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==<s>QT/KDE interface support?</s>==
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== High-contrast icons in LibreOffice ==
[[OpenOffice.org]] article has [[OpenOffice.org#Set OOo environment variable|a section]] on setting OOo to use a QT/KDE3 and a QT4/KDE4 interface. It also has [[OpenOffice.org#KDE4 look and feel for OpenOffice|this other section about KDE4]]. It has been reported on the OOo article that the KDE3 interface will be re-enabled in LibreOffice 3.3.3. What about QT4/KDE4 support? Can these sections be copied into this article, maybe with an Out of date template at the moment? I don't use KDE, so I cannot test this. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 05:10, 8 April 2011 (EDT)
 
  
LibO has native kde4 support and is selfdetecting the environment very well. So I think there's no need to add this here (andyrtr).
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A short time ago I augmented the details on disabling the high-contrast icons (what the article refers to as "Windows 95" or "Windows 98" style icons), since for me, it wasn't enough to just disable the automatic high-constrast detection.
:Perfect, thanks. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 13:23, 8 April 2011 (EDT)
 
  
==Document Spacing Difference OO/Libre - Bug Opened==
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I found this out courtesy of the following entries in the LibreOffice Bugzilla; while I am sure anyone else here could find them just as easily, I wanted to note them here for the information of other contributors:
[https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=35803 https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=35803] A bug has been opened with freedesktop.org due to a default spacing difference between LibreOffice and OpenOffice that destroys the ability to re-create documents previously saved with OO while preserving document spacing. (example documents provided in bug report). This effects Libre on Linux as well as Windows (if you run a dual OS shop). Libre somehow has larger font kerning or paragraph leading that causes lines to wrap where they didn't in OO. This results in length documents experiencing page run-ons and destorys automatically generated pagination such as in tables of contents, etc.. This affects people who need to be able to re-create duplicates of original documents such as legal pleading, etc...
 
  
==<s>Broken Dependency</s>==
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* [https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=67859 Bug 67859 - High contrast mode enabled by auto-detection is awkward to disable]
[https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/25061 https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/25061]
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* [https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=67860 Bug 67860 - Auto detection of high contrast mode is easy to trigger]
Not sure it's important enough to add it, and if you google the error it pops right up, but if your getting "error while loading shared libraries: libdb-5.2.so No such..." or similar that's what's wrong. --[[User:Gestahl|Gestahl]] 19:19, 10 July 2011 (EDT)
 
:Added [[LibreOffice#Error while loading shared libraries: libdb-5.2.so|under Troubleshooting]]. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 05:25, 12 July 2011 (EDT)
 
  
==<s> Single dash deprecated in libreoffice argument</s>==
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-- [[User:Aexoxea|aexoxea]] ([[User_talk:Aexoxea|talk]]) 11:57, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
  
I mean:
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== Finnish spell checking section ==
$libreoffice -writer
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Warning: -writer is deprecated.  Use --writer instead.
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I added a section but am not sure if it is the right place for it. What do you think?
:Eagle eye, fixed. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 04:22, 20 July 2011 (EDT)
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-- [[User:olkkoo|olkkoo]] 23:44, 5 December 2013 (UTC+2)
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:If it's only spell checking you could move it as a subsection of [[LibreOffice#Spell checking]] and just rename it "Finnish". If it's more than just spell checking, you may leave it there but rename it to [[LibreOffice#Finnish aids]] or similar. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 01:34, 7 December 2013 (UTC)
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== Unreadable text in menus and interface ==
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This might be a bug and should then probably be filed somewhere else, but is related to the section on troubleshooting.
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My issue was this: Most, but not all, text in the menus and in the user interface was in an unreadable font - in English but with wrong symbols. Changing the system fonts as recommended in various places did not help. It turned out I had the language pack libreoffice-am (Amharic) installed by mistake. Removing this gave me back the intelligible menus.
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Version: 4.2.4.2
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--[[User:Frepa|Frepa]] ([[User talk:Frepa|talk]]) 17:13, 4 June 2014 (UTC)
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For me texts in menus and user interface suddenly appear ugly: readable though but very strange with half characters seemingly bold (always the same: a, e, i, o, g, p, s, t, y, etc). This strange display can come and go.
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Also "File" and "Help" menus always look grey even when their entries are valid and click-able.
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I tried the advice in troubleshooting (Type Andale Sans UI in the font box and choose Deja Vu Sans for the Replace with option. When done, click the checkmark. Then choose the Always and Screen only options in the box below. Click OK. You will then need to go to Tools > Options > LibreOffice > View, and uncheck "Use system font for user interface".) But with Libre Office Version: 5.1.5.2 there is '''no''' such thing as "Use system font for user interface". Trying with and without "Use hardware acceleration" and "Use anti-aliasing" has no effect.
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--[[User:Djee|Djee]] ([[User talk:Djee|talk]]) 20:48, 5 November 2016 (UTC)
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== language aids improvement ==
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since mythes, hyphen and hunspell package are based on not much up-to-date language database (at least some of them e.g. Italian ones)
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I suggest to use LO extension which provides the same features but up-to-date e.g. for Italian language the plio.org association provides its own extension (http://extensions.libreoffice.org/extension-center/italian-dictionary-thesaurus-hyphenation-patterns)
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for this reason (IMHO) we should at least quote this possibility, this way of enabling language aids. --[[User:NTia89|nTia89]] ([[User talk:NTia89|talk]]) 07:55, 4 July 2016 (UTC)
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== Extremely poor performance with any theme other than GTK3 ==
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See the forum discussion here:
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KDE + Libre Office Fresh = horrendous performance problems / Applications & Desktop Environments / Arch Linux Forums
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https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1650768#p1650768
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{{unsigned|23:32, 30 August 2016‎|MountainX}}
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== LibreOffice Impress presentation won't show slideshow and notes on correctly on multidisplay setup ==
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Not sure if this is because of a bug or something, but if the slideshow won't show on your additional display in a multimonitor setup, you can add this to your i3 config file:
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    assign [class=".*libreoffice-impress.*"] 8
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    workspace 8 output eDP1
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    assign [class="Soffice"] 9
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    workspace 9 output HDMI1
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Change the outputs to what you actually use. Check output of xrandr for this.
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When starting the presentation, you can move the notes/slides-window to the main display, and the slideshow will be visible underneath. Make the slideshow fullscreen. -- 15:02, 8 September 2016‎ Armandg
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== Appmenu (global menu) support ==
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How to properly add appmenu (global menu) support to libreoffice?
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When using the (integrated) global menu in Plasma 5, Qt 5 applications work out-of-box and Qt 4 won't work (keeps the menu) without appmenu-qt4. GTK applications will also keep the classical menu. However, the menu of libreoffice disappears.
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[[User:Renyuneyun|Renyuneyun]] ([[User talk:Renyuneyun|talk]]) 20:41, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Latest revision as of 20:41, 15 October 2017

High-contrast icons in LibreOffice

A short time ago I augmented the details on disabling the high-contrast icons (what the article refers to as "Windows 95" or "Windows 98" style icons), since for me, it wasn't enough to just disable the automatic high-constrast detection.

I found this out courtesy of the following entries in the LibreOffice Bugzilla; while I am sure anyone else here could find them just as easily, I wanted to note them here for the information of other contributors:

-- aexoxea (talk) 11:57, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Finnish spell checking section

I added a section but am not sure if it is the right place for it. What do you think?

-- olkkoo 23:44, 5 December 2013 (UTC+2)

If it's only spell checking you could move it as a subsection of LibreOffice#Spell checking and just rename it "Finnish". If it's more than just spell checking, you may leave it there but rename it to LibreOffice#Finnish aids or similar. -- Kynikos (talk) 01:34, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

Unreadable text in menus and interface

This might be a bug and should then probably be filed somewhere else, but is related to the section on troubleshooting. My issue was this: Most, but not all, text in the menus and in the user interface was in an unreadable font - in English but with wrong symbols. Changing the system fonts as recommended in various places did not help. It turned out I had the language pack libreoffice-am (Amharic) installed by mistake. Removing this gave me back the intelligible menus. Version: 4.2.4.2

--Frepa (talk) 17:13, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

For me texts in menus and user interface suddenly appear ugly: readable though but very strange with half characters seemingly bold (always the same: a, e, i, o, g, p, s, t, y, etc). This strange display can come and go.

Also "File" and "Help" menus always look grey even when their entries are valid and click-able.

I tried the advice in troubleshooting (Type Andale Sans UI in the font box and choose Deja Vu Sans for the Replace with option. When done, click the checkmark. Then choose the Always and Screen only options in the box below. Click OK. You will then need to go to Tools > Options > LibreOffice > View, and uncheck "Use system font for user interface".) But with Libre Office Version: 5.1.5.2 there is no such thing as "Use system font for user interface". Trying with and without "Use hardware acceleration" and "Use anti-aliasing" has no effect.

--Djee (talk) 20:48, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

language aids improvement

since mythes, hyphen and hunspell package are based on not much up-to-date language database (at least some of them e.g. Italian ones) I suggest to use LO extension which provides the same features but up-to-date e.g. for Italian language the plio.org association provides its own extension (http://extensions.libreoffice.org/extension-center/italian-dictionary-thesaurus-hyphenation-patterns) for this reason (IMHO) we should at least quote this possibility, this way of enabling language aids. --nTia89 (talk) 07:55, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Extremely poor performance with any theme other than GTK3

See the forum discussion here: KDE + Libre Office Fresh = horrendous performance problems / Applications & Desktop Environments / Arch Linux Forums https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1650768#p1650768

—This unsigned comment is by MountainX (talk) 23:32, 30 August 2016‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

LibreOffice Impress presentation won't show slideshow and notes on correctly on multidisplay setup

Not sure if this is because of a bug or something, but if the slideshow won't show on your additional display in a multimonitor setup, you can add this to your i3 config file:

   assign [class=".*libreoffice-impress.*"] 8
   workspace 8 output eDP1
   assign [class="Soffice"] 9
   workspace 9 output HDMI1

Change the outputs to what you actually use. Check output of xrandr for this. When starting the presentation, you can move the notes/slides-window to the main display, and the slideshow will be visible underneath. Make the slideshow fullscreen. -- 15:02, 8 September 2016‎ Armandg

Appmenu (global menu) support

How to properly add appmenu (global menu) support to libreoffice?

When using the (integrated) global menu in Plasma 5, Qt 5 applications work out-of-box and Qt 4 won't work (keeps the menu) without appmenu-qt4. GTK applications will also keep the classical menu. However, the menu of libreoffice disappears. Renyuneyun (talk) 20:41, 15 October 2017 (UTC)