Ok and on to the next problem.
I have open office downloaded as a tar.gz file. I can extract the files and it is all there. What I cannot do is to actually install it. Can someone walk me through how? Thank you. It is Apache Open Office 3.4.1 and on Ubuntu 12.4.
I have tried to put a command into the terminal, but that just made it so Libre open from the dashboard even though it was a command for Open Office!