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LibreOffice

The Linux installations at GSI contain the LibreOffice suite of office applications for presentations, text, and spread sheet processing.

Viewing and Editing of MS Office Documents

If you can't just complain to the ones that have burdened you with such documents and plainly refuse to work with them, use the Libre Office programs as a substitute as follows:

Word
lowriter
Excel
localc
Powerpoint
loimpress
Access
lobase

Extensions

NEW You may find spell checkers for many languages and other useful stuff like networking icons similar to Visio at http://extensions.libreoffice.org/ and a howto for installing extensions at http://praxistipps.chip.de/libre-office-extensions-installieren-so-gehts_3234 (in German language).

Troubleshooting

In some cases Libre Office refuses to edit documents with a corresponding error message, e.g. after a system crash.

  • Check the file permissions of the document.
    After copying files from a read only medium like CD the copy may have no write permissions.
  • Look for other running instances of Libre Office and stop them.
    To prevent concurrent editing files are locked by Libre Office.
  • Search for remaining lock files and remove them.
    For a document bla.odt the corresponding lock file is .~lock.bla.odt# in the same directory.

You may also reset your profile for Libre Office as described at https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/UserProfile#Resolving_corruption_in_the_user_profile.

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