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How to install libreoffice 3.4?

Postby edgarkls on Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:11 pm

I want to install libreoffice 3.4 rather sooner than later (in case you wonder why: calc has improved quite a bit and I can make very good use of a couple of the added features). So far, no repo (not even experimental) actually offers a 64 bit version of libreoffice 3.4. Libreoffice themselves, however, do. I understand that I have to remove libreoffce 3.3 before I attempt to install libreoffice's debs. Since I am still very new to all of this, I'd like to ask if there are any other steps that might be absolutely necessary (for instance: do I have to run sudo apt-get autoremove after the purge of libreoffice?) before I start installing?
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Re: How to install libreoffice 3.4?

Postby slider on Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:06 pm

Hi Edgarkls,

LibreOffice has an instruction page at their site > Here. Perhaps you have seen it already, but you can refer to this link just in case you get stuck on something.

Autoremove is used to remove packages that were automatically installed to satisfy dependencies on a package and that are no longer needed.

While autoremove option is not listed at their site, I can see no harm in running it as you have said. The purge option will remove the installed program and it's global configuration files, but normally not the local user files. These are usually hidden files located in your "~/" directory, containing confg files that are specific to your user account.

Please post back if you need further help or when you are done and let us know how things went.

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Re: How to install libreoffice 3.4?

Postby edgarkls on Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:41 am

Thanks!!! Done it. Instead of
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sudo apt-get remove libreoffice
I used Synaptic to get rid of Libreoffice 3.3, though. Other than that, the installation worked like a charm.
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Re: How to install libreoffice 3.4?

Postby MrPink on Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:23 am

@edgarkis

How has Calc improved? I use Excel because it imo is easier to make complex functions, "=IF" commands in particular.
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Re: How to install libreoffice 3.4?

Postby edgarkls on Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:07 am

I use a lot of external references, which has always been a pain with both Openoffice and Libreoffice. Libreoffice 3.4 has introduced many improvements here. For a complete list of bigfixes and improvements to calc (and the other parts of libreoffice), see here:

http://www.libreoffice.org/download/3-4-new-features-and-fixes/

For users of calc, the upgade certainly makes sense. Others shouldn't hurry.
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Re: How to install libreoffice 3.4? Central Configuration pr

Postby gregb49 on Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:05 am

If anyone is receiving the error
LibreOffice 3.4 - Fatal Error
The application cannot be started. A general error occurred while accessing your central configuration
as I was and has already gone through all the purge, removal advice and nothing has worked, there appears to be a simple solution at: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=10935250. I wish I had seen this first. Basically there is a .libreoffice folder in your Home directory. Open Nautilus (Menu - Home Folder), and click on View and click on "Show Hidden Files" then delete the .libreoffice folder.

I had this problem because I had installed Mint 11.04 over the top of 10:11, using the same account names and without formatting the partitions. Whilst that preserved many settings and files, it has thrown up the occasional problem. I don't suppose a clean installation would have such problems.
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Re: How to install libreoffice 3.4?

Postby ThistleWeb on Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:35 am

Any time you need to get quick access to hidden files and folders like in this case, CTRL+H toggles them as hidden / visible in most file managers.
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