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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:54 am    Post subject: OOO 2.4 on Linux Reply with quote

I am using Ubuntu 7.10 which has pre-installed 2.3
i wanna upgrade to 2.4 but synaptic manager says that 2.3 is latest

so i downloaded 2.4 but this was a tarball... how do i install it??
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here

http://user.services.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=68

Hagar maintains a thread on how you can install the "official" OOo on Debian based systems such as Ubuntu.

OOo 2.4 will come with the next Ubuntu release, which is due within about a week.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ftack wrote:

OOo 2.4 will come with the next Ubuntu release, which is due within about a week.


As a matter of interest - I've just installed Kubuntu on a laptop and it comes with 2.4

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ubuntu uses a variation of the openoffice.org application called Go-oo.org. The official version is not as tightly integrated into Ubuntu as the version provided with Ubuntu. You may experience difficulties doing mail merges, embedding video and sound, and having the application change the interface language automatically to the native language used in the session if you "upgrade."
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The official version is not as tightly integrated into Ubuntu as the version provided with Ubuntu. You may experience difficulties


... yes... perhaps... but maybe the Forms Wizard would work??

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I've spent MANY hours struggling with Ubuntu and OpenOffice today. Admittedly, I am a Linux newbie.

FINALLY, I found....

HURRAH!!!!

http://www.stchman.com/install_oo.html

It gave me what I needed!! IT WORKED!! And after doing that, Form Wizard worked!!!!

Now... I haven't worked with it very much yet... don't dare, for sake of my sanity, but it did work as far as I went. And, as I said, Form Wizard worked.

See the cited site for details....

Or to the page I've posted telling the story in newbie-speak....

http://sheepdogguides.com/ubu/fixformwiz.htm
(Sorry about the format at the moment. I'll try to "pretty" it up.)

In summary....

The following can, I'm pretty sure, be done by an ordinary user, as long as that user has admin privileges. You will have to put the admin password in from time to time.

a) Install the Sun Java RTE. Use the Ubuntu "add/remove applications" tool, search All Avail Apps for "Java" which will turn up a variety of things... incl "Sun Java 5.0 Runtime".

I didn't remove the Java that was previously on the machine.

b) Use the Synaptic package manager... it is to be found under System | Administration... to remove your existing OpenOffice. (Do a search for packages with OpenOffice in the name or description. Sort the results by "installed" BE SELECTIVE... there are a few you DON'T remove.

c) Go to openoffice.org. Download the DEBS version of OpenOffice for Linux, but UNTICK the "download Java RTE" box before you do.

d) Save the file to disc in a "downloads" folder. Doulble click on it to decompress the tar ball.

e) Go to http://www.stchman.com/install_oo.html for how to install what you've created. I wasn't able to do that part with Synaptic.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU, Bob Nelson, for what you posted. I was not far from serious mental distress after HOURS of looking for how to do what you explained so well!!

P.S.: The "aliening" of the files mentioned in many posts on the subject isn't necessary now that OpenOffice.org distributes .deb files. (I have ALMOST NO IDEA of what I'm talking about.... but I'm still pretty sure it is true!)
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