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2017-02-20 17:01:09 +0100 answered a question Manual update of date field

I also do "Convert to automatic. Convert to fixed", but maybe there is a better solution.

2017-02-20 16:56:22 +0100 answered a question Does libre office have an email client similar to outlook

Thunderbird is also my email/PIM client of choice. It is cross-platform, powerful and a very mature program to handle emails. IMHO, it is superior in many aspects compared to MS Outlook, in other aspects it lacks features (e.g. if connected to MS Exchange Server). Please see a comparison table here:

https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/F...

Alternatively to Thunderbird, there are Kontact and Evolution. If you just look for an email client (without calendar etc.), there are many more alternatives.

2015-08-26 23:13:32 +0100 answered a question Ver 5.0.0.5 Is there an email client such as Outlook?

An email client is not part of LibreOffice, but there are alternatives such as Mozilla Thunderbird. See the comparison on the wiki: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/F...

Additionally: LibreOffice'S Mail Merge Wizard sends out emails directly from LibreOffice without email software. LibreOffice-wide access to address books (e.g. Thunderbird address books) via Base.

2015-08-25 09:14:05 +0100 answered a question How to setup LibreOffice Right To Left Hebrew

Hi, it should work. Have a look at the steps described here: http://opensiddur.org/tools/editing-l...

2015-08-25 09:13:54 +0100 answered a question Can't install LibreOffice 5 on Windows 10.

I am not sure that I understand your problem. Usually, LibreOffice 5.0 should just install.

You can make a clean install if you uninstall Lo 4.4.4 (I think you did this already, please check in the control center whether it is removed). Then you can delete (or rename) the user profile ( https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/U... ). Then download the new version from the libreoffice.org website. It should be an .msi file. This you should be able to simply install by double-clicking on it.

2015-08-25 09:13:41 +0100 answered a question Windows 10 Pro 64 bit compatibility

Yes, LibreOffice 5.0 is compatible with Windows 10 (any flavour).

The information is just missing from the system requirements page on the Libreoffice website. Please see https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/s... . If someone can fix the missing compatibility information on the LibreOffice website would be super!

2015-08-25 09:13:27 +0100 answered a question Is version 5.0 compatible with Windows 10?

Yes, version 5.0 is compatible with Windows 10. You can use it. The better compatibility with Win 10 was part of the release announcements (also older versions of LibreOffice work with Win 10, but it is better to use version 5.0).

Just no one has added it to the system requirements. If someone who can edit the LibreOffice website reads this, please change it! There is also a bug entry for this: https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/s...

2015-08-17 07:24:28 +0100 answered a question Version 5: Choose 32-bit or 64-bit

If you are a normal user, I suggest you to install the 32-Bit version of LibreOffice 5. Generally, the 64-Bit version also works, but I found it less stable and it had a few strange graphical artifacts. So far, I could not really see an advantage of the 64-Bit version for me personally. The 64-port is just new, this will likely change. Also, I have heard that people that use 64-Bit Java prefer the 64-Bit LibreOffice version due to compatibility reasons.

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2014-01-17 22:53:00 +0100 answered a question Need to recover LibreOffice base file

I cannot answer your questions, but since it is so particular (and apparently you fear about your data), I suggest you to raise this issue at http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=libreoffice . Alternatively you can submit a bug (but this likely will require to attach your .odb file.)

2014-01-11 12:02:10 +0100 answered a question Does LibreOffice run on Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012?

Does anyone successfully use LibreOffice on Windows Server 2012? And Windows 8.1?

With regards to Windows Server 2008 R2, there is this entry and it seems to work fine.

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2014-01-08 00:19:21 +0100 answered a question functions do not execute in Calc cells. They just appear as text. This is in LibreOffice 4.1 running in Windows 7, 32 bit

Can you check whether you have in Extras(Tools) -> Otions -> LibreOffice Calc -> View the option "Show formulas" activated? If this is activated, Calc alwas shows the formula instead of the calculated value.

Another test: Please hit Ctrl + F8. In what colour do you see now your formulas? (Formulas should be green, values blue and text in black)

2014-01-07 16:12:47 +0100 answered a question What formats does the Libre Office 4.1 support?

LibreOffice supports a large variety of file formats. What are you explicitly interested in? Word processing file formats? Spreadsheet formats? Presentation formats? Graphics formats? Audio and video formats?

From my questions, you see that it is in fact a very long list of supported file types. You get an idea from this table (albeit a bit outdated): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LibreOffice#Supported_file_formats

Another source (up to date) is the comparison table with Microsoft Office. There you find the file types that are supported additionally to the ones supported by Microsoft Office 2013 anyways.

This means that formats which are supported by both, LO 4.1 and MS Office 2013, are not listed in the table. All in all, LO 4.1 supports many more formats than MS Office. A couple of file formats (e.g. Adobe Freehand and Apple Keynote) will be added in version 4.2.

2014-01-07 03:01:23 +0100 commented answer Does LibreOffice run on Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012?

Thanks, oweng. In the LibreOffice system requirements, the compatibility with Windows 8 is already indicated ( http://www.libreoffice.org/download/system-requirements/ ). Is compatibility of LO with Win 8.1 similar to Win 8?

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2014-01-06 22:29:17 +0100 answered a question Conditional text based on form value?

Hi, I have never used conditonal text, but a while ago I stumbled over this article:

http://www.openlogic.com/wazi/bid/325360/libreoffice-writer-power-tools-conditional-text

Maybe this helps.

2014-01-06 22:24:52 +0100 commented question how to minimise text document

Dear Sandy, thanks for your question. Could you please add some more information to your question. What do you mean by "button to minimise page"?

2014-01-06 22:24:03 +0100 answered a question how to minimise text document

Dear Sandy, thanks for your question. Could you please add some more information to your question. What do you mean by "button to minimise page"?

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2014-01-06 22:17:53 +0100 asked a question Does LibreOffice run on Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012?

I would like to know whether LibreOffice 4.1.x / 4.2 also installs and nicely runs on:

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2012

Windows 8.1

I am referring to bug 71690 ( https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=71690 ) asking for additions to the LibreOffice "system requirements" webpage where these OS are actually missing (as well as FreeBSD). I assume that no one has made these additions there yet, because no one has confirmed that LO nicely runs on these systems.

Can you confirm that these three OS are nicely supported by LibreOffice?

Thanks!

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2013-04-30 09:40:10 +0100 answered a question Which video formats could be inserted into impress slide ?

Following audio and video formats should work fine:

"Advanced Audio Coding", "aac", "AIF Audio", "aif;aiff", "AU/SND Audio", "au;snd", "AVI", "avi", "CD Audio", "cda", "FLAC Audio", "flac", "Flash Video", "flv", "Matroska Media", "mkv", "MIDI Audio", "mid;midi;rmi", "MPEG Audio", "mp2;mp3;mpa", "MPEG Video", "mpg;mpeg;mpv;mp4", "Ogg bitstream", "ogg;oga;ogv", "Quicktime Video", "mov", "Vivo Video", "viv", "WAVE Audio", "wav", "WebM Video", "webm", "Windows Media Audio", "wma", "Windows Media Video", "wmv"

In case you only get audio and not the video part of the file in your presentation, then try another format. The reason is that most video file formats are containers that can contain different content. Some might not work successfully in LibreOffice.

If you encounter such a problem, please open a bug report on the LibreOffice website (https://bugs.freedesktop.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=LibreOffice&bug_status=UNCONFIRMED) and attach (or create a download link) to the video file)

2013-04-30 09:31:51 +0100 answered a question Can I edit PDFs to change & insert text & images

Yes, you can. PDFs are imported in Draw. Usually the layout comes out quite nicely. You can change images and make smaller changes/corrections to the text. I say "smaller", because Draw imports PDFs line-based and not as a paragraph.

2013-04-30 09:28:02 +0100 answered a question Can I run LibreOffice on windows 8 64?

LibreOffice 32-Bit runs nicely on Windows 64-Bit installations.

A pure port of LibreOffice to 64-Bit on Windows (64-Bit for Linux already exists for a long time) is in the planning: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=61683 It is also suggested as an idea for a student in Google Summer of Code 2013.

2013-04-30 09:04:39 +0100 commented question Why does Writer offer two options for saving in DOCX format?

I also would like to know the answer to this question. Microsoft Office 2013 is finally able to read and write the ISO/IEC 29500 strict (standardized Office Open XML) file format. MS Office 2010 was only able to read the strict format and MS Office 2007 could neither read nor write the strict format. The .docx, .xlsx and .pptx saved by Office 2007 and 2010 were only complying to the OOXML transitional standard.

2013-04-30 09:04:19 +0100 commented question Why does Writer offer two options for saving in DOCX format?

I also would like to know the answer to this question. Microsoft Office 2013 is finally able to read and write the ISO/IEC 29500 strict (standardized Office Open XML) file format. MS Office 2010 was only able to read the strict format and MS Office 2007 could neither read nor write the strict format. Does the save option "Office Open XML" in LibreOffice refer to the strict standard?

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2012-10-05 10:17:07 +0100 answered a question How can I print comments inline in a Writer document like Microsoft Word does?

This will be possible from version 4.3 on: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/R...

In the prining dialog, choose Comments: Place in margins