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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 to 6.

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


For LibreOffice 6, download and install this extension :… with Tools > Extension manager.
The theme packaged as an extension is the easiest way to install (no admin rights needed). This feature has been added in LibreOffice 6.

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. Close and re-open LibreOffice.


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danielrcibz Featured By Owner 3 days ago
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 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
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 Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago
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 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Cannot find the zip file - see screenshot:…

but at least this explains the situation - thanks
charliecnr Featured By Owner 5 hours ago
The download button of THIS deviantart page  :pointlaugh 
RobyB01 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018
Très beau travail et très belle réalisation. Un grand merci
jasbutut Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018
Thank you, I'm using this on LO6.
Granvia Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018
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 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 9, 2018
Good work, thank you!!!
corrigo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018
Thanks a lot for you extension, it's working like a charm !
aliosha10 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  New Deviant
OK, now I got it installed (download from Dropbox). But I can't find the option to set the theme as active. Do you have a screenshot for me?
corrigo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018
Restart LibreOffice, then you have to choose the theme  via Tools > Options > Libreoffice > View
aliosha10 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  New Deviant
Looks like a must have! When will there be a downloadable release for LO6?
charliecnr Featured By Owner Edited Feb 1, 2018
You can download the zip file.
It contains exactly the same icons as the extension that I will publish later on their website, when I will be abled to.
The extension is a .oxt file that is much easier to install and update on LibreOffice, especially when you don't have admin rights on your system. This feature (installing theme via extension) has been added in LO 6.0, that's why.

I will keep .zip and .oxt files containing exactly the same content.
.zip usable with all versions.
.oxt usable with versions 6.0 and +.
Juanval333 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
You are my hero <3 As a long term windows user it's hard for me constantly read everything because i'm not related with it, by providing us this you saved me a lot of time. Thanks!
minaitse Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017
Thank you very much of this brilliant light icon theme for LibreOffice 5. 

Do you have yet some schedule plans to update this icon theme for LibreOffice 6, which beta2 is already available? 

There seems to be several new icon resources added, as mentioned in previous comments too.

(moreover using this icon theme, I have added several own icons in my installations of LibreOffice, because there seems to be missing in LibreOffice several icon resources for very essential tools ownLOiconsadded by minaitse  )
charliecnr Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017
Yes, I will update for LibreOffice 6, and the theme will also be available through the extension system, directly from LibreOffice 6. :D (Big Grin)

If you have icons or suggestions to send me, do not hesitate to contact me via pm.
minaitse Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
You already updated Office 2016 icon theme for Libre Office 6 beta, thank you very much. Seems to work brilliant again.

And my major worry in Libre Office is that it seems to lack resources for icons in icon themes of many tools. So as far as I know Libre Office project whould add those icon resources for to include them in icon sets. 
I mahve made separata icons for tools that I need very essentially, and then I have just connected these in for tools in tools / customization (for toolbars that I have customized; see in my previous message). 

Own-extra-icons by minaitse   
dearandrew Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2017
Thanks a lot for the effort!
francisdrakex Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2017
Thank you very much!
I am using MS Office at work, and LibreOffice 5.4 at home. Your icon-set makes transition between these two programs really easy! Your icons give LibreOffice a lightweight, professional appearance.
BobbyWibowo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017
Many thanks.
AndreasKai Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017

we add on the LibreOffice conference in Roma the functionallity to support external icon themes as an extension. It would be a pleasure if you could offer your icon theme here and at the LibreOffice extension webpage. The benefit is that the user can download the file and add it. No copy to some specific paths.

In addition there are some changes (additional icons needed) for LibreOffice 6.0 in spring 2018. Would be awesome if you could contact the design group of LibreOffice.

Thanks for your work
charliecnr Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2017
Yes, I am ok to give the icon theme to the LibreOffice extension system, but I don't know how to do that.
AndreasKai Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2017
Blog post from Heiko how to make an LibreOffice Extension…

hope you will help to make Office 2013 also available for LibreOffice 2016 and the fancy new notebookbars.…
please activate them in master build at experimental and test the Office 2013 icons also there.

Thanks a lot for your work.
elswerky Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017
Thank you 
nam222 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017
Thank You~very much!
jacnail Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017
Can't thank you enough... you've made possible having a better time transitioning from MS Office to LibreOffice... Keep up the good work!
eliasmtz Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Hi mister, I have question, Will you make a update? won't you? :3
iosipo Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017
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 Sep 13, 2017
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
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
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.
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