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    Can't read LibreOffice Menus, items replaced with dashes

    Hi there, i'm running xubuntu 11.10 and I've come across something of a problem with LibreOffice 3.5. The drop down menus (file, edit, view, format, etc) have all of the items there, but the names are replaced with dashes of varying length. I don't think it has anything to do with my theme (xfce-dusk) because I have tried other themes with no change. I have tried increasing and decreasing the default font size for the system, and I have tried increasing the GUI zoom from the LibreOffice preferences (which I know is the last item on the tools menu) to no avail.
    What else can I do? Is there a way to reset LibreOffice?
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    Re: Can't read LibreOffice Menus, items replaced with dashes

    Try changing your theme back to the default.

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    Re: Can't read LibreOffice Menus, items replaced with dashes

    I've tried and it doesn't affect the issue. They're still dashes in the menu, just on a white background.

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    Re: Can't read LibreOffice Menus, items replaced with dashes

    I am getting the same problem here, in Ubuntu 12.04.

    See this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1968595

    I have posted a bug report on Launchpad Here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ce/+bug/991574

    Please go to that link and report that the bug affects you so that they might place higher priority on it.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Can't read LibreOffice Menus, items replaced with dashes

    Using Ubuntu 12.04 + XFCE4.10 (from ppa).
    I also had this issue.
    FIXED (sort off): The menu became visible when I disabled display compositing. (Main Menu -> Settings -> Settings Manager -> Window Manager Tweaks -> Compositor -> Enable display compositing).

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    Re: Can't read LibreOffice Menus, items replaced with dashes

    Another "sort of" solution: in ubuntu-tweak changing the default font (ubuntu) to some other ones (best seems to be Nimbus Sans) displays almost all the menus back...

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    Re: Can't read LibreOffice Menus, items replaced with dashes

    Quote Originally Posted by kotek View Post
    Another "sort of" solution: in ubuntu-tweak changing the default font (ubuntu) to some other ones (best seems to be Nimbus Sans) displays almost all the menus back...
    Hi I have tried this and the previous idea with little success. If I tweak the font down to 4 or 5 pt i can see all the menus but cannot read them!!!! Has anyone come up with any other solution?

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    Re: Can't read LibreOffice Menus, items replaced with dashes

    I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 and experienced the same issue. I tried some of the settings tweaks to no avail. However, I found some love by doing the following:

    1. uninstalled all libreoffice packages with Synaptic Package Manager,

    2. downloaded the Main Installer and the LibreOffice built-in help from http://www.libreoffice.org/download/ ,

    3. extracted the compressed packages and

    4. followed the instruction in the "readmes"

    All menus items are now legible

    hope this helps

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    Re: Can't read LibreOffice Menus, items replaced with dashes

    This worked for me. Thanks!

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