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2016-02-26 09:46:14 +0100 koos een beste antwoord How should I close questions on Ask LibreOffice that have too little information?

It sometimes happens that a question is asked that has too little information for it to be answered. Sometimes comments are added asking for more info (e.g. operating system, LO version, LO component), sometimes even answers are added guessing for the true problem or just pointing to the manual.

Is it correct to close these questions? If so, which reason should I choose? There is no reason "too little information", so I am looking at:

  • "off-topic or not relevant"
  • "not a real question"
  • "too localized"

Is one of these most fitting, or can "too little information"/"too broad" be added as a reason?

2016-02-18 14:29:46 +0100 koos een beste antwoord Where can I find tag definitions to help me choose relevant tags for questions?

I'd like to make my and other questions findable using tags (keywords), but I can't find any guidance on what a tag means. No matter in what context I click a tag name, I only see questions tagged using it - never an editable description of the tag meaning. Is it just not supported?

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2015-08-23 11:39:51 +0100 koos een beste antwoord What is "Streams..." supposed to do in Calc?

In the Data menu in Calc, there is an item named Streams..., which in my (Windows 7, x64) installation is always greyed out. The online help, the LO 4.1 Calc Guide and the LO 4.2 Getting Started guide all return zero results when I search for "Streams", so I can only guess at what it is for.

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What is it for? (And where could I have found this information?)

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2015-05-08 17:28:36 +0100 bewerkte een vraag In Writer, is it possible to have a different footer on each page of an RTF document?

Is it possible to have a different footer on each page of a document when saving in .rtf?

2015-05-08 16:18:14 +0100 stelde een vraag Are standard functions in Calc defined by the Open Document Spreadsheet definition?

For the sake of document longevity, I was wondering if the functions in Calc are defined by any standards or that they are specific to the implementation of LibreOffice (and/or OpenOffice). If they are, it should not matter with what software (version) formulas in spreadsheets are written.
If they are not standard functions, or if not all functions are standardised, how can users ensure formula output is usable across ODS implementations and durable over the longer term?

2015-05-08 15:45:57 +0100 reageerde op een antwoord How can I insert title, author and page numbers in headers and footers?

This is not an answer that helps answer the question. Please use comments to discuss the question itself.

2015-05-08 15:39:44 +0100 reageerde op een vraag ttest fx. No t-statistic only p-value

I have no experience with t-tests in LibreOffice, but could you explain how you are running a t-test?

2014-12-07 09:18:59 +0100 reageerde op een vraag How to print correctly on a 8x5 index card?

Does your printer allow smaller margins?

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2014-09-21 15:45:38 +0100 reageerde op een antwoord Why won't mail merge connect to my outgoing email server?

Did you file a bug report or submit a patch too? That would be great!

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2014-09-13 11:52:26 +0100 bewerkte een vraag Why does SUMIF() ignore strings with parentheses?

Why SUMIF() not work as expected?

SUMIF() ignore any strings with parenthesis? is this a new bug or something?

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2014-09-13 11:49:33 +0100 reageerde op een vraag Problem resizing images not to original scale

By 'images', do you mean photos or other inserted graphics, or any graphic elements including the ones you can draw yourself?

2014-09-13 11:46:27 +0100 bewerkte een vraag How do I change cell data to a date one week in the future once that cell is equal to today's current date?

How do I change cell data to a date one week in the future once that cell is equal to today's current date?

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2014-08-29 03:35:11 +0100 reageerde op een vraag No response from command prompt during convert ODT to PDF

Could you please rewrite your problems into (a) question(s)? Please surround commands with backticks so that they are clearly marked. Where did you read about some error with /tmp/LibO_Conversion, what did it read? Why did you delete the directory using FTP? Thanks!

2014-08-13 18:49:29 +0100 reageerde op een antwoord Fresh or Still?

Please click the check mark to say it answered your question. The "answer" field is intended for answers to the question. If you like to comment, use the "add a comment" link.

2014-08-11 11:29:11 +0100 bewerkte een vraag How can I export a Base database to XML?

Hi. I am trying to export a jcdb database from LibreOffice (Build:2) to a standard XML file. I am using a debian 7.3 VM on a Windows 7 PC (just for full disclosure).

The problem is that the File->Export... and Tools->XML Filter Settings... options are both greyed out and are unable to be selected.

This means I can not export the file as an XML or set up a XML filter to be able to export the file as a XML.

I do NOT want to copy every individual table into Calc and then save it as an XML. I would like this to be done auotmatically.

I cannot find a solution or a reason for these options are greyed out and I am stumped. I have no more ideas of what to research or do to solve it. Please can anyone provide some light on this issue.

I am new to Linux, LibreOffice and this forum so please bare with me.



2014-08-11 10:46:30 +0100 reageerde op een vraag Pie Chart colors are lost after converting xls file to pdf using LibreOffice converter

Please formulate your problem as a question that others can answer. Use tags to put your question into context. Thanks!

2014-08-11 10:44:33 +0100 bewerkte een vraag How can I use LibreOffice with Trisquel 6.0?

Libre Office installed to Trisquel 6.0. It is unusable because it says there is not base for it. Cannot delete from Add/Delete lists. Open Office is also unusable because I need Jave 6 and Trisquel (FSF) has blocked and banned it. What is the fix for getting an office suite.

2014-08-10 18:35:36 +0100 bewerkte een vraag How can I print a table from Base?

I made a simple table in open office base, called "Table Data View", which I need to print. I can't find any way to realize this as this item is shaded in the menu list

I use Open Office 4.1.0 on Windows 7 (Dutch)

2014-08-10 10:51:45 +0100 reageerde op een vraag Wrap is inconsistent.

"Wrap is inconsistent." is not a question.

2014-08-09 20:06:39 +0100 bewerkte een vraag How do I stop "accept change" every time I cut and paste?

I have version Every time that I cut & paste, I have to go back & click "accept change". Why do I have to do that? I didn't have to do that in the previous version. It is very annoying. How do I stop it?

2014-08-09 16:47:45 +0100 reageerde op een vraag How can I extract metadata, styles and absolute positions of form elements using pyUNO?

Interesting problems. Could you add a little information from the project website, so that users don't need to visit the project page (which may not be around forever)? Also, on a more project-related note: LibreOffice is pretty versatile and can create forms in PDF that work, I would have chosen different tools. XSL:FO comes to mind - define a form in XML with questions (variables) and possible answers, use Apache FOP to convert to a layout and PDF and go from there.

2014-08-09 16:34:34 +0100 bewerkte een vraag How can I extract metadata, styles and absolute positions of form elements using pyUNO?


I am developing the project SDAPS ( ). Right now the project reads in both the ODT file and PDF file, to extract metadata (from style names) and positions of text fields (by parsing the PDF file). I would like to extract this information directly from LibreOffice using python3-uno.

Ideally, one would develop a new way to describe these forms (it would be neat if it also was a PDF form). However, there are some constraints:

  • Check-/Radioboxes should have a specific border width (exactly 1pt)
  • The absolute position needs to be exported (one way might be by using XML layout export information)
  • export the text belonging to a checkbox
  • multicolumn layout/right to left languages should work
  • include more metadata (i.e. assigning variables/values to checkboxes for choice/range questions)

In general, it would seem sane to use normal form elements. However, it does not seem possible to specify exactly how they should be drawn. Right now we are using empty text fields with a known size and border.

An example (document) can be found at:

I'll be happy to answer more questions about this. I would love to hear ideas about how this could be done nicely. An important aspect is of course to make it simple to use; the style based system right now is rather hard to use, and even worst to debug.

2014-08-09 13:06:18 +0100 bewerkte een vraag How do I create non consecutive numbered list in LibreOffice 4.x Writer?

How do I create non consecutive numbered list in Libreoffice 4.x Writer? I know that libreoffice at least supports reading such lists, but I don't know how to set it so that, for example, the list starts at one, goes to two, then goes to 7, then 8, then 12. In Microsoft Word I can change the number value quite easily, but I don't know how to use this function in Libreoffice. Can anyone explain how to do this?

2014-08-09 13:04:45 +0100 reageerde op een vraag Opening large .dot file

Please ask a clear question instead of describing a topic and edit your question if you make mistakes like typos. Use tags to provide context. Thanks

2014-08-09 12:00:12 +0100 reageerde op een vraag unable to install the software on win 8.1

Duplicate of . Please ask questions, instead of just stating a problem and add relevant tags (this will reveal related questions). Thanks.

2014-08-03 11:04:03 +0100 reageerde op een antwoord Why doesn't AutoCorrect do anything?

This is not an answer to the question, is it? Please use comments to respond to answers.

2014-08-03 00:01:04 +0100 reageerde op een antwoord Send document as e-mail does not work - version on OSX

Could you link the bug report? Typing fdo#123456 (replacing the number) should work.

2014-08-02 23:57:12 +0100 reageerde op een vraag I downloaded a CV template and got a zip file. doesn't work

Please ask a question instead of complaining without explaining what you did and what you expected. It helps to suggest ways that could work. Thanks.

2014-08-02 20:19:01 +0100 bewerkte een vraag Why doesn't AutoCorrect do anything?

hello, I am using LibreOffice on Linux Mint Qiana Cinnamon and would like to know why my autocorrect options don't work. They should autocorrect while typing, but no joy. While for autocapitalize is not a big issue, for things such as (R), (C), (tm) fractions etc. is a royal PITA.


2014-08-02 19:04:05 +0100 reageerde op een vraag Are there any plans to give LibreOffice an icon?

What makes you think the current icon is a placeholder? Do you have sources to back that up?

2014-08-02 19:03:21 +0100 reageerde op een vraag Are there any plans to give LibreOffice an icon?

It's "Libre Office". Libre is French for 'free' and it rhymes with "Lee the", not "lie tha".

2014-08-02 19:00:29 +0100 bewerkte een vraag Are there any plans to give LibreOffice an icon?

Since LibreOffice's placeholder application icon looks like a hotel bed sheet with one corner turned down for the guest. I have a Mac, so there is a quick fix. I copied the attractive LibreOffice document icon from File Info and pasted it over the bed sheet icon in File Info for LibreOffice. Since then, LibreOffice has nice-looking icon, and I know what it stands for at a glance.

Are there any plans to give LibreOffice an icon? (Is it "Libra Office" or "Leeber Office"?)

2014-08-02 15:20:05 +0100 reageerde op een vraag Writer adding span style font size to every paragraph

The question seems related. For your question, though, could you add your operating system, version(s) of LibreOffice and the file formats that you save your work in? Also, could you clarify whether you are talking about new files, (HTML?) files that you are editing or both? Have you tried using character styles for emphasis instead of plain bold/italics adding?