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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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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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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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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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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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How to copy a column with conditional format by “value” - Libreoffice 4.1

I have a column that contains the data and a set of rules for the conditional format of the cells. i.e. the conditional format changes the background colour of some cells if they are negative. I ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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How to make caption not connected to figure in OpenOffice / LibreOffice (like in MS Word)?

When adding a caption to figure in LibreOffice (and I expect also in Apache OpenOffice.org), it is automatically "glued" to the figure, and stays with figure. From what I understand, it is done using ...
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assign string “tags” based on numeric interval in Libreoffice Calc

I'm struggling with an easy issue. I'm working in Libreoffice Calc and I have a numeric column with values from 0 to 365. What I would like to do is to create another column assigning string values ...
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How to save single sheet, as separate file in LibreOffice?

When I have multiple sheeet in LibreOffice document, how to save specific sheet as new .ods file in LibreOffice?
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Copy distinct values in calc

I have some text data in column A, adding data to that column is the standard use case. I would like Calc to dynamically copy only unique values to, say, column D. I am aware of OpenOffice: get ...
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How to remove a JRE link from LibreOffice?

I have LibreOffice 4.3 on Windows 7 64bit. I have both 64-bit and 32-bit version of JRE there. For the first time I have mistakenly linked the 64bit version as the JRE for the LibreOffice; this caused ...
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Serial printing on LibreOffice Writer is not working

I have written this document and linked the corresponding fields from a LibreOffice Calc database (spreadsheet) correctly, and when I try to print it I am being prompted about "Serial printing" the ...
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Import multi-line CSV records into spreadsheet as column data

Any standard fixes to convert multi-line CSV records into column data (as CSV or LibreOffice)? I'm using ArchLinux and I have LibreOffice (and Python, for what that's worth). I have a CSV file with ...
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How to convert html to doc/docx with OpenOffice or LibreOffice?

I am trying to convert a html to doc or docx. I used some of the available php classes but the results are not good. I wonder if I can convert a html file to doc using some office software like ...
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Hotkey (or similar) to quickly switch to a monospace font (“teletype”) in either LibreOffice or Microsoft Office

I find myself doing a lot of writing where I would have to change fonts for certain parts of the text. The obvious example is writing code documentation, where you'd have to reference code frequently, ...
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Centering piece-wise function equation in LibreOffice

I'm sorry if this is off-topic. I am using the TexMaths extension in LibreOffice and I'm attempting to center an equation. However, the equation simply gets displayed and I am unable to alter its ...
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How to accept LibreOffice Calc autocomplete suggestion without leaving the cell edit mode?

Whenever I start typing a sentence in a LibreOfice Calc cell it suggests autocomplete options based on other cells contents. I usually would like to accept it and make a slight modification but when I ...
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LibreOffice calc countifs with date

I got 3 columns. 1 column(D) text, 1 column(T) 0 or 1, 1 column date(A) 01.01.2010 till 31.12.2014 . I want to count up until a specific date, for example 10.10.2011: ...
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Libre office impress is slow to convert pptx to pdf

I'm running Libre Office on my server to convert the powerpoint to a pdf file. Using a .ppt file: libreoffice --headless --convert-to pdf filename.ppt is running fine and take like 3 or 4 ...
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Which version of LibreOffice is most stable?

I'm a bit confused by the version numbering system employed by Debian / LibreOffice. The version of LibreOffice that shipped with Wheezy was 3.x, and since it didn't have some features that I needed I ...
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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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Multi step shortcuts in LibreOffice Writer

There are some programs out (for example, Sublime Text) that allow multi step keyboard shortcuts, that is for example you can first click one key combination CTRL+K and then another another key ...
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How to delete all occurrences of one index entry from the entire document?

While working on a document in LibreOffice, I have noticed that an index entry for a period (.) has been accidentally added to the list of index entries. It means that at the end of of every single ...
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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 ...