Hanuman Chalisa typed in LibreOffice Writer with Lohit Devnagiri font on Linux

One of the challenges on Linux is creating documents in the Indian fonts such as Devnagri. Linux now widely supports the Lohit Devnagri font to enable users in India to type in Hindi. After finding this out, I used the knowledge to type in the Hanuman Chalisa. You can get download and use the Hanuman . . . → Read More: Hanuman Chalisa typed in LibreOffice Writer with Lohit Devnagiri font on Linux

How to create image map using LibreOffice Impress for use on a web page

My objective was to create an image map of a slide I created using LibreOffice Impress. See this link for the result. Here is how I went about it:

Create a presentation or flow diagram with the shapes you want, in LibreOffice Impress. Save the presentation as an ODP file, which is the default LibreOffice . . . → Read More: How to create image map using LibreOffice Impress for use on a web page

How to draw network diagrams in LibreOffice or OpenOffice

You can use Dia to draw network diagrams in linux or windows. However, if you just want to use LibreOffice Draw or Impress or even Open Office, you can use network images from Cisco.

You can them at http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac50/ac47/2.html

You will also find Visio templates at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/prod_cat_visios.html

You can see the diagrams created using the . . . → Read More: How to draw network diagrams in LibreOffice or OpenOffice

Libreoffice window resizing corrupts the window display in Ubuntu 13.04

In Ubuntu 13.04 or Xubuntu 13.04, you will notice a corruption to the LibreOffice window, whenever you do a resize. To prevent this, do, open a new terminal window, and enter following command: $ sudo apt-get install libreoffice-gtk <enter>

How to make Exported PDF editable in LibreOffice

LibreOffice enables a very useful feature to Export PDF files from the File -> Export as PDF… menu option. LibreOffice is a cross-platform, open source and free Office Suite available for use on Windows, Linux and more.

When you select that option, it shows a dialog where you need to select the pages to export, . . . → Read More: How to make Exported PDF editable in LibreOffice

Blank slides when saving LibreOffice Impress presentation to powerpoint

When saving a LibreOffice Impress presentation as Microsoft Powerpoint, some slides do not show content in the saved Powerpoint file, even though they had text and graphics in them.

After playing around, found that the slides that did not convert were the ones where no Title text was entered above the bulleted text. This means . . . → Read More: Blank slides when saving LibreOffice Impress presentation to powerpoint

Install Open Office in place of LibreOffice in Fedora 15

You can remove libreoffice and install Open Office, following steps given below: Download latest OpenOffice from the Sun Microsystems web site.

Remove LibreOffice by: # yum erase LibreOffice-core <enter> # yum erase LibreOffice-ure <enter>

Install Open Office after that. You will get an installation failure as the LibreOffice if you do not remove the . . . → Read More: Install Open Office in place of LibreOffice in Fedora 15

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