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Setting measurement units in libreoffice base for editing reports [closed]

asked 2013-09-17 20:17:01 +0200

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updated 2013-10-13 22:38:13 +0200

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LO (libre office) base reports doesn't have any setting to set measurement units (like in other modules i.e. writer, calc, draw...). I would like to have units as centimeter instead of inches.

I have searched online and tried to troubleshoot by following steps mentioned below.

  • Reports in base seems to use writer for report building so changed units in writer to cm. didnt work
  • changed units in all other LO module like calc, draw, impress. (no luck)
  • Tried Resetting profile in User\Appdata\Roaming\4\user by renaming it to user.old. (no luck)
  • Uninstalled LO. deleted all windows registry entry using CCleaner.
  • Removed user profile.
  • Reinstalled LO.
  • after installing LO first opened LO writer, calc, draw, impress and set units to cm. and then opened LO base with no luck. still i have inches in report while editing.

Is there any other place where units have to be set. Please let me know. or is there any bug.

Regards, Markus

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answered 2013-09-17 23:30:28 +0200

markus gravatar image

I found the answer. In Options -> languages settings -> languages -> change locale setting to English (India) and western also to English (India) And restart LO. Now units has changed to centimeter. So there is no bug i guess.

Regards, Markus

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answered 2013-09-17 21:08:08 +0200

m.a.riosv gravatar image

Hi Markus, what is your local settings in Menu/Tools/Options/Languages settings/Languages.

For me with Spanish show cm. and with English-US inches.

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Hi mariosv, yes i changed language setting to English India from English USA. now i get cm as units. Thk you.

Regards, Markus.

markus gravatar imagemarkus ( 2013-09-17 23:41:53 +0200 )edit

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