expenditures in a spreadsheet where I have all my transactions listed. Is there a way to automatically label or tag to categorize the transactions like in a budget ...

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### Printing the second page from a Calc sheet

I've created a simple invoice document in LibreOffice Calc and it consists of 2 pages. I have defined the print range for my document as:
$A$1:$D$33,$D$34:$D$35
My first page holds the actual ...

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### How to make a LibreOffice Calc XY (scatter) plot with named dots?

I have a simple XY scatter plot made from a 2-column spreadsheet. When I hover over a dot, I can see the ID of the dot (e.g. "Data point 8456").
I would like to know if I could have the content of a ...

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### LibreOffice / Excel: how to paste data with newline/endline characters inside a single cell

I'm trying to paste some data into a spreadsheet, but since the data contains \n characters within it, the cells below are overwritten. I want to paste the entire bit of data into a single cell.
Eg:
...

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### Rows disappear when removing duplicates libreoffice

I pasted a lot of data in Column A.
Then I removed duplicates:
Data > Filter > Standard Filter > More Options > No Duplication
Now I'm stuck in row 2632, i.e. I can´t scroll up to rows ...

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### How to fill in formulas automatically in LibreOffice Calc?

How can I get LibreOffice Calc to automatically fill in formulas from the current row into the next row?
I have a spreadsheet for keeping track of my personal finances and I'd like to just press ...

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### remove white space before delimiter with sed

I have data of the following format that I want to input into LibreOffice Calc:
data | num | num | num | num
For some reason LibreOffice does not think the string "3214 " is a number by default ...

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### Find a Certain Cell based on other Cells in Excel/Calc

I have a spreadsheet:
Beans B-kg Chips C-kg
1.4oz/12 0.47544 6.5oz/20 3.679
1.48oz/12 0.502608 7oz/12 2.3772
1.86oz/12 0.631656 8oz/20 4.528
and a ...

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### Convert Text into a Formula in Calc

I have a bunch of cells in a spreadsheet like the following:
1.48oz/12
I am trying to replace the oz/ with * and then calculate it.
So far I have:
=REPLACE(G4,FIND("oz/",G4),3,"*")
which yields:
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### LibreOffice Calc STDEV and arrays

was reviewing an "excel challenge" and found an question that I can obtain an answer with excel 2003+ but not in LibreOffice Calc 3.5.4.2. I'm interested in why the solution doesn't work in Calc but ...

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### What does Libre Office do to an existing Excel sheet to bloat its size?

I try to avoid using Libre Office on existing Excel created workbooks because of the potential for unpleasant results. In this case Libre Office bloated the size of the workbook for some reason ...

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### Numbers imported into Ubuntu Libreoffice calc from text or csv files are coming in as text

I working in Libreoffice 3.6.0.2 in Ubuntu. I have a text file that has some columns of text and columns of numbers. When I import them into Calc either by copying and pasting or saving as a csv and ...

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### how to take a variable number of rows and place each row in seperate columns in libre office

I have about 1,200 rows and I am trying to put them into columns after every twenty rows. How would I do this with out manually copying and pasting a hundred times? Also, I would like to add the ...

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### Cut and transpose in LibreOffice

When using cut and pasting LibreOffice maintains exact formula used along with moving old references to point to the new location, however when using paste special: transpose it treats the past as if ...

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### Where is openoffice.org add-on located after installed (Ubuntu)?

I installed a tool which now appears in Openoffice Calc under Tools->Add-ons.
I thought that this tool would appear in ~/.openoffice.org/3/user directory, but I cannot find it.
I am especially ...

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### How to efficiently insert a table from R into a Word document?

I am creating a Word document (.docx) using LibreOffice. I need to include some numeric results I calculated in R. They look like a simple table of numbers, with text captions for the rows and ...

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### How to make LibreOffice Calc to connect points in a holed series chart with lines?

I've got a time series data table with one function (row) value available for every month and the second for every 3rd month (every quarter), having holes (empty cell values) for every 2nd and 1st ...

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### Extracting “tag1, tag2” values from a column in LibreOffice-calc

I've got a LibreOffice calc spreadsheet with columns containing some freeform text, followed by a column with "tags" which I've entered (coded interview data). For example:
1234,"some explanation ...

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### Finding min/max values in column where cell matches something

I have a spreadsheet laid out kind of like this:
Date Project#
2012-01-01 130
2012-01-02 153
2012-01-03 153
2012-01-04 130
2012-01-05 130
2012-01-06 130
And I want to get ...

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### Changing the cell range of conditional formatting in LibreOffice Calc

Is there any way of changing the range of conditional formatting in LibreOffice Calc (version 3.6)? I have a set applied already to a range of cells, but there is no obvious way of changing which ...

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### LibreOffice Calc - more than million (empty) rows

I've pasted the data from an outer source into LibreOffice Calc. There are ~3000 legit rows and around a million empty after. This makes problems with vertical scrollbar because it is very small now ...

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### How do you find the maximum value in a column, skipping to every nth value?

Using LibreOffice's Calc program (nearly the same functionality as Microsoft Excel) I have a set of numbers in column T, which represent numbers for the week (with labels in S). Each week's worth of ...

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### Excel/Calc/Whatever: Flip my axes - ie reflect my table across the diagonal

Lets say I have a table and I want it flipped across the diagonal. So instead of X by Y its Y by X...
Before:
A B C
RED 1 2 3
BLUE 4 5 6
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### Delete cell content in Libre (Open) Office based on the cell value

I have a huge csv file (tens of thousands of rows) that I need to filter based on different criteria. After trying to find a proper CSV editor, I decided to use LibreOffice Calc. CSVed is great, but ...

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### Formatting a cell in Excel - how to show a symbol in a specified position

When formatting a cell in Excel (or LibreOffice), how can I have a certain symbol displayed in a specified position?
For instance, I want a cell formatted so that the sixth symbol is a hyphen, eg. ...

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### Set a default document directory for Libre Office Calc?

How can I set a default document directory for Libre Office Calc? For Libre Office Writer? ... etc.

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### LibreOffice pivot table group by month

Im having data like this:
Date Customer Amount Month
09-01-12 A 20 =A2 (formatted so it shows month name)
10-01-12 B 10 =A3 (formatted so it shows month name)
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### How flexible is the 'indirect' function?

My curiosity pushes me to ask this question.
If I were to have a series of functions that referenced a different column in a worksheet but all ended on the same row of data is there a way to point ...

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### LibreOffice conditional formatting based on string value: strange behavior

Here is what happen when I apply conditional formatting:
(yes should appear green, no should appear red)
I have made sure AutoCalculate is enabled.
Is it a known bug, or am I misunderstanding ...

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### How can I set the font style of a hyperlink?

When using LibreOffice on a mac, I can only set the cell font style of a hyperlink that has been visited (opened in a browser). I cannot set the font style of a cell that has an 'unvisited' hyperlink.
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### Control-Click hyperlink to open in libreoffice-calc

When using the libreoffice spreadsheet program 'calc', clicking on a cell containing a hyperlink will immediately open it in a web browser. I would prefer to control-click it to open that link in a ...

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### LibreOffice Calc SEARCH and FIND functions

I am trying to process some data in Calc. One of the steps involve finding if a certain string is part of one of the column. I tried using FIND and SEARCH functions. Both behave in the same way and I ...

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### How do I get a chart in LibreOffice Calc to have regular time intervals when the data is not regular?

I have an area chart in LibreOffice Calc where I would like the X axis to be measured in one month intervals spaced evenly apart.
The data going into the graph, however, is not regularly spaced at ...

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### LibreOffice Calc, how to filter rows based on interval

I would like to filter a spreadsheet on LibreOffice 3.4.4 Calc, based on values of a second spreadsheet column. How can I do that ?
I would like intersection and, if possible, complement filters. So ...

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### apply seach criteria to whole cells

I am trying to use MATCH() and/or LOOKUP() in LibreOffice Calc. I have the "Search criteria = and <> must apply to whole cells" and the "Enable regular expressions in formulas" options selected. ...

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### How can I plot a grouped histogram with LibreOffice Calc?

I would like to produce a grouped categorical histogram with LibreOffice Calc.
With grouped I mean an histogram with N columns instead of a single one for each category.
Something like this:
Any ...

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### LibreOffice Calc: Fix first columns when scolling to the right

Suppose you have a table in localc where the first two columns contain names of people for example and the other columns some information about each person. If I have too many info columns, I have to ...

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### Why can't I use fill down in OO Calc?

I cannot use Ctrl+D in Calc. It grayed out, disabled. Look at the image.
And there are just test numbers I wanted to fill down.
Can somebody help? The same is in LibreOffice Calc.

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### Why does LibreOffice Calc ask about updating links in Excel 2007 .xls file when Edit | Links is disabled?

(I don't believe this is duplicate of LibreOffice Calc prompting to update “links to other files”. Why?. See below for why.)
The title basically says it. I have an .xls file originally created with ...

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### Libreoffice Calc: Copy&Paste like in a text document

In a text document, when you paste something from the clipboard, the new text is inserted into the document.
In a table document, when you paste, the existing cells are overwritten.
How can I get ...