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    Howto: Openoffice 3 in Hardy Heron (8.04)

    A note for this tutorial: if you are using a language other than English the exact commands that I post here won't work, but you can substitute for non-English file names.

    This tutorial is written assuming you want to keep the 2.4 version on your box.

    Step 1 - Download

    Go to http://download.openoffice.org/other.html and download the file in your language (english) under the "Linux DEB" column. Save in your home directory.

    Step 2 - Install

    Open a terminal in Applications - Accessories - Terminal and run:
    Code:
    tar xvfz OOo_3.0.0_LinuxIntel_install_en-US_deb.tar.gz
    cd OOO300_m9_native_packed-1_en-US.9358/DEBS/
    sudo dpkg -i *.deb
    Step 3 - Shortcut (If you don't wish to keep 2.4, remove 2.4 using synaptic and do the following instead: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...76&postcount=2)

    Open your favorite text editor and copy, paste, and save the following as ooo3.desktop in ~/.local/share/applications/

    Code:
    [Desktop Entry]
    Version=1.0
    Encoding=UTF-8
    Terminal=0
    Exec=/opt/openoffice.org3/program/soffice
    Icon=ooo-template
    Type=Application
    Categories=Application;Office;WordProcessor
    StartupNotify=false
    MimeType=text/plain;
    InitialPreference=5
    Name=OpenOffice.org 3.0
    Comment=Create and edit text, graphics, presentations, and databases in letters, reports, documents, and Web pages.
    NoDisplay=false
    Step 4 - Filetypes

    Simply go to a .doc or .odt or whatever file in nautilus (the file manager), right click 'Properties' and click 'Open With'- 'Add' - 'Use custom command'

    enter
    Code:
    /opt/openoffice.org3/program/soffice
    And press Add. The 'soffice' button should be already selected - select it if it isn't.

    ================================================== =======================

    That's it. Now you should open .doc and .odt files with OpenOffice 3.0 and you can open 3.0 by going to applications - Office - OpenOffice.org 3.0
    Last edited by RequinB4; November 20th, 2008 at 02:26 PM.

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    Re: Howto: Openoffice 3 in Hardy Heron (8.04)

    I wouldn't use the suggested short cut (step 3) but instead

    Code:
    cd OOO300_m9_native_packed-1_en-US.9358/DEBS/desktop-integration
    
    sudo dpkg -i *.deb
    Log out and in again and you have nice icons
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    Re: Howto: Openoffice 3 in Hardy Heron (8.04)

    Quote Originally Posted by bluelightav View Post
    I wouldn't use the suggested short cut (step 3) but instead

    Code:
    cd OOO300_m9_native_packed-1_en-US.9358/DEBS/desktop-integration
    
    sudo dpkg -i *.deb
    Log out and in again and you have nice icons
    I was going to put that but I recall reading somewhere it conflicts with 2.4 icons. True?

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    Re: Howto: Openoffice 3 in Hardy Heron (8.04)

    Quote Originally Posted by RequinB4 View Post
    I was going to put that but I recall reading somewhere it conflicts with 2.4 icons. True?
    I removed OpenOffice 2.4 as I want to use 3.0.
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    Re: Howto: Openoffice 3 in Hardy Heron (8.04)

    The current version of OO is 3.0.1. I therefore replaced the first of the 3 commands of your step 2 with:
    tar xvfz OOo_3.0.1_LinuxIntel_install_en-US_deb.tar.gz
    After I executed that command something like 20 or 30 lines scrolled by each, except the first one, beginning with:
    000300_m15_native_packed-1_en-US.9379/DEBS/o.....
    It seemed like the ending of each of the 20 or 30 lines was unique. The output then ended with a blank line, followed by:
    gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
    tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
    tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    I would appreciate any suggestion as what to do next.

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    Re: Howto: Openoffice 3 in Hardy Heron (8.04)

    Or you could just add the open office ppa
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