Posts Tagged ‘libreoffice 4.0’

Turn off / Add water Mark in Libre office

May 24, 2013 9 comments

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 Libreoffice 4.0 in fedora 17 / fedora 18

February 11, 2013 2 comments

To install Libreoffice 4.0 in fedora 17 / fedora 18, steps are given below

  • Unpack the downloaded archive
  • Open a terminal window
  • Change directory to “rpms” in the terminal[ eg :cd  /path_of_extracted_content/rpms]
  • Execute the command :  su -c ‘yum install *.rpm’
  • Change to subdirectory called “desktop-integration” in the terminal[eg : cd desktop-integration]
  • Execute the command : su -c ‘yum install *freedesktop*.rpm’

You can access all the LibreOffice applications in your desktop’s Applications/Office menu.

Note: You need to uninstall any other version for desktop integration package to install.

Paste text from pdf viewer or acrobat in Libreoffice / Openoffice

December 7, 2012 1 comment

If we paste text from pdf, You will have single line paragraph instead of full text paragraph.

You can use Libre-office or open-office auto correction to get full paragraph from single line paragraph.

Step are given below :

Copy the text from pdf viewer or acrobat.

Paste the text in libreoffice Writer. Text may look look like below

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go to auto correct option in tools menu

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enable the option combine single line to paragraph.

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Change minimum percentage % using edit button[It is minimum % of single paragraph length used to combine to full paragraph. If it is lesser, it will not combine].

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then go to last format menu & auto correct & press apply

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Then you will get result will like as shown below.

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Note: while pasting text from pdf document, please ensure that the style is default.

This option is very useful in combing single line paragraph.

To install Libreoffice 4.0 Alpha on ubuntu 12.10 / 12.04

November 27, 2012 13 comments

You can install libre-office 4.0 alpha from per-release ppa.

It will not cleanly install yet without removing your old version of LibreOffice first.

So Steps followed are:

sudo apt-get purge libreoffice-core
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-prereleases
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libreoffice


remove Libreoffice from system using software center or synaptics. then add following PPA in source Or repository list

ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-prereleases. then Update package list & install libreoffice 4.0 alpha.

For Ubuntu 12.10

deb quantal main 
deb-src quantal main

For Ubuntu 12.04

deb precise main 
deb-src precise main

It has lots of new features and new bugs & bug fixes. So test & report new Bugs.

Note : Libreoffice 4.0 Beta2 is available for Ubuntu 13.04 in the same repository.

For Ubuntu 13.04

deb raring main deb-src raring main You can download libreoffice Impress remote for Android from play store How to use the LibreOffice Android Remote in 4.0


Manually Install Libreoffice 4.0 (Final)

  1. Download archive from :
  2. Unpack the downloaded archiveScreenshot from 2013-02-11 11:14:12Screenshot from 2013-02-11 11:16:00
  3. Open a terminal window
  4. change directory to “DEBS” [eg: cd  /…../ DEBS]Screenshot from 2013-02-11 11:29:02
  5. execute the command : sudo dpkg -i *.debScreenshot from 2013-02-11 11:29:56
  6. Change directory to subdirectory called “desktop-integration” in terminal [ eg: cd desktop-integration]
  7. execute the command : sudo dpkg -i *.deb
  8. You can access all the LibreOffice applications in your desktop’s Applications/Office menu.

You need to uninstall any other version for desktop integration package install installation, unless you get error following error.
libreoffice-debian-menus conflict with libreoffice-bundled libreoffice-core provides libreoffice-bundled and is present and installed.

Screenshot from 2013-02-11 11:30:48

Libreoffice 4.0 is getting ready…

November 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Libreoffice 4.0 is getting ready. Version 4.0 is scheduled for release on 10 February 2013 [ ].

Feature can be found here.

Alpha releases can be downloaded from nightly builds

To rotate an image in libreoffice [90 /180]

August 8, 2012 7 comments

We cannot rotate directly rotate image in libreoffice writer.

Right click on image –> edit with external tool… –> open in external editor .

Rotate to required Degree & save & close. Image get automatically get updated in writer.


If you are using Linux, you can use gthumb for editing the image.

If image is in png format while inserting, You can rotate desired degree in gthumb & Save. The following option should be used – image size to bounding box & background to transparent.

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You can use any image editor that support png image, image size to bounding box & background to transparent.

But text  will have square area bounded to image. To re-flow the text you can use contour option in wrap menu.

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You can get as shown in the image below.

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you can open the file in draw & rotate. Then paste file.


Note:  Now this bug has fixed in the Libre office version 4.1.


Paste web pages with text & images in Libreoffice 3.5 / Libreoffice 3.6

February 6, 2012 10 comments

If you copy something from a web page (text & images together) from any web browser like Firefox/chrome/IE and paste it in LO writer, the document save with the images, but images are inserted as links in the documents rather than getting copied to the document.

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To solve this, go to edit menu — > Links . break the links that are used for images. & save document.

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This may take a few minutes..

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Use Libre-office [open-office] extension ” paste from Web”.


For Single images, You can use the paste special option – paste as bitmap

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