WPS Office

With the latest SlackBuilds.org update, WPS Office was added to the repository. I decided to give it a try, as I have never been too happy with Impress.

The SlackBuild script just repackages the binaries provided from upstream. So far, the office suite seems amazingly good. Really. The interface is user-friendly, it is very fast and offers good compatibility with the file formats of MS Office. Upon start, a warning window appeared, complaining about a missing font:
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LibreOffice: start numbering at page 2

I have a text document prepared in LibreOffice Writer, where the first page should contain only title and table of contents. Page numbering should then begin on the following page. That’s it: page 1 should have no numbering, page 2 should be numbered 1, page 3 should be numbered 2 and so on… How to do it?
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Row to column in Gnumeric

I have some spreadsheet data which I want to present in columns, instead of the rows that I initially entered. I searched a bit and found instructions for Excel here. The principle is the same, so here’s what I did for Gnumeric. Read the rest of this entry »


Visual CSL editor

I type my text in LibreOffice and use Zotero to take care of the references. Zotero has a list of many different citation styles, which likely already includes the one for the journal you are submitting your manuscript to. Read the rest of this entry »


Disable automatic updates check in Zotero

I have been using the Zotero biobliography manager, installed from SBo. Despite that I am the current maintainer of the program at SBo, I cannot immediatelly provide an update of its SlackBuild, when a new version comes out.

Annoyingly, Zotero would insist on showing a notification that a new version is available, offering to update the installation. Read the rest of this entry »