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

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How compatible is LibreOffice with OpenOffice?

LibreOffice and OpenOffice both use the OpenDocument format, and LibreOffice is based on OpenOffice. But how compatible are they which each other?
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Open Office Calc formating table

Instead of data, I would like the first row to be the names of the columns. How can I do this? One of the reasons I want this is so that if the rows are rearranged the names wont be jumbled up. I ...
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Office tool for editting XML files [closed]

I have developed an app solution where customers can update data themselves through XML files. While this is kinda great, it still leaves customers to editing XML files which is probably requiring too ...
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Why is Openoffice Calc automatically rounding the sum of two sums?

I have two columns which have been summed. When I sum the two cells with those results, openoffice rounds the sum every time. If I only enter two numbers and then sum them, it operates normally. ...
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Autocomplete only on demand in OpenOffice Calc

In Open-/Libreoffice Calc, it is possible to enable the auto-completion of cells. That means the cell is filled e.g. with a string that starts with the characters already typed. This may give unwanted ...
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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 ...
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Move single point with keyboard in OpenOffice/LibreOffice Draw

Consider a polygon, which has points. How can I move an individual point, with arrow keys of the keyboard, but not with mouse? I tried to select a single point and to move it by pressing arrow key, ...
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Find the Nth instance of a text string within a range?

I have a list of names next to a list of shifts. I want to collate a list of people on each shift by day, which will automatically and dynamically update. I can't work out the best way to do it. In ...
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libreoffice what is a fast way to paste special > text and numbers only (aka paste special values)?

I copy and then paste values in excel quite a bit (when I use Excel). When I use LibreOffice you can do the same thing (see related question here) but it is oh so tedious! It gets especially tedious ...
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Excel/Calc: Pivot table with (almost) identical row: how to identify them?

I need to examine via pivot a datasource from a sheet. This datasource sheet is something like this: | Field 1 | Field 1 | Field 3 | | AAAA | BBBB | CCCC | | DDDD | EEEE | FFFF | | GGGG ...
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Potential issues with working on the same document with Open Office and Word

I'm writing a report and plan to edit it using Open Office 3 and Word 2013. Open Office 3 can save in the .doc format but not .docx, which is the default of Word 2013. Will there be any compatibility ...
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How do I make a document fully read only on Open Office

When I use the security setting and set the password, I can still overwrite my original document. What am I doing wrong?
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Why can I open .docx with OpenOffice but not .odt with Word?

I am using Office 2007 and OpenOffice 3.3. I have to be able to open and save documents in both formats .docx and .odt. As .odt is an open format why can't Word open and save documents in that Format? ...
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Decrypt .docx file to view in OpenOffice.Org

I have been sent an encrypted .docx file as it contains confidential information, but I am on linux. I have the password, but OpenOffice.Org doesn't seem to even recognize that it is an encrypted ...
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Where does open office writer save its default template

Does anybody know where Openoffice saves its configuration for standard font, size etc? I know i can create a template which gets used as a standard for new documents, but how do i get the location ...
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OpenOffice Calc regex returns wrong value - what's wrong with my regex?

I have a column of text with values concatenated by my bank, as in a typical monthly statement. Here is an example (column A240): OCT 26 BALANCEPROTECTOR PREMIUM $10.05 I'm trying to set the ...
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Remove a word from OpenOffice.org standard dictionary

Our company has just named some new software using a regular English word. My fingers are determined to misspell this word. Unfortunately, the misspelled word is also a place name that is in the ...
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Duplicate an Open Office document in a new window

I am using Open Office 3.4.1. Is there a way (via key combination or something) to duplicate the current document and open it in a new window? Edit: I mean a more convenient way than pressing CTRL + ...
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Check for one value in column A exist in another column B in open office

suppose I have values like A B C abc cde bcd abc cde afg mn mn for column C I have used formula =IF(MATCH(A1;B2:B4;0);A1) But its giving wrong ouput like below A B C abc cde #N/A bcd ...
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OpenOffice - Regex for reformatting line with word + numbers

I have a document with sections headed "Chapter 1"-"Chapter 45". I want to make them all caps and all in bold font by using a regex. I am stuck. I keep ending up with things like "CHAPTER "[0-9]" ...
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OpenOffice Mail Merger - 530 Authenthication Required

In OpenOffice Writer, I'm trying to to do a mail merge with OpenOffice Base. When I test the email settings, OpenOffice claims they work. However, when I try to do the actual mail merge, OpenOffice ...
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openoffice base report

I'm using open office Base to create a stand alone database for my service record. the problem is when i try to create a specific report, i cannot get the output that i want. lets says, I want to open ...
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How to prevent OpenOffice from running file recovery every time at startup?

Whenever I start my computer and start OpenOffice, the file recovery option is always displayed. How do I turn this off?
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Excel/OOCalc: finding rows that have matching values in one field but different values in another

I have a large table (20-30 cols, 10-15K rows). What I need to do is to find the number of rows that match identically in one (or two) particular field(s), but not in another specific field (rest of ...
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How do I copy the results of a calculation without copying the formula behind it? Open Office Calc

How do I copy and paste only the results of a calculation without copying the formula behind it? I'm learning to use Open Office Calc. I remember other spreadsheets that had a values function, or ...
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Create selected lines into table in Microsoft Word/Openoffice

I want to move the entire content of an MS Word file into a table. The content consists of Objective Questions like: Question 1 a. option1   b. option2   c. option3   d. option4 ...
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Multiple “If” answers in one cell

I am trying to make a fishing tournament spreadsheet.... I would like to perform in once cell that if their position was first, they get 100 points. if their position is second, they get 90 points, ...
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Can MS Word read OpenOffice formats?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS, but am required to produce a document readable by MS Word. Can MS Word read .odt documents, or is OpenOffice capable of exporting into a .doc format so that it is ...
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How is the LOOKUP function named in German? [closed]

The english version of OpenOffice Calc does have the function LOOKUP. How is this function named in German (Deutsch)?
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How can I open a .mdb with a password in OpenOffice?

I'm trying to open a .mdb with a password in OpenOffice Base. I can connect to the .mdb, but I cannot specify a password (forums say this method doesn't support passwords). Is there a way I can open ...
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How to fix document broken content?

I have been sent several files in order to fix them - the issue is that when they are opened you are not seeing the correct text and my cousin is not able to prepare for his exam. So, I have found it ...
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Binary spreadsheets with bitwise operators [closed]

I am looking for a way to easily construct binary spreadsheets using bitwise operators such as SHIFT, AND, OR and XOR. I've looked at Gnumeric but can't find any function that'd allow you to set the ...
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OpenOffice.org Lowercases second capital letter

How can I turn of the feature in OpenOffice.org Calc which converts CCleaner to Ccleaner?
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Split sheet by rule (filter) in Open Office

I want to split a large sheet. I have different products and for each of them I would like a new file. Is it possible to split the sheet by some rule? P.S. I am new in here, so if my question is ...
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running word count in OpenOffice writer

In OpenOffice Writer 3.4.1 is there a way to show the word count as you type without clicking anything? I'm new with OpenOffice and am use to word.
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Open Office makes my words bumpy

I'm using OpenOffice 3.4.1 on Windows 7, the Writer keeps giving me these weird bumps in my words. Sometimes, randomly, the words I type have little hills and/or valleys of about one pixel. I took a ...
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Is there a way to view a slideshow with OpenOffice Impress with a video embedded beneath the slide content?

I have a video clip I want to add slideshow content in order to gussy it up before producing it, but when I add the clip to OpenOffice.org's Impress software, the video always plays on top of all the ...
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How to apply a page style to a specific set of pages?

I want to split my document in three parts. The first part is the first document which has the style "First Page". The other ones have "Default". Now, I want the appendix to have the "Index" page ...
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Excel/OpenOffice spreadsheet template for expected and actual values

I would like to create a spreadsheet to generate graphs about cost items (anything with a cost, doesn't matter what) in order to have: expected values: these would be created using some formulas ...
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excel / open office - append an incrementing value to all non-unique fields

I have a large table of about 7500 store names. I need to search through those names and, if they are not unique, append an incrementing value, for example: store_1 store_2 etc. Anyone know how to ...
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Tagging or defining automatically in an Excel or Libre office spreadsheet?

I want to review and sort my expenditures in a spreadsheet where I have all my transactions listed. Is there a way to automatically label or tag to categorize the transactions like in a budget ...
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Set row delimiter in Excel

How can I use row delimiter other than \n? CSV fields contain \n and the row delimiter is \n\n\n\n, to separate line breaks in fields from the row delimiter. I'm using Excel 2010, and in need to ...
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How can I turn off auto-completion in word processing apps?

In both Word and Open Office, these word processors try to be clever and guess where you want to indent, or automatically complete a word you've started to type. In my experience, they are wrong a ...
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OpenOffice partial cell in-between value copy function?

I have a very long worksheet list with contact information of various companies and I need to create usernames for them, so I would use the middle part of their website URL for those. For example, in ...
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How do I search for a fixed date field in OpenOffice Writer?

Apache OpenOffice.org writer 3.4.1. I have a large file with many fixed date fields. (Menu: Insert/Fields/Date, and/or AutoText from such a field.) How do I search by field value? The Find (Find ...
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Indextable numbering space

There is no space between the outline numbering and the TEXT in my Table of Contents. My heading styles 1 - 3 have bullets_and_numbering/position/minimum_space_numbering<->text 0,38cm but the ...
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OpenOffice Calc weighted average

I need to find the result of ((C1 * 5) + (C2 * 4) + (C3 * 3) + (C4 * 2) + (C5 * 1))/(5*6/2). I need to do it for 200 columns, not only 5. I currently use two sheets with sheet 2 containing a ...
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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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OpenOffice Calc - Highlighting the higest value in a column

So I've got this spreadsheet open using OpenOffice Calc (ver 3.3.0) and its set up a little like this: A B C D 1.name quantity price total 2.foo 10 ...
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OpenOffice Base locked

I ran into an issue with my open office base file. It appears to be locked (I have file.odb and file.odb.lck). Now I can open the base file, but as soon as I select Tables it crashes on me and when ...