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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 convert .doc to ODF with a command line?

I'd like to convert many Microsoft Word documents to ODF (the OO.org formata with a command line (because there are many of them). (I need them for reading afterwards on a device where reading OO.org ...
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Headless use of open office or libreoffice in Ubuntu 14.04

I want to install openoffice headless in Ubuntu 14.10, but when I try to install it, it says there is no package for that name. I installed libreoffice-common using apt-get, but I can't find ...
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Openoffice Calc does not extend formula on cells

I am on this CentOS machine, fighting with openoffice 3 Calc, just to do some very simple operations. I have a column of values, and I want to perform the same operation on a certain number of ...
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Replace missing fonts in OpenOffice

I have a Word document that uses fonts not available on my system. How can I globally replace these fonts? I've tried both Find/Replace (with formatting) and Tools / Options / OpenOffice / Fonts, but ...
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Search for variable in OpenOffice/LibreOffice

I am using OpenOffice.org Writer to write a book. I foresee the possibility of some characters' names changing, so I am using variables where their names go "Insert > Fields > Other". However, I ...
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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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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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OpenOffice overlapping text in inputs

When I start Writer, for example font type input looks as below Then I change type to any other and instead replaced, text is overlapped. The problem occurred on all inputs and in all programs ...