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2014-02-25 17:20:10 +0200 asked a question How to get month names starting with a capital in Format->Cell

In French, month names don't start with a capital UNLESS they are the first word in the sencence.

For example:

Nous sommes le lundi 15 janvier 2014.

Janvier est le premier mois de l'année.

In Calc, when I click Format -> Cell -> Number, and select MMMM as th format for a date, the output is janvier, without a capital letter. Since that is the only word in the cell, it makes sense to have it start with a capital letter.

What should I do in Format -> Cell -> Number to get Janvier instead of janvier?

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2013-10-11 19:01:15 +0200 commented answer Easy connection to remote database

Thanks for this answer! As a note for other readers, under ubuntu you have to run sudo apt-get install libreoffice-sdbc-postgresql in order to have PostgreSQL appear in the "Connect to an existing database" drop-down menu, and I guess the procedure should be similar for other flavours of linux.

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2013-10-11 18:26:45 +0200 asked a question What are the executable names for the libreoffice component under linux

Some time ago, I could starte Writer by typing oowriter in the terminal, oocalc for Calc etc.

I noticed that since I use libreoffice these don't work anymore.

I tried lowriter, lwriter, even swriter as suggested on some random forum, but none of these work.

What are the new executable names ?

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2013-09-20 11:42:40 +0200 asked a question Easy connection to remote database

I am creating a small libreoffice base "application", and it needs to connect to a remote (centralized) database.

The .odb file will be shared with multiple people that have little technical knowledge, and it would be best if they could simply open the .odb file with a standard installation of LibreOffice, and use it without further configuration (perhaps just supplying the password to connect to the database).

Currently, we use the MySql database backend, and people which want to use the .odb file have to install jdbc or odbc along with some version of Java, and what was supposed to be a "open the attachment and start working now" e-mail is becoming an increasingly complex tutorial on how to install these components that, in my mind, only programmers and database admins should see.


Is there a simple remote database backend in libreoffice base that will connect to a remote database (preferably a freeware/open-source one, which can be installed under linux, but we can probably cope with something windows-only) without requiring any steps from the "user" of the .odb file (other than supplying the database password if needed). ?