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

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OpenOffice3 with 32bit JRE in CentOS6 64bit

I want to know if it is possible and how to install headless Open Office 3 with 32 bit JRE on CentOS6 64 bit. I need to set it in $HOME directory on Webfaction hosting. Open Office they already ...
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Batch rename multiple bookmarks in Word .docx file

Is it possible to rename multiple bookmarks in standard Word 97-2003 doc file? I just finished a 400 page document, in Word 2010, with several hundred bookmarks that must be renamed and I definitely ...
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Are there clip arts for LibreOffice or OpenOffice?

Is there a standard set of clip arts for LibreOffice (or OpenOffice), like the ones coming with Microsoft Office? I am running Debian and LibreOffice from the standard repository, if it makes any ...
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Can I import OpenOffice.org settings into LibreOffice?

I'm considering migrating from OpenOffice.org to LibreOffice, and I want to make sure LibreOffice picks up all of the settings and customizations I've made. Will LibreOffice read the user profile ...
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How to open an OpenOffice document and scroll to a bookmark?

How to open an OpenOffice document and scroll to a bookmark or chosen page number? Can I do this with the command-line?
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Convert ZIP code to state in OpenOffice

I'm trying to move data from two of our old systems into a new system. Problem is, somewhere along the line the 'state' column of our DB was corrupted. I have a column of ZIP codes I need to ...
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Automatically insert citations as hyperlinks to their respective bibliography entry in OpenOffice?

I have found out how to do that manually for each citation: unlock the bibliography for manual editing Insert → Bookmark before each entry then for each citation Insert → Hyperlink with the ...
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OpenOffice Calc - how to insert BLANK in a formula?

In Calc, as in most spreadsheet applications, an IF() function exists that can be used to control behaviour, for example inserting this formula in cell C1. =IF(A1>B1;"A";"B") will display A in ...
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Word 2010 content control compatibility with OpenOffice

I have documents created in Word 2010 with plain text content controls which are used as templates for letters. However when I open the documents in OpenOffice 3.3 Writer the text in these content ...
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What are 'Uno Packages'?

I found several 'uno_packages' folders on my PC. Searching the web, I find several mentions of uno packages, but I can't find a definition or description.
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How can I bypass the import dialog when opening CSV with OpenOffice?

A (Python, but that's not really relevant) script I'm writing will issue a command line call to open a CSV file with OpenOffice (OO). I need OO to skip over the import dialog box while opening the ...
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How to change an image resolution in Libre Office or Open Office?

I have a odt file with many heavy images and to be friendly with some one i want to forward the odt i want to decrease the images resolution by hand. How to do it?
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How can I create a PDF with form fields from a collaboratively edited source document?

I want to create a PDF document with a fill-in form. The source of the document is right now Google Docs, so that my team can edit it collaboratively with ease. However, Google docs doesn't support ...
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OpenOffice crashes after I run it after installation

I've installed OpenOffice 3.2.1 on Linux s390x System z server after downloading the OOo_3.2.1_Linux_S390X_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz file from http://download.openoffice.org/other.html. I installed it ...
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Enable logging for OpenOffice daemon sOffice.bin

We have problems converting a document with the openoffice daemon sOffice.bin. Where can I find / enable logfiles for this process?
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open office document conversion uses 100% CPU

When I try to convert a word document using the ooextract python script from open office like /usr/local/bin/ooextract.py myDocument.doc myDocument.pdf the open office deamon (sOffice.bin) takes ...
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Populating Writer document with spreadsheet (Calc) as data source

I have one page (in Writer) that contains 4 the same boxes (business cards) with label as field from spreadsheet. During print i get the same record from spreadsheet per page (on first page is record ...
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How to calculate stuff in OpenOffice Formula

Is it possible to do a calculation in OpenOffice formula? (It should be able to understand "cdot" as times, "over" as divide, etc.) Note: Not OpenOffice calc, but OpenOffice formula.
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How to stop OpenOffice/LibreOffice from popping up toolbars when I click on stuff

When I import a picture or a chart into my document and click on it, LibreOffice spawns a toolbar, shifts the whole screen around for a second, and then allows me to move stuff again. It gets very ...
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How do I make a random selection in a spreadsheet using more than one criteria

I have a spreadsheet created in OpenOffice (V3.3.0 in Windows 7 32 bit) that I use as a database of my DVD collection. After asking a question in SuperUser, I have it so it can pop up a random title ...
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How do I use conditional formatting in a spreadsheet based on dates?

I have a spreadsheet in OpenOffice V3.3.0 (used in Windows 7 32 bit). One column contains dates (in the format: 14 August 2011 ) and I want to use conditional formatting on those cells depending on ...
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Producing PDFs with non-Latin characters using OpenOffice.org Writer

I am using OpenOffice.org Writer, I can't export a document with non-Latin languages into a PDF file. All the characters disappear. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
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OpenOffice migration: supported Office document formats?

We're considering a number of migration options for OpenOffice at the moment. Can anyone confirm if OpenOffice is capable of opening and converting all of the following Office file formats? doc ...
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how do I set default formatting with openOffice?

I type a lot and i like to have the background black and the text a soft green or gray. I can see how to change the background and text color for one document but i would like to set this up as the ...
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Separating text and links from a hyperlink in OpenOffice

I have a list of bookmarks which is converted into an OpenOffice spreadsheet. Now I want to separate the link URL and its text separately into two columns. Is there any method to achieve this?
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How to copy from PDF and paste to Open Office Writer on Linux?

When I try to copy a small portion of PDF that contains a graphic like a table or like a syntax highlighted program code listing, the writer only paste text context and even removes formatting/white ...
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Standardizing Font Rendering Across Mac, Linux, and Windows

Is there any practical solution for standardizing the display of fonts across Mac, Linux, and Windows platforms? I work in a small office that uses Windows, Mac, and Linux. We mostly use Openoffice, ...
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How to remove a Page Break in a .docx file that was converted from an .odt file?

I recently converted an OpenOffice .odt (word-processing) file to an MS Word 2010 (.docx) file. The .odt document contained a page break. The page break appears in the .docx file in MS Word, but ...
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Choosing office suite

Microsoft Office is not free. OpenOffice is free but really slow. IBM Lotus Symphony is free but really slow. What's the solution? EDIT: Is there any fast and free office suite?
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OpenDocument Presentation Viewer

In lines of Powerpoint Viewer from Microsoft is there any free viewer for Open Document Presentation(ODP) files? I prepare my presentations in LibreOffice in Ubuntu and am looking for an option to ...
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OpenOffice Calc getting slower and slower

I am running OpenOffice 3.2.0 Calc on my Ubuntu (10.04) desktop. I have a huge data entry task to complete today and Calc is getting slower and slower moving between cells on the sheet. When I rename ...
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Numbering to the right end of page

How can I put the content (like formula, figure) numering to the right edge of the page? I've seen it in many places, but can't seem to find how to do this the right way in OpenOffice.org writer. ...
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Copy “true” value from OpenOffice (for pasting in external app)

Is there some way to get OpenOffice Calc to copy the real value stored/calculated in a cell. I realize it must still be text, but is there some way to get OpenOffice to copy a higher precision value ...
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Is there a free Powerpoint to PDF converter that preserves mathematical formulae?

I'm on a Mac. I tried using OpenOffice, but mathematical symbols often get mangled.
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Mass-replace in a bunch of Word files?

Is there a way to do string replacement automatically in a large number of Word files? Bonus points if your answer includes a way to do it for OpenDocument files as well!
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Document structure navigation in LibreOffice/OpenOffice

Is there "Document structure" toolbar in Libre Office or Open Office? I would like to navigate documents inside Libre Office or Open Office by document structure (table of content) like I can do in ...
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Copying partial cell to another cell in OpenOffice Calc

Cell A1 says 0001 John Smith Cell A2 says 0002 Bill Snyder I want to basically split this, so one column just shows the numbers (0001, 0002, etc.) and then another column just shows the name. The ...
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How to print word documents with comments using OpenOffice?

I received a word document that contains comments which are shown to the right of the page. When I print the document the comments are not printed, whereas the changes in the text are. How can I also ...
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open office - How to make a click on a line in an index of a document take me to the paragraph itself?

I am using OpenOffice 3.1.1 I have an index and I want that every click will take me to its paragraph.
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Copy only cell content in OOCalc

In OOCalc, when I copy a cell with ctrl-c ctrl-v, it copies everything, also the style, from source to destination. However, I want to copy only the content, leaving the formatting of the destination ...
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Alternative to Abiword, LibreOffice or Open Office under Linux

Actually I'm looking for a word processor with the folllowing features : Base Formatting Lightweight Stable & bugfree It should work for common office work on quite old machines. EDIT : It's ...
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Converting Open Office (odt) files to Latex

How do you convert Open Office (ODT) documents to tex files? I have made a report using libre office. Now I wish to continue editing the document using lyx (latex front end). So the ODT file needs to ...
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How can I split a formula into multiple lines in OpenOffice calc?

I have this simple formula: =CONCATENATE("foo";"bar") which renders foobar on the cell. How can I lay this formula in multiple lines in the same cell? I'd like to be able to do something like the ...
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How to conditionally highlight cells in OpenOffice Calc?

I have a big chunk of data in an OpenOffice spreadsheet. To make real information standout more, I would like cells with an absolute value over a certain threshold to be highlighted in red. Is there ...
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Referencing equations in LibreOffice/OpenOffice

Equations in LibreOffice (OpenOffice) can be autonumbered. How can I reference equations in text by that numbers so when equation numbers then references in document updated automaticaly. For example ...
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Remove “auto-corrected” line (---, ***) in OpenOffice.org Writer

this question answers the question on how to stop the line from being autocorrected from ---. I don't have a problem with that. I'm having a problem with a saved document containing such a line that I ...
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What is the best document standard to save to using Open/LibreOffice in order to maintain compatibility with Office?

For some reason I've always assumed the older formats (Office 2007/XP) DOC/XLS were the safest to maintain compatibility with Office simply due to them being aged and likely more mature, however I've ...
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LibreOffice/OpenOffice vs. MS-Office

What is the difference between them? ...I mean like if I create a document under MS-Office, what problems could occur if I want to edit it later with ooo.org?
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How do I access the search functionality in Open Office?

I am very new to oo and plodding slowly; never used a spreadsheet, etc.etc. I downloaded a document of botanical names for flowers/herbs, etc. The page was set in 3 columns and was 138 pages long (!) ...
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Opening .odf requires admin rights?

One of our users and one of her colleagues is getting an error when opening an ODF file (open office word), something about XML and then a second error message asking to repair the file (which does ...