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Can MS-Word open encrypted ODT-Files

Is it possible to open LibreOffice encrypted documents using MS-Word 2010? The data format is odt and the password is known. Is the encryption secure?
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Disabling spell checker in OpenOffice Calc (or LibreOfffice Calc)

Is there a way to disable the spell checker in OpenOffice Calc (or LibreOffice Calc) without disabling it for the other programs in the office suite? I would prefer to just disable it for a range of ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to style number/bullet lists separately in LibreOffice?

The "Text Body" style in my LibreOffice document uses a large margin above and below each paragraph. This is causing problems in my bulleted and numbered lists since each list item is considered to be ...
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How to customize default CSV format in LibreOffice?

Every time I export my data to CSV (and I do it often) I have tick the "Edit filter settings" checkbox, choose UTF-8 for the encoding, and semicolon for the fields separator manually. I do this ...
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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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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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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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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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How to change size of embedded openoffice/libreoffice draw object in ms word document?

I am using MS Office 2010 and LibreOffice 4.1.0.4. I wanted to embed a few draw diagrams in my Word document (copy pasting from LibreOffice Draw into MS Word is not an option for me because I want to ...
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Numbering sheets (not pages) in MS Word or LibreOffice

I work at a Brazilian government office. Our paper processes, which are due to retirement in favour of an eletronic one but just not yet®, require us to number sheets, not pages. So pages 1, 2, 3, ...
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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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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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Querying DB2 view from Libreoffice Base

I've created a view in DB2 that has the information I need for labels that I was hoping to print out from LibreOffice. When I query the view from the console ("SELECT * FROM ADDRBOOK.LABELS"), I get ...
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Libre Office - merge sheets

In one file I have two sheets, which share some of the columns. I'd need to merge the sheets based on column name, if the column does not exist, add it. Ie. I have Sheet 1 ...
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Change color for all set borders

Having a table with some complex borders. How can I change the border color for all borders in the table? Know I can change one by one, but that is a hassle. For example: +-----+--+ |1A 2A|3A| |1B ...
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Convert text string to formula in LibreOffice Calc

I have a spreadsheet that generates formulae as text ex. =CONCATENATE("+B",ROW(),"*",ROUND(G5,2)) output: +B5*1464.41 I have a column of this type of text that I need to convert into ...
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OpenOffice / LibreOffice ugly font rendering

I'm using Calc to generate some graphs of data I have collected. But somehow the font looks increadibly ugly in all of LibreOffice. I'm using Noto Sans CJK JP Light in this chart but pretty much every ...
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LibreOffice Calc changes letter from uppercase to lowercase under certain circumstances

I want to enter SXer into a field, however the X gets automatically converted to x. If I only write SX, the X stays the way it is. If I write SXEr, all letters stay as they are. But somehow I can't ...
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LibreOffice Calc - Split one column into two

I'm moving user/customer details from my mother's old web store. Only problem is that exported .csv-file has name details in the same column like this: [ col A ] lastname, firstname ...
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Connect to running libreoffice instance and issue commands from command line

Is there a way to connect to a running libreoffice instance (specifically libre office Write) to issue commands? As an example of what I'm interested in, you can connnect to an open MS Word instances ...
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How does copying and pasting realise and reveal a webpage's formatting?

Preface: This question is motivated by the last paragraph by a Francophone at French SE. Also, I use 'realise' to mean 'actuate' or 'actualise' or 'effectuate'. In the aforesaid post, I publicised ...
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How do I combine data in two tables in LibreOffice?

I have a spreadsheet with two sheets. SheetA has Customer number and location, and SheetB has Order number, Customer number. How do I combine the data so that one sheet has Order number and location? ...
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LibreOffice doesn't install anything except Writer and Draw?

So I tried to install LibreOffice, because the free version of Microsoft Office I got for being a student has been giving my laptop a BSOD (separate problem, working on it). There was an older ...
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How do I fix my table of contents of LibreOffice/OpenOffice?

I've made a document on Google Drive and I want to add a Table of Content from LibreOffice to it, but all headers are seen as Content 10 by the program, so they are all on one line, instead of ...
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Format to generate .tex, .pdf and .md from?

I've used pandoc to generate .md, .tex, .pdf from .tex and .xhtml files. In tex I am using BibTeX and in odt (save-as xhtml) I am using Zotero to insert my citations. Currently neither .tex nor ...
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Libre Office Won't Give Me A Black Font

I am trying to edit a document in Libre'Office which was... Originally created by me in Libre'Office Sent to another person who edited it in Microsoft Word Returned to me with her request that I ...
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LibreOffice Writer: Inserting a figure into a two column document

I edit a two column document in LibreOffice. I need to to add a figure (frame?) with a program listing. I want it to be of the width of two columns. I can make it either the width of a column (what ...
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What are 'line-arrest' symbols? (Microsoft Word)

I recently send in a document for correction I created with LibreOffice. I received the correction with the remark that all "line-arrests" have to be removed. Apparently they are introduced because ...
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Button to add one in LibreOffice

I want to create a button to add "1" to a number in a cell. I want a way to quickly increase the total of certain cells by one. I'm stumped on how to do it easily.
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Return an array from a lookup

I have a table with column A containing vendors and column B containing product codes. One vendor has many product codes. In another place I need an array of product codes for a specific vendor. The ...
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updating links in LibreOffice Calc xlsxfile results in err:509

I have just started to use Libreoffice so I am totally new to the system and immediately encountered a problem with a calc document. The document has originally been made in Excel (but on a Mac) and ...
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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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How can I debug formatting in LibreOffice?

I am using LibreOffice Writer 4.0.2.2 to edit a Word document sent to me by a Microsoft user. It contains certain formatting that I can't figure out how to change (a gray background on some of the ...
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Libre Office Calc, User-defined Number format permille

I know that LibreOffice allows you to define custom number formats. I have a spreadsheet that displays some smallish percentages (all are less than 1%). I would like to use permille ‰ instead. ...
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Header from top equivelant in LibreOffice

I try to follow some formation instructions for a few documents I need to deliver to a customer. The documentation instructions are set for Office 2007 but I need to write the documentation in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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LibreOffice Writer's “Background Color” setting not working

I have recently upgraded to LibreOffice Writer Version: 5.0.2.2 on Ubuntu 15.10. Before, I was using an unknown version of LibreOffice Writer on Ubuntu 12 and I had a document (with a .doc extension) ...
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LibreOffice Writer in Windows missed images from Linux

I'm using LibreOffice Writer in Linux to edit a document with images. But when I move file created under Linux to Windows not show images inside the document. My LibreOffice version: LibreOffice ...
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Open linked document instead of current one

When clicking on a link (in MS Word) to another document, is there a way to have Word open the new one in the same window as the current one instead of the current one? If not, is there a way in ...
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Display Chinese characters, Japanese characters or North East Asian characters vertically

I recently needed to type Chinese characters vertically on LibreOffice. So I was searching around the web, but the info is either outdated or not helpful. So I'd like to share how I did it. If you ...
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Ubuntu Libre Office compatible to Word/Windows

I need to create a docx-File, which has a strong password read protection. Unfortunatelly I am writing in Ubuntu/Libre Office Writer. If I save the file in the docx-format (using Ubuntu and Libre ...