LibreOffice

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LibreOffice

This step by step tutorial with image and text show you how to get LibreOffice to start faster, and how to change storage formats.This is Step By Step, Frame By Frame Instruction with image and text show you how to get Libre Office to start faster, and how to change storage formats.

If you use OpenOffice, you can change the settings by this guide.

Open the Libre Office word processor, in Linux Mint, Menu > Office > Libre Office Writer

When Writer opens, click on Tools and then select Options

Select Libre Office and from there Memory

Change the following settings, shown in the picture, 1st Number of steps from 100 to 30, 2nd Use for Libre Office from 20 MB to 128 MB, 3rd Memory per object from 5.2 MB to 20.0 MB, last tick the box Enable systray Quickstarter. (makes a shortcut to the bottom bar)

(NOTE: this Quickstarter can also cause that the Linux Mint wont shut down correctly, if so, do not tick it) 

Next select Java.

Tick the box Use a Java runtime environment, and select Sun Microsystems Inc version 1.6.0_24 Last click OK, Its ready.

In the bottom bar you can find the Quickstarter icon, you will notice the boot speed!

Libreoffice storage formats

Writer easily reads Microsoft Word documents, and you can also save your work in Microsoft Word format, for sending to people still locked into Microsoft products. Libre Office can also open .docx files created with Microsoft Office 2007 for Windows or Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac OS X.

Saving in other formats, File > Save as

From Drop down, All Formats and select your file storage format, ex .doc

Asking when not saving in ODF format, Click Keep Current Format

Same file in two different formats

If you need to be sure that what you publish is viewable and looks exactly on every kind of reading device and platform, the “Export as PDF” (.pdf) feature generates a .pdf file. For example, curriculum vitae is good to exported as PDF format, this make sure that the recipient will receive your information.

Saving in PDF format, File > Export as PDF

Creat PDF Form, Export bookmarks, Click Export

Rename and Save

PDF File ready

You can also open Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, and can also save your work in Excel format for sending to people still locked into Microsoft products. If you only need to make your data readable, but on a wide range of devices and platforms, you can export to Portable Document Format (.pdf). Calc can read .xlsx files created with Microsoft Office 2007 for Windows or Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac OS X.

Libre Office is a CrossOver software for Windows, Macintosh and Linux the free power-packed Open Source personal productivity suite, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base. Visit the Libre Office Download website

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Libre Office has been downloaded approximately 7.5 million times since its first stable launch in January 2011

Libre Office is a hybrid word, meaning “Free Office”. Libre means free (as in freedom) in French and Spanish.

The Document Foundation intends to release new major versions of Libre Office once every six months and to eventually align with the March/September schedule of the other major free software projects.

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2 comments for “LibreOffice

  1. Joe Zavala
    18/03/2013 at 22:01

    Libre Office has been perfect for evevrything I needed. ONly thing is that I have searching for the best Libre office manual. There so many. Can you recommend the best one for me. Thank you.

  2. Phillipp
    28/02/2014 at 4:34

    Your way of describing all in this piece of writing is really nice, every one can simply know it, Thanks a lot.

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