2017-03-16

Episode 122 on Microsoft Graph webhooks, delta queries, and extensions with Jeff Sakowicz—Office 365 Developer Podcast

In episode 122 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates to Jeff Sakowicz about new Microsoft Graph features such as webhooks, delta queries and extensions.

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Graph math equations with Ink math assistant in OneNote for Windows 10

Ink math assistant can now draw graphs of your equations in OneNote for Windows 10!

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Work smarter—not harder—on the next Office Small Business Academy

Is your business falling victim to silent killers of productivity? Register for the next episode of Office Small Business Academy, “Work Smarter: Productivity Tools for Your Business,” and learn how to develop processes and key disciplines.

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The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 5.3.1

Berlin, March 16, 2017 – The Document Foundation (TDF) announces the availability of LibreOffice 5.3.1, the first minor release of the LibreOffice 5.3 family released in early February, with 100 bugs or regressions fixed against the previous version.

LibreOffice 5.3.1 is targeted at technology enthusiasts, early adopters and power users, as it is focused on bleeding edge features. For all other users and enterprise deployments, TDF suggests the just released LibreOffice 5.2.6, with the backing of professional support by certified professionals (a list is available at http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/professional-support/).

People interested in technical details about the release can access the change log here: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/5.3.1/RC1 (fixed in RC1) and https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/5.3.1/RC2 (fixed in RC2).

Download LibreOffice

LibreOffice 5.3.1 is immediately available for download from the following link: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/download/.

LibreOffice users, free software advocates and community members can support The Document Foundation with a donation at http://donate.libreoffice.org.

Several companies sitting in TDF Advisory Board (http://www.documentfoundation.org/governance/advisory-board/) are providing either value added Long Term Supported versions of LibreOffice or consultancy services for migrations and trainings, based on best practices distilled by The Document Foundation.

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2017-03-15

Test drive our hottest new collaboration tool—Microsoft Teams

Register for a free interactive session and experience for yourself how the latest Microsoft technology can help you be more productive.

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Microsoft Teams featured on Good Morning America—watch now

Create a secure teamwork hub to communicate and collaborate effectively.

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Pivot charts in LibreOffice: Part 1

About

Pivot tables are a powerful tool to reorganise, manipulate and summarise the data set in spreadsheets to get the valuable information from it. To get a quick visual representation of the information, pivot charts can be used. A pivot chart can be created from the output of the pivot tables, and if the pivot table gets changed, so does the pivot chart.

Support for pivot tables in LibreOffice is available for a long time, but there was no support for pivot charts until now. For the past week I was working on pivot charts in a feature branch (feature/pivotcharts) and I got to a first milestone. Pivot charts will be released in LibreOffice 5.4.

Pivot chart data provider

From development point of view, pivot charts are just like normal charts but with a different data provider (source of data), so this was the task with which I started. Normal charts use a data provider which is based around reading from cell ranges, but for pivot charts I created a new data provider, which reads the output data from the pivot table and prepares it for the chart. The data columns are mapped to data series and the data rows become the number of data series in chart (See Figure 1).

Figure1: Pivot table to pivot chart data mapping
Now what is left is naming of each axis and data series in chart. The y-axis categories are mapped to row field names in the pivot table and the data series names, which are shown in the chart are combined names of all column field names of the pivot table.

Each data point and row or column field name also has an associated number format, which needs to be assign to chart data, otherwise the the number format would not the values correctly as in pivot table (this is especially important with date and time).

Updating a pivot chart

Once I managed to do the mapping correctly, the pivot chart showed up as expected, but the pivot chart wasn't updated when I update the pivot table. So to solve this, I had to implement a listener of pivot table updates in the pivot chart data provider, and for every update send the signal to chart to update the data again (which it gets from the pivot chart data provider). The whole update procedure sounds like a ping-pong play between components, but it works quite well.

Demo

In the following video you can see the current status of development:



Credits

One of the real privileges here is working on LibreOffice for a Collabora Productivity customer who funds significant feature work. Many thanks to Nantes Métropole and Ville de Nantes for their investment here, and making this feature available to all LibreOffice users. You can read more about Nantes deployment here.

To be continued...

Meet the Brazilian LibreOffice 5.3 team

We can assure readers of this blog that LibreOffice 5.3 in Brazilian Portuguese did not simply sprout from the last tropical rainfall. It is the product of a team of volunteers working to make the best free office suite in Portuguese a reality.

Following the experience gained by translating the Getting Started with LibreOffice 5.0 guide, the team began to translate the Help Contents of LibreOffice 5.3 in December 2016. This task involved translating 18,000 words on our Pootle server in two months, due to all the improvements, updates and corrections that went in the software since version 5.2. The work was split into smaller tasks under the supervision of Olivier Hallot, translator leader since 2007 (during the OpenOffice.org days). The LibreOffice 5.3 user interface translation was handled by Olivier in that period.

So, the Brazilian community and the Brazilian users say thanks to Chrystina Pelizer, Túlio Macedo, Raul Pacheco da Silva and Douglas Vigliazi for the new LibreOffice 5.3 and Help system in Brazilian Portuguese.

Chrystina Pelizer “It was like a challenge for me: to actively take part in a collaborative, international software project. Learning and using the tools and techniques that volunteers use to translate the software made me feel more important and met my expectations, because they greatly reduce the effort and we get results very quickly. Also, I am very happy to be part of a project team.” Chrystina Pelizer (Florianópolis – SC)
Raul Pacheco da Silva “I always liked to be part of the LibreOffice community when my professional activities let me do so. Specifically, I like to be part of the translation projects of the software and the documentation. I use all the resources I can to fulfil my duties within the team and I don’t like to miss our weekly team call.” – Raul Pacheco da Silva (Suzano – SP)
Douglas Vigliazi “I took advantage of the fact that my professional duties are related to LibreOffice, and for me, taking part in the LibreOffice project is an opportunity to develop my professional skills, including at an international level. The translation project is one of the opportunities to contribute to the community.” – Douglas Vigliazi (Santos – SP)
Túlio Macedo “I already had translation experience with the Fedora project in Brazilian Portuguese, and that helped me a lot with using the LibreOffice toolset. The translation helped me to get to know LibreOffice in depth, in order to understand the context of the translation I was doing. I also liked very much being part of a team.” – Túlio Macedo (Brasília – DF)
Olivier Hallot “After years of personal commitment to keeping the Brazilian LibreOffice fully translated and with quality, it was a great satisfaction to assemble a team that will be able to keep the project alive by themselves, ensuring part of the translation effort of this wonderful software.” – Olivier Hallot (Rio de Janeiro – RJ)

A big hooray for the team! Click here to discover Native Language Projects in your area

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2017-03-14

LibreOffice and Google Summer of Code 2017 – get involved!

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a yearly programme in which Google funds university students to work on free and open source software projects. LibreOffice has benefited from this – last year 11 students were accepted into GSoC to do various programming jobs, helping to improve the software.

GSoC students are assisted by experienced “mentors” in the LibreOffice community, as 2016 student Jaskaran Veer Singh explains:

For 2017, LibreOffice is once again an organisation in the GSoC programme, so if you’re a university student and want to get experience working on a well-known free software project, while also being paid for your efforts, get involved! But don’t delay: the application period runs from March 20 to April 3, so it’s not far off.

To get started, check out some ideas for projects you can work on. Each project describes what’s involved, the skills required, and the mentor you can contact to get help. If you see something you’d like to work on, contact the mentor as soon as possible! Then you can discuss how to proceed.

After that, read the general GSoC 2017 page on our wiki, which provides more information on the GSoC programme and tells you how to apply. You will have to complete an Easy Hack (simple programming challenge) to be accepted, which demonstrates that you’re comfortable modifying the LibreOffice source code, building it, and submitting a patch.

So, check out the ideas, talk to the mentors, and good luck with your projects!

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Create sorteable tables in wordpress

Create sorteable tables in wordpress admindocxp Tue, 03/14/2017 - 18:33

Every Company produces a lot of internal information. This information is often in word, excel or other formats which might not be adequate for uploading in the company’s webpage or for sharing.

This information often comprises tables filled with data that are not easy to follow and understand unless you are already familiar with them so it’s important to present them in a clear way.

The problem is that most tools don’t let to publish these tables in a way that they are clear and interactive.

However, docxpresso has a solution for it. Its wordpress plugin allows to import word documents in wordpress so you would maintain the same functionalities and features as in the original document.

One of these features, that is very useful, is the possibility of being able to create sorteable tables. When you are presenting a lot of information to different targets, there may be different points of attention so it’s important to present the information in a way that’s easily handled by everyone.

For example if you want to present financial results, this function would allow you to sort the results by year or by profit/loss depending in the variable you define.

Imagine you are dealing with trade figures between one country and the rest of the world. In case you have a regular table (like the one below) it would be very difficult to figure out patterns such as the volume of imports more from that single country or to stablish a ranking:

Table rankings sorteable

However, if you use a sorteable table you would be able to know whatever you need. In the example above, for example, you would be able to work out which country imported more by value or percentage on each year.

So this would be a highly useful tool for anybody who needs to share a lot of numerical data but wants to make them understandable and accessible for everybody.

In case you want to know more about the plugin, please visit www.docxpresso.com or drop us a message at info@docxpresso.com. We will glad to assist you.


J. Walter Thompson pioneers new brands on a global scale with Office 365

"JWT is a people business, so collaboration among employees and across the agency-client line is key to getting work done." —Read more on how Jamie McLellan and JWT use Microsoft Teams to connect their organization with an interface that supports their global workforce.

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Microsoft Teams rolls out to Office 365 customers worldwide

Today, during a global webcast from Microsoft headquarters, we announced that Microsoft Teams—the chat-based workspace in Office 365—is now generally available in 181 markets and in 19 languages.

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Hendrick Motorsports drives collaboration to the finish line with Microsoft Teams

"Most fans watching a race think it’s all about the car and the driver. But behind that combination is a ton of data, and the real question becomes how quickly we can consume and act on information that give us a competitive edge." —Learn how Matt Cochran and HMS use Microsoft Teams to help them make race-winning decisions!

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Job Search for a Development Mentor

The Document Foundation (TDF), the charitable entity behind the world’s leading free office suite LibreOffice, seeks an individual – or individuals part (or full) time – to be:

a Development Mentor

to start work as soon as possible. The role requires the following:

  • Self-starting, remote working experience
  • Experience contributing to FLOSS communities
  • C++ or LibreOffice coding experience
  • Excellent communication skills

The role is a for a minimum of 10 hours per week, and includes amongst other items:

Supporting existing mentors in the LibreOffice community including:

  • Building relationships between existing mentors and new contributors
  • Identifying and onboarding new contributors
    1. Affirming and encouraging their contribution
    2. Building initial relationships with them
    3. Encouraging them to join IRC to meet the team
    4. Introducing them to domain experts for deeper learning
  • Helping to educate new contributors by
    1. Positively reviewing their code contributions
    2. Introducing them to our tooling & culture
  • Attracting new contributors by promoting the project

Previous experience with such tasks is highly welcome, so is using free software. Speaking and writing English reasonably well is a mandatory requirement.

The work time during the day is flexible, apart from some fixed times when availability is required (e.g. during meetings, which usually take place at 14:00 or 15:00 UTC once per week).

TDF welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

As always, TDF will give some preference to individuals who have previously shown a commitment to TDF, including but not limited to members of TDF. Not being a member, or never having contributed before, does not exclude any applicants from consideration.

TDF is looking forward to receiving your applications, including curriculum vitae, your financial expectations, and the earliest date of your availability, via e-mail to Florian Effenberger at floeff@documentfoundation.org no later than April 11, 2017. You can encrypt your message via PGP/GnuPG.

If you haven’t received feedback by May 16, 2017, your application could not be considered.

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Document conversion: How to work with different formats using Docxpresso

Document conversion: How to work with different formats using Docxpresso admindocxp Tue, 03/14/2017 - 01:04

Everybody has experienced the same problem at least once: You receive a file that you can’t open due to the format or it looks strange due to different formats. This always causes some distress as well as having to lose some time figuring out how to solve the problem or asking the sender to send it again.

Of course, the same happens when you are the sender. You probably have been told many times by somebody else that they cannot open a file that you send or that it has lost its format. This is particularly important when you are working with documents or forms and you want to ensure the recipients are able to receive them correctly.

Most of us use PDF, word or open office among others to create our documents. All of them have their advantages and disadvantages.

In an ideal world, you would not have to worry about the recipients being able to open and, if necessary, edit  the documents. But we have to take into account that not everybody uses the same tools and that, sometimes, two different people can be using two different versions of the same program.

So how can we be sure that the recipient is going to be able to open and work with the document without any problem or without having to convert files into other formats?

The answer is Docxpresso. Docxpresso is the new tool that allows you to send documents in a web format so everybody will be able to open and read them without any technical issues. Furthermore, as we have explained in previous posts, Docxpresso is the ideal tool for sharing documents that have to be filled by the recipient such as contract, forms, quotations, etc...

The process couldn’t be easier:

  • You create a document in word or open office as usual. If the document is word you can save it with .odt format.
  • You log in into your docxpresso account.
  • You upload the document.
  • If the document needs to be filled by someone else, you can customize the document.
  • Then you would obtain a link.
  • You just send this link by e-mail and the recipient would be able to see the file in their web browser without having to worry about software incompatibilities.

 So, if you don’t want to lose time converting documents, Docxpresso would be the natural solution.

Of course, if you want to discuss in more detail how to use the tool or want us to perform a demo, do not hesitate to contact us at info@docxpresso.com. We will be happy to help you.

 


Create Beautiful documents with Docxpresso

Create Beautiful documents with Docxpresso admindocxp Tue, 03/14/2017 - 01:02

If you work in an environment where you have to work with documents frequently you probably have experienced one or many of these situations:

  • You received a document full of text without format, so it was difficult for you to read or understand.
  • You received a badly formatted document so you were not sure what to do with it.
  • You received a document that you had to print out, read, fill and scan
  • You send a document but you were not able to send it in a user friendly format.

It’s a fact that most companies produce a lot of paperwork but frequently this paperwork is dense, difficult to understand and, why not say it?, ugly. Of course, one can argue that the content is the most important thing but it’s true that a good presentation always helps to make the content easier to read and follow.

For the person who receives the document, it will always be easier to follow, understand and, eventually, fill a document that has a nice format and everything is well explained. Research has shown that most people just scan over the documents instead of reading them thoroughly so, why don’t we make sure people read and understand the most important issues with a good format and design?

Docxpresso helps you  to create documents that are not just beautiful but also easy to read, edit, share or fill.

Furthermore, it allows to add to your documents many functionalities:

  • You can add different tabs for your document so the reader can access the different sections independently.
create great documents
  • You can add personalized lists of items: lists of countries, lists of courses, etc…
  • You can add comments to each field that will help the reader to fill the document.
create documents online
  • You can add signature pads, for making signature processes easier
  • Of course, you can customize your font and paragraph to make your documents look beautiful

Docxpresso will improve not only the look of your documents but also the usability as it will allow you to send the document to other users that can make changes in the document as well. You can select which users have edition rights so just the people you want would be able to make changes in the document.

One of the highlights is that you can send the documents to external stakeholders. If the document needs filling, they would be able to fill it online very easily and you would receive in your account the answers. Of course, you would be able to export those answers to your preferred format.

Docxpresso has understood that documentation is key for most business so we aim at make it not only user friendly and simple but also fancy and beautiful so documentation would no longer be a problem for your company.

Of course, if you would like to discuss your documentation needs, we would be happy to advise you about how to make beautiful and user friendly documents with Docxpresso: info@docxpresso.com

 


2017-03-13

Business model Canvas: How Docxpresso can help you to create a business model

Business model Canvas: How Docxpresso can help you to create a business model admindocxp Tue, 03/14/2017 - 00:58

The business model Canvas has become very popular within the corporate strategy field. For those who are not yet familiar with it, the Canvas business model is a tool to create business models.

The canvas model is called that way because it is supposed to draw a “canvas” of your business strategy. The model is based on 9 components that should be addressed and analysed.

canvas model online

However to create a successful business model, It’s necessary not only to take a deep look into your organization but also to involve different areas within the company. The model covers all main business areas from production to sales, taking into account every process undergone meanwhile. So it’s logical to involve staff from many different departments and, in some cases, even some external consultants or advisors.

As there may be so many different people involved it is important to use tools that allow coordination among the different employees and directors as well as being able to edit, modify and make comments in a clear and organized way.

Docxpresso, your tool for creating, editing and sharing online documents, is also perfect to be the framework for your business strategy. Docxpresso is a very easy way to share documents so you can create the template for the model and everyone else involved can make changes, comments and suggestions in an organized and coordinated way. In addition, everybody can keep track of these changes and comments.

This way you would be able to reduce the number of meetings as everybody would be able to have a clear idea of what is going on and the whole process would be much more efficient.

This is only one of the many different uses for Docxpresso within an organization. If you want to discuss how Docxpresso can help you to improve your internal processes and your communication with customers and external stakeholders, do not hesitate to contact us at: info@docxpresso.com. We will happy to help you and, eventually, perform a demo of the tool.

 


2017-03-12

Please participate in a survey about the standard color palette

With the latest update of color palettes published in New Color Palettes in LibreOffice we also introduced a new standard palette that has room for improvement. We asked for input on the design mailing list and received three new variants. Now it’s up to you to decided which one you like most.

The survey is run on our new Limesurvey platform at

https://survey.documentfoundation.org/index.php?r=survey/index&sid=597249

The results from this survey will be reported here as soon it has been analyzed.


2017-03-10

Introducing the new Office 365 profile experience

Office 365 introduces an extended profile card experience to enhance the way users collaborate with people and get things done.

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March 2017 updates for Get & Transform in Excel 2016 and the Power Query add-in

Excel 2016 includes a powerful set of data import and shaping capabilities available under the Get & Transform section on the Data ribbon. Today, we are pleased to announce two new data transformation and connectivity features that have been requested by our customers. —Read on for details.

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2017-03-09

Announcement of LibreOffice 5.2.6

Berlin, March 9, 2017 – The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 5.2.6, the sixth minor release of the LibreOffice 5.2 family, targeted to enterprises and individual users in production environments.

TDF suggests to deploy LibreOffice in large organisations, public administrations and enterprises with the backing of professional support by certified people (a list is available at:
http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/professional-support/).

People interested in technical details about the release can access the change log here: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/5.2.6/RC1 (fixed in RC1) and https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/5.2.6/RC2 (fixed in RC2).

Download LibreOffice

LibreOffice 5.2.6 is immediately available for download from the following link: http://www.libreoffice.org/download/download/.

LibreOffice users, free software advocates and community members can support The Document Foundation with a donation at http://donate.libreoffice.org.

Several companies sitting in TDF Advisory Board (http://www.documentfoundation.org/governance/advisory-board/) are providing either value added Long Term Supported versions of LibreOffice or consultancy services for migrations and training, based on best practices distilled by The Document Foundation.

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Episode 121 with Richard Moe on Microsoft Teams Extensibility—Office 365 Developer Podcast

In episode 121 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates are joined by Richard Moe, the Developer Community Program Manager for Microsoft Teams to discuss the launch of Microsoft Teams and the developer story with it.

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2017-03-08

Deploy your SharePoint Server 2016 farm in Azure

SharePoint Server 2016 in Microsoft Azure is designed to leverage faster provisioning of servers allowing you to take your first step in hosting a server-based IT workload in the cloud. Our support articles help you plan, design, test and deploy SharePoint farms in Azure.

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2017-03-08 Wednesday.

  • Mail chew, built ESC stats; finally dunged an expensive but useless chair out of my office. Call with Miklos.
  • Pleased to see AMD's Naples announced with video. 32 core /64 thread Ryzens, with 128 threads over 2 sockets; it is really time to start (safely) using more of those in LibreOffice.

2017-03-07

2017-03-07 Tuesday.

  • Mail chew, partner call, hacked on Online a little, truck-load of admin, commercial call; dinner. Customer call in the evening.

Join us for an online event to celebrate the global availability of Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Corporate Vice President Kirk Koenigsbauer and a special guest will share perspectives on teamwork, what’s new in Microsoft Teams, and talk about how customers are using Office 365 to collaborate and deliver great results.

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New Office 365 adoption resources, webinar with Microsoft CIO Jim DuBois

Introducing several exciting new Microsoft FastTrack resources to help customers achieve widespread adoption of Office 365 and get the most from their investment.

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Cyber risk is a business risk

In part two of the Modern Workplace security series, we look at how organizations not only need to look at their systems but also have to address the security threats that stem from the behavior of their own employees, who oftentimes are the source of cyber-attacks.

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2017-03-06

2017-03-06 Monday.

  • Mail chew, consultancy call, quick lunch, product call.

New basics training to get the most out of Office

Today, we are rolling out six new training courses covering the basics of using Office. Like any subject—math, chemistry or video games—even when you understand more advanced concepts, you can stumble over the basics. We looked at what customers struggled with, both novice and expert alike, and Office Basics was born. Whether you work with Excel, Word, PowerPoint or another Office app, you can learn a lot in these short videos,…

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LexisNexis speeds up legal document drafting and review with Office 365

LexisNexis and Microsoft Office have teamed up to equip legal professionals with a comprehensive document drafting and review solution that eliminates the need to toggle back and forth between document, research and proofreading tools. —Read on to learn more.

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New in Access 2016—Large Number (BigInt) support

The Large Number data type provides additional analytical capability and deepens the integration experience when users are importing/linking BigInt data. —Read on to learn more.

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Moving to the cloud with confidence—Deutsche Börse Group chooses Office 365

Deutsche Börse Group, the leading stock exchange in Germany and one of the largest exchange organizations worldwide, impressed with Microsoft’s regulatory compliance support, adopts Office 365. —Read Ron Markezich’s announcement.

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2017-03-05

2017-03-05 Sunday.

  • Up late, NCC - home for lunch; finished The Green Ring Conspiracy in the car/house. Slugged in the afternoon with babes, started to read Prophet to older babes; quartet practice: improving steadily. Read stories, put babes to bed - pillow-talked late to J.

First Steps With LibreOffice Online – Running It For The First Time

I finally compiled LibreOffice online and reached my first milestone. Once this was done I had to create a new subdirectory on my machine: sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/var/cache/loolwsd Because I had to run the LibreOffice online with the rights of the user I had to change the ownership of that directory: sudo chown `whoami` /usr/local/var/cache/loolwsd …

First Steps With LibreOffice Online – Compilation

I compiled LibreOffice from source code several times and want to give also LibreOffice online a try. Thus I checked out the source code from the git repository first with: git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/online I looked into the README file inside the new local git repository and got the information that I should look into the …

2017-03-04

How to specify border and padding style in ODFDOM cell?

Ok so I have some Java code that opens previously prepared libreoffice text document with a table in it (headers only).

I can access the table:

DTMNodeList nodeList = (DTMNodeList) xpath.evaluate("//table:table[1]", odfContent, XPathConstants.NODESET);
org.odftoolkit.odfdom.dom.element.table.TableTableElement tableNode;
tableNode = (org.odftoolkit.odfdom.dom.element.table.TableTableElement) nodeList.item(0);

add row:

TableTableRowElement tableRow = tableNode.newTableTableRowElement();
tableNode.appendChild(tableRow);

add cell:

TableTableCellElement ttce;        
ttce = tableRow.newTableTableCellElement(1,"string");
tableRow.appendChild(ttce);

and put text to it:

tp = (TextPElement) OdfXMLFactory.newOdfElement(odfContent, TextPElement.ELEMENT_NAME); 
tp.setTextContent("wtf");
ttce.appendChild(tp);

Additionally I have prepared style:

OdfOfficeStyles styles = odt.getOrCreateDocumentStyles ();    
OdfStyle oStyle = styles.newStyle("Vertical text", OdfStyleFamily.TableCell);
oStyle.setProperty(OdfTextProperties.TextRotationAngle, "90");
oStyle.setProperty(OdfTextProperties.FontFamily, "Times New Roman");
oStyle.setProperty(OdfTextProperties.FontSize, "9");

And I can attach it to the cell:

ttce.setStyleName("Vertical text");

But these are text properties - no matter what I try I'm unable to attach any cell property related to text alignment, border or padding of a table cell and I tried several combinations. The style just got ignored. Any suggestions?


2017-03-04 Saturday.

  • Up early; out to Wimpole Hall with the babes - wandered the gardens happily - bit boggy; dropped babes home. Went with H. to do some DofE group activity around filming some movielet, spent much of the afternoon with her friends.
  • Home; watched a movie with them while working on online. Up until midnight hacking away at non-blocking-ness.

Possible to output to .doc format using Qt?

I am writing a program using Qt. I want it to output to .doc to preserve formatting, but all that is supported by Qt are plain text, ODF, and HTML formats. ODF and HTML will preserve the formatting, but then I would have to copy and paste this to a .doc file.

I want to be able to save a .doc file and not have to worry about doing this. I have Googled this many times, but I haven't found a solution.


2017-03-03

New Release For The LibreOffice Templates Site AddOn

I released an update of a further Plone addon today, that I worked on  together with our service provider within some weeks. The addon drives the templates part of the LibreOffice extensions and templates website. The update creates some improvements for the website and updates the the localisation template and the German localisation with the …

2017-03-02

New Release For The LibreOffice Extension Site Plone AddOn

I worked together with our service provider on improvements of the Plone addon for some weeks, that drives the extensions part of the LibreOffice extensions and templates website. I added the last changes and an update for the localisation template and the German localisation today. I used for the latter one the open source editor poedit. …

Episode 120 with MVP Mikael Svenson—Office 365 Developer Podcast

In episode 120 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates are joined by MVP Mikael Svenson to discuss his community efforts with Office 365 Dev.

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Yammer integration with Office 365 Groups now rolling out

Yammer now integrates with Office 365 Groups, automatically giving all new Yammer groups a shared OneNote, Planner, SharePoint document library and SharePoint site. You and the members of your group can now readily access shared Office 365 resources right from within Yammer. —Read on to learn more.

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2017-03-01

Learn how to protect your organization from the human element

Join us for the second episode of a two-part Modern Workplace special series on cybersecurity and learn how to help keep your organization more secure from potential security breaches.

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What’s new in Office 365 administration—new Service health dashboard now generally available

The new Service health dashboard provides admins with an increased level of service health insights. We’re excited to announce that it is now available for all customers. Additional February improvements include a Power BI admin role, a weekly Message Center digest and an improved admin learning center. —Read on to learn more.

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Visio Online—anywhere, anytime access to your diagrams

We’re excited to announce Microsoft Visio Online, which enables users to share and view Visio diagrams in high fidelity from almost any device using their favorite browser. In addition, we're releasing JavaScript APIs to help developers extend Visio Online capabilities for specific user needs. —Read on to learn more.

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Outlook 2016 for Mac adds support for Google Calendar and Contacts

Today, Outlook 2016 for Mac is adding support for Google calendar and contacts—available first to our Office Insider Fast community.

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OneNote Class Notebook supports English Language Learners at Klein Forest High School

OneNote has been an excellent tool for our struggling students and co-teach classes. A few accommodations we have seen incorporated into OneNote are Read Aloud, enlarged text, graphic organizers, to-do list and use of calculator. OneNote helps students who may struggle with learning disabilities to keep their work organized because the teacher can distribute the work to their notebooks. Students are not losing or misplacing their work anymore.

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2017-02-28

Office 365 news in February—new and improved intelligent services

This month, we released several improvements to our cloud-powered intelligence services. These services use machine learning and advanced algorithms to create magical experiences that save you time and help produce polished, gorgeous content. And they will just get better each month as we deliver continued innovation and further tune our intelligent recommendations as more people use them.

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2017-02-27

eBay makes a bid for flexibility in the workplace using Office 365

“At eBay, we were built on the belief that we can empower and connect people to create more opportunity, specifically through commerce. Within our own company, we’ve mirrored that same belief by leveraging technology and tools that enable our employees to easily connect and collaborate with one another.” —Read more about how eBay enabled employee productivity by selecting Office 365 E5.

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