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How to set up LibreOffice Base on a Mac?

Installed LibreOffice, but Base is not usable. Files must be downloaded, installed, then linked to Base. Need detailed instructions on how to do this.
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LibreOffice auto-correction: lowercase i is corrected to uppercase (I) in other languages

I have to cross-post here a question already posted on ask.libreoffice.org because I don't have an answer to a small but nasty problem (I'll delete one of these questions when I get a satisfying ...
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CentOS 6.7 configure: error: dlopen not found

I'm trying to configure LibreOffice On-Line WebSocket server before installing but the following error is thrown: configure: error: dlopen not found Full output: [root@SBX-EXT-001-002 loolwsd]# ...
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How can I combine PDFs in LibreOffice?

I'd like to be able to simply drag a pdf file into the pages explorer of a pdf that's being edited. This has no effect and dragging the file into the work area on a new page results in something like ...
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How can I change the default zoom factor in LibreOffice Writer to fit width?

I would like "Fit width" to be the default zoom factor when opening a document in LibreOffice Writer.
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Categorize spreadsheet lines - ala SQL GROUP

I want to consolidate a series of name-value pairs by name and sum the values. The pairs are in two columns of a LibreOffice Calc spreadsheet, about a hundred rows. Input: Output, to another part ...
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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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hiding sidebar and navigation bar in libreoffice file dialogs

For a project I need to provide some computers with libreoffice running in kiosk mode. I need the libreoffice writer app on fullscreen all the time, and that users can create, open or modify files on ...
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Libreoffice online with owncloud

I am trying to set up the experimental libreoffice online with owncloud. The only resource I found is this https://owncloud.org/blog/libreoffice-online-has-arrived-in-owncloud/ and the therein ...
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Is there an accessible LOG of REPAIR procedure in OpenOffice.org or LibreOffice?

I'm developing a PL/SQL tool for Oracle to export a query result set to a ODS file. It seems to work but when I try to open the document, I get the message that something is wrong so OpenOffice ask me ...
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How to open StarOffice Writer files in OS X

I came across some old StarOffice Writer (.sdw) files that I really would like to open. I have tried opening them with Apache Open Office and LibreOffice. The first one doesn't seem to support .sdw ...
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Excel won't open password-protected .ods file

I have a password-protected .ods file that was made in LibreOffice. I have since moved to using Microsoft Excel, and whenever I try to open the file I get the error message: "Cannot open: the file has ...
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LibreOffice does not completely use Word's “standard” format for paragraphs

When opening existing Word documents with LibreOffice (current version: 5.0.5.2), most things look pretty well. But there is a problem: our Word's "standard" paragraph has single line spacing, and no ...
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How can I use find and replace to move text into a frame in LibreOffice Writer?

I have a book's worth of text. In it, there are sections of text that are marked by starting with {s} and ending with {/s}. It's sort of like custom markdown, and it looks like this: What I want to ...
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Search content of odf (odt|ots|odp) documents from command line

I want to search the content of some odf document (Libre Office document) from command line. I want something like: odfgrep <search-pattern> <file-name> I found something of interest ...
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How to edit google spreadsheet offline with Libre Office / Open Office

I am working with my team on a spreadsheet on google docs. Is it possible to edit this file offline (with e.g. LibreOffice) and sync and merge it later (like clone and push for github)? Platform ...
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LibreOffice shows me strange characters

My LibreOffice shows strange symbols and characters. I am using Debian8 with XFCE environment. For better understand I have uploaded the screenshot. How can I solve this problem? Thanks in advance. ...
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How to install LibreOffice using one-get?

I thought I'd try to the one-get meta package manager that Microsoft has included in Windows 10. I found this useful article that goes over how to use it. One open source software that I had yet to ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for “Find Next” and “Find Previous” in LibreOffice

I want to have a keyboard shortcut for “Find Next” and “Find Previous” (or “Search Next” and “Search Previous”, or “Repeat Search Forward” and “Repeat Search Backward” or whatever you want to call it) ...
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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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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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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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convert old Staroffice Writer 3 file to readable document

I have an old SDW 3.0 Document wich mostly only contains text but the binary form seems to have no plain text included ... also libreoffice after 4.0 does not support that in reading anymore in ...
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Libre Office writer: How to NOT print comments?

A couple of months ago I started using comments in some documents, and it was useful to create PDFs of these pages with these comments in the margins. However, for some reason now LibreOffice takes ...
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Can LibreOffice Writer display information about the current cursor position?

Preferably in the status bar and spelled out in some distance units, but I'd settle for anywhere really. I'm really surprised it doesn't show such crucial information as default. I want something ...
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How to make a “Summary Slide” in Impress, listing the titles of all slides automatically

In LibreOffice Impress 5.0.5.2 I opened a .ppt presentation where each slide has a title and a body (visible in screenshot). I would like to create a "table of content" slide that would just list all ...
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Can't uninstall LibreOffice 4 and can't upgrade to LibreOffice 5

Context: Windows 10 64bit. I have LibreOffice 4.4.5.2 (32bit) installed and I want to upgrade to LibreOffice 5 (64bit). I find that I can't upgrade to 5 and can't remove 4 due to a registry key issue ...
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Libreoffice calc: pagebreak within row?

When printing a LibreOffice Table, LibreOffice will automaticaly place the pagebreaks so that they appear after/before a row. When having many tall rows this results in a heavy paper-usage. How can I ...
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Convert file to PDF using LibreOffice under user apache (i.e. when using PHP)

I installed libreoffice-headless and can convert documents when logged on into the shell as a normal user. [root@desktop ~]# yum install libreoffice-headless [root@desktop ~]# yum install ...
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How to draw a Gaussian Curve with LibreOffice Draw?

I would like to draw a Gaussian curve as a vector graphic in LibreOffice Draw. With the "Curve" functions I was only able to get something parabola-like. Has anyone got an idea of how to do the ...
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conditional formatting doesn't affect all desired cells

I am using LibreOffice Calc on Linux. In my budget spreadsheet I have set up conditional formatting to color the font of a row that matches the condition, as follows: formula: column (E2:E200)="x", ...
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Set 'Wrap Off' as default for images in LibreOffice instead of 'Optimal Page Wrap'

I'm getting really frustrated. I need to insert a huge amount of images inside a textdocument. But every single time if I insert a new image, it gets 'Optimal Page Wrap' as default value. Which I ...
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Fill right in open/libreoffice

I'm using Libreoffice calc for an application where it's necessary form me to fill right. I know that fill down is Ctrl d but is there a way to fill across to the right? Thanks in advance
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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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How can I save my styles' modifications for eternity in LibreOffice?

Every time I modify or create a new style in Libreoffice Text Document it works great while I'm in the document. Yet, every time I go out from Libreoffice and then I go back, all my modifications and ...
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On Windows, can I prevent LibreOffice from prompting for document recovery when it launches or I open a file?

I basically never want to use the feature. How to? There's another question here that answers how to disable it in Linux via a command-line option in .bashrc, but I don't think that can be done in ...
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How does one use LibreOffice FILTERXML function on XML documents with namespaces?

I'm struggling to get the value of an XML node using the FilterXML() function when the XML document's document element has a namespace specified. Example: <?xml version="1.0" ...
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Touchscreen clicks not advancing slides in libreoffice

I'm using an Xubuntu touchscreen box to run an interactive LibreOffice Impress presentation. I want the user to be able to click on the slide, and hyperlinks in the slide to be able to advance to more ...
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Are the Liberation fonts 100% compatible with Microsoft Office?

In LibreOffice in Linux, I can create a text document (.doc or .docx) which contains only Liberation fonts. If I send this document to someone who opens it in Microsoft Word in Windows, and they ...
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Decimal chapter numbering in Libreoffice

I am trying to number my chapters in Libreoffice decimally. The best way to illustrate what I mean is by an example: 1 Chapter One 1.1 Chapter One Sub One 1.2 Chapter One Sub Two 1.2.1 Chapter One ...
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Generating unique number in LibreOffice Calc

So I have a document that allows a user to select a site/department from a dropdown list. Each site/Department has a unique extension prefix e.g. 10, 11, 12, 13, etc. When a user selects the desired ...
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How to switch quickly between corrector languages in LibreOffice?

If a document has already multiple languages setting, these might appear in the taskbar language selection list or the right-click menu 'Set language...'. But when that setting for multiple languages ...
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LibreOffice custom list of languages (for document, selection, paragraph)

(This was also posted on the ask.libreoffice site, which is not a stackexchange site, so don't hurry closing or down-voting for that reason. But if you do, for whatever reason, please mention that ...
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Advance to Non-sequential slide in LibreOffice Impress?

I am using LibreOffice Impress to play a video, and then when the video is done playing, go back to the "main menu" slide. I am using the "advance slide automatically after [duration of video]" option ...
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How do I change date origin in libreoffice writer?

I am copying a chart from a Calc file to a Writer file. The Calc file has a date origin of 1904. When I copy the chart to the writer file, all the dates get shifted because the origin is (I suppose) ...
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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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How to prevent the loss of Jumplist items when LibreOffice is upgraded?

Every time LibreOffice is upgraded, all the Jumplist items which were manually added for each application within the suite are deleted. The operating system is Windows 7 SP1. Is there a way to ...
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LibreOffice Math: How to control spacing between operators and terms in a polynomial?

If I enter a set of equations in MS Word using the Equations Editor, the space between operators and terms is even. However, when I input the same equations in LO Writer 5.0.4.2 using LO Math, the ...
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Add glue points to table in Libreoffice Draw

Is there a way to add glue points to table in Libreoffice Draw ? There are 4 standard glue points but I cannot add extra ones. By table I mean the object that you obtain by clicking Insert->Table.
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How can I use extremely large numbers in my spreadsheet programs?

If I try to calculate large exponents in LibreOffice Calc or OpenOffice.org Calc, the results come out to be erroneous. See these two examples where I calculate 13^18, Using LibreOffice Calc Using ...