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Apache OpenOffice is a cross-platform office suite. Like LibreOffice, it is a successor to OpenOffice.org, the open-source version of Sun's StarOffice.

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Failed Dependencies When Trying to Install OpenOffice

I'm using Fedora 37. I am new to Linux, and I am not very good with technical Linux terms and advanced commands. I only know the VERY basics. I am trying to install OpenOffice via RPM packages. Here ...
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Can not open a file from nas for writing by openoffice

I have a NAS drive and several files in it. I can create files or delete files. I have a file with extension *.xslx and when I check the permission, I can see: ll total 5 drwx------ 1 m m 0 Apr 11 ...
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How to convert string to date with the accuracy of seconds?

I would like to convert a string into a date with the accuracy of seconds, for example: "12.12.2020 14:02". It seems that this is not possible? The DATEVALUE(datetext) culls the hours/mins/...
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How can I permenantly change language on Open Office?

I download Open Office and found ooo_albanian_dict_1.6.2.oxt (the language I need to use). Now though, every time I want to write in Albanian I have to change this setting I tried going to ...
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Why are the indents visible? Did I press a button?

So there are dots for spaces and some character every time I hit enter... why are these showing?
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How do I add an extra dictionary/ custom dictionary for fiction writing in Open Office?

So as I add custom definition using my story, it's just adding them to Standard. Is there some way to split off custom words just for my fic?
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How to open Calc from terminal and insert files?

How to write a command to terminal in Linux that open LibreOffince Calc and inserts files in it? All files consist of one column.
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Formula to convert UTC date time string to date/string in different timezone

I am getting date with time in UTC format. 2018-12-13T03:36:11+00:00 2018-12-10T19:26:48+00:00 I want to convert it to date in different timezone. So take above example and the target timezone is ...
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Password-protect a LibreOffice or OpenOffice ODT file from Bash

From a Bash terminal in a popular GNU/Linux distro, how can a non-password-protected [OpenDocument Text (.odt)](OpenDocument Text) document be transformed into a password-protected one? Unfortunately,...
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Color cells based on text value in LibreOffice Calc

I have a column of containing the days of the week. |dow | |----| |Tue | |Wed | |Thu | |Thu | I would like to color the background of each day differently. So every Mon would have the same color ...
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Converting .odm to .odt or .pdf - command line

I saw this question: Converting .odm to .odt, where someone shows to convert an .odm file into .odt or .pdf. Is there also a way to do this in a command line? I have an Open Document Master file, ...
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KDE Plasma 5 on Fedora 22 - clicking desktop link to .odt (or .doc) file fails to launch OpenOffice

Recently this started happening for no apparent reason: If I click a desktop link to a .odt or .doc file (and presumably others), I get a warning dialog that says: This will start the program ...
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choose ODF vs OOXML [closed]

I just found out about the "war" between ODF and OOXML and I was wondering which was "winning" and whether I should support one over the other in an project that I am about to start up soon. I have a ...
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how to use libreoffice --headless export more than one png image from ppt or pptx

I use libreoffice export images, command like: $ libreoffice --headless --convert-to png ./ /tmp/example.ppt but this command only export one page, is first page image, how can export few image or ...
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Freeze slide on external display (projecter), when using OpenOffice, and use laptop to do other (secret) thing

I am running kde on debian jessie (X11+Gnu+Linux). When doing a presentation, using LibreOffice (OpenOffice) presenter, the audience sees the external display, and I see the presentation console on ...
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Install OpenOffice from cmd line Redhat Linux 6

I stupidly removed OpenOffice from my work laptop and have not managed to re-install it . As it is a work laptop, I have no internet access (just intranet) so I can't download it directly. I ...
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How is This Symbolic Link Not Being Followed?

I have LibreOffice Writer and OpenOffice Calc installed on my OpenSuSE system. This is arguably not ideal, but before I fully switch to one or the other, I noticed some strange behaviour when calling ...
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OpenOffice won't execute formula [closed]

I'm running OpenOffice 4.1.1 on OSX. I typed a formula into a cell, but the cell shows the raw formula, not the result of executing the formula. What am I doing wrong?
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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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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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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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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 headless....
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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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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 work....
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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