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Bibliography is not working

asked 2018-11-01 00:45:07 +0200

BrettKnoss gravatar image

I'm trying to use the bibliography feature on libre office. When I go to Tools then Biography Database, I get a message to restart LibreWriter. This is all it does, I also get a message from Ubuntu, that LibreWriter is checking the repository for software, but it shows none available. Is there another way for add ons? How do I check the software is complete?

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answered 2018-11-01 10:45:05 +0200

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The bibliographic database relies on Base, and that component needs a java runtime environment running. Over the years I've seen many LibO users in *ubuntu with problems related to the java engine and / or the Base component not installed. Check with your package administration tool if a package called libreoffice-base or something like that is already installed. Check also that you have a valid java runtime environment available on your system and that it is selected under Tools → Options → LibreOffice → Advanced.

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Thanks, I looked it up and I don't see runtime. How do I install it?

BrettKnoss gravatar imageBrettKnoss ( 2018-11-01 17:57:25 +0200 )edit

I don't use ubuntu, so I cannot provide a step by step procedure, but open your software administration tool and look for something like java-1_8_0-openjdk or similar.

RGB-es gravatar imageRGB-es ( 2018-11-01 18:47:41 +0200 )edit
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