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openoffice calc: sum of a function of elements of a row

If I want to sum the elements of the first row (from the column a to x) of a calc document I can use =sum(a1:x1). My question is about the possibility to calculate something like this ...
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Macro that will run in MS Excel and LibreOffice Calc

I have a spreadsheet that users will be working with in both Excel and LibreOffice Calc. I'd like to design macros that will work in both. I was thinking of code that would say: If Excel Then [VBA ...
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How to add double quotes around data in tables using Calc

I am trying to load my data into a CRM, but am having a lot of trouble. The data simply wont load at the same time, but all the files work fine individually. Support advised that I make sure I'm using ...
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Can you apply names in OpenOffice Calc the same way you can in Excel?

In Excel, you can apply names to a formula (semi)automatically by selecting the formula/formulae in question and then using the Apply Names function. This will change something like =B3+C9*D16 into ...
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Comment visibility in open/libre office spreadsheets

I'm getting moderately perturbed by how difficult it is to see whether there's a comment in a cell in LibreOffice. As it stands a tiny box appears in the upper right-hand corner in the cell. Does ...
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Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 OSX 10.8.5

After losing an extensive spreadsheet last night, I started all over today. Got it completed. Had saved (as .xls) manually using save/save all in the dropdown menu periodically throughout. Closed. ...
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Libreoffice-calc: Apply a macro to a csv-file on the command-line

With Libreoffice/Openoffice it is rather straightforward to do these steps: Import csv file Copy macro from another file Run macro Remove macro Save file in csv and xls formats (no macros, just ...
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Pasting Hex Colors Into OpenOffice

I'm attempting to paste a very large table of data containing names of colors and their HTML (hex) equivalent into OpenOffice, but it continues to format my colors as weird data types. For example, ...
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Concatenate a reversed range in Libre Office

I'm kind of new with programming, but I have to make an excel document, that I can use interactively because the output of one of my programs doesn't fit with the input of the others... I have lot of ...
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different colors in cells as value increases

The conditional formatting that I am using right now is .. if cell equals 1 then this color .. if cell equals 2 then this color and so on. Is there a way I can format it for more than just the 3 ...
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How to highlight whole row and column under cursor in OpenOffice Calc?

I need to work with large table. Something like in this illustation image will be helpfull for better orientation: Is there some settings which makes this possible?
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How to Assign Background Color Using “if” Condition [duplicate]

How can I assign the Background color of a particular Cell in an Open Office? Likewise greater the Somevalues should having Green, and less than value should having Red background?
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How to copy/paste values in OpenOffice

I have inserted the formula =today() which gives me today's date. I want it to be retained tomorrow as today's date. In Excel I would use Copy / Paste Values to overwrite the formula with the ...
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Rearrange columns from fiscal year to calendar year in OpenOffice spreadsheet

I have twelve monthly columns plus a total column in a spreadsheet that was originally created for an April through March fiscal year. Now I need to rearrange the columns for a calendar year, without ...
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Get DayName from Date in OpenOffice Calc?

I am having difficulty getting the day name from OpenOffice Calc. I am able to get the day Number representation from a date with the following WEEKDAY("2008-06-14"; 1) which returns 7 As we ...
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Calculate the SUM() time from columns with mixed types

Consider the following table: +------------------+------+--------+ | Total worked | Total| Tasks | +------------------+------+--------+ | 07:30| 09:20|Day 10 | ...
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OpenOffice Calc - 11 Pages in spreadsheet, but print interface only shows 2

I am working on a spreadsheet using OpenOffice and need the pages to be printable. You can print the first two, but thats it. If in the print interface I select all sheets it only shows 1 and 2 with ...
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Using ISBLANK formula to write a variance

I've got a formula or a plan £ in C4, and the actual £ to be entered in D4 cell. E4 contains the formula D4-C4. I would like E4 to be blank until both C4 and D4 have values.
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How to plot IP address frequency distribution chart on Excel or Calc?

I have one column of data: IP Address 1.2.1.2 1.2.1.2 1.3.4.1 1.3.4.1 1.3.4.1 1.3.4.1 1.3.4.1 1.10.0.5 1.10.0.5 1.10.0.5 2.1.2.1 2.1.2.1 12.1.2.3 12.1.2.3 12.1.2.3 12.1.2.3 12.1.2.3 12.1.2.3 12.1.2.3 ...
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Use formula to copy cell data/formula to another cell

I'm trying to use Libre Calc's formula functions to copy data and formulas from cell A1 to B1 given certain data in A2. I've searched Calc's help/docs but don't see anything. The closest is the VB ...
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link data from another .ods file

I'm using openoffice calc and I have 2 .ods files (complete.ods and summary.ods). I have 1 cell from summary.ods which depends on complete.ods. I managed to get the value by using this formula: ...
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How to find and remove external links in (Libre|Open)Office Calc spreadsheet

I have a LibreOffice Calc spreadsheet which pops up a message asking me whether I wish to update external links. I did not add external links myself, but did copy data from another Calc window at one ...
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How to remove Open Office spreadsheet duplicates in a column while keeping rows together?

I have a spreadsheet with a list of column data of contacts, first name, last name, address, phone number, email... I want to remove the duplicate email addresses but the entire row may not have ...
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LibreOffice Calc Error 518

I'm trying to achieve the following in LibreOffice (did it with Excel already, but importing this excel-created file produces the same error). I have 3 columns (A) (B) (C) ECTS Mark ...
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How to pull all rows containing the same date into a new sheet in OpenOffice Calc

I have 15 spreadsheets (one for each client); each has a column for the date and then additional information in the other columns such as 'action' and 'time spent'. This allows me to see all the work ...
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Clear cell changed metadata in OOO Calc

I am trying to figure out how to clear the red highlighting around cells in Calc (OpenOffice 4). Here is an example: It is not affecting my work but I would like to clear them as they are ...
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Open Office Calc, Round up or down

I'm trying to output retail prices rounded to either a 4 or an 8 from various formulas Is is possible to round one figure to the nearest of each of these?
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Open Office: Simple Chart with dates/numbers?

I'm using OpenOffice Calculator. I have some data like this: Date | Messages Jun 2 2011 | 345 Jun 4 2011 | 212 Jun 5 2011 | 221 I'd like a very simple graph with the dates on the x-axis and ...
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calc: Extract string from range of cells

I´m trying to figure out a easy to understand way to extract a string (that is in a range of cells) from a range of cells... That is the range of cells I have to look for a specific string (in a ...
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OpenOffice Calc - calculating percentage for every cell in a column

I have a somewhat common task of calculating percentage of column. For example I have a column with 20 numbers on each row. I add 21st row with formula for the sum of all those 20 rows and then I need ...
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Libreoffice calc export to pdf. Some characters appear different

I'm having the following problem: when I try to export a .ods file to .pdf on Libreoffice Calc 4.3.2.2, I use some Unicode characters. Most of the time they appear in the pdf just fine, but in some ...
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How to change the date format (DD/MON/YY) in OpenOffice spreadsheets?

I want to change the date format from default format to another format (with months)in OpenOffice spreedsheets.
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How to change the default font in LibreOffice 4

How do I change the default font in LibreOffice / OpenOffice. So that when I open a new spreadsheet document it doesn't revert to use the standard default font (Liberation Sans/Serif) How to set the ...
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Min of two dates in OpenOffice Calc

I have two cells in OpenOffice Calc (A1 and B1). In cell A1, I have "2014/01/01" and in cell B1, I have "2014/06/03". I want to find the minimum/smallest of the values in A1 and B1. I actually have ...
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How to display OpenOffice error details

So after few years I had to use open office once again. It's just as fun as it always used to be. I tried very simple expression LEFT(C1, 1) which is supposed to pick first character from cell C1. ...
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OO Calc: Detecting Blank Cells and Replacing with Cell above?

So annoyed I can't find a simple answer to this simple question! I'm using OpenOffice Calc. I want a formula which will detect if the cell is blank, and if it is to replace it with the contents in ...
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Removing functions from a column, but keeping data (convert to normal text)?

I have a column that contains the results of a few different formulas. I want to convert all of these cells to normal text, getting rid of the formulas. I know I'm missing something obvious here.
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OpenOffice doesn't copy charts properly

I'm using OpenOffice 4.0.0 and I have charts in them. Whenever I try to copy and paste them into another program it just copies and pastes a white rectangle (of the same size as the chart). I've tried ...
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Ignore certain characters while sorting data in libre/office calc

I have a list of transliterated chinese terms in a table showing Wade-Giles (W.-G), chinese characters and Pinyin transcription. Example, (sorted W.-G column only): P'u Te Ssu P’u t’uo-shan Pai ...
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spreadsheet: sorting by the first n characters of the entries of a column then by another column

Is there any way to sort an OpenOffice Calc spreadsheet by the first n characters of a given column then by another criterion? For example suppose that we have the following 4*2 spreadsheet (Note ...
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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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Filter OpenOffice Calc rows by matching if a cell in one column exists in another column with a certain value

Have a question I cant seem to figure out using the filter. Column A has 1400 rows with 800 additional rows that are duplicates (so 2200 total rows). Column B has inventory amount for only the last ...
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Convert bidimensional table to a single one

I have some data with product prices relative to tariff code : +==============+========+========+========+========+ | product code | code10 | code20 | code30 | code40 | ...
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How to select a random item in list not flagged in second column?

So, I watch movies, and I have 177 of them, I put all the titles into the A column, and Figured out how to do the Randomization to bring up the titles, but I want to have a column, also for it being ...
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How to set different orientation for different sheets in OpenOffice.org Calc?

I have document with two sheets sheet1 and sheet2 and i want set orientation of sheet1 to portrait and orientation of sheet2 to landscape. This can be done in Excel, but in OpenOffice when i set ...
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How to get VLOOKUP to return the *last* match?

I'm used to working with VLOOKUP but this time I have a challenge. I don't want the first matching value, but the last. How? (I'm working with LibreOffice Calc but an MS Excel solution ought to be ...
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How do I change the EOL character when importing a CSV file into Open Office Calc?

I've got a CSV file that has enclosed newline (\n and \r, mixed) characters in its data. Because the consumer of that file is not able to handle that correctly (out of my control) we decided to use ...
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OpenOffice Calc: reduce file size when saving as Excel

I'm working on a spreadsheet together with another person, sending new versions forth and back by email. It contains nothing fancy. While he uses Windows I'm on Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS. The first version ...
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Is there a way to scroll, by pixel, instead of by cell, in either Excel or OpenOffice Calc?

We have lots of spreadsheets that have lists of numbered sound files for an educational app. We use spreadsheet features such as "fill down" for the numbering, and we often use formulas to check ...
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Numbering every third row in OpenOffice Calc

I am building a list of proofreading corrections in which the first row identifies the page, paragraph and line number for correction The second row identifies the OLD (existing sentence) The third ...