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tcbermy
February 12th, 2010, 11:28 PM
Hi

be gentle, i am a very lightweight user and this is my second post!

i want to be able to create databases. i know Openofice hase 'Base' but it does not seem to be included in the bundle that came with my Hardy Heron 8.04...

i found instructions for doing it in 8.10 but when i tried it in my system it did nothing.

so, how do i either install the new Open Office, or upgrade to the newer Ubuntu?

Thanks very much!

Merk42
February 12th, 2010, 11:38 PM
You can go to Applications > Add/Remove and install Base, by simply searching for Base and installing OpenOffice.org Database.

If you want to upgrade everything to OpenOffice.org 3, use the repository explained here (http://www.rebelzero.com/ubuntu/ppa-for-openofficeorg-301-for-hardyintrepid/94). I think it'll be 3.1.1 not the latest 3.2 that just came out this week.

As for updatign your whole OS, I'd recommend waiting until the end of April. That's when the next LTS, 10.04 Lucid Lynx, comes out.

OrangeCrate
February 12th, 2010, 11:41 PM
Use the repository explained here (http://www.rebelzero.com/ubuntu/ppa-for-openofficeorg-301-for-hardyintrepid/94) to get OpenOffice 3. I think it'll be 3.1.1 not the latest 3.2 that just came out this week.

As for updatign your whole OS, I'd recommend waiting until the end of April. That's when the next LTS, 10.04 Lucid Lynx, comes out.

@OP, if you do upgrade in April, you'll be running OOo 3.2. Unless there's some compelling reason to jump on 3.0 now, it would certainly make sense to either upgrade, or do a fresh install of Lucid when it's available.

tcbermy
February 13th, 2010, 12:14 AM
Ok so.. i did the upgrade and it did upgrade the spreadsheet, presenter and word processor. which i already had but it did not add the BASE. which is what i need?

do i need to do something else?

tcbermy
February 13th, 2010, 01:04 AM
Ok,Ok, so i found it!!!! Add/Remove now lets me pick Base!

Thanks again, i love this forum!
i will definitely keep an eye out for the new release in April.

ttfn

Hagar Delest
February 13th, 2010, 02:31 PM
Note that instead of the ppa repositories, you can also use the official version: [Ubuntu] Installing OOo on Debian and Co. (http://user.services.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=68)