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For example, this is what LibreOffice Calc looks like right after installation:

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Very Windows 95 looking.

Ho can I make it look more in line with the design of elementary OS?

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    The xfce guys working on elementary icons and a theme for libreoffice. github.com/shimmerproject/libreoffice-style-elementary – Djax Aug 5 '15 at 21:21
  • @Djax how to install it? – Ferri Sutanto Oct 17 '15 at 6:13
  • Try to use WPS Office (Kingsoft) 2016 its very Ms office 2013 feel and look, I luv it. – user4455 Mar 14 '16 at 8:43
  • Thanks guys, your answers really helped me sort out my tool bar issues with LibreOffice 5. Btw when I had the tango style activated, I noticed my page borders were not complete...anyone else experienced this? I'm currently using the breeze style until this issue is rectified. – user4707 Apr 9 '16 at 9:39
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You’re missing the libreoffice-gtk3 package for integration with your GTK+ theme.

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    This was it. After doing sudo apt-get install libreoffice-gtk now it looks much nicer. Thanks! – Gabriel Aug 6 '15 at 13:50
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    Can't this package come with default installation? So newbie users who come to elementary OS specially for the design of it, don't feel any negative feelings when they see the situation at the above. – mtilhan Sep 28 '15 at 15:41
  • GTK3 or gtk+should be used? – Himanshu Shekhar Sep 29 '16 at 5:42
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    @HimanshuShekhar From LO 5.2 on, I recommend Gtk+ 3. – fitojb Oct 1 '16 at 8:15
  • Ohh yeah, after installing the GTK package, the look and feel are better. Thank you :) – valkirilov Oct 2 '17 at 9:03
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There are some style packages available:

libreoffice-style-crystal
libreoffice-style-galaxy
libreoffice-style-hicontrast
libreoffice-style-human
libreoffice-style-oxygen
libreoffice-style-sifr
libreoffice-style-tango

and probably some more...

I like and use the "breeze-style": enter image description here

EDIT: I forgot to mention that I installed LibreOffice via PPA (https://launchpad.net/~libreoffice/+archive/ubuntu/libreoffice-4-4). Gabriel wrote that the "crystal-package" wants to remove other LibreOffice packages. To be sure here is a list of all my libreoffice* packages:

libreoffice
libreoffice-avmedia-backend-gstreamer
libreoffice-base
libreoffice-base-core
libreoffice-base-drivers
libreoffice-calc
libreoffice-common
libreoffice-core
libreoffice-draw
libreoffice-gnome
libreoffice-gtk
libreoffice-help-de
libreoffice-help-en-gb
libreoffice-help-en-us
libreoffice-impress
libreoffice-java-common
libreoffice-l10n-de
libreoffice-l10n-en-gb
libreoffice-l10n-en-us
libreoffice-math
libreoffice-pdfimport
libreoffice-report-builder-bin
libreoffice-sdbc-firebird
libreoffice-sdbc-hsqldb
libreoffice-style-breeze
libreoffice-style-crystal
libreoffice-style-galaxy
libreoffice-style-human
libreoffice-style-oxygen
libreoffice-style-sifr
libreoffice-writer
  • Trying to install libreoffice-style-crystal wants to remove libreoffice-base-core libreoffice-calc libreoffice-common libreoffice-core python3-uno (!?). Installing other packages has no effect on how LibreOffice looks. do I need to change something else inside the app? – Gabriel Aug 6 '15 at 0:52
  • Yes, to implement those styles you should go to Tools -> Options -> LibreOffice (dropdown menu) -> Styles and change the style. – r3bl Aug 6 '15 at 11:14
  • You probably mean View since there is no Styles option. In any case, this only changes the icons, not the overall look of the app. Thank you for all the icon sets though! – Gabriel Aug 6 '15 at 13:49
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To have a more appropriate look, you can install Sfir icon theme :

sudo apt-get install libreoffice-style-sfir

After install, open Libreoffice and go to Tools > Options > View section and select Sfir icon and small size.

I hope you like it.

  • I think that libreoffice-style-sifr gets installed automatically now. – r3bl Aug 5 '15 at 21:49
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    This appears to only change the icons used, not the overall theme. – Gabriel Aug 6 '15 at 0:50
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What version of the LibreOffice are you using? This looks like the old version, from the Software Center. To get the newest version:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

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