Office Applications

Libre Office

Libre Office is an office application suite similar to Microsoft Office. It is installed on a Linux-Desktop-Maschines.

Libre Office Writer Editing Text
Libre Office Calc Editing Spreadsheets
Impress Editing Presentations
Base Editing Databases
Draw Editing Shapes, Figures and Pdf Documents.

Math Editing Math Formulas

Documentation in English: Libre Office Documentation
Documentation in German: Libre Office Dokumentation



LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system. If you would like to have Latex installed on your Linux-machine, please contact your local IT-Support.
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Editing PDF documents

OpenOffice Draw

PDF-Documents can be opened with OpenOffice Draw. You can enter this command on the command-line  to do it:

libreoffice FILENAME.pdf

In OpenOffice Draw, you can do following tasks:

• Remove pages Right click on the page on the left page list > Delete page
• Change page order: Drag drop pages on the page list
• Edit existing text fields (edit text, formatting and position). Just click twice with the select tool to enter edit mode.
• Add new text fields. Choose the text tool at the bottom (T), select the desired text area, and write.
• Edit non text fields objects like lines or bullets.
• Create fillable PDF forms (Enable the Form* toolbars and be sure to select “Create a PDF Form”)


PDF-Shuffler is a small python-gtk application, which helps the user to merge or split pdf documents and rotate, crop and rearrange their pages using an interactive and intuitive graphical interface.
PDF-Shuffler is preinstalled on the Linux Machines.


PDFsam  is a free and open-source cross-platform desktop application to split, merge, extract pages, rotate and mix PDF documents.
PDFsam is installed on Demand. Ask your IT local IT-Support to get PDFsam installed.