Open source application suite that includes Writer, Calc, Impress, Base, Draw and Math

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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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Lost file Apache Open Office

I'm using Apache OpenOffice. Lost an extensive spreadsheet when OO crashed. Is there a possibility it's still on my OSX 10.8.5 system somewhere? Can't find it. Document was saved numerous times. ...
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Remove vertical lines from openoffice table

As a follow up question to How to make a 3 column chart with dividers using openoffice , I created a table which looks like: Is it possible to make horizontal lines invisible, to give the effect of ...
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How to make a 3 column chart with dividers using openoffice

I'm interested in making a chart someone like the photo above using open office. Any idea how to go about this?
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Open Office or microsoft word on windows 8, or any other text software that allows me doing this

I search a way to select at once all multiple occurences of different sentances in a text. It seems to me that either the problem is very easy , so I cant find any discussion about it, either the ...
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Where can I find a zip.exe (that works in Windows 7)?

I am trying to get the OpenOffice SDK installed. Its requirements are a number of programs I ran into a "simple" problem: I can't find a zip program ! Quote: zip tool (2.3 or higher) The ...
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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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open office portable - Fatal Error User Installation can not be completed

i have to maintain a legacy application which uses a portable open office in a headless mode. It uses this to convert odf Files to RTF Files. Everything was running fine on my machine on my machine ...
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OpenOffice Rounding: How can I make the displayed version of a number count as it is and not as it was before the format?

My problem is basically this: I can successfully make the number 7,5 be displayed as 8, BUT it still gets calculated as 7,5 when I try to use it. How can I make it count as it is displayed and not as ...
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Bullet point with different color on OpenOffice Writer

I've found myself in need to do something I've never though about before. I needed to put a different color on some bullets. I've found a way to do this, but I find it so hacky... (It's a very ...
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Using Java-based Extensions (zotero) in OpenOffice on Mac OSX 10.6

I wanted to help a friend to setup zotero (Citation and bibliography management) on her Mac. The browser-add-on for Firefox works flawlessly but the installation of the zotero openoffice integration ...
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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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Fonts broken in Libre/Open Office Math

Can't enter any complex formula like sigma summation: How to fix?
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Can not install OpenOffice on Windows 8.1 64 bit

Downloded Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.1_Win_x86_install_en-US.exe Right click Run as administrator But got Any ideas what to do? Read, that at first need to instal java. Tried to install java Version 8 ...
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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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Export first few pages of Doc to PDF using LibreOffice

I have been using LibreOffice in my rails app to convert my Doc to PDF using the command /Applications/LibreOffice.app/Contents/MacOS/soffice --headless --convert-to pdf --outdir ...
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Can I have multiple views of spreadsheet data which extract and sort from a larger set?

Supposing I have a spreadsheet (Libreoffice ideally but Excel is ok) which has data like this ______| Age | Height | Shoe Size | etc... Adam | 14 | 180 | 11 | ... Beth | 21 | 205 | ...
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can openoffice and libreoffice installed in parallel?

someone said install them both in ubuntu is going to mess up the system: https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=62509 ...
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Make Open Office Table of Contents Link to Page, not Heading

I have a Table of Contents in my (Apache) Open Office document. It works fine, except that the hyperlinks go to the headings used to generate the Table of Contents, not the top of the page they reside ...
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Open Office Search and replace but select by fonts size

In office can I do the following task? Replace text that has font size > 32 in all ppts, and change font size to x, x can be 23(whatever I give). I want this to be done in ppt.
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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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Convert Formula to Text in Libreoffice Writer

I have a Libreoffice Writer file. I have near to 1000 mathematical formulas. I want modify them because all of them have small font. So I want convert them (formulas) to normal text then I should be ...
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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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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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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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Alternate row colors only if there are contents in them

I want to alternate row colors in an OpenOffice spreadsheet, but only if the first cell in the row has contents in it. The following function works great to return the correct value: ...
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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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microsoft visual c++ 2008 redistributable package x64, error 1935

I am working on Alienware 17, OS Windows 10 preview. When I try to install Open office it in turn tries to Install Microsoft visual c++ 2008 redistributable package x64 which then gives me following ...
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Openoffice / Excel combine multiple worksheets into one

I have not yet found the exact answer to my specific problem, so let's give it a shot : The Layout : 1 SharePoint Farm on which a report was run, returning 6 Excel Files with each containing 250 ...
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.odt vs .fodt: which is most space effective for git repositories?

Which is most space effective for git repositories: LibreOffice/OpenOffice .odt files or .fodt files? I think that it should be .fodt, since with the uncompressed XML format .fodt the repository ...
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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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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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OOO: Increment sheets for fill down

I have a row of cells on "sheet1" referencing a set of cells on a different sheet. I want to fill down identical sets of cells while incrementing only the sheet. Another way to describe the problem: ...
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Is there a way to have groupings of bars in a bar chart in?

I know this may be bad style, but I want a bar chart that groups certain bars together. For example if I was comparing the speed of two models of cars, and considering the speed under wet and dry ...
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Stop OpenOffice Writer from adding trailing cents after dollar sign

Whenever I precede a number with a dollar sign in a table in OpenOffice.org Writer, the autocorrect forces .00 on the end of the number. How do I turn this auto-correct off?
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Excel: Shortcut key to move selection to specific row

I am creating a bot where I need to move the selection (cursor) to a specific row, like row 1, or row 5. Does such shortcut feature exist or is it possible to create it? Alternatively, does ...
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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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input data that automatically finds and places in its position in another sheet(s)

What I want to do is create a simple data entry form at the start of a series of monthly sheets in one document. I need the date, amount(£) and a category(choice from drop list would be good) to be ...
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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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openoffice transfromed decimal separator for an xlsx file in server machine

i try to configure openoffice in linux server to use comma as decimal separator,i search and i found that have a relation with regional parametre so i configure etc/locales.conf to use french as ...
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“Insert manual row break” doesn't work on some docs?

In OOo Writer I linked the Return Key with "Insert manual row break" Basically this works fine. However, in some documents it simply does not, but I don't know why. Instead it gives me a new stanza ...
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In OpenOffice Writer, how to populate a column of a table with a sequential increase in dates?

I am using OpenOffice Writer. In it I have a table for a time sheet. The first column is for the dates which begin from eg. 01/01/2014 and should end in eg. 20/07/2014. These dates are not already ...
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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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OpenOffice Scroll Tooltip page number and text

When I scroll in an OpenOffice Text document a tooltip with a page number and text from a document I worked on previously displays. How did that specific page number and text get permanently added to ...
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Massive Blank Space To Right Of All Word Pages?

So my grandfather has been working on writing a book. All goes well until he rings me to state that he has somehow messed up the file. If you look at the image below, he has someone added something ...
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IF formula where the test is a logical value in OpenOffice

How can I do =IF(E2,-1,1) * D2 in OpenOffice, where D2 is Currency and E2 is TRUE/FALSE?
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How can view but not print a text from an OpenOffice pdf exported file

I have this pdf file completely generated from Mac 10.9.3 + OpenOffice 4.0.1 OpenOffice Draw -> File -> Export as PDF... -> File1.pdf The original File1.odg file was created with ...
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Merge duplicate text from two columns and put unique text in another column

I've got two columns of about 13,000 email addresses. One has members and the other has newsletter subscribers. There are duplicates between the two(ie. a member who also subscribes to the ...