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[Solved] Can not install OpenOffice

PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:01 pm
by stanvdw
Hi,

I'm a linux novice, having a problem with installing openoffice on linux mint.
Have installed linux mint removed libreoffice, but having trouble to install openoffice.
have tried but i'm getting a little bit lost.
thnx for your help allready

Re: can not install openoffice

PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:15 pm
by RoryOF
This is how I normally install OpenOfice on linux (Xubuntu 18.04.3 but also other earlier versions)

In a Terminal type
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sudo purge libreoffice*


Do not omit the * at the end of the command.

From http://www.openoffice.org/download/
select the installation candidate of the language version you need - it will be "linux DEB", probably 64 bit (you will know if your computer is 32 or 64 bit)
and let this download.

It will be a tar.gz file. Change to your Download directory
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cd Downloads


Continuing in the same terminal window use
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tar xvf Apache_OpenOffice ....tar.gz   <etc too long to type>

to expand the file. Depending on the language etc, this will take place into /Downloads/en-US (or similar).

Continuing in the same terminal window
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cd en-US (or as appropriate)
cd DEBS

then

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sudo dpkg -i *.deb
cd desktop-integration
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

now close the terminal, and you should find OpenOffice in your Office group.

Note that it has taken me longer to type all this than to install a version of OpenOffice on linux!

Do not overlook that in linux case is important in terminal commands.

Re: can not install openoffice

PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:51 pm
by stanvdw
ok
I have done everything butt i can't see openoffice.
thnx for reply

Re: can not install openoffice

PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:54 pm
by stanvdw
where can i find the installed openoffice?

Re: can not install openoffice

PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:52 pm
by Bill
Did you install the desktop-integration package? If so then you should find OpenOffice in the same place where you formerly found LibreOffice.

Re: can not install openoffice

PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:07 pm
by RoryOF
Once one has installed the desktop-integration package, OpenOffice components should show up in an Office folder.

To prove you have installed it correctly, in a terminal, type openoffice4 and press Enter. (note: no caps) That should start up OpenOffice if it is installed on your computer.

Re: can not install openoffice

PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:26 pm
by stanvdw
Ok thnx I try it tomorrow

Re: Can not install OpenOffice

PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:30 pm
by stanvdw
Perfect it works
First tried it with Dutch didn’t work then but en vs works

Thnx to you all