LibreOffice is a free and open-source cross-platform office software suite, developed by the Document Foundation. It is the default office suite in many Linux distributions.

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LibreOffice lock files and Dropbox

I use Dropbox for collaborative work between Windows workstations. One of the use is to share LibreOffice documents. Concurrent editings are normally forbidden by LibreOffice by creating a lock file ...
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Using LibreOffice and having problems, copying details

A staff member in our office is having trouble pasting details from a spreadsheet {In any format} to a template in .ott format. When pasting and details from the spreadsheet, it removes some of the ...
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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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Change date format in Libre Office

I have a column with date values with initial value as: '01.02.13' (in format DD.MM.YY) . Converted it to the required format (DD.MM.YYYY) '01.02.2013'. But when I focus on the cell it shows date as ...
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unoconv: export Excel file to PDF without any scripting

How to hide page header and footer during the Excel file export with unoconv? I've tried to use a template (narrow margins, disabled header, disabled footer), but it does not work. I mean: margins ...
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Where can I get pre-reform spelling correction for Brazilian Portuguese in LibreOffice?

I've just made the change from Open Office to Libre Office (Windows 7), and have a problem with Brazilian Portuguese spelling. Libre Office comes with dictionaries for the recently-reformed (some say ...
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Vim undoing text width formatting

I wrote a document in vim with textwidth=80. I would now like to paste this document into libreoffice for formatting. The problem is the line breaks. In libreoffice the lines are too short because of ...
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How to change the text direction in LibreOffice?

I need "right to left" text direction to write in Persian.
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init.d script for OpenOffice / LibreOffice headless does not stop process

I am using Ubuntu and found this init.d script for LibreOffice headless. Problem is that it does not seem to be stopping the process when asked to "stop". Any help greatly appreciated. Two other ...
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Creating a template for a Writer-based calendar (diary)

I'm currently working on a calendar for the new year – a daily planner, a diary! Something for GTD (Getting things done) based on a diary with planner options. It is created in OpenOffice or ...
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Batch Conversion to PDF with LibreOffice in Mac

I have LibreOffice installed on my new Mac. In Ubuntu you can directly access LibreOffice via command line. How do you access LibreOffice in mac via command line ?
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How to override GTK3 / Gnome Shell themes per application

I'm using both Cinnamon and Gnome Shell (Gnome 3) on Fedora 17 with the dark theme Blapple. Quite a few applications can't handle dark themes very good. In Gnome 2 I had a simple solution for these ...
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How do I prevent LibreOffice update from reassigning the default program for .doc?

When using Ninite to silently update Windows XP computers in a lab environment, LibreOffice reassigns the default program for the .doc file type from MS Office 2010 to LibreOffice. How can this be ...
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How to apply a page style to a specific set of pages?

I want to split my document in three parts. The first part is the first document which has the style "First Page". The other ones have "Default". Now, I want the appendix to have the "Index" page ...
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How to configure own shortcuts for styles?

When I Ctrl+B a selected text, it will become bold. Alas, this style is directly formatted, which means it gets lost once I default via Ctrl+M. Yet whenever I reset the whole document, I only want it ...
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How can I get the “After the Deadline” Libre Office extension to work

I have installed the "After the Deadline" extension for LibreOffice 3.6.3, but it does not pick up any grammatical errors, either as a wavy blue line while I type, or with a complete spell check of ...
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Horrible kerning in LibreOffice

You'd think that kerning would be the #1 thing to get right in a text processor, but LibreOffice shows me this: Font is Palatino, with bold applied. How to fix this? Note that the kerning is ...
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Creating fillable PDF form with dynamically updated fields

Is there a way to create fillable PDF forms where a set of fields gets their data when one of the fields is filled out? The normal use case would be application form, where your name or membership ...
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Printing from the command line with LibreOffice, lpr commands?

I'm trying to print a word document from the command line, but I need to specify printing options that I would normally use lpr for. This is the command I'm using libreoffice -p "filename.doc" I ...
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How to reduce the number of spell-check languages/dialects

Even when I install Libre-Office (3.6.1) in advanced mode and only select Dutch, German, English and French as spell-check languages, I still find many more dialects (German-German + Austrian-German + ...
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How can I get LibreOffice to 'number' footnotes in the order *, †, ‡, § etc.?

With LaTeX, I can do: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage[symbol*]{footmisc} \begin{document} One\footnote{f1} Two \footnote{f2} Three \footnote{f3} Four \footnote{f4} \end{document} And ...
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What Excel formats are (most) compatible with LibreOffice and Google Docs? [closed]

I use Excel (and occasionally Numbers), but I want to be able to share with users of Google Docs and LibreOffice (and I may want to switch in the future). What's the most compatible format to save my ...
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MSI installer: Run in English instead of the system language

How can I make an MSI installer run in English? I'm trying to install LibreOffice on a machine running a Korean version of Windows XP. I don't know Korean. I haven't used Windows with any frequency ...
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Typing math formulas in LaTex and getting them in MathType format?

I am asked to type some math formulas that can work in Microsoft Office and MathType equation editor. But I only have access to Ubuntu 12.04 near me, there is LibreOffice available under Ubuntu as ...
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OpenOffice, LibreOffice and NeoOffice all crashes on startup on OSX LIon

I tried all new versions of LibreOffice, OpenOffice, NeoOffice. When I install them without any problems and then I try to launch them, I get the following error: Process: soffice.bin [1178] ...
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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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Does any spreadsheet allow you to create your own functions?

I've always been frustrated when using spreadsheets by the inability to define my own functions when there is no existing function to (cleanly) do what I want. Does any spreadsheet offer this ...
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Difference between Libre Office and Open Office [closed]

What's the difference between Libre Office and Open Office. Ubuntu 12.04 is shipped with Libre Office and before that all versions 10, 9, 8 were shipped with Open Office. If Libre Office is better ...
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Is there an easy way to view SVN changes in the OpenOffice/LibreOffice document compare view?

I store documents in a subversion repository. I would like to be able to see either my local yet to be checked-in modifications, or else the differences between two particular revisions, using the ...
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Can I make LibreOffice default program for all files

I have winXP LibreOffice and MS office installed. How do I make LibreOffice the default opening program for all of its know document types? I know that I can change one extension at a time. But is ...
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Open Office Calc: Convert a date to timestamp

I have a column with dates in M/D/Y like this: 8/8/2007 8/9/2007 8/10/2007 8/13/2007 8/14/2007 8/15/2007 8/16/2007 I would like to convert them to a unix timestamp (in a new column). Would anyone ...
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Export Power Point presentations to flash with control buttons on Linux

I need to export *.pps, *.ppt, *.ppsx, and *.pptx files to .swf files. On Windows I used iSpring for Power Point, and worked well. This is the result of iSpring: I am searching for an ...
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Professional templates pack in LibreOffice

I have installed the Professional Template Pack II - English OpenOffice.org extension in LibreOffice 3.5.5.3 on Windows 7. However, when I try to select a template, I don't see anything new. Is the ...
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How to change icons in LibreOffice toolbars?

I personally find (you're free to disagree) LibreOffice's toolbar icons ugly and not quite intuitive, so I decided to replace them... if I only knew how... Any advice? (I'm especially interested in ...
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System-wide auto-complete word list syncing/integration?

I've been thinking that convenient auto-completion is my must-have feature of the text editors and word processors that I use. I wonder if anyone knows of a program or library that implements a ...
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Command line utility for the LibreOffice Mythes library

(Open|Libre)Office provides a thesaurus using the Myth library. Is there a command line tool to access these thesaurus data ?
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How are the 2010 OpenDocument Text (.odt) from OpenOffice and the 2012 one from LibreOffice different?

As you probably know when you're reading this question, an .odt file is just a .zip file containing some folders and .xml files. I used to appreciate this, for I could make a document with keywords ...
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Libre Office (or Open Office) create a Writer template with image background

I am seeking a Writer-type application that will allow me to set an image page background (for stationery papers) and save it as a template. I have Libre Office right now and I choose ...
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How to prepare organization chart in Libre Office?

It is very difficult to draw an organization chart in Libreoffice. Is there a function similar to Microsoft word or excel?
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Which doc format should I use in LibreOffice if other users open it in MS Office

I often share documents with colleagues. I use LibreOffice (and OpenOffice). But my colleagues use Microsoft Office. My documents always look differently when opened in MS Office (.doc and .odt ...
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How do I restore the MS Word file associations after installing LibreOffice?

I have installed LibreOffice because it is the word processing application used by my son's school. But I've noticed after the installation that Microsoft Word file types are now associated with ...
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Updating LibreOffice on Linux clients

We currently have Linux Mint installed on a number of devices and would like to upgrade the version of LibreOffice installed i.e. 3.4.4 to the latest version of 3.5.2 however upon running the command ...
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Dark background in LibreOffice under Windows

I hate to write on with background, so i usally write my papers in a simple text editor, because I can have a dark background, but it's still annoying not to be able to use LibreOffice advanced ...
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LibreOffice / Openoffice or Scribus for book project?

I want to create a book and publish it later with an ondemand book printing provider. I read that Libreoffice 3.4 and 3.5 have some more DTP features but dont know if I should take Scribus or ...
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Is there a Microsoft Office alternative for Linux that allows users to retain the formatting as is?

We have been migrating several PCs, laptops, etc to Linux and one of the most common issue we have is with users attempting to format documents previously created with Microsoft Office of varying ...
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Two instances of the same table in the document

In LibreOffice writer I have a table on which I perform some small calculations. How can I have an instance of the same table on another page in the same document (automatically updated)? (e.g. ...
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How can I black out text in LibreOffice?

I'd like to black out specific text from a document so that the words are fully concealed. I know how to put a line through the text, but not how to adjust the size of that line so that the text under ...
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Change spacing between words in LibreOffice

The question is simple. How can I change the space between words in LibreOffice? Something like this (from InDesign):
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Is there a subversion plugin available for LibreOffice/OpenOffice similar to MagnetSVN?

I recently came across the plugin, MagnetSVN, for MS Office which allows for svn interaction directly from MS Word. I'm looking for something similar for LibreOffice and/or OpenOffice. I came across ...
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Convert ppt to jpg

I am using an Ubuntu system. I want to convert ppt or pptx to jpg using terminal commands. I have libreOffice and ImageMagick installed in my system. I am successfully converting pdf to jpgs using ...