Word-processor component of the LibreOffice office suite

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Preventing LibreOffice from using smart quotes (“ ”) instead of (dumb) straight quotes?

I use LibreOffice Calc to make lists of programs with different parameters to run on an hpc cluster. For each batch of commands I must do a find and replace on the smart quotes, as they cause errors ...
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How to prevent LibreOffice running 'recover' at each startup?

How to prevent LibreOffice running 'recover' at each start-up? On Ubuntu, each time I restart my computer, and then start LibreOffice, it asks me whether I want to recover documents. It does this ...
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Why do images copied to Libre Office Writer look so pixelated?

When you copy this image and paste it (via drag and drop from Google Chrome) to Libre Office Writer (4.3.3.2) you get: Why is this so pixelated / fuzzy? Somehow it does not copy the original ...
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Multiple find and replace in a word document

I want to do a series of find and replace operations. Unfortunately, the documents I have to work on are in Word (.docx) format so I cannot script this. These are book chapters so formatting is ...
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LibreOffice: using a dash as bullet automatically

With OpenOffice, I could use a dash as a bullet. I started a new line with a dash, space, then some text, then enter. Magically, the dash would convert to a bullet list, indent, etc. When LibreOffice ...
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How do I apply two styles in the same line in LibreOffice?

Problem: How do I apply two styles in the same line in LibreOffice? The main problem is that I need two different styles: one for the index and one that is not supposed to appear in the index ...
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Creating automatic links in OpenOffice

Are there any macros for OpenOffice that enable certain words to automatically be replaced with hyperlinks? Every time I type the word "google" in OpenOffice, I want the word to become a hyperlink to ...
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How can I write an .odt programmatically?

I would like to write an .odt file programmatically e.g. include figures from a directory or use different style writing code (like a LaTeX document). I wonder how can I compile an .odt file and, if ...