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    Open Office

    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!

    Thanks.
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    Re: Open Office

    Libre Office and Open Office are the pretty much the same, im not sure it'll let you install both.

    But anyway There is a much easier way to do it than that.

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/office
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install openoffice
    Last edited by Jakin; September 14th, 2012 at 12:12 PM.

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    Re: Open Office

    Are you sure you want OpenOffice.org? LibreOffice is in the repositories and is therefore much easier to install. It's also gaining a bit of a lead over OOo in terms of development.

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    Re: Open Office

    Agreed. Unless you have some reason you need to use OpenOffice instead of LibreOffice, you should stick with LibreOffice.
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    Re: Open Office

    Quote Originally Posted by newb85 View Post
    agreed. Unless you have some reason you need to use openoffice instead of libreoffice, you should stick with libreoffice.
    +1
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    Re: Open Office

    Quote Originally Posted by shreepads View Post
    +1
    Can't get' readability' add on to work in Libre and I need it.
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    Re: Open Office

    You can install AOO and LibO with the .debs downloaded directly from the official web sites. Note that this way you can install and run both applications in parallel. But you need to remove the packages coming with the Ubuntu out of the box configuration first.

    See: [Ubuntu] Installing OOo on Debian and Co.
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