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Office 2013 theme for LibreOffice
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Published: February 6, 2015
© 2015 - 2019 charliecnr

This is an icons theme to make LibreOffice look like Office 2013.
ompatible with LibreOffice versions 4 to 6.1.

06-febr-2015  : first release
13-aug-2015  : many icons improved
13-febr-2016  : updated for libreoffice 5.1
04-aug-2016  : updated for libreoffice 5.2
08-febr-2017  : updated for libreoffice 5.3
15-sept-2017 : 
updated for libreoffice 5.4
01-febr-2018  : updated for libreoffice 6.0
22-aug-2018  : updated for libreoffice 6.1


For LibreOffice 6, download and install the theme as an extension :!ArgKmgFcmBYHhSQkPf… with Tools > Extension manager.
The theme packaged as an extension is the easiest way to install (no admin rights needed), only in LibreOffice 6 and more.

Previous versions of LibreOffice don't allow themes as extension, you have to follow those steps :

1. Download (button at top right of this page) and rename zip file to and copy it to this folder :

    Windows:  C:\Program Files (x86)\LibreOffice 5\share\config\

    Linux:  /usr/lib/libreoffice/share/config/ and /usr/share/libreoffice/share/config/ or /opt/libreoffice<version>/share/config/ (use a symlink)

    OS X:  LibreOffice/Contents/Resources/config/

 2. Open LibreOffice, go to Tools > Options > LibreOffice > View and change the icon style to Office2013.

 3. Restart LibreOffice.


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Bobby-Underwood's avatar
Hi CharlieCNR,

With the forthcoming release of LibreOffice 6.2 now having reached release candidate stage will you be updating your excellent theme? It appears that the notebook bar they were working on is now 'finished' and out of the experimental feature set stage. So your theme will work really well for refugees from Microsoft Office 2013. Thanks for the hard work, it looks brilliant!

Many thanks!

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JaxBugStudent Digital Artist
Seems like it works fine with 6.2
virnonlai's avatar
The oxt file can't be downloaded from the onedrive. Please check. Million thanks...
charliecnr's avatar
I checked, it can be downloaded. What is the pb ?
virnonlai's avatar
Strange, it can be downloaded now...appreciate your reply though.
corrigo's avatar
Actually, there's a new icon theme called Colibre for Libre Office 6.1 :…

It's very close to your theme and there's no legal issue ? I don't understand...
charliecnr's avatar
I created this theme 3 years ago, in 2015.
Andreas Kainz created Colibre in 2018, inspired by my work, after a discussion with me concerning legal issues and the fact that this Office 2013 theme could not be officially provided.
Both themes are close but remain differents.
What don't you understand ?
corrigo's avatar
At first view, both of the creations are very close. When you said the document foundation didn't want to release your extension because the legal issues and then they released Colibre, i was confused.
But you clarified the situation.
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veKtorOfficialHobbyist General Artist
Hey, that's pretty good!Wink/Razz 
corrigo's avatar
Any news concerning an official release of the extension through here ?
charliecnr's avatar
I tried but they stopped me, guys at TDF are afraid of legal issue due to the similarity with MS Office look.
And installing an extension via their website is not more user-friendly at all : you still have to download the file locally, then in LO go to Tools > Extension...

So it's going to stay this way, an unofficial extension theme.
MarkHiss99's avatar
To anyone who installed the extension but it didn't appear in Tools > Options > Libreoffice > View > Icon Style
After installing the extension close LibreOffice *AND* close the Quick Starter too.
TracyJ1025's avatar
I have this installed but it does not appear in the Icon Style dropdown list. I have Libre 6.0
danielrcibz's avatar
That's what I needed to change my coworkers office suite! They couldn't stand those "default" icons. You made for the Open Source more than 1000 programmers ;-)

Finally one COOL DESIGN for LibreOffice.

Thank you very much.
salando's avatar
I downloaded the oxt file - zipped and renamed - copied in folder as described for Windows. It appears in menu but symbols do not change (look different than indicated above).

Any idea why this doesn't work with Windows 10 Home edition and Libre Office


PS: The old version looked way better than the new symbols - a pity that libre doesn't include the former symbols just like that.
charliecnr's avatar
The oxt file works only for LibreOffice 6 and above.

For your version, don't use the oxt file, you have to download the zip file given by the Download button on top right of this page.
And follow 1 2 3 instructions.
salando's avatar
Cannot find the zip file - see screenshot:…

but at least this explains the situation - thanks
charliecnr's avatar
The download button of THIS deviantart page  :pointlaugh 
RobyB01's avatar
Très beau travail et très belle réalisation. Un grand merci
jasbutut's avatar
Thank you, I'm using this on LO6.
Granvia's avatar
Hi, I unfortunately had to downgrade to LO :-( and the updated version of the Office2013 theme seems to be incompatible/buggy (some icons would not appear, displaying the text strings instead). Where can I get an old version of this great theme?

Thanks in advance!
Perseus24's avatar
Good work, thank you!!!
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