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LibreOffice is a cross-platform office suite that originated as a fork of OpenOffice.

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Two Libreoffice versions are offered to me when I open a document : how may I know what executable each is calling and what command installed them?

I was a beginner when I installed my operating system and LibreOffice. Then I installed a second version of Libreoffice. If I remember well, from a .deb. When I open a document now, two choices are ...
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GNOME Documents is not showing LibreOffice previews

I have GNOME with GNOME Documents and LibreOffice (fresh, so 7.0) installed. But when I want to preview a .doc or .xls file in GNOME Documents, it says: LibreOffice support is not available The ...
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How to shown column with two digits on Libreoffice Calc? [closed]

In libreoffice calc, can I set that column H shows always values with two digits? I have seen that it removes ending zeroes if the value ends with form .X0. I would like to see those with two digits ...
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Couldn't update libreoffice successfully,showing errors?

i am trying to update libre office using codes in linux mint .but it is not successfull,showing error as shown in the image.
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How do I prevent Libreoffice from stubbornly focusing on the cursor?

If I am editing a Libreoffice Writer document and the cursor is, say, in page 3 but I keep reading and am now in page 5, upon saving focus will jump back to page 3, where the cursor is. I find this ...
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can LO Base data entries be inserted with BASH

I need to set up a basic DB that retrieves daily data from a webpage and was wondering if I could get away with using LO's BASE. My only requirement is that I need to be able to insert tuples of data ...
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Blurry icons panel in LibreOffice

I have a pesky problem with LibreOffice. By some reason all icons on panel are blurry and difficult to see, as you can see in the screenshot below: Unfortunately, I did not find any explanation or ...
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How to create new mdb or accdb file with Libreoffice base 7

I got an assignment to create a new database file in mdb or accdb format (because my teacher is a windows user). I've libreoffice 7.0 and added UCanAccess driver class path. But, this is for open an ...
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How to insert a few rows of data into an existing .odt file with bash and libreoffice calc headless?

Is there a way in bash to open an existing .odt file in libreoffice calc and insert a few rows of data (in headless mode), basically manipulating an .odt file through bash? I'm reading some PDF files ...
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LibreOffice.org: Create new file from the command line

I love my command line. I love that I can type: emacs non-existing-file.txt and then emacs will start editing a file, that does not exist yet, but if I save it, it will be called non-existing-file....
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Changing the UI font for LibreOffice in Linux

I'm using the official LibreOffice package for Linux, version 7.0.1, and I've no idea how to change the font for the user interface (dialogs, menu, options, etc). I've been Googling for that for the ...
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Libre Office - convert calc/exel schedule to csv from command line

I'm truing to batch convert some exel schedules to csv format from the command-line with the following command: libreoffice --convert-to csv *.xlsx I'm getting: error xsltParseStylesheetFile : cannot ...
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AppImage error: library not found after build

(Linux Mint 20) I'm trying to build an AppImage of LibreOffice Base as a test to see if I can build the individual components of the suite. Here is my libreoffice-base.yml: app: LibreOffice_Base ...
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LibreOffice distorts embedded videos

I'm using LibreOffice Impress on Arch Linux to make a presentation. When I embed a video into my presentation, the video initially plays fine, but gets distorted after a few seconds. The distortion ...
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How to distribute rectangles evenly

I have 3 rectangles that I want to distribute horizontally evenly. According to this, there is a Modify > Distribution but I don't see it. Using LibreOffice 6.0.7.3 in Ubuntu 18.0.4
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Launching Libre Office using systemd

I wrote a Python script that requests video frames from an nginx RTMP server. If that request comes back as an empty byte string, the VLC / FFMPEG process should be terminated and libreoffice should ...
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LibreOffice issue: some packages are listed as removed

dpkg -l | grep -i libreoffice rc libreoffice-calc 1:4.3.3-2+deb8u12 amd64 office productivity suite -- spreadsheet ii libreoffice-common ...
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Firefox and Office Writer cut top margin; test page correct

Background: moving to a new LAN, ended up deleting and re-installing the network printer config, HP Deskjet 2630. This is xfce (Mint 19.1, or Xubuntu 18.04 if you prefer). Since then, when printing ...
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Convert pdf to png, size issue

I have a pdf file created from an impress presentation. I want to convert the pdf to png images to add them to create a video using them. I am using pdftoppm to convert the pdf to png, but the ...
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Recover overwritten CSV files with multiple worksheets

I have a CSV file with one worksheet. After editing with Libre Office, I saved it and opened it with Libre Office again. I created a new sheet in the Libre Office. I saved it and opened it with ...
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can't change the typing font in libreoffice and other applications for languages other than UI language

When my user interface language is English : I am able to change between different fonts when typing in English, but unable to change the font when typing in other languages. When my user interface ...
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The font automatically revert to DejaVu Sans when I type using arabic language

I'm using Debian Buster. I installed a new Arabic font but I can not use it; Every time I try to type with it in LibreOffice the font automatically revert to ( DejaVu Sans ). I tried both .ttf and ....
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libreOffice calc run bash script

i'm linux and i try to run a basic shell-script named script.sh with Shell command in libre office calc but i keep getting the error: BASIC runtime error. File not found.# file path: /home/username/...
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Calc: Customize formula autocomplete key

If I type =aver in a cell, Calc shows me a list of formulas. I can hit the Enter key to autocomplete the formula. However in Excel, and a ton of other apps, the autocomplete key is TAB. This is quite ...
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Libreoffice Calc: total row added when refreshing pivot table

I have a pivot table in Libreoffice Calc, I have the total row turned off. When I refresh the pivot table, the total row is there again and I have to turn it off again. Are there any settings I'm ...
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Using macros or cross-references for the condition of conditional text in Libreoffice writer

Libreoffice Writer supports the idea of "conditional text" by using text fields. However it is unclear to me to what extent one can take advantage of this feature. For instance would it be possible ...
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How to view or export the paths of the photos in a LibreOffice presentation?

I created a slideshow and drag-and-dropped photos into it. In doing so, I also selected the best images. I would like to view the names of those images in the slideshow or export them into a text file....
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Closing LibreOffice documents one at a time

Whenever I close a LibreOffice window (e.g. a Writer document), LibreOffice asks me if I want to save/discard changes/cancel for all the rest of the LibreOffice documents currently open. I find this ...
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RHEL6 SysV to RHEL7 systemd script for LibreOffice headless server

I had to adjust a script from an "old" RHEL6 SysV script to a "new" RHEL7 systemd script. I can do the systemd script for LibreOffice no problem, but when I try to had Xvfb (mandatory for users with a ...
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ibus japanese input not working for libreoffice (redhat 7.6)

I'm running on a RHEL 7 system. I'm trying to get Japanese input to work in libreoffice applications. The input worked fine on the same system for RHEL 6 but I having issues now. When Japanese is ...
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Can one do Libreoffice calc sripting by saving file and reload it after the file has been modified?

I have Libreoffice 6.0.7.3 and Ubuntu 18.04. Is is possible to do spreadsheet scripting as follows? When the script starts, it saves the files opened to csv files. Then some programming language like ...
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LibreOffice won't open in Pop-OS

I'm using pop-os 19.10 with gnome 3.34.2 and whenever I try to launch libreoffice(version 6.3.4) I get this error: /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin: symbol lookup error: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/...
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How one can use Python script in Libreoffice Calc?

Can one use Python scripts in Libreoffice macros? I have Libreoffice calc 6.0.7.3 and Ubuntu 18.04. I installed libreoffice-script-provider-python. But how can I make some basic computation that tests ...
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What does the “Certificates” section in seahorse do?

What does the "Certificates" / "System Trust" section of seahorse do? I am trying to sign a document in LibreOffice and the menu there uses the word "Certificate", so I am thinking that I need to ...
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libre office files wont open

I am having constant and enduring trouble opening up many/all files in libre office calc. My file(s) were created in LibreOffice. I am not sure what version they were created in because I have ...
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GTK FileChooser causes crashes in several programs

I have repeatedly encountered a problem with several programs that use open/save file dialogues. Upon initiating these by trying to open or to save a file, the program freezes for about 10 seconds ...
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Why is apparmor logging ALLOWED cases for LibreOffice?

I'm using Devuan Beowulf (~= Debian Buster). I'm seeing quite a few /var/log/messages messages involving apparmor, e.g.: Oct 29 12:05:20 my_host_name kernel: [232254.998790] audit: type=1400 audit(...
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yum installation error

I know I have file:///root/repo as the baseurl of my /etc/yum.repos.d/batch.repo file. I want to install libreoffice, but I get the below message when i run the cmd [root@localhost ~]# yum install ...
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Font changes in libreoffice writer while writing!

I installed ibus and trying ibus-avro to write bengali in libreoffice writer. I generally write with Noto Sans Bengali font. But while I ma starting writing the font is automatically changing into ...
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Disable libre office upgrades

Each time I sudo apt-get upgrade I can see many updates from libreoffice packages. Since I have a limited memory laptop, I would like to "disable" the upgrades for all the libreoffice packages (...
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E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt --fix-broken install' with no packages (or specify a solution) libreoffice

Every time I try to upgrade it shows me this message sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt --...
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Why won't libreoffice install? [closed]

Err:1 http://security-cdn.debian.org buster/updates/main armhf libreoffice-style-tango all 1:6.1.5-3+deb10u2 404 Not Found [IP: ] Err:2 http://security-cdn.debian.org buster/updates/main armhf uno-...
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LibreOffice won't automatically update on Debian 9?

Debian 9 comes with LibreOffice (my LibreOffice is 5.2.7.2). LibreOffice, however, is already on version 6.3.0. Why doesn't it update automatically, since they're two of the biggest open source ...
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ibus-m17n input method no longer works on libreoffice-still

I've noticed it on the Desktop on which I installed Arch linux yesterday. It used to work on the laptop until I ran pacman -Syu today! As far as I've seen, it never worked on libreoffice-fresh, ...
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Always underline mnemonics / keyboard accelerators in LibreOffice under KDE?

I want Alt+Character hotkeys always to be underlined in LibreOffice under KDE (OpenSuse Leap 15.1). I have configured the GUI theme with "Always show accelerators", but LibreOffice seems to ignore ...
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LibreCalc Absolute Cell References Changing

Using Libre Office 6.3.0.4, Linux Mint 19.2, Flatpak release. I have a simple function that needs to have a static row: =K15-G$2. Not sure when the error started occuring, but after I inserted (3) ...
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How to avoid Text Import form when opening CSV in Calc?

I regularly need to open CSV files of a certain format in Libre Office Calc (on Linux Mint). The format is always a comma separator and the first column a date as D/M/Y. Could anyone suggest a way to ...
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Reverse horizontal scrolling direction in Libreoffice

I am running Libreoffice on Debian Unstable with XFCE, and I ran into a bit of an issue: every time I use the touchpad to move around the document horizontally, it moves in the opposite direction (i.e....
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LibreOffice 6.2.4+ crashes with code 139 on CentOS 7.6

Versions of LibreOffice starting from 6.2.4 are not able to run on CentOS 7.6. Running libreoffice6.2 exits with code 139. There are old bug reports (e.g. this) which have similar symptoms but are ...
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How to get fonts into Libre Office Writer

I have some fonts on my system that I wish to use in Writer. They are present in the file system, but do not appear in the Libre Office fonts list. I can see them when I run fc-list $ fc-list | grep -...

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