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24Jun/132

LibreOffice from terminal: convert to PDF

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With today's article we complete the article in the 31 May concerning the Printing from Client to Server, no drivers whatsoever. Perhaps not everyone knows that LibreOffice and OpenOffice integrate between their packages some commands from flipping through the terminal. These commands are identical for all operating systems (you, for Windows) and produce the same results. Among these we see today is the syntax for convert any file type through terminal opened with LibreOffice / OpenOffice in PDF.

The command for Linux is as follows:

4Mar/1213

LibreOffice “Calc”: coloring alternate rows

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When we have a small table (one or two pages maximum) give a color to the background of the rows alternately can be a procedure, although manual, fast enough. But what happens when we have a table to more 1.000 record? The method of copy paste quote manual may also be an acceptable solution, but unnecessarily lose a lot of time, then I started to look for a method that I did save some money and I found the Conditional Formatting.

The Conditional Formatting is nothing more than the imposition of the conditions to the spreadsheet. If the condition is satisfied there will be a consequence, if it is not satisfied with the result will be another.

12Feb/123

LibreOffice “Calc”: define the first row of each page

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LibreOffice is a suite of open source office for excellence, created by the project OpenOffice when it was bought (along with other products SUN Microsystems) the Oracle. "Calc" is one of the programs included in the suite LibreOffice, it is a spreadsheet. Today's article tries to make life easier for those who need to always have certain cells as a page header.

The header row included in Calc, reached by following the menu "Format" - "Page" - "Header row"- "Edit", is basic and is explained in the screenshot taken from the program, below.

16Nov/100

Linux e are

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In this guide I will explain a few small things that new users GNU/Linux. Those coming from the Microsoft world will be used to having to fiddling with fonts and characters various so completely irrational. The creators of Windows XP in esteem it had released a software simple to use, but in reality (as we shall see) is not always so. An example is the 'font installer. To install a font on XP you need to go to the folder "characters", cliccare su "File" - "Install New Font" and finally choose from a file manager that we want to install the downloaded font.

This procedure should be repeated all the times that we have to install a different font. If we had 100 fonts to be installed should repeat the procedure 100 times. So much for simplicity.

5Aug/100

Print in a series of addresses from a database with OpenOffice Writer and Base

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Today we give you a little advice to all employees of the commercial offices which often ends meet have to deal with bills of pending to be sent to various firms. We automate the process of writing addresses on envelopes.

23Jul/100

OpenOffice introduces the new icons minimalist

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Lately (not so recently) Oracle bought Sun, and all products related to her. Among the most imporant we can cite VirtualBox, MySQL and office suite OpenOffice.org. In today's post we cover OpenOffice.org, the baton exchange has raised many hardships.