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Re: InstallingOpen Office 3.0 in Felicia

Postby Fred on Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:42 pm

Meteor,

Ok... it worked. The repo is in your sources list now. The gpg key isn't on your keyring but that is ok. We can skip that for now.

According to what you posted you have the 3.0 version ready and waiting now. Mark openoffice.org for upgrade and click apply.

You should be good to go.

EDIT: If you feel more comfortable doing it in the terminal, it is a simple command.

sudo apt-get -u install openoffice.org

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Re: InstallingOpen Office 3.0 in Felicia

Postby Meteor on Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:14 pm

Fred:

Thank you for your patient guidance on this matter. I hadn't realized that the files had come in as I was seeing a "1" in front of the version number. I guess that's an Ubuntu thing for whatever reason. I used Synaptic, searched for the file, marked it to be upgraded, said go for it. About six or seven minutes later, Synaptic said it was done. And it was!

OOo 3.0.1 is in and running. It kept most of my setup. I just had to tweak it a bit to get OOo the way I like it. My early tests show no real difference between 2.4 and 3. THE test will be when I get a Vista Office file that isn't a plain ".doc". One is sure to turn up in the next week or two. I should be prepared now.

Again, thank you very much for your assistance. It is much appreciated.

I guess we can consider this thread closed or solved.

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Re: InstallingOpen Office 3.0 in Felicia

Postby mintyed on Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:33 am

exploder wrote:Just add the line to your /etc/apt/sources.list.

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gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list


Then copy and paste in,

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deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main


Then you can update to OpenOffice 3 using Synaptic.


sorry there is only an earlier version update for openopffice not version 3.

is there not a version 3 for mint yet??????????????????????????

**Edit** as version 3 has a new format, style layout for OOO, which is being used from now on, I think we need an official version 3 asap. I have installed the tar version but it has problems.
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Re: InstallingOpen Office 3.0 in Felicia

Postby mintyed on Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:20 pm

clemerson wrote:Instead of installing the file you downloaded, it's easier and probably better to install it from a repository - this way you'll get any updates automatically rolled out to you with your update manager.

So open up Synaptic Package Manager (enter your password) and choose "Settings -> Repositories" froim the top menu.

Go to the "Third Party Software" tab and click the "Add" button

Copy and paste the following into the box labeled "Apt line":

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deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main

Hit "Close", Synaptic will prompt you to push the Reload button up in the corner. After you do this, your system should prompt you for an update (the MintUpdate lock icon in the system tray). Installing these updates will upgrade you to OOo 3.0.1, and the repository will continue to keep your OpenOffice up to date.


There is no 3rd party software tab or any tabs for that matter there. what to do?? i got Linux Mint 6 Filicia - Main Edition if that helps
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Re: InstallingOpen Office 3.0 in Felicia

Postby mintyed on Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:29 pm

Meteor wrote:
I had Synaptic do a Quick Search for Open Office.org 3. The "Install" column says "1.2.4.1-1ubuntu 2.1" and the "latest" column shows "1.3.0.0-1ubuntu ~ intrepid1". When I boot Writer, it still shows 2.4 on both the boot screen and under "Help".

Sorry to give you so much to look over but if it helps, great. If not, then I guess I wait until those in charge at Ubuntu and Mint get it set up.

Your assistance is very much appreciated.

Meteor


the latest version in April 9 2009 is now 1:2.4.1-11ubuntu2.1 they seem to have fixed this fault now

OOO3 could be included unsupported until Linux mint gets round to it.
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Re: InstallingOpen Office 3.0 in Felicia

Postby mintyed on Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:19 pm

I installed OOO3 on my linux mint instal but where is the file stored its not with all the other official apps. i cant use the app as i cant access it.

i know it has installed the app as it showed up when i did a check in terminal

sudo dpkg -l | cut -d " " -f 3

i cant find it when searching the computer.

I'm stuck can you help
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Re: InstallingOpen Office 3.0 in Felicia

Postby Aging Technogeek on Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:15 pm

OO.o 3 is in the sources list but it is commented out. Just do

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 sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list


and look at the last line of the file. Uncomment the line and OO.o 3.01 shows up in mintInstall.

<EDIT> I spoke too soon. Open Office 3 is in the XFCE sources list but not in the main edition sources list.
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Re: InstallingOpen Office 3.0 in Felicia

Postby Fred on Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:04 am

Mickeyj4j,

If you will follow the instructions I gave earlier in the thread you should be good-to-go. Again:

Open terminal and type:

sudo su
(put in your password when asked)

echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list

apt-get update

apt-get -u install openoffice.org

Close the terminal. That should do it. You should now have version 3 installed.

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