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2017-04-03 17:59:57 +0200 commented question I have put together a business card with a photo and text on it.

Could you add some more information? Could you provide screenshots and maybe attach some sample files that produce this

2017-04-03 17:48:51 +0200 answered a question Refresh a running presentation changed by UNO

The short answer is no. Unfortunately there is no way to do that. A bug was filed in 2011 in the Bugzilla asking for t

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2015-10-28 19:41:08 +0200 commented question Compiling errors.

I'll see if I can get help there. Thanks.

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2015-10-27 21:27:56 +0200 answered a question How do I make a booklet/brochure?

I think you want the "brochure" option in the print dialog. Print dialog

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2015-10-27 21:10:28 +0200 commented answer Additional Tabs in Sidebar

Thank you. This explains where they came from. I now realize I enabled experimental features to use certain features from the Impress Remote for Android. And so the extra tabs appeared and I was confused. Your answer has cleared things up. Thank you!

2015-10-27 18:51:30 +0200 asked a question Compiling errors.

I was trying to compile libreoffice dev master. I tried to turn on the new notebookbar by adding "export LO_USE_NOTEBOOKBAR=1" to Unfortunately when I tried to compile I got: `[build DEP] LNK:CppunitTest/ [build LNK] CppunitTest/

* (cppunittester:29382): WARNING *: Couldn't connect to accessibility bus: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-hLtFBXCJur: Connection refused unknown:0:Test::testFdo77229 An uncaught exception of type - file:///home/timothy/Programs/libreoffice/core/workdir/unittest/user/config/soffice.cfg/vcl/ui/notebookbar.ui

##Failure Location unknown## : Error Test name: Test::testFdo77229 An uncaught exception of type - file:///home/timothy/Programs/libreoffice/core/workdir/unittest/user/config/soffice.cfg/vcl/ui/notebookbar.ui

Failures !!! Run: 1 Failure total: 1 Failures: 0 Errors: 1

Error: a unit test failed, please do one of:

export DEBUGCPPUNIT=TRUE # for exception catching export CPPUNITTRACE="gdb --args" # for interactive debugging on Linux export VALGRIND=memcheck # for memory checking

and retry using: make CppunitTest_cppcanvas_emfplus

/home/timothy/Programs/libreoffice/core/solenv/gbuild/ recipe for target '/home/timothy/Programs/libreoffice/core/workdir/CppunitTest/cppcanvas_emfplus.test' failed make[1]: * [/home/timothy/Programs/libreoffice/core/workdir/CppunitTest/cppcanvas_emfplus.test] Error 1 make[1]: * Waiting for unfinished jobs.... Makefile:244: recipe for target 'build' failed `

Does anyone know what causes that problem? Or what file I should have added "LO_USE_NOTEBOOKBAR" to?

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2015-10-23 05:22:48 +0200 asked a question Additional Tabs in Sidebar

My libreoffice writer has a "manage changes" tab on the sidebar. I like it but cannot find it documented anywhere. It is only in Linux on the 5.0 builds. The 5.1 nightly builds do not have it and neither does the Windows version I also run. Does anybody else have a Manage Changes tab in the Sidebar? (Or a Design tab with "Theme" and "Style Presets" categories?) I have both of these mysterious undocumented tabs showing up in my libreoffice writer sidebar. They are quite useful but I would like to know how to have them on Windows to. Here is the "Design" tab And the "Manage Changes" tab

2015-09-29 16:37:18 +0200 answered a question What Format Are You Saving In?

.doc was a binary proprietary format of microsoft that is no longer used. .docx is an XML based proprietary format of Microsoft. While they did ram a form of docx through ISO, it is still a Microsoft format. It should be noted that modern MS Office supports ODT. It might work to just use ODT. If you are not using Microsoft, you really should just use ODT and not use .doc. ODT is an open international standard that is properly supported in LibreOffice.

2015-09-29 16:31:29 +0200 answered a question Writer keeps changing default indents to .30"

Click in the text that you want in your modified "Text Body" style. Go to the "Styles and Formatting" pane of the sidebar and doubleclick the Text Body style. Then go to the "Properties" pane in the sidebar and change the indent to how you you want. Go back to the "Styles and Formatting" pane and click the arrow in the upper right corner on the right side of the "new style from selection" button. A popup menu will appear, click "update style from selection" in this popup menu.

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2015-02-24 08:34:13 +0200 answered a question I have an IPAD 4th generation. Are any of the LibreOffice suite programs going to be optimized for Ipad use?

The short answer is maybe later. A port of libreoffice to iOS is currently in active development. However, there are still many barriers to overcome before there is a functional LibreOffice on iPad. These barriers are mainly rules set up by Apple and not actual technological barriers to the development of a tablet optimized office suite. According to this answer to a similar question last year: , one legal issue to overcome is the fact that LibreOffice is designed to protect your freedom to do what you want with your software. However, the Apple AppStore is designed to do just the opposite.

And here is a link to the revision history of the development of the iOS app: As you will see they are regularly adding new code. However, they still have a long way to go.

Here is a powerpoint presentation about some of the difficulties they have had making just a viewer for iOS.

I hope you can see from this that yes work is being done to optimize LibreOffice for iPad. But, no it will not be done anytime soon so don't hold your breath.

2015-02-24 08:08:07 +0200 answered a question Office libre opens document all scrambled up

Let me guess what your problem is. You created a document in LibreOffice and orignially saved it in ODT format. At this point it "worked fine." However, you used some features of the ODT standard that do not translate well to DOCX. So, you then saved as DOCX and reopened your file. At this point, when you opened the file, some of the formatting was messed up (document all scrambled up). If my guess proves correct, and you have the original ODT, try opening it to see if your formatting is still correct. If you want further assistance you will have to further define your problem.

2015-02-24 07:59:26 +0200 asked a question Why are some drop down menus styled as popup windows?

image descriptionI just upgraded to LibreOffice, and I am running on Xubuntu 14.04. I generally like the UI enhancements for this new edition of LibreOffice. I am wondering, is there a reason that certain pulldown menus on the toolbar are styled as popup windows? Like they have them title bar and window borders. For example, the line-spacing menu, I really like it, but I find it annoying that it looks like a window rather than a menu. I understand that this really isn't that big a deal, but at the same time for some people this could be a make or break problem. Is this a feature or a bug? I noticed in Windows 8.1, the same menus are styled as menus not little windows. Does anyone know why these things are? Any explanation would be appreciated. Thank you.