Samiur Rahman | 29 Jun 21:36 2016

An "Unicode Editor"

We need an "Unicode Editor." It will allow you to select a certain unicode
range, such as a specific language or script, and then choose from a number
of fonts that support that range, or give the opportunity to download or
buy a font that supports that range.


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Caolán McNamara | 28 Jun 16:59 2016

security related information, CVE-2016-4324

Parsing the Rich Text Format character style index was insufficiently
checked for validity. Documents can be constructed which dereference an
iterator to the first entry of an empty STL container.

All users are recommended to upgrade to LibreOffice >= 5.1.4

Thanks to the researchers working with Cisco Talos Security
Intelligence and Research Group for discovering this flaw.



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Gabriel Rauter | 14 Jun 20:48 2016

Survey: Relevance of Configuration Systems in Free and Open Source Software

Dear developers, contributors and caretakers of free and open source
If you are involved in the development of free and open source software
(FLOSS) you are the person we are looking for.

It would be a great help if you take this survey:

It will be available till 18.07.2016 (anywhere on earth).

For every thoroughly and not anonymously finished survey € 40 cent will be
donated to one of the following organizations of your choice:

For every thoroughly and not anonymously finished survey € 40 (at least €
200 in total) cent will be donated.
The donation goes to one organisation of your choice.
You need to enter your e-mail address to participate.
Then you can select between following projects:

- LimeSurvey (LimeService, kindly hosts this survey)
- SPI (General Donation: 0 A.D., LibreOffice, Debian, ArchLinux, …)
- Mozilla (Firefox)
- Wikimedia Foundation (Wikipedia)

So if you know anyone suited for this survey please feel free to share it.

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Fulano Diego Perez | 4 Jun 13:05 2016

where is debian help ?

each time selecting LO help, this link wants to load:

but how do you access the local help, what format is it in ?

$ du -sh /usr/share/libreoffice/help/
25M    /usr/share/libreoffice/help/

$ aptitude show libreoffice-help-en-gb
Package: libreoffice-help-en-gb         
State: installed
Automatically installed: no
Version: 1:5.1.3-1
Priority: optional
Section: doc
Maintainer: Debian LibreOffice Maintainers
<debian-openoffice <at>>
Architecture: all
Uncompressed Size: 25.1 M
Depends: libreoffice-l10n-en-gb, libreoffice-style-default,
libreoffice-writer | language-support-translations-en,
libreoffice-common (= 1:5.1.3-1)
PreDepends: dpkg (>= 1.17.13)
Recommends: libreoffice-core (> 1:5.1.3) | language-support-translations-en
Provides: libreoffice-help-5.1
Description: office productivity suite -- English_british help
 LibreOffice is a full-featured office productivity suite that provides
a near drop-in replacement for Microsoft(R) Office.
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bobw | 27 May 13:08 2016

calc and updating external links

Probably I do something wrong,but I do not know what.
I made a simple test with two sheets.
in the second sheet in A1 I made an external link to a website
select all html
in sheet 1 I made a reference to one cell of sheet two (an element what I
suppose would be updated, and this is OK)

But when the update is done (manually or automatic) not only sheet 2 is
updated but sheet 1 is overwritten by all elements of sheet2 and not as I
expected only one cell.

What is wrong?

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Matthew Berry | 18 May 09:58 2016

Comments from an entrepreneur running an SME

Good Morning,

I operate a small group of companies.

Thank-you for offering a MS Office type solution to those opposed to MS 
built-in obsolescence on our still used Office2000 Professional. I have 
donated to your cause and will continue to do so on a regular basis, as 
I do so for other valuable causes (Wikipedia, ...).

That being said, I believe in using systems that work and that I can 
manage myself, unfortunately not (yet) including Linux (I tried in 1997 
and haven't had time since).

As such, I have avoided leaving our official XP operating system 
(beefing up recommended Internet security systems) until my well 
configured 9-year old twin-core ASUS notebook finally began to have 
reliability issues (now converted to office system as it's operating 
characteristics are still far from obsolete), but my multi-core i7 HP 
(acquired some time ago, but that I have avoided using except for 
Autodesk programs) came with the 8.1 operating system (and without a disk).

Note that I have also avoided using cloud-based resources as I believe 
that one must take care of critical systems and data oneself, and I have 
never really appreciated the "new improved" MS Office" products, that 
never really got better than our product.

Our official multi-license Office2000 Professional initially installed 
OK (yes, even WORD2000 was working!) on my 8.1 laptop, but MS automatic 
updates (installed somewhat late) have just killed WORD2000 and even 
restoring the system to a former point prior to these "critical" updates 
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Sripad R Naik | 14 May 21:11 2016

Problem with Calc Chart Y Axis Title Problem


I just upgraded my Libreoffice 5.0.3 to 5.1.3. I have problem with Y axis
Title. Earlier it used to align along the Y axis (parallel to Y Axis). Now
all my earlier graphs also show Yaxis title horizontally. I tried to change
it but it does not change. I tried to create a new Graph. Still same problem
with Y-axis.

I am not sure weather it is a Bug? Anybody came across this problem? Please

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Klaibson Ribeiro | 10 May 20:37 2016

Released LibreOffice For Dummies v2

Good Afternoon.

After five years, he came out the second version of LibreOffice For 
Dummies, in 2015, launched a Crownfunding campaign to leverage resources 
for printing of this book, but to no success, I decided to leave it in 
digital format.

The first version of the ebook had ample success, with over 11,000 
downloads recorded to the MegaUpload off the air in 2012 and many other 
copies distributed throughout Brazil, without the need to download.

In this version, and remove any reference to the extinct BrOffice.Org, 
because at the time I was writing this book were in transition period, 
updated all prints also been updated installation ways on Linux and 
Windows and in addition bonus of how to install LibreOffice on Mac OS.

This update comes at a good time, while Brazil is in crisis and 
thousands of companies, having to renew their licenses and need to 
reduce costs, certainly will opt for the use of LibreOffice.

Download for details can be found in

Good week.


Graduado em Administração de Empresas - UNISUL CRA/SC - 28721
Especialista em Educação Tecnológica e Profissional - CETIQT/Senai
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Stefan Weiberg | 3 May 15:30 2016

Bug Squashing Party in Munich from 27th May till 29th May


I want to do a quick shout-out for our (Landeshauptstadt Muenchen) bug
squashing event in Munich. From 27th May till 29th May we will organize
a Debian BSP in our office in Munich.

LibreOffice contributers are warmly welcome to the event. For details,
also refer to

Please don't forget to add your name to the list on the Wiki page if
you want to take part in the event.


Stefan (smux)
Landeshauptstadt Muenchen (LHM)


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Bastián Díaz | 27 Apr 06:37 2016

About Canonical Snap packages and LibreOffice distribution

Hi, I know it's too early but one of the direct consequences of the
sandboxed application package is the possibility for developers to
maintain an application more updated, independent of the distribution,
making it easy to add security updates, new features and bugs fixes

Canonical Snap packages arrived between polemics (for me a bad decision
to release a nonfunctional feature to 100% due to lack of another
development <MIR>, in a LTS version knowing beforehand design problems
in X11), but the reality is that it offers a good chance to distribute
LibreOffice in Ubuntu and other distributions that want to adopt Snap.

I've seen some documentation about the interest of some LO developers
with xdg-app (my hope for the future of linux desktop) but what is the
position of LO developers about Snap? Is there interest in distributing
LibreOffice as a Snap package? If so they will wait distribute it along
with the availability of MIR?

Thank you very much.

mjollnir66 | 26 Apr 10:13 2016

OOXML ECMA-376, transitionnal and strict


I'm a french user willing to get some answers about OOXML format. 
This post is already released on the fr.discuss mailing list. 

As you may know, something changing the game just happened in France. 
The second version of the Interoperability General Refenrential was just released. 
It demands all the public administrations (by law) to conform to certain file formats when the exchanged
from administration to administration or from a citizen to an administration and vice et versa. 

ODF is recommended. 

OOXML strict is tolerated in some case. 
OOXML transitionnal is not. 
Binary older file formats are not either. 

Thus, it becomes very interresting to investigate what's behind OOXML. 

in this article : 

3 different OOXML formats are described : 
"There is the ECMA version (that’s the one MS Office 2007 writes, which was certified by ECMA
International). Then there is OOXML Transitional, which is relatively close to the ECMA version, and is
the format that all later versions to date write as default. Finally, there is OOXML Strict." 

In this MS$ tab : 
Only two OOXML formats are described : transitionnal and strict 
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