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Office 2013 theme for LibreOffice by charliecnr Office 2013 theme for LibreOffice by charliecnr

This is an icons theme to make LibreOffice look like Office 2013.
ompatible with LibreOffice versions 4.x to 5.4.

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


1. 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. Close and re-open LibreOffice.


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eliasmtz Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Hi mister, I have question, Will you make a update? won't you? :3
iosipo Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Hi, I'm using iMac (MacOS 10.11) with libre I did step 1 of instructions. I can't go further 'couse I can't find "options" under the Tools (there is only customization" - is that I had to use?)
iosipo Featured By Owner 6 days ago
OK I've found it! I had to go to (1st coice on menu bar) Libreoffice >Preferences > Libreoffice >View >User Interface and choose from the dropdown menu under the rubric "icon size and style".

Thank yoy, great job!
jim977 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017  New Deviant
Is compatible with new version 5.4.1? Thanks!!
charliecnr Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017
Not yet. It will be soon.
ageor7 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017
Thank you for an excellent theme!

Please note that the "Download" button gives a 404 "The page you were looking for doesn't exist." message…
TuxKey Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017  New Deviant
so i just tried this on Fedora 26.
only needed to do this. (after the rename of course)

cp /usr/lib64/libreoffice/share/config

i looked for other directories that looked like the targets mentioned in this post or other comments but i couldn't find anything else.
Here's my search command; rpm -ql libreoffice-core.x86_64
This wil show you were files are installed for the package libreoffice. you can also grep for anything like share or config like this.
rpm -ql libreoffice-core.x86_64|grep -i share

good luck guys..
secretkeysvfx Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
Looks Great!!
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017
They're adorable.
Dany-Gee Featured By Owner May 29, 2017
Good job, THX!
iTeth Featured By Owner May 25, 2017
Bardzo ładne. W zasadzie takie, jakie powinny być "out of box" LibreOffice. Super!
Primas77 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
I had to place a copy of the file in /opt/libreoffice5.3/share/config/ or:

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libreoffice/share/config/ /opt/libreoffice5.3/share/config/ make it work in Ubuntu 16.04, Libre Office

When the locations above didn't do the trick, I looked for the file and placed the in the same lolcation. :)
charliecnr Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
Thank you for your help for ubuntu users ! Who said linux was complicated... :)
themanlie Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017
working well on libreoffice still 5.3

thank a lot.. you awesome :D
Swagmasta42 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017
Thank you! Still working in

 I only had trouble with point 2.

This helped me:

 LibreOffice, go to Tools > Options > LibreOffice > View
Under the headline "User Interface"
change Icon style  to Office2013 and choose your Icon Size
JerryWhamGoesBack Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
On windows 7 Pro, with LibreOffice 5.3, you have to put the archive on folder C:\Programmes\LibreOffice 5\share\config\ and rename it with adding "images_" at the begining of the name.
So the new name will be

Then follow the procedure to change the theme (Open LibreOffice, go to Tools > Options > LibreOffice > View and change the theme to Office2013. Close and re-open LibreOffice.)
kbhasi Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017
Sounds like you have a 32 bit non-English installation of Windows 7.
Renetrox Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
Looks great with notebookbar!!:D (Big Grin)
heidayu Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
thank you so much :-)
The-walking-Kittie Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
Yes, they do work. Unfortunately there appears to be a number of missing icons next to menu options. This is particulary noticable in the new MUFFIN (Ribbon) interface. This is also the case with the default shpping icons such as Sifr. This is particulary noticable under the 'Data' and 'View' tabs. But the icons still look really very good with Libre Office.
charliecnr Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
I will update for version 5.3.
But the ribbon interface being experimental (messy and ugly, other themes like Tango or Breeze don't even display all icons) it will be hard to guess which icons are needed, i probably won't work on it.
And the 'Extra large' icons size adds lot of work, not sure if it will be done, i'll try though. Until now, icons were in 2 sizes: 16px and 24px. With version 5.3 they added 32px and many themes are not ready yet.
The-walking-Kittie Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017
Hi Charlie,

I don't know if you realise this but you are helping a lot of people producing these icon theme for LibreOffice. There are many people who can't afford Microsoft Office and having an Office Suite that acts and looks similar goes a long way to helping people switch to a free alternative in both senses of the word. 

With the Muffin Interface as it currently is the layout is quite similar to Microsoft Office, not identical but most of the functions are in the same place as you can see in the screenshot below from Softpedia. So if you have a function you could potentially just map it to that icon as in Microsoft Office. I'm not entirely sure where the 32px icons are used in 5.3 but your icons using both large and small look fine to me. I think having a picture mapped even if it is slightly off is better than no picture at all.  But don't think this is just an excuse to ask you to spend your time on doing this. I really believe that you are helping people out with this work and I'm sure there are a lot of people that would like to thank you for all of this effort. Certainly I would.…
NetInDiviDuo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
Yes they work. Just installed them on on MacOS. Haven't tested everything yet. Something might be missing.
cryptpedia Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
Great icon pack, thank you!
LibreOffice 5.3 is coming out next week (begining of February) with ribbon interface.

That's already available in the beta version.
Any chance of being able to use these icons for 5.3 version?

The-walking-Kittie Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017
Hi charliecnr,

I wanted to thank you for your hard work here, you have really helped my sister out.  Before this icon theme she had no interest to use LibreOffice at all as it looked too different to Microsoft Office that she uses at work. Once I installed this she felt she was getting somewhere as she had a good starting point as she knew what the icons were supposed to do. 

I really hope that you update this theme when LibreOffice 5.3 comes out as with the announcement of the new Notebookbar this icon theme help out a lot of switchers from Microsoft Office. This will work perfectly here and be a real benefit for those that want a familiar Office suite but can't afford Microsoft prices and those that care about software freedom.

Peace from the walking Kittie
unbekannt4 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016

tanks for that pack it's very nice. Good to have the same icons in both office suites, it's at least a bit less confusing then :)
Did u make the screenshot above using Windows 10 or how did u manage to chance the layout of the window borders?

lalitpatanpur Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice.  Thanks for that.  Hated the default icon sets in LibreOffice.   Thank you for contributing!
eliasmtz Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016
That's amazing work! Thank you guy!  Hug 
Mick76B Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Student
Many thanks. Great work - should be a standard option delivered with LibreOffice!
AJD1979 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016
This helps alot.  I have 1 question.  After I installed the theme and enabled it within LibreOffice, I noticed the icons were kinda blurry.  Anyone else having this issue? 

Under Options > LibreOffice > View... I have tried enabling and disabling the two options 'Use anti-aliasing' and 'Use OpenGL for all rendering (on restart)' but I'm getting same results.

I would attach an image of what I am seeing, but not sure how to do that there.

Any clue?

Thanks in advance.
fdsfadslfa Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016
charliecnr Thank you for the iconset.

I have a question regarding the copyright, is this iconset ok in the terms of copyrights please?

Is the theme made as a copy of the icons of MS Office 2013?

I am not from MS, only asking, wanting to be clean regarding the copyrights. Many thanks, Solaris
cman888 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016
OMG thank you so much, I couldn't stand using the icon set that came with LibreOffice, Bold is a B again. Italic is an I again. Thank you so much. It's not a bunch of As all over the screen.
Almaska Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great! Works well for me. Thanks!
ganeshbhat Featured By Owner Edited Sep 15, 2016
Got the file. Downloaded and copied to the locations mentioned for linux. How do I find the location to change the Theme? Cant find it where you mentioned it.
timatgca Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016
thanks, this worked for me exactly as described LO 5.2.1 x64 
g8s-of-insanity Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016
After instal LO5.2 x64 on Win10 I could not change themes no matter what instructions I have followed. This is my crude solution.
Close the office.
Go to : C:\Program Files \LibreOffice 5\share\config\
Create there a new folder. For convenience name it "Themes" . Move every theme into that folder except  the theme you would like to use.
Restart office . TaDa. 
FeMarynowski Featured By Owner Edited Sep 1, 2016
This works in Libreoffice 5.1 on Linux

sudo cp /opt/openoffice4/share/config/
sudo cp /usr/lib64/libreoffice/share/config/

Then close e re-open Libreoffice
OSTSE Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
hi,i can‘t find my way to change the theme as you said. i use libreoffice on my macbook, it's only have "firefox theme". could you help me, thank you !
charliecnr Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
Did you copy the file next to other theme files (,,...) ?
Then, in settings (step 2 of my instructions on this page) you can change icons style by choosing in a list, and among all themes like Tango, Breeze, Oxygen,... you should see Office2013. Theme applies perfectly after a Libreoffice restart.
OSTSE Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016
thanks, i have done as you said , it is  perfect. thank you for what you have done .
abendhurt Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
This theme is so nice... It should be included in the basic Libre office download.
Thank you !
kingarthur-online Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016
Thank you very much..nice one.
Angelo975 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016
Thank you! 
larrybradley Featured By Owner Edited Jul 17, 2016
You, sir, are a genius whose has saved my sanity. All the other themes I have tried for LO (Elementary, Sifr, Tango, Chrystal, etc. - ALL of them) have been so butt-ugly that I almost despaired of ever finding a clean set of icons that are halfway recognizable to most normal human units. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Also, for those of us who are not great with the command line, finally figured out the following; thought it might help someone else. Did not use the symlink because I did not know what it was and was too lazy to look it up. Is that bad?

larry@larry-OptiPlex-7010:~/Downloads$ sudo cp -i /usr/lib/libreoffice/share/config/
larry@larry-OptiPlex-7010:~/Downloads$ sudo cp -i /usr/share/libreoffice/share/config/
Gloomshroud Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016
Thank you!
ae5sb Featured By Owner May 19, 2016
Thank you for a nice look
BrunodiSilva Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
Great !! Good Job 
Thanks =D
Khawann Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016
I'm french so:
Merci, merci beaucoup, c'est exactement ce que je cherchais pour rendre plus aisée la transition de MS Office vers LibreOffice. Un très bon travail et merci encore.
moldedwurm Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016
Thanks!!! It's working now...

What I did was copied the renamed zip file to /usr/share/libreoffice/share/config then right click (make a link/shortcut),
then cut the shortcut to /usr/lib/libreoffice/share/config

Thanks again!!! I'm using this in Debian Jessie LO v.5.1
SuperUser865 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016
I am using LibreOffice, but it will not show the theme in View -> User Interface -> Icon Size and Style -> Drop-Down Menu.
I copied the zip file both to:

Any ideas please? Thanks in advance
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