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Math equation formats

I need to store equations in a text file, in a source format that can be converted to something that can be rendered (e.g. mathML). I like the format used in OpenOffice. I don't want to use TeX, or at ...
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Assign number values to certain letters in Excel or OpenOffice

I'd like like to know how to assign to some letters a number value for a monthly Hospital schedule. For example: N for night = 12h M for morning = 6h P for afternoon = 6h CS for day off = 6h R for ...
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Spell check turned off in Windows 8.1

I have an Acer Aspire "E15 Start" laptop running Windows 8.1. Recently, it seems that somehow the spell check feature on all applications and websites has been "globally" turned off. No misspelled ...
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LaTeX Equations in MS Word/OpenOffice?

How can I turn something like: \[ H = \sum_{x \in X} p_x \log p_x \] into an image file that can be used to place into a MS Word or OpenOffice Document?
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Converting OpenOffice Impress presentation to video without screen recording

how can I convert OO Impress presentation to video without setting up screen recording? The goal is to have a server that produces a MPEG stream with the presentation. I want to avoid screen recording ...
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Convert PPTX to HTML while preserving text

I need to convert PowerPoint PPTX files into HTML using the command-line. The HTML file should preserve text as text (not image) while converting all Shapes, Smart-arts and Graphs into images (or if ...
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How do I stop Open Office from automatically changing the date format?

I am trying to enter a date in a document with the following format: 1 September 2010 However, OpenOffice insists on changing it to: 01/09/10 I've looked in the AutoCorrect options and elsewhere ...
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How to put text in the middle in OpenOffice?

How can we vertically set a text to the middle of an empty page in OpenOffice 4.1?
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How can I convert an OpenOffice document to PDF from the Linux command line?

I have students who, when asked for PDF, sometimes hand me an OpenOffice document or spreadsheet. file(1) can identify these documents, but I've been unable to discover how to convert them to PDF ...
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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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Histogram of dates in Google Sheets or OpenOffice

I have a list of dates that I would like create a histogram of. date 5/21/2014 5/20/2014 9/16/2014 5/28/2014 6/8/2014 6/8/2014 5/28/2014 5/20/2014 8/11/2014 7/19/2014 8/11/2014 The chart's x-axis ...
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How to fill table contents in subsequent slides in LibreOffice?

I'm interested in making a slideshow featuring a 3 column chart someone like the photo above, using libre/open office. So far what I've done is create a 3 column table in writer. And my plan is to ...
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Enable LibreOffice “smart” single quotes?

I was wondering how to make a curly single quote instead of a straight one. I found a 3-year-old forum post [Open]from back when LibreOffice was called OpenOffice, but not anything newer. Of course, ...
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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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Batch Convert OpenOffice (ODT) to MS Word (DOC) files?

I have a directory full of OpenOffice.org odt files that I'd like to batch-convert to doc files. Is there an easy way to do this? (bonus points if your answer uses OpenOffice and a Linux ...
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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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Creating columns in OpenOffice.org Writer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I do two columns in OpenOffice.org Writer? How do I create two columns in OpenOffice.org Writer so that I can type in and easily move back and forth between the ...
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I've created a “section” in Open Office Org, but how to I exit from it & continue with my regular page parameters?

Using Open Office Org on my Mac os x 10.5.8, I typed text into my page, using my regular document parameters/margins, then I inserted a "section" so that what I typed in next could be entered in 2 ...
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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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How NOT to print sheet name and page number in OpenOffice.org Calc?

When I print a spreadsheet in OpenOffice.org Calc (latest version), it keeps adding the name of my current sheet to the top, and a page number to the bottom of my print out. How do I turn this off? ...
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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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Copying / applying styles by keyboard shortcut in Open Office - similar to Format Paintbrush?

I would like to achieve a similar effect of using the Format Paintbrush without having to actually press the button each time. Is it possible to select the Format Paintbrush Tool by keyboard ...
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Ubuntu: Convert OpenOffice Calc to Excel workbook using CLI

I need to create an automated report in a spreadsheet format. Unfortunately, There seems to be an easy way to create these reports using OpenOffice Calc, but upper managements wants them in MS Excel ...
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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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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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The JPG file on my Open Office document is blurry when exported to PDF

I have tried both Open Office and Word, and the issue is the same. All looks fine until the document is exported to PDF, then the JPG image on the document becomes blurry. I hope someone can help.
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Lock file permanently as read-only in Writer

Is it possible to lock a file in OpenOffice.org Writer permanently? Giving it a "read only" status forever?
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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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Set CSV import default to UTF-8 in Calc

Every time I open a CSV (comma separated values) document in OpenOffice.org Calc I get a dialog with CSV preferences. The current default character set is "Eastern Europe (ISO-8859-2)". I would ...
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OpenOffice: get distinct values from column

How do I get a list of all distinct values from a column of values? Basically, this question: Excel: Get distinct values in column but I need the answer for Open Office Calc instead of MS Excel. ...
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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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Unlink chart from data series in OpenOffice Calc

Is it possible to create a chart on a data series in Calc, and then unlink it so that if I sort that same data a different way, my chart wont change? i am trying to show some trends based on several ...
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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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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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Automatic backups (history) in LibreOffice (OpenOffice)

LibreOffice can create a backup copy when you enable it in settings (Options > Load/Save > General), but it saves only the previous state (one only). It has also an versioning feature (File -> ...
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What are the differences between Lotus Symphony and OpenOffice.Org?

Is there any reason to use one over the other? From what I can tell, they are essentially the same product except for the fact that one has IBM branding and a different interface. From Wikipedia: ...
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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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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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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 ...