Cheers for these instructions - installing 3.2 was giving me grief for some reason, but your help was invaluable.
Remember what you remove and re-install the missing dictionaries
i.e. aspell & hunspell to re-install on my system.Code:
The following packages will be REMOVED:
aspell aspell-en aspell-fr dictionaries-common hunspell-en-us hunspell-fr
language-support-en language-support-writing-en language-support-writing-fr
myspell-en-au myspell-en-gb myspell-en-za openoffice.org-base-core
openoffice.org-calc openoffice.org-common openoffice.org-core
openoffice.org-draw openoffice.org-emailmerge openoffice.org-gnome
openoffice.org-gtk openoffice.org-help-en-gb openoffice.org-help-en-us
openoffice.org-impress openoffice.org-l10n-common openoffice.org-l10n-en-gb
openoffice.org-l10n-en-za openoffice.org-math openoffice.org-style-human
openoffice.org-writer python-uno wbritish wfrench
Since few days there is update available. Open Office is automatically downloading version 3.2.1 to desktop. Once that is downloaded, things are easier than before.
1) Unpack it
In Terminal cd to main directory and:
2) sudo sh ./update
After that you will be seen a lot of:
Preparing to replace ooobasis ...
Unpacking replacement ooobasis ...
Once done - 3.2.1 version will be fully installed and integrated!
Anybody had success with these directions using Ubuntu 9.04 (or Mint 7)??
Anyone still trying to do this with the lastest version (OpenOffice 3.2.1) -- it's not rocket science to change a few numbers, but here's the tweaked directions if you need them:
Firstly, go to the OpenOffice website: http://download.openoffice.org/ and download the Linux .deb file.
1 - Once you have done that, extract the .deb file (i just click on it and let the GUI program do the work)
Then you'll see a file called OOO320_m18_native_packed-1_en-US.9502
2 - You can remove the existing version of OpenOffice if you wish with this command:
sudo apt-get remove openoffice*.*
3 - Copy and paste OOO320_m18_native_packed-1_en-US.9502 onto the desktop then open Terminal and paste this command:
sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/OOO320_m18_native_packed-1_en-US.9502/DEBS/*.deb
4 - Then paste this command:
sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/OOO320_m18_native_packed-1_en-US.9502/DEBS/desktop-integration/openoffice.org3.2-debian-menus_3.2-9502_all.deb
Once you've done that you'll find OpenOffice 3.2 under "Office" in the menu.
When they upgrade to the next version of OpenOffice, use the same commands, changing to reflect the new file name of the packed file you download and the unpacked file you create.
Rationale for this: I've had a couple older computers that simply DON'T like Mint 9/Ubuntu 10.04....but Mint 7/Ubuntu 9.04 works just fine. :-)