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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Converting Open Office (odt) files to Latex

How do you convert Open Office (ODT) documents to tex files? I have made a report using libre office. Now I wish to continue editing the document using lyx (latex front end). So the ODT file needs to ...
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E-Learning Web Authoring

The company I work for creates online courses for operation and maintenance of various equipment. Currently, we write the courses in Word. We have an XML schema that is applied to the document. The ...
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Referencing equations in LibreOffice/OpenOffice

Equations in LibreOffice (OpenOffice) can be autonumbered. How can I reference equations in text by that numbers so when equation numbers then references in document updated automaticaly. For example ...
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What is the best document standard to save to using Open/LibreOffice in order to maintain compatibility with Office?

For some reason I've always assumed the older formats (Office 2007/XP) DOC/XLS were the safest to maintain compatibility with Office simply due to them being aged and likely more mature, however I've ...
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LibreOffice/OpenOffice vs. MS-Office

What is the difference between them? ...I mean like if I create a document under MS-Office, what problems could occur if I want to edit it later with ooo.org?
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How do I access the search functionality in Open Office?

I am very new to oo and plodding slowly; never used a spreadsheet, etc.etc. I downloaded a document of botanical names for flowers/herbs, etc. The page was set in 3 columns and was 138 pages long (!) ...
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Add automatic page numbers in LibreOffice

How can I add an automatic page number to all pages in a LibreOffice .odt file? I've already tried the following: Insert > Header > (name of page style) and Insert > Footer > (name of page style) ...
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Different fonts for different weights in OpenOffice.org

I want the default font to be Gentium, but its bold is incomplete, so I want bold and bold-italic to be Gentium Basic. I want to have it set as the default font every time and not manually per usage. ...
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How do I export the charts in a spreadsheet as PNGs?

I made a spreadsheet and generated some graphs in Calc. I would like to grab each chart as a PNG (JPG will be fine too) and save them as an individual file so I can post the charts on my blog. I ...
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How to turn a PDF document upside down [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to save rotated Adobe pdf file? I'd like to rotate by 180 degrees each page in a high-resolution .pdf, but don't know how. In ImageMagick, using 'convert -flip ...
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PDF form created in Libre Office - trouble with form fields and font sizing

I am trying to create a PDF Form using LibreOffice. I can create the form elements and export as PDF. However, the form fields are giving me problems. The text in these fields always centers on the ...
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Use MS formats by default in LibreOffice

Can I (and if so, how?) set up LibreOffice to use the newer style MS Office formats by default?
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What's the proper way to use each style in office suites?

In LibreOffice 3.3, the default range of paragraph styles include the following: "Addresse, Bibliography, Caption, Complimentary Close, Contents…" and character styles include: "Bullets, ...
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Office Live and LibreOffice 3.3 compat issue

I have a compatibility question. I am using Office Live to edit .docx files online. But when I download the .docx files down to my Macbook pro (running snow leopard) and I try to open the .docx file ...
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Accessing .wps files in a Windows version of some OpenOffice variant

A friend recently got a new Windows computer, and is in the process of installing apps on it. She has a bunch of old .wps files from Microsoft Works, which did not come installed on the new machine. ...
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Excel / open/libre office formulae: number of full months left until date

I need a formula which equates to an integer value for the number months left until a set date (2011-10-16) based on the current date. e.g. on 2011-03-13 the answer would equate to 8 on 2011-03-17 ...
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Why is my Table of Contents created empty in OpenOffice/LibreOffice?

I have a document and I would like to create a Table of Content. I tried with Insert > Indexes and Tables > Indexes and Tables... and added a title, then I pressed OK. But I only got a title and no ...
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What's the difference between LibreOffice multi and all_lang packages?

There seem to be 2 different multi-language LibreOffice distributions available for Win32 platform: LibO_3.3.1_Win_x86_install_multi.exe (213 MB) LibO_3.3.1_Win_x86_install_all_lang.exe (248 MB) ...
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What is needed to invoke LibreOffice running just the macro without the GUI?

Invoking LibreOffice and running a macro via the GUI works as expected producing three HTML files, one for each spreadsheet page: $ libreoffice x.ods Tools>Macros>Run Macros... Library: ...
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Registering a program to show in the “Open With” list

After installing LibreOffice and then unistalling OpenOffice, all the files for the many office document types (odt, ods, doc, xls, rtf and a dozen more) are unassociated with any application. When I ...
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How to install Czech spell checker for LibreOffice 3.3?

When there was Go-OO everything was simple - just install the application and install all languages you need via language pack installers. Now, as OOo and LO 3.3 ar out and Go-OO seems to be ...
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OpenOffice vs LibreOffice - what's the difference?

I'm considering switching from Microsoft Office (too expensive) to an open-source option. What's the difference between OpenOffice and LibreOffice?
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Custom CSV (.csv) filter for OpenOffice.org or LibreOffice?

Is it possible to create a some kind of 'custom CSV filter' for OpenOffice.org or LibreOffice spreadsheet program. What I need is to have the program to use predefined CSV settings for loading and ...
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How to edit a read-only document in LibreOffice?

I need to fill a form (which I received in .doc format and saved as .odt). The file is read-only except for the fields where I can enter the information. Unfortunately, with the fields filled it ...
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Open source alternatives to iWork

After I spent few days getting familiar with usability and interface design field, I've got a question. Apple was the initial leader in GUI design research, and today most Mac users use OS X, ...