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gjoellee
May 14th, 2009, 02:12 PM
OpenOffice 3.1 is released!

What's new? http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/features/3.1/index.html

coldReactive
May 14th, 2009, 02:32 PM
Just wondering, is there a PPA or something? I don't want to download and install EVERYTHING, I just want to update what I have.

I only use OpenOffice writer, so I don't need the whole package.

gjoellee
May 14th, 2009, 02:52 PM
Information here: http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-to-Install-OpenOffice-org-3-1-on-Ubuntu-9-04-111105.shtml

timcredible
May 14th, 2009, 02:56 PM
Just wondering, is there a PPA or something? I don't want to download and install EVERYTHING, I just want to update what I have.

I only use OpenOffice writer, so I don't need the whole package.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

also, a how-to:
http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-to-Install-OpenOffice-org-3-1-on-Ubuntu-9-04-111105.shtml

coldReactive
May 14th, 2009, 03:15 PM
According to the how-to I still have to re-install Openoffice.

gjoellee
May 14th, 2009, 03:19 PM
You will have to remove the old version anyway

coldReactive
May 14th, 2009, 03:21 PM
You will have to remove the old version anyway

Yeah, not going to happen.

miggols99
May 14th, 2009, 04:23 PM
OpenOffice has needed anti-aliasing for ages! It looks so horrible when there are jagged lines around everything. This is a much needed update :D

Also, the "shadow" with dragging text makes things look a lot better :)

Grammar checker also sounds good, but I hardly ever use it in Word...it's good anyway.

stwschool
May 14th, 2009, 04:28 PM
I notice that it's doing a better job of opening some docx files 3.0 screwed up, I might deploy it at school once the crashing stops (it crashes a little too much for my liking).

[edit for typo]

SuperSonic4
May 14th, 2009, 04:30 PM
It seems pacman upgraded me to a SVN version of office 3.2 xD

sports fan Matt
May 14th, 2009, 04:33 PM
gjoellee, is there any difference from 3.1.0? (The one that has the splash screen at 3.0)

forrestcupp
May 14th, 2009, 04:52 PM
Grammar checker also sounds good, but I hardly ever use it in Word...it's good anyway.

Well, they didn't really add a grammar checker. All they did was make their current grammar framework more integrated. All that means is that you can now use the LanguageTool 3rd party extension from the Tools menu.

No offense to the people who worked so hard on it, but LanguageTool is a poor alternative to Word's grammar checker. It's hardly even worth using.

coldReactive
May 14th, 2009, 04:52 PM
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

also, a how-to:
http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-to-Install-OpenOffice-org-3-1-on-Ubuntu-9-04-111105.shtml

When i got to step 3 I noticed that I have openoffice installed already, meaning step 3 won't work.

it also reinstalled rhythmbox, which I now will have to uninstall.

sydbat
May 14th, 2009, 05:24 PM
Yeah, not going to happen.I went into Synaptic -> Status -> "Installed (upgradeable)" which showed all the ppa OOo -> right clicked on Open Office Core -> chose the 'upgrade' option and it automatically removed the necessary files, uploaded and installed the upgraded files.

Badabing!

coldReactive
May 14th, 2009, 05:25 PM
I went into Synaptic -> Status -> "Installed (upgradeable)" which showed all the ppa OOo -> right clicked on Open Office Core -> chose the 'upgrade' option and it automatically removed the necessary files, uploaded and installed the upgraded files.

Badabing!

See reply number 13

sydbat
May 14th, 2009, 05:43 PM
See reply number 13:D

I had noticed a couple of days ago that there was a release candidate in the ppa for 3.1. I chose not to do the 'partial upgrade' in the Update Manager because I was not sure I wanted an RC.

A couple of days later I was looking for some app in Synaptic and looked at the Status section. There was the same 'upgrade' in "Installed (upgradeable)" and I figured why not. So I did what I described in reply #14 and it seems to have worked without all the extraneous steps from the tutorial.

tazz4vr
May 14th, 2009, 08:03 PM
How is the docx convert working? Does it still crash making the attempt? I haven't upgraded just yet, if it still crashes, then I will keep what I have been using, I think, ah man, now not sure. Not sure if the 'If it's not broken, why fix it approach' is a good one for my use.

coldReactive
May 14th, 2009, 08:04 PM
How is the docx convert working? Does it still crash making the attempt? I haven't upgraded just yet, if it still crashes, then I will keep what I have been using, I think, ah man, now not sure. Not sure if the 'If it's not broken, why fix it approach' is a good one for my use.

You have a docx we can test it on?

tazz4vr
May 14th, 2009, 08:11 PM
unfortunately what I have is not something I can send out, I am trying to have just a standard doc sent to me in the docx format. Will get back to you shortly.

kevin11951
May 14th, 2009, 08:37 PM
I created two test documents for those who wanted to test it:

.docx for testing: http://kviero.com/Test.docx
.doc to compare it to: http://kviero.com/Test.doc

gjoellee
May 14th, 2009, 08:44 PM
gjoellee, is there any difference from 3.1.0? (The one that has the splash screen at 3.0)

I don't know, I am not using the stable verison of OpenOffice. I am also on Arch so I do't have the orange Ubuntu splash.

tazz4vr
May 14th, 2009, 10:49 PM
You have a docx we can test it on?

Just a quick, how my day has gone....! I finally received a response to my request for an attached doc in the docx format, what I received :roll: was a copy/pasted portion of a docx doc into an email! ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! And they live in our world unsupervised! :shock:

coldReactive
May 14th, 2009, 11:58 PM
I created two test documents for those who wanted to test it:

.docx for testing: http://kviero.com/Test.docx
.doc to compare it to: http://kviero.com/Test.doc

I can open the docx, but I can't save it, as OpenOffice doesn't have the ability to save as docx.

tazz4vr
May 15th, 2009, 03:29 AM
darn it Jim... I am sooooooooooo not going MS 07, i'll have to invest in converting options! Thanks for the attempt coldreaction.

tazz4vr
May 22nd, 2009, 07:27 AM
After much debate and adamant denial, I finally had to use the Microsoft office Compatibility Service Pack for the 2007 issue w/docx- so far so good. No crashes with the oo that I use, which is still the 2.4, haven't had the need to upgrade just yet, and also haven't noticed any major issue's with the formatting of converted docs, right now everything seems to be working, so we're good!