Venn diagrams online

I’ve been preparing some figures, where I need to include Venn diagrams. I am looking to make them proportional to the values. So far, I have not found a way to do this in Gnumeric, WPS Office LibreOffice or OpenOffice.org. I guess, I should find the time to learn a little bit more of R. Meanwhile, I’ve been searching for a quick solution online.

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Shorten contents of spreadsheet cells

I have a spreadsheet file with a list of species’ Latin names. I want to automatically create abbreviations for each species, by shortening both the genus and specific epithet to a certain number of characters. Here’s how to do it.
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Remove new lines from a text file

I want to copy some text from a PDF file into a word processor. Copying works, but the line breaks from the PDF formatting are also copied. This messes up the text and results in disconnected text with many rows. I decided to use the command line to fix this automatically. I searched a bit and it seems that there are two steps that have to be taken.
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Syntax highlighting

I’ve been writing a text document, where I want to paste an excerpt of a shell script. I want to put it in a frame as a separate “figure”, referred to in the text as “Box ##”. To make it clearer to the reader, I want to have the appropriate syntax highlighting. How to do it?
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WPS Office dictionary

I have been using WPS Office for quite some time now, and I am really not looking back. The default spellcheck that comes with the office is American English (en_US). I wanted to add a spell check in Writer for British English, since this is what I normally use for documents.
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