Thanks Lantesh - Yes, the downloaded file is OOo_3.2.0_LinuxX86-64_install_en-GB_deb.tar.gz which expands to give a folder
Yes I did first remove the previous installation. Last night I did a full shut down after posting to you, and now the situation is unchanged - no Open Office in Start menu and doesn't open its own files, but is present in Synaptic package manager. On looking more closely there, it is listed as latest version, not as Installed. I have now marked all relevant files for installation and they are now installing.
Completed - now working. But why not from the commands? It appears that they only got as far as the repository. The new version was only announced a couple of days ago.
With many thanks,
Yours sincerely, -
Theo Tulley. email@example.com
[Using Helena with Windows-7 on a laptop with Pentium dual-core 2.2 GHz cpu, 4 GB RAM, 500GB hdd]