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How to format pennies as dollars in LIbreOffice currency formatting?

I have data in a LibreOffice Calc spreadsheet with penny values, such as 001234 to represent $12.34 (twelve dollars and thirty-four cents). How can I define a format that will display these values as ...
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Specifying printing options to libreoffice on the command line?

I'm attempting to come up with some means of converting .pptx files to a pdf format from the command line. I have set up a cups-pdf printer to which I can actually send jobs, and so far I have it ...
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Database columns dependent on another table column

For illustrate suppose I have two tables, let's say "Client" and "Cart": Client: ID; Primary; Autovalue Name; Debt; Cart: ID; Primary; Autovalue Client; value of Client->ID Product; Value; ...
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Which version of OpenOffice does TAILS have?

I can't find this information anywhere. TAILS is based on DEBIAN which at some point switched from OpenOffice to LibreOffice. How do I know before I download 0.23 or 1.0rc1 on my slow connection ...
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How to create a reference line between a name and a value in LibreOffice

In the figure (which is a part of the table of contents of some book) the doted lines help our eyes to easily spot the page number of the mentioned chapter. When creating similar contents using ...
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Book like page numbering in LibreOffice

How can I achieve the following goals using LibreOffice Writer? The first few pages should be numbered in Roman numbers (like i, ii, iii, iv, ...), but the very first page number should be hidden, ...
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LibreOffice calc: Can I create a yearly sum out of monthly sheets?

As a simplified example, let's say I have the expenses of a small company in one file per year, and every file has 12 sheets (one per month). The sheets have these columns: date|department|amount ...
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Read pptx/ppsx links with Impress

A friend of mine sent me a presentation in pptx format, I'm using LibreOffice Impress to read it. When I start it, it should behave like a website, my friend placed some link in every page that ...
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How can I use indirect references for a pivot table's data source?

(This question is mostly about Excel, but it's also relevant for LibreOffice Calc, so I welcome answers about either.) I have this sheet with many rows, some of which only become relevant at certain ...
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How to auto-resize and fit copy pasted content from a webpage into document file?

I copy pasted some text with tables into an OpenDocument Text file, but for some reason the text, tables and images run off the ride side of the pages. Is there any way to make LibreOffice to ...
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Dedupe drawing objects in SVG/vector graphics files

I have an exported image consisting of ~35000 objects (the only way to get it out of the source application was as a copy-pasted "metafile"). By pasting into libreoffice draw and converting to ...
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Automatic backups (history) in LibreOffice (OpenOffice)

LibreOffice can create a backup copy when you enable it in settings (Options > Load/Save > General), but it saves only the previous state (one only). It has also an versioning feature (File -> ...
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Search and replace with different formatting style

In LibreOffice or OpenOffice Calc spreadsheet, is it possible to search-replace while changing formatting of the replacement text to subscript or superscript at the same time? I have a spreadsheet ...
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LibreOffice Calc, Fill in Differenet Numbers of Empty Cells with Above Value

I have two columns of data currently in data like this (i.e., varying number of blank cells in Column B): Column A       Column B ...
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Download LibreOffice 4.1.3 EXACT version [closed]

I need to quickly download LibreOffice 4.1.3 or I'll lose out on something important. I've tried renaming the older installs that are close to that version number. I'm not seeing any archives (like ...
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LibreOffice for Windows Security

I use Windows and would like to install LibreOffice. Is there a "security team" checking the code for malware? In Linux I think it's done by the security team of the linux distribution. Who is doing ...
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Source code line endings in LibreOffice Writer

I have a paragraph style called "Source". It has no spacing above and below, and it uses a mono-space font and gray background. I want to paste text with some longer lines into my document and it ...
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Spacing before the paragraph right after a table?

My Body Text style has space below, but not above, and I want it to stay that way. Now, when I insert a table between two paragraphs of Body Text, I get no space between the table and the subsequent ...
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Unzip error “End-of-central-directory signature not found”

I have a ZIP file that open in Windown/MS Word, (actually it is a .DOCX file). Opening it with LibreOffice / Mac produces: General Error. General input/output error. File says: ../Commission ...
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LibreOffice 4.2.1.1: do not display list of recent documents

Today I installed LibreOffice 4.2.1.1. When opening LO, it displays a list of recent documents with screenshots, similar to Firefox and Chrome. I don't want this. How can I disable this setting?
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How to create a new file from Finder's context menu?

Could you tell me how to add a menu item into Finder's contextual menu (the one I get when I Control-click in a folder)? When I create a document or spreadsheet using LibreOffice, I usually run ...
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Quickly paste image inline

Sometimes I want to paste an image into a LibreOffice Writer document inline ("as character") at the current cursor position. One way to do this is: Paste the image. LibreOffice pastes it as a ...
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Style not sticking in LibreOffice Writer

I'm using Writer to modify a .docx file. The file was originally a "template" made by my professor with pre-configured styles for different parts of the document (spacing and indentations, etc.). ...
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LibreOffice is saving CSV files with tabs as separators

I just opened a CSV file in LibreOffice, made a small change and hit save, saying "yes, keep using CSV". The file is now filled with tabs instead of commas. My scripts (using Python's CSV lib) won't ...
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Libre office Writer: image linking latex-like

As with latex, is it possible to write the path to an image and then get its content automatically updated by the program? I would need something like this tool without changing editor.
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Change background fill of cells in LibreOffice worksheet containing specific text

How can I change the background fill of all the cells of a LibreOffice spreadsheet worksheet that contain a specified text? In Excel that could be done by configuring the settings in the find and ...
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Recover a lost LibreOffice document [duplicate]

I was working in LibreOffice Writer with an .odt document yesterday, was saving it regularly, but today it looks like I did nothing! I think, the reason is in me accidantally saving it in /tmp all the ...
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How can I type certain days (such as Monday, Wednesday) in an easy way for the next 5 months without typing them one by one?

I am trying to input in a libreoffice calc file only Mondays and Wednesdays for the next 5 months, but I dont wanna do it typing the dates one by one. So..I thought I would type 4 dates like this: ...
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Default font and cell padding when opening files in LibreOffice/OpenOffice Calc

I've seen solutions for setting a default font when creating new files. What about a default font (and cellpadding) when opening an existing CSV file? LibreOffice seems to always default to Liberation ...
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Disable prompt when opening a CSV file in LibreOffice/OpenOffice Calc

Every time I open a CSV file, LibreOffice presents me with a prompt asking to confirm Character Set, Language, and Separator options (tab, comma, semicolon etc). This prompt is not present in ...
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In two columns layout, how to keep text in each column separate from the other?

I am editing odt document in LibreOffice Writer. I have the following, very simple layout, it looks like this: I would like to text in each column to stay separate from the other column. So the ...
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Excel/Libreoffice returning TRUE for IF() instead of expression

See the following situation: For some Here cells A1:E3 have plain text data (no formulas), and C4:E4 have the same formula (i.e. typed in one cell and then autofilled to another ones). I wanted ...
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Printer shows up in control panel but not in office programs

So the printer is setup and working, shows up in the control panel, but on programs like openoffice libreoffice, and another one I can't remember at the moment it's just gone. I reinstalled it and it ...
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Hide slide numbers and slide footer on first and second slide in LibreOffice Impress

I use LibreOffice Impress for to create my presentations. I am wondering how I can choose not to show the slide footer (including e.g. the slide numbers, presentation title and date) not only on the ...
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How to batch convert .sxw to .odt on OSX

I have a lot of old .sxw file than I want to convert to the Open Document Format (.odt). In libre office I found the "File" -> "Wizzards" -> "Document Converter" but it's only allow conversion from ...
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Printing problems with libreoffice and (remote) cups server

we have cups running on an ubuntu server managing all printing jobs. on the ubuntu clients the server is set in client.conf Printing works from every tested program, but not from libreoffice. (tested ...
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Display rows of table control differently

I have a LibreOffice-Base form with a table control displaying contents of a database view. Is it possible to display the rows of this control in e.g. different colors or fonts depending on the ...
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Libreoffice Base: How have a combobox linked to a related table linked to or in the form table control

I could not sum up, what I really want in the title. But here I am going to try to explain what is it about. I have switched from MS Access to Libreoffice Base because it is open source, free and ...
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Libre Calc error on a float in decimal notation. Err. 519 (#value error)

There is a problem with my libreoffice. I doesn't calculate cells with decimal points, possibly seeing them as text. I have checked my locale settings (you can see them in the picture above) that ...
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Open only the first 10 lines of large CSV file in LibreOffice Calc

I will start receiving many large CSV files, of which only the first few lines are of interest to me. I was hoping to open them by piping only the first few lines to Calc, but this doesn't work: $ ...
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How to autofilter for given strings in common spreadsheet softwares?

I know I can create an "autofilter" at the top of an XLS table.. But how can I create a filter that filters for given strings? example TABLE input: LASFD@FOO.COM LKXYCVER@FOO.COM ...
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Evenly-spaced table rows, where table encompasses entire available height

Consider a page which may have a header, footer, and a list of questions with a heading: Some Company Header These are your questions: 1. What is your name? 2. What is your quest? 3. ...
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What setting change would cause my Libre Office document to decrease the usable size of the page?

I must have accidentally hit some key combination that caused the settings for my document to change, because all of a sudden I went from around page 420 to page 450, and the text no longer fit on the ...
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How to make Libreoffice integrate better with KDE graphic environment

I'm running Libreoffice 4 in Kubuntu 12.04, hence inside a KDE environment. The graphic isn't at its best, as you can see the menu borders aren't drawn at all, making the interface plain and not very ...
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How to hide paragraph marks in OpenOffice.org Writer?

How do I remove the blue P-marks that indicate paragraphs from my documents when working? I have looked under the 'Tools' menu but have been unsuccessful.
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Optimal format for office suites portability

I really don't know how to ask this a better way. I have tried googling, but even Google isn't of much help if you don't know what exactly to search for. For some reason, LibreOffice seems to ...
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Exporting high quality PNG from LibreOffice Draw

I need to generate a PNG file of an image composed in LibreOffice Draw. When I export to PNG directly, the quality is almost perfect, but it's just slightly blurry. However, when I export directly ...
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Can I make an auto naunced document? Change title, and variables and functional fields setup a slightly different document to export?

I would find it useful to have a master document, on which I could centralise the text for a number of similar documents. Then using variables & conditions, set it up so changing a field like the ...
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How to resize page to fit drawing contents in Open office/Libre Office Draw

I am programmatically drawing a flowchart in open office draw by means of Java UNO Runtime Reference api.After I have drawn the flowchart I want to resize the page according to the area aquired by the ...
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How to embed formulas in a line of text using OpenOffice Impress?

I want to create a presentation in Impress and need to embed a formula in text. I only found very old forum posts (over five years old), which said it is not possible. Has this changed by now? How ...