Tag Archives: LibreOffice

Using portrait and landscape page formats in the same Calc spreadsheet

I have been developing a simple general ledger spreadsheet in LibreOffice Calc. Most of the account listings fit nicely onto a page in portrait format; however, the general ledger has more columns of data, and requires printing in landscape format. … Continue reading

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Mobile presentations

Do you use LibreOffice Impress and own an Android smartphone? Want to use your smartphone as a remote control for your presentations? Look no further. Download LibreOffice Impress Remote from Google’s Play Store.

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Missing icons for applications

Another odd setting in my recent installation of Linux Mint 17 came to light when I minimized a LibreOffice window. There was no icon (button) for the application being displayed on the panel so I thought I had no way … Continue reading

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Vertical Scroll Bars in Linux Mint 17

The official release of Linux Mint 17 (Qiana) was made yesterday. Qiana is a long term support (LTS) version and, as such, will be supported for five years (i.e. until 2019), making this a very desirable product. Downloading and installing … Continue reading

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Care to Tango?

One thing that I noticed with LibreOffice 4.0.2.2 running under Mate in Linux Mint 15 (Olivia) is that the menu icons were strangely non-intutive. Then it hit me. Not only were they different from those I was used to, they … Continue reading

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Newly-minted mount points

A surprising “feature” of Linux Mint 14 (and perhaps some recent versions of Ubuntu) is the fact that disk mounting points now appear as /media/{username}/{drivename} rather than simply /media/{drivename}. This change may mean rewriting some script files to take account … Continue reading

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Deleting recent document entries in Writer

LibreOffice Writer has no built-in facility to remove an entry from the Recent Documents list; however, this can be accomplished using the History Master add-on that has been provided by Bernard Marcelly.

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