Linux DEB-based Installation
su to root, if necessary, and navigate to Apache OpenOffice installation directory (the unpacked archive).
You will likely need to be root to run the deb command to install the software.
cd into the DEBS subdirectory of the installation directory.
You should see a lot of debs here and one sub-directory called "desktop-integration".
Install this new version by typing sudo dpkg -i *.deb.
By default, this will install/update Apache OpenOffice in your /opt directory.
Alternatively, you can use a GUI package installer, reference the installation directory, and install all debs at the top level. This may also aid you in determing any dependency problems if they exist.
Install the desktop integration features for your setup.
cd to desktop-integration in the installation directory,
and, depending on your package manager/system, install the appropriate desktop interface using dpkg.
Finally, start up Apache OpenOffice 4.0.0.x to insure it's working.
Packages for Linux Distributions (Not compiled by Apache OpenOffice developers)
The Linux downloads provided on the Apache OpenOffice site (mirrors) are generic for either the RPM- or DEB-based package managers. If you have experience in directly installing these types of packages on your system, one of these types of installs should work for you. They are not specific to a particular Linux distribution.
Many Linux distributions now include a version of Apache OpenOffice in their own native package manager format (.rpm, .deb, etc.) either from their own repositories or community repositories which they support. These packages have been built and are supported by the distributions' own teams or community members, not by Apache OpenOffice. Some distributions have strict policies around licensing, which means they have chosen to disable parts of Apache OpenOffice which rely on software which does not meet their criteria (e.g. the Fedora RPMs have disabled the parts of Apache OpenOffice which require Java).
Note: Please check carefully before using a third-party build that it does actually include all the parts of Apache OpenOffice that you will require. Replacing a 'native' distribution build with the full Apache OpenOffice original build can be tricky, but can usually be successfully accomplished by completely removing the existing 'native' install.
1. OpenOffice.org was discontinued. Forks are LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice. To try the latter (if it is not in Synaptic Package Manager), you can do this from a terminal window, which will add a PPA to your sources list and install AOO:
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/openoffice
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install apache-openoffice
2. Try right-clicking on the desktop and exploring the menu choices that you find. Without knowing the specific version of Mint you're using (IOW, Xfce, MATE, et cetera), it's hard to give useful specific responses, but I'd start with that and if that doesn't help, look for some kind of "settings" option in your main menu. Also, for more screensavers than you can shake a stick at (when you find how to change them) - maybe over 100, IDK - search in Synaptic for xscreensaver and install some/all of the packages that you find (xscreensaver, xscreensaver-gl, xscreensaver-gl-extra, xscreensaver-data, xscreensaver-data-extra, etc.). Note that marking some packages for installation will automatically mark some others, so you will not have to mark (/double-click) every one of them. At that point, I would then uninstall the gnome-screensaver package (if it happens to be installed); using the xscreensaver frontend, instead, allows one the option of setting the options in the individual screensaver "hacks" (as they are called).
Sin embargo, observé que utilizando esta opción, no me permitía actualizar ni desinstalar el OpenOffice.
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:upubuntu-com/openoffice
sudo apt-get update
Además, no estaba instalando el Apache OpenOffice 4.0 sino una versión más vieja.
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