Spreadsheet component of the LibreOffice suite

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### How to set the default font in LibreOffice Calc?

How do you set the default font used in new documents of LibreOffice Calc? I am using LibreOffice 3.3.2.
Some answers below have been updated for LibreOffice 4 as well.

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### How to remove a plain text protecting single quote from all the selected cells in LibreOffice Calc?

I've imported a CSV file having the first column to be date-time values in ISO 8601 format like
2012-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
for the first moment of the year 2012.
Then, willing to make ...

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### How to color rows based on cell value in Open/Libre Office

How do you automatically set the background color of an entire row based on the value of a specific column in that row in Open/Libre Office? There are similar questions for Excel, but this doesn't ...

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### How to get VLOOKUP to return the *last* match?

I'm used to working with VLOOKUP but this time I have a challenge. I don't want the first matching value, but the last. How? (I'm working with LibreOffice Calc but an MS Excel solution ought to be ...

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### How do I create a line graph which ignores zero values?

I want to create a graph showing trends over time, calculated from a formula of various data.
However, some data is missing, resulting in zeroes in the calculated data which the chart uses.
When ...

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### Libreoffice: sum of column except one cell

I want to calculate the sum of the A column excluding A1, because I want the result there. Illustration:
A B C
1 =SUM(A2:Ainfinite)
2 1234
3 5678
...
I ...

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### How to copy a column with conditional format by “value” - Libreoffice 4.1

I have a column that contains the data and a set of rules for the conditional format of the cells.
i.e. the conditional format changes the background colour of some cells if they are negative.
I ...

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### Sum up to N highest-value out of a series?

I have a spreadsheet where each row is a set of numerical competition scores. Each row can be thought of as a single competitor in the overall competition, and each column is a competition event. ...

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### Conditonal sum in Excel

I would like to write the formula (in OpenOffice, but I imagine it won't be any different than Excel) to perform the following calculation:
-> Go through the values in column B from B1 to B30 and add ...

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### In libreoffice calc, how can I use the fill handle to copy formulae but not the cell/border formatting?

I'm using LibreOffice 3.6.4.3 on Ubuntu 12.10.
I use cell color and cell borders to group and distinguish groups of cells in my spreadsheet.
I have bold horizontal borders every 4 rows. This is a ...

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### LibreOffice Calc: How to get total for HH:MM:SS cells

I'd like to take a group of cells in the HH:MM:SS format, and add them up. I don't want to have the value wrap on the 24 hour clock. I just want an absolute total of the values. (The sum function ...

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### How to convert text to numbers for all cells in a spreadsheet?

I have a spreadsheet containing values that are entered as text by having an apostrophe ' in front. I tried the search and replace function, but for some reason it couldn't find those cells containing ...

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### Adding a constant in LibreOffice Calc

How do you add a constant to a group of cells in LibreOffice Calc?
For example, here are four cells:
47 28 35 62
Now add 3 to each cell:
50 31 38 65

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### How to count the number of cells in a range containing a specific (sub)string with Excel/Calc?

Using Excel/Calc I have the following situation:
a range of cells containing values; assume it's A1:B10,
and a string I want to look for; for example, assume it is contained in C1.
Now what I want ...

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### What is in LibreOffice Calc the equivalent to Excel's “Paste Special > Value”?

In my professional life, I'm limited to use Microsoft Office. In Excel there is an option ows to render the result of a formula to be pasted as a "fixed value".
For instance A1 = "I",B1 = "ride", C1 =...

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### LibreOffice Calc prompting to update “links to other files”. Why?

I have a spread sheet that recently started asking "This file contains links to other files, should they be updated". I have been using this file for a while and don't know why it started, what it ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### Get cell range for a function argument from the text of another cell in libreoffice-calc

Consider some libreoffice-calc function called MYFUNC which takes a cell range for example A2:B40 as an argument, so I can call MYFUNC(A2:B40).
Now I want to be able to write A2:B40 as text into ...

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### How to compare number with number in other column and get corresponding value

If suppose I have data like
column1 column2
504231 504109
504109 504201
504201
504299
then I used the following formula =IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP($A2,$B$2:$B$5,1,0)),"",VLOOKUP($A2,$B$2:$B$5,1,...