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How to open .XLS in excel viewer without changing default program?

I have two excel .XLS files. We need one of the files to be opened using Excel Viewer and the other is being opened using OpenOffice. the file using excel viewer cannot be edited hence using the ...
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Searching indexed spreadsheets from Windows 10 explorer “search”

I have a client that used to use Windows 7, and was able to search directly from the Windows explorer (start menu) to find spreadsheets by searching a number that was on column B within. Now that they'...
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How to make Open Office Writer correct spelling?

It will not automatically correct spelling. Instead it underlines bad words in red. How do I automatically correct spelling?
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Mac Big Sur repeatedly tries to open “Open Office” for no obvious reason. I suspect malware

Something is periodically (every hour or so) trying to open "OpenOffice" while I'm working in other apps. Because OpenOffice was previously downloaded onto my machine, I get a warning about ...
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Libreoffice calc multiple horizontal window splits

On a libreoffice calc spreadsheet I would like to have two horizontal splits to yield three window areas. I have the top several lines split off and frozen to provide headings, title and unit ...
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OpenOffice Calc understanding this user defined cell format

I'm using OpenOffice Calc to write to a template spreadsheet from HMRC. They're very strict in their formatting so they've laid everything out and I need to fill in the data. However, when I add a ...
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Excel formula help please?

I'm hoping someone can help me figure this out as I am frying my brain with this. I am trying to figure out how to input the formula so if and when numbers are entered, the total is shown. Like for ...
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How to use multiple if statements in open office calc

The question is to Write the function to Grade of total marks of all subjects. Criteria of grade: A+ >= 90 B+ >= 75 C+ >= 50 D+ >= 33
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OpenOffice Macro - How to append text to “Author” field

currently I have an OO macro that processes a document and then sets the "Author" by using: oDoc.getDocumentProperties().Author = cAuthor However that replaces any existing text in that ...
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OpenOffice Calc: Is it possible to create conditional formatting to highlight a row based on checkmarks?

This is kind of a two-part question. Is it possible to create conditional formatting to highlight an entire row with a certain color based on whether the checkmark object in the row is selected? For ...
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XLS: 'if statement' calculation

I have a cell B19 which consists of taking the value of another cell and dividing it by 5: =B15/5 However I'd like to change it so that it only divides it by 5 if the B15 is more than 1000... and for ...
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How prevent objects from snapping back into position in LibreOffice Writer?

How can I disable this super-annoying "feature" causing objects (e.g. a drawn rectangle) to snap back into its original position when doing drag & drop? I simply want to translate a ...
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Turning off smart quotes in OpenOffice for a single document

That's pretty much it. I have an OpenOffice spreadsheet, and for my purposes it's essential that the quotation marks in it be straight ones, not "smart" ones. But for all my other OpenOffice ...
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Can OpenOffice Calc AutoInput reference data on a different sheet?

I've set up a spreadsheet in OpenOffice for project estimation at a contractor. The first column is a description of the item or service that I'm adding into the price. Since there are many commonly ...
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How can I escape commas in a CSV file?

I thought there were two ways to do this: either enclose the field containing the comma in quotes, or place a backslash before the comma. However neither of these is working; when I load up the CSV ...
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Master slides in OpenOffice Impress

I'm using OpenOffice for Mac and am trying to create custom master slides. I've tried viewing in Slide Master and created a new master slide, it then gives me the following: I am trying to remove the ...
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OpenOffice: different font weights

I'm using OO for Mac, although I've had this same problem with LibreOffice and I think maybe MS Office too. And the problem is that, for fonts that have a lot of different weights, I can only use ...
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Single Column, 1000's of Rows, Print as 2 Columns on Single Page

Imagine this... Just column A, every row down to say... 200, populated with first names. John Jane Bob Mark Joe Timmy When I print this... I want it to come out as: John     Mark Jane     Joe Bob      ...
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How do I turn off autoformat OpenCalc / OpenOffice Spreadsheets

Without context and background: Read the title, How do I turn off AutoCorrect in OpenCalc, specifically time, preferably turn off all AutoFormat. I am using a spreadsheet to track how fast my online ...
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Mime type of MS Office documents saved from OpenOffice etc. is not recognized in Debian 9

Just today I faced the problem that document created by OpenOffice package and saved in XLSX format, recognized in Debian 9 as octet-stream instead of valid MS Office format: root@linux# file -b --...
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Can I get this Perl command on Windows to not generate dates with apostrophes in LibreOffice?

Based on the help I got on this question, I have this Perl command that I run in Windows 10 PowerShell: ls |% { $_.Name } | perl -pe 's/(.)(.*)_(\d{4})(\d{2})(\d{2})_(\d+).jpg/\u$1$2,$3-$4-$5,$6,$&...
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Is it possible to combine two IF(AND functions into one? (OpenOffice Calc 4.1.7)

Is it possible to combine two IF/AND functions into one? (OpenOffice Calc) I have two IF/AND functions that work perfectly well, however I need them to both work on the same line. Is there anyway to ...
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How to Install LibreOffice Python on MacOS

I'd like to use Python to manipulate LibreOffice documents using the UNO API. I have LibreOffice 6.3.4.2 and Python 3.7 on MACOS (OS X). I find doc which says UNO is available in the Python shipped ...
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How to copy a new line from libreoffice calc to txt?

I have the following function in cell 'B2' a libreoffice calc document: =CONCAT(A1,CHAR(10),A2,CHAR(10),"end") Which, with in cell A1="function plotName = getPlotName(plotData)" and A2=" plotName ...
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Excel turns my floats into integers

The following is part of the output of a code I have written. When I open it with excel part of the floats turn into integers while others remain. Wrong: Correct: When I sort them in ascending ...
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I can't uninstall open office 4.1.7

I just got a brand new laptop. I install open office but could not make it run. So I try to uninstall it. But I can't do that either. :( When I try using the Windows remove program option from the ...
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ssh X11 forwarding from multiple clients simultaneously always opens openoffice windows on the same screen - bug or feature?

Situation: Three "computers": A. a desktop with its own display B. a virtual machine on A (kvm) C. a small PC with its own display I generally work on A, ssh -Y to B from A, work with firefox --...
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How can I stop Open Office Calc from changing the data?

I am using Apache Open Office Calc to view CSV data. I just noticed that Calc rounds the data on saving, reducing its precision, or at least I think that's what's going on. I show below the same data ...
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Adding language (Dutch) to LibreOffice Writer

I'm having trouble doing a spelling check in LibreOffice (in Dutch). It supposed to come with the package but it doesn't show in my screen (see image: no abc mentioned before 'dutch'). I tried: ...
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LibreOffice fails to export PDF containing arabic letters

I used LibreOffice to write an arabic document. When exporting this document to PDF through the LibreOffice "File -> Export...", I get an unexpected result: the PDF is different from the original ...
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Widowed pilcrow (non printable ¶ at line begining) in LibreOffice

I'm struggling with widowed pilcrows (i.e. non-printable ¶ at beginning of lines). This happens only in footnotes, on page-breaks, and it adds a space between the footnote's rule and the first ...
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Stop OpenOffice from removing decimal places

In a table-cell when I type 1.00 and move the focus from the cell OpenOffice removes the decimal places from the number and makes it 1! Why is this happening? How do I stop this from happening?
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How to order column in open office

I have a column like this RA1 RC4 RJ9 RA3 RA2 RA10 RD14 RA11 and I want to get RA1 RA2 RA3 RA10 RA11 etc.. Not RA1 RA10 RA11 RA2 etc... There's any way to change the behavior?
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How to Use KDE File Chooser In Libreoffice 6.2.2.2?

I changed the file chooser a while back because my version of Libreoffice Writer crashed all the time when I would go to choose a file. There have been a few versions between then and I would like to ...
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OpenOffice Calc import special characters in CSV incorrrectly?

I'm trying to import a CSV file to OpenOffice Calc, but the program is reading special characters incorrectly. For example, one of the fields in the CSV is "Puma La Cerámica", but Calc imports it ...
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How to Remove Paragraph Breaks in openoffice

I am using openoffice 4 and i have a Paragraph Breaks between two pages and i want to avoid it
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Calc pie chart for 25000 rows with long tail

I have a file that contains 25,000 rows, each row containing a number, looking like this: 4000 3000 1500 700 ... 2 1 1 1 From this I want to make a pie chart. The first few pie parts will be ...
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Merge ttwo tables using order id number where one table has multiple rows with the same id number

I'll first explain what I'm trying to accomplish then give the table details. I'm trying to export sales data from my website and organize it by order id number so I can easily see which orders were ...
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How get text lines larger than 69cm?

I’m using Apache OpenOffice 4.1.6 and I want to convert a text file to ᴘᴅꜰ without automatic line returns. In practice this requires using very wide page sizes. I enabled landscape mode set page as ...
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Calc print several sheets in same page

I have a Libreoffice Calc spreadsheet that holds around fifty sheets (each one with no more than a dozen valued rows); this is good for data organization — each sheet holds a sequence of events ...
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OpenOffice/LibreOffice Calc how to not print column but show it in sheet?

I have a column with hyperlinks to other parts of the same spreadsheet and I want this column to be visible inside the program, but hidden when printed: it should not take up space. The only solution ...
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What to Save As when exporting Visio .vsd to OpenOffice or LibreOffice to minimize differences?

I have a Microsoft Visio Pro. 2010 file (.vsd), and I want to work with it in LibreOffice (or OpenOffice, as a secondary option). When I import the .vsd file to LibreOffice, there are many ...
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Opening a .doc file, which is actually an HTML file, as a .doc file

My software generates .doc files which are actually HTML files but with the ".doc" extension. When I open them in Microsoft Office they open as a .doc file and the user does not know that it is ...
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Document shows text in “Khmer UI”, but that font is not in available list

I received a Document (*.doc) and am able to open it in OpenOffice (3.4.1), where I see that the font shown in the font selection dropdown is "Khmer UI". When I click the dropdown, the font name ...
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How to delete a large image from my libre office doc?

I'm using Libre Office Writer 5.4.5.1 (x64); I added a very large image (81 MB) to a doc (which already has several images, but none that large). The document keeps going into "Not Responding" mode, ...
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Windows 7 remove “Application Link” from open and save explore window in OpenOffice

Been digging around for an answer for a couple hours, and all the results I am getting are completely irrelevant. For some reason OpenOffice, in its "Open" and "Save as" file explorer windows, has ...
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How can I add duplicate rows to LibreOffice Calc to make there be one per day?

I have some data like this (it's stock market data) 29/07/2015 35972.82 32056.2 17751.39 30/07/2015 35961.86 32046.43 17745.98 31/07/2015 35848.13 31945.08 17689.86 03/08/2015 ...
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Can't see VBA when I open XLS in OO or Libre Office

I've got some spreadsheets in Office 97 format. When I open the spreadsheet in Open Office 4.15 (or any version), none of my VBA is visible in the OO Basic editor. I can save the spreadsheet as ODS, ...
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Need to delete specific rows that are missing an email

I have a spreadsheet I want to delete the rows that are missing an email. How do I sort and delete each of those rows?
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Word/Writer — Bible-like two column layout

Is there a way to create a "standard" bible-like layout in Microsoft Word or OpenOffice Writer without using tables? It should be a two column layout but the columns are not "global": Paragraph 1 ...

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