This could be an important move, the UK adopts ODF as standard format for government documents. Stated reasons; the open standards will reduce the cost incurred by users and it will be easier for them to work with the government when they use ODF.
Perhaps this may also compel Google to support ODF in Google Docs (ironically, the latest MS Office products seems to support ODF better than Google Docs, but anyway..).
I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal about two weeks ago. As usual, there are a number of new or improved features and changes, the arguably most controversial being the Dash’s Amazon integration. What has not changed, unfortunately, is the problem of the global menubar in LibreOffice. Even more unfortunate, the temporary solution using “unity –reset” I wrote about before does not work anymore. Continue reading LibreOffice global menubar still not working properly in Ubuntu 12.10
LibreOffice is still not playing nicely with the Unity interface of Ubuntu. For a start, it does not support the global menu. You can enable this by installing the lo-menu package (available in Ubuntu software centre). This doesn’t work for me though; after installing the Window menu disappears. This means loosing access to the split and freeze functions in Calc. Continue reading Freezing LibreOffice icons on the Ubuntu Unity launcher
Just accidentally discovered this nifty feature in Calc of Libreoffice allowing to quickly create sub-sets of your data by double clicking on the row or column totals in a Pivot table. Continue reading Create new tables with subsets of your data using the Pivot table in LibreOffice
Although I almost exclusively work with Libreoffice, most people I work with still use Word 2003 or later MS Word versions. Not too much of a problem; converting ODF documents back and forth to Word 2003, 2007 or 2010 is usually fairly smooth. However, the last couple of weeks I got complaints from colleagues who could not select, copy or paste figure captions. And they couldn’t add or edit comments in the text either. Continue reading Annoying problem converting ODF to Word 2003 documents – solved
I often use filters in my Open/LibreOffice and wanted to know how to create a macro that removes all existing filters. The OpenOffice Wiki tells you how to do this. Continue reading Macro to remove filters in Libre/OpenOffice
In OpenOffice / LibreOffice Calc, you would normally use CONCATENATE to combine strings from different cells, like in the example below: Continue reading A concatenate function on steroids for OpenOffice calc