Howto: Install the rest of OpenOffice 2.1

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Howto: Install the rest of OpenOffice 2.1

Postby clem on Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:38 am

Hi,

Bea only includes some element of OpenOffice 2.1 (Writer, Calc and Impress). If you want to get the rest of OpenOffice 2.1 (Draw, Base..etc) installed on your machine follow these steps:

- Open Firefox to download this file:
ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/misc/openoffice/ ... deb.tar.gz

- Once downloaded on your desktop, right click on it and choose "Extract Here".

- Once the extraction is finished, this creates a folder called DEBS. Right click on that folder and choose "Open in a Terminal".

- In the terminal that opens, type the following:

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sudo dpkg -i *


- Right click on the Applications menu and select "Edit Menus"

- In the left pane of the menu editor, choose "Office".

- In the right pane, deselect and reselect "Draw" and "Math".

Note: There's a bug in OpenOffice 2.1 that affects the wizard for OO_Base on Debian based systems. I don't have a fix for that yet.

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Postby tomcat1965 on Thu Jan 04, 2007 4:48 pm

I found the wizard works fine but I installed OpenOffice 2.1 core 9 and core 10 not included with Bea, I know without one or both Draw will crash.
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Postby zerg on Thu Jan 04, 2007 4:57 pm

Hello,

If OpenOffice is in french on my laptop, can I use this for the rest. and wil it be also in french ?

Second question : ther's not Dbase with this ? Sorry, but my english isn't good and I'm not sure of what you explain about Dbase.

Thanks a lot,

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Postby tomcat1965 on Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:29 pm

Yes as you have the French language packs for OpenOffice already,and as for the second question in "Bea" parts of Open Office were ommitted,including"Draw" and Data base.
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Postby zerg on Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:38 am

Ok, Thanks !

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Postby maadamos61 on Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:19 pm

tomcat1965 wrote:Yes as you have the French language packs for OpenOffice already,and as for the second question in "Bea" parts of Open Office were ommitted,including"Draw" and Data base.



Can we expect the rest of open office in the next version of Mint? In the last week I installed Mint on one of my computers and I am in the process of giving up windows with all it's trappings. I do believe that mint is the way forward and I am spreading the gospel.
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Postby clem on Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:04 am

I'm afraid it won't be included in Bianca. However, some people mentioned the idea of having it in the repository and we're looking at it.

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Repositories ??

Postby maadamos61 on Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:40 am

How are the programs accessed and how are they used? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks
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Postby Uncle Bob on Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:33 pm

When trying to install OpenOffice following the instructions at the top of this thread, I get the following errors:

dpkg-split: error reading licenses: Is a directory
dpkg: error processing licenses (--install):
subprocess dpkg-split returned error exit status 2
dpkg-split: error reading readmes: Is a directory
dpkg: error processing readmes (--install):
subprocess dpkg-split returned error exit status 2
dpkg-split: error reading RPMS: Is a directory
dpkg: error processing RPMS (--install):
subprocess dpkg-split returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
licenses
readmes
RPMS


Any advice?
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