Install musescore on Ubuntu Flavors (Lubuntu, Xubuntu, etc.)

To install musescore on ubuntu flavors, like lubuntu or xubuntu, it might be the easiest, to use wine to install it. The "normal" way by using the repository did not work for me on Lubuntu 12.04, that means it did not install the latest version 2.0

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mscore-ubuntu/mscore-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade


Workaround to include inkscape vector graphics into libre office impress

Inkscape vector graphics (.svg) appear a little bit blurry when used in libre office impress (Version: LibreOffice, Build ID: 350m1(Build:2)), especially when text is visible on the graphics. 

I think the easiest workaround is to export the inkscape graphic as a .png bitmap

File -> Export Bitmap

I got good results with the default settings (90 dpi).

The generated png can then be included into Impress.


Libre Office Impress - Export Custom Animation to pdf

There's a cool add-on (ExpandAnimations) for Libre Office Impress out there that let's you export a Libre Office presentation, even with animated (appear, disapper) effects.

You can download it at

Open it with Libre Office.


Once the add-on is installed you can export animated presentations to pdf via

Write Math Symbols Latex in Inkscape

In Inkscape (from version 0.48) you can include mathematical symbols using Latex. In the menu bar go to

Extensions->Render->LaTeX Formula

and write your formula. Note that the formula will appear below your drawing area. So it might be necessary to zoom out to see the formula.

If you don't see the menu entry it might be necessary to install latex, dvips, pstoedit. In Ubuntu you can open a terminal (Ctrl + T) and insert following line (followed by the enter key. You are asked for your root password.)

How to change the look/layout of your dokuwiki / install a new template.

  1. Download a template from here.
  2. Extract the downloaded template archive (usually a .zip or .tgz file) in the lib/tpl/ folder of your dokuwiki:
         * connect via ftp to the lib/tpl/ folder on the server and copy/upload the extracted template folder there (e.g. lib/tpl/arctic-mbo)
  3. Then select the template in the Config Manager  by adjusting the template option.