OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice
OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice information
A rose by any other name
OpenOffice.org is now replaced by LibreOffice.
Getting documents to remember where you were up to
If LibreOffice won't remember your last position in a document, it is probably because it does not know who you are so cannot look up your last saved position. Tools, Options, LibreOffice, User Data and enter your name and initials. It will from then on save your position in a file when you save it and return to that position when you re-open it.
When you paste text from a .PDF each line has a paragraph mark at the end. To join these lines together, select them then Format, AutoCorrect and either Apply or Apply and Edit Changes.
Wrinkles: apparently this only works on paragraphs in the "Default Style" paragraph style. The line length is set at 50% by default in the Tools, AutoCorrect Options settings under Options, Combine single line paragraphs if length greater than 50%.
UK English thesaurus not working / greyed out
Sometimes the Thesaurus option is greyed out. Fixing this can be a challenge. It is specifically a UK English problem, made all the more annoying by most of the solutions being "use en-us".
One options was to link the US files to GB files:
cd /usr/share/myspell/dicts sudo ln -s th_en_US_v2.dat th_en_GB_v2.dat sudo ln -s th_en_US_v2.idx th_en_GB_v2.idx
or it might be:
sudo aptitude install myspell-en-gb libreoffice-grammarcheck-en-gb mythes-en-gb
but that looked unwise for LibreOffice v184.108.40.206 because of all the dependency issues it was going to create, probably because it is a Debian solution.
This page is probably the place to go for a definitive, up-to-date answer. But even that is not working for me.
Doing the above and then the following did work:
sudo apt-get install libmythes-1.2-0 hunspell sudo apt-get install mythes-en-us hunspell-en-us cd /usr/share/mythes/ sudo ln -s th_en_US_v2.idx th_en_GB_v2.idx sudo ln -s th_en_US_v2.dat th_en_GB_v2.dat