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    Libreoffice installation, some confusion from a novice

    Some weeks ago, I decided to upgrade my Libre Office suite to Libreoffice 4.
    I found some instructions thinking it could be installed without too much difficulty.

    Some of the links I tried:
    http://www.webupd8.org/2013/03/insta...untu-1204.html
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-t...4-335741.shtml
    http://www.ubuntugeek.com/libreoffic...-included.html


    Instructions varied from site to site, one even instructed to first "remove all previous versions" of Libroffice:
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/25261...-libreoffice-4
    As instructed, I deleted my current version of Libreoffice when I entered the commands into the Terminal,
    but was not able to install the new and updated version of Libreoffice.

    Question is: How to properly download and install Libreoffice?
    More importantly, how to properly download and install LibreOffice 4?

    I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
    Also, I downloaded Main Installer (179 MB) from http://www.libreoffice.org/download
    it was in Downloads Folder under Home

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    Re: Libreoffice installation, some confusion from a novice

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    Re: Libreoffice installation, some confusion from a novice

    Quite simply, using the ppa method is the easiest.
    Just add the libreoffice ppa, as shown in the webup8 link you posted and run an update.
    Then run the update manager and the newer version will be available.
    Just install it like any other update.
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    Re: Libreoffice installation, some confusion from a novice

    +1 Yes definitely best way is to just add the ppa like in your first link there
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    Re: Libreoffice installation, some confusion from a novice

    PPA definitely. Follow post #3. Also, I did not remove L.O. 3 first. The upgrade was successful.

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    Re: Libreoffice installation, some confusion from a novice

    I got it to work, but I still have a question.
    In this version, it is similar to the older version because when you use Libreoffice, you open Writer, or Calc -- the programs are separate.
    I thought that the new version of Libreoffice has it that you open the entire office suite. From there, you can select Writer or Impress et cetera.

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    Re: Libreoffice installation, some confusion from a novice

    Quote Originally Posted by rolfUser View Post
    I got it to work, but I still have a question.
    In this version, it is similar to the older version because when you use Libreoffice, you open Writer, or Calc -- the programs are separate.
    I thought that the new version of Libreoffice has it that you open the entire office suite. From there, you can select Writer or Impress et cetera.
    When you open the dash(if using Ubuntu's default desktop -unity) and type libreoffice, you should get an entry for writer calc impress draw and simply libreoffice.
    The libreoffice should open a menu window from which you can choose which one to run.
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    Re: Libreoffice installation, some confusion from a novice

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    When you open the dash(if using Ubuntu's default desktop -unity) and type libreoffice, you should get an entry for writer calc impress draw and simply libreoffice.
    The libreoffice should open a menu window from which you can choose which one to run.
    I see. What it is is that I looked up Libreoffice 4 videos online some weeks ago and thought this is how Libreoffice is supposed to run when you open it.
    Okay then. Anyway, thank you for your help, and thank you to everyone else for their help.

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