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[SOLVED] LibreOffice: Tab Font size too small

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:20 pm
by hero4711
Hi all,

I have a fresh Install of LMDE2 with all updates (@64 Bit Intel Machine). However, Tabs in LibreOffice are way too small.

The LibreOffice Forum https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/sho ... i?id=36772 says that it's either a problem with the theme or with LibreOffice itself. As they say it's fixed in 4.4 and I have 4.3.3.2, it's probably the version?

So, how can I fix this? I think it's best to stick with the official repositories, but this bug is quite annoying.

Re: LibreOffice: Tab Font size too small

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:58 pm
by xenopeek
Welcome to the Linux Mint forums.

I do recall longer time back on the Ubuntu based edition of Linux Mint the tabs at the bottom in LibreOffice Calc were not very high and could be hard to use because of that. Sounds like same issue?

LMDE 3 will have LibreOffice 5.2.7 so it should be fixed in that. I expect we'll see news about LMDE 3 in July. But that doesn't help you now or if you would want to stay on LMDE 2 for the long term support period.

LibreOffice have a lot of download options and for LMDE 2 I think the AppImage one should work: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/appimage/. You can try that. I'd suggest using the Still version.

Re: LibreOffice: Tab Font size too small

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:52 pm
by JerryF
Are you talking about the tab settings in the ruler or the tabs when shown?
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Re: LibreOffice: Tab Font size too small

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:17 pm
by BenTrabetere
xenopeek wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:58 pm
LibreOffice have a lot of download options and for LMDE 2 I think the AppImage one should work
I think AppImage is worth exploring, and the LO AppImage on LMDE. There are some things you will need to do....

First, you must make it executable. On the download page there are two sections on running the AppImage - one is from the GUI, the other is from the Terminal. I recommend running it from the terminal the first time to see if it throws out any errors.

Second, rename the AppImage. LO does not put the version in the filename, something I consider to be a grievous mistake and a damned nuisance. The version from the download page is 5.4.7.2, and you can/should rename it before you download. For example, if you download the Still-Basic edition, I suggest renaming it LibreOffice-still.basic-5.4.7.2_x86_64.AppImage.

Finally, the LO AppImage does not give you the option to integrate the AppImage to your desktop. If you want it to be a Menu entry or an icon on your desktop, you will have to do that manually.

Re: LibreOffice: Tab Font size too small

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:00 pm
by hero4711
xenopeek wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:58 pm
I do recall longer time back on the Ubuntu based edition of Linux Mint the tabs at the bottom in LibreOffice Calc were not very high and could be hard to use because of that. Sounds like same issue?

LMDE 3 will have LibreOffice 5.2.7 so it should be fixed in that. I expect we'll see news about LMDE 3 in July. But that doesn't help you now or if you would want to stay on LMDE 2 for the long term support period.
Sorry, the notification seemed to be lost in my email box... Yes, it was exactly the same issue.

Finally, I used a Debian backport version of LibreOffice. That seemed to me the closest solution to 'official'. I have 5.2.7 now and that works like a charm.

In the meantime, I have LMDE3 at my notebook. Because LMDE2 is already close to perfect, LMDE3 is no real advance. Indeed, there are some points where LMDE2 was better:
  • in the default icon set, the buttons are way too small. So, the 1st action was to change that.
  • In MintUpdate, the practical priorities are missing (or the design is so inferior to that of LMDE2 that I can't see that anymore)