Convert pdf & open in auocad/cad software using open source softwares

Open the pdf file in the Libreoffice Draw. wait till it loads.
Then save the file using export option in file menu as ‘wmf’ format.

Open the file using insert menu in Autocad.

Then scale the vector file according to correct dimensions.

Categories: Uncategorized

Paste Spreadsheet from libreoffice / openoffice Calc to thunderbird

December 13, 2013 Comments off

When we paste Spreadsheet from libreoffice / openoffice Calc table into Thunderbird, the table data & text get shrinked.

Before pasting Table

Before pasting Table


During Pasting Table

During Pasting Table


To avoid this, press ‘ctr+del’ in keyboard after pasting & table & text become normal size.

After pressing ctr+del, text change to normal size

After pressing ctr+del, text change to normal size


Fix Flash Video is half or green or not proper problem on intel graphics card

To Fix Flash Video is showing half width or green or not proper problem on Intel on board graphics card on Ubuntu or fedora

This is due to SNA mode enabled default in video acceleration for old Intel on board graphics card. You need to enable UXA mode.

To do that You need to create a xorg.conf file as shown below.

Section “ServerLayout”
Identifier     “ Configured”
Screen      0  “Screen0″ 0 0
InputDevice    “Mouse0″ “CorePointer”
InputDevice    “Keyboard0″ “CoreKeyboard”

Section “Files”
ModulePath   “/usr/lib/xorg/modules”
FontPath     “/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc”
FontPath     “/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic”
FontPath     “/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled”
FontPath     “/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled”
FontPath     “/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1″
FontPath     “/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi”
FontPath     “/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi”
FontPath     “/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType”
FontPath     “built-ins”

Section “Module”
Load  “glx”

Section “InputDevice”
Identifier  “Keyboard0″
Driver      “kbd”

Section “InputDevice”
Identifier  “Mouse0″
Driver      “mouse”
Option        “Protocol” “auto”
Option        “Device” “/dev/input/mice”
Option        “ZAxisMapping” “4 5 6 7″

Section “Monitor”
Identifier   “Monitor0″
VendorName   “Monitor Vendor”
ModelName    “Monitor Model”

Section “Device”
Identifier “Intel”
Driver “intel”
Option “AccelMethod” “UXA”

Section “Screen”
Identifier “Screen0″
Device     “Intel”
Monitor    “Monitor0″
DefaultDepth    24
SubSection “Display”
Depth        1
Modes        “1280×1024″ “1024×768″
SubSection “Display”
Depth        4
Modes        “1280×1024″ “1024×768″
SubSection “Display”
Depth        8
Modes        “1280×1024″ “1024×768″
SubSection “Display”
Depth        15
Modes        “1280×1024″ “1024×768″
SubSection “Display”
Depth        16
Modes        “1280×1024″ “1024×768″
SubSection “Display”
Depth        24
Modes        “1280×1024″ “1024×768″

You need edit screen modes to your current monitor.

Save the above file with following name xorg.conf in home directory. then copy to /etc/X11 folder

cp xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Then restart the display server or restart computer. You will able to see flash videos properly again.

Note : you need to edit file to get work display. If not working properly delete the xorg.conf from X11 folder & restart computer.

Turn off / Add water Mark in Libre office

May 24, 2013 1 comment

Some cases you need to remove water mark received in MS office file [doc] or you need to add water mark in Libreoffice file.

To remove MS office water mark, You need to understand what it is. It is a word art anchored in ‘header’ positioned in the center of page [Libreoffice treat it as word art].

Selection can be done by change navigation to drawing & delete the word art.

Select ‘navigator’ shown in center button in the ellipse & change the selection mode to’ drawing’ as shown in the rectangle.

Then using navigation arrow shown below rectangle[bottom downward double arrow], select the graphics & delete the water mark.


Same way, you can add water mark in libre office writer odt file.

  • Add a header in the page


  • Add a text box from drawing toolbar anchored in the header .



  • Add text required as water mark & Change text colour to light gray or variation of gray.


  • Rotate Text box to required degree


  • Center Text box to page.


  • Now you will have water mark in all pages.


Note : You can also associate header to one page style & control water mark where ever required. for editing, you can select using navigator –> drawing navigator shown in the above write up. then move text using arrow in the keyboard[mouse is not available to select].

To install missing Video decoder & audio decoder in Fedora 19

May 14, 2013 2 comments

To install missing Video decoder & audio decoder in Fedora 19, you need to enable RPM fusion repositories.

To add repositories, download repository information rpm from RPM fusion repositories.

Install by issuing following

sudo yum localinstall –nogpgcheck rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm

sudo yum localinstall –nogpgcheck rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm

Then install following gstreamer1 packages

sudo yum install gstreamer1 gstreamer1-plugins-good gstreamer1-plugins-bad-freeworld gstreamer1-plugins-ugly gstreamer1-libav

Solve – Fedora 19 is Slow

Fedora development releases use a kernel with extra debug information. So this have a significant impact on performance. So add this line in grub to disable ‘kernel with extra debug information’.


Categories: Uncategorized Tags: ,

Shortcut key for repeat a command in Libreoffice calc

Sometimes we need to repeat a command in libreoffice as we do microsoft ofice. Short cut key is not a assigned as default. so We need to set it.

Go to Tools -> customize


In customize -> switch to keyboard tab.


In bottom, change ‘category’ to edit & change ‘function’  to repeat. Then assign a shortcut key using ‘modify’ button in short key area as shown below.





Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.