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Attaching different LibreOffice Writer documents

I have a lot of .odt documents. How can I attach them together without hurting their contents? Copy and paste in LibreOffice is not safe and may change the format. For example, the position of ...
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LibreOffice 4.2 PPA archive size?

Can anyone give me an idea of the total download size for LibreOffice 4.2 PPA? Am using Mint 14 Nadia (Ubuntu 12.10) Current LO version 3.6.2.2 from the repo, and I have a problem with this bug, ...
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saving in /tmp is not really saving?

Open e.g. a mail attachment from Firefox (without previously saving it); this is a Libre Office document, you edit it, and then push save (not save as) and close both text editor and browser. Then the ...
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Why are my system preferences not saved when changing file associations?

Every time I open a .csv file it tries to open in LibreOffice Calc which I don't want it to, so I changed the default program to Kate, and it updates the system preferences. But then the next time I ...
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Most lightweight distro that runs LibreOffice Writer

I've got an old PC with a 400 Mhz CPU and 256 Mb RAM. I just need to run LibreOffice Writer on it (or another word processor that opens .doc just as good, no Abiword). I'm looking for a light distro ...
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Spell check fails in LibreOffice Word 4.1.2.3 in Linux Mint 16 Petra

I am using LibreOffce 4.1.2.3 in Linux Mint 16 Petra. When I try to run a spell check, no checking occurs, and I immediately get this response: It seems to indicate my language and location aren't ...
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Is it possible to feed Open Office via STDIN?

I have an Open Office Spreadsheet document stored inside a bash variable. I want to do something like the following to feed Open Office via STDIN: echo "$openOfficeDoc" | ooffice But it doesn't ...
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LibreOffice from RPM looks ugly

I'm using x86-64 Fedora 18 (my desktop is KDE), that ships with LibreOffice 3.6. I wanted to install LibreOffice 4.0, thus I installed the RPMs (from here). It works, but looks ugly. Compare: ...
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Open/Libre Office: Restricting Impress to PowerPoint-compatible content?

Is there a way to restrict the Open/Libre Office presentation-program Impress to just PowerPoint-compatible content? Preferably in a way that "shadows-out" or removes non-compatible animations and ...
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Libreoffice document recovery automatization

I am wondering if there is a way I can launch libreoffice so it does document recovery or exits. I want this so when my computer boots up and I log in I am immediately prompted with document recovery. ...
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How to show only the last two digits of a number in LibreOffice Calc?

I have a spreadsheet like this in LibreOffice Calc: 1 2 A 012345678 Henry B 012345679 George The first column displays some ID numbers. I need to display a shorter form of this ...
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Why is my interface font larger with LibreOffice than with other GTK applications?

I installed LibreOffice and the libreoffice-gtk package. The GUI has the same appearance as other GTK applications, however, the fonts in the interface appear to be 1.5 to 2 times larger than those in ...
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LibreOffice 4.0 looks ugly in KDE

I installed recent LibreOffice version (4.0) but it looks so ugly in my KDE on Linux Mint, as shown in the following picture... how can I fix this issue?
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Compatibility between various equation editors for various word processors (e. g. MS Office/LibreOffice) [closed]

I've been so tired of finding a compatible way of editing math equations in MS Word on Windows 7 and in LibreOffice on Linux. Of course I know TeX is the universal way. But I don't use TeX unless I ...
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Wrong emblem used for PDFs created by LibreOffice

If I create a test pdf file in a directory, by using something like ls -al > testpdf.pdf the file is shown in Caja 1.4.0 with an understandable emblem that is 'acrobat-like'. If I create a ...
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Linux PPTX presentation Viewer

Besides Open Office, is there any solution for opening .pptx presentations on Linux (Debian to be more precise)?
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Getting a digital signature from an eToken/smart card into LibreOffice

I successfully managed to make use of digital signatures in LibreOffice Writer by following flatmtn.com/creating-pkcs12-certificates But now I want to use a digital certificate from an eToken/smart ...
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How do I recover/use Powerpoint speaker notes after import to LibreOffice Impress? [closed]

I have several MS Office Powerpoints that I would like to view in LibreOffice Impress. The slides import without any problems, but the speaker notes appear to be missing. How do I recover/access the ...
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Libreoffice Writer, how to get read-only a document part

I am writing a document with Libreoffice Writer. I would like to set a part of it as read-only, while the rest of the document as non-read-only. Is it possible to do it? How?
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Viewing .doc and .docx documents with MathType equations on Linux

Is there a way to view .doc and .docx documents with embedded MathType equations on Linux? When I try to open them with LibreOffice, I get blank boxes where the math is supposed to be - the same ...
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How to install LibreOffice on Scientific Linux 6.1?

How can I install (from a repository?*) a fresh but still stable version of LibreOffice under Scientific Linux 6.1 64bit? * = this means I need updates too, so if there will be a newer stable version ...
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How do I get LibreOffice to run on Ubuntu 11.10?

Recently I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 and I have had three problems, screen flickering in some of my games, Banshee freezing, and LibreOffice which wont even load (I know it's a cheap shot to include so ...
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Convert a .xlsx (MS Excel) file to .csv on command line with semicolon separated fields

I realize that this is not an entirely unix/linux related question. But since this is something I'll do on linux, I hope someone has an answer. I have an online excel file (.xlsx) which gets updated ...
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Lightweight feature-rich alternatives to OpenOffice and LibreOffice

I really like LibreOffice however I'm having issues with it freezing up and I can't seem to start a new instance of the writer on multiple desktops (I'm using dwm and want several documents open). ...
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Is there an easy way to list the number of unique values in a column in LibreOffice calc?

In LibreOffice calc I have a column with thousands of values. Is there an easy way to list the number of UNIQUE values? e.g. a column which had red red red green green blue blue blue would ...
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Reduce the space around in-line formulas in LibreOffice

When inserting a formula into LibreOffice, there is a whole lot of padding between it and other words. How can I modify the formatting of formulas to make the padding much smaller? LibreOffice 3.3.1 ...
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How to calculate percentages in LibreOffice Calc?

I am currently calculating percentages in LibreOffice Calc using the function =PART/TOTAL where PART and TOTAL are cell coordinates of a same column. Dragging-down the formula won't do, because the ...
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Libre Office Calc: How to maintain (top) row visible while scrolling?

I did it once, but cannot find out how any more: how to keep the top row of my Libre Office Calc sheet visible when scrolling? (Intuitively it should be either in view or format, at best in ...
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Change tracking in OpenOffice?

If e.g.: I delete/modify a few words in a .doc file that is edited with OpenOffice how can I highlight those changes? Under microsoft office it works pretty good. Where is this feature in OpenOffice? ...
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How to count similar results in several columns in Libre Office Calc?

On Libre Office Calc, I have seven columns filled with any one of the non-numerical values a, b or c. For each line, I want to count how many times the a value has been entered. How can I do that? I ...
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Libre Office change printer language type from PDF to Postscript

I have a problem printing from Libre Office (3.4.0 build 12). OS: Arch Linux, CUPS version 1.4.6 Printer: Description: Brother HL-2040 Location: Home Driver: Brother HL-2040 ...
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Are there any MathType clones for Open/Libre - Office?

Are there any OpenOffice.org/LibreOffice equation editor/makers, similar to MathType?
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Is it possible to uninstall OpenOffice?

I installed OpenOffice using the installer downloaded from openoffice.org on Fedora 14. I went to use it today for the first time and it won't open. I'm assuming with updates that have been ...
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How does one find and replace text in all open files with LibreOffice?

How does one find and replace text in all open files with LibreOffice?
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Improving OpenOffice speed [closed]

I'm looking for some tips and tricks on how to improve the performance of OpenOffice on my desktop. Any ideas, tutorials or articles on this? Thanks in advance!
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xorg performance in openoffice

I've just been monitoring my cpu usage in openoffice calc when cells have been copied vs when they haven't and seen a dramatic increase in cpu usage for the Xorg process. The additional rendering ...
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How to invoke an Openoffice macro from the Linux command line

I have an OpenOfice macro that I want to use to process the contents of an OpenOffice file. I am able to do this by opening the file with OpenOffice and then running the macro. How do I invoke the ...