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I'd like to download just one portion, not the whole 144meg

Postby jabberwocky » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:48 am

I'd like to download just one portion, not the whole 144meg, how can? If not, why not?
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Re: I'd like to download just one portion, not the whole 144

Postby jabberwocky » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:37 am

Additionally I see that it let's me install them separately, so why do I need them all together?
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Re: I'd like to download just one portion, not the whole 144

Postby RoryOF » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:01 am

Because of module usage there is no great space or download saving in downloading individual modules. Installing individual modules by Custom Install often results in missing functionality.
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Re: I'd like to download just one portion, not the whole 144

Postby kingfisher » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:40 am

The software is bundled into compressed files. It is like any other software, it comes as a package.
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Re: I'd like to download just one portion, not the whole 144

Postby rudolfo » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:42 pm

You have touched a crucial area of office suites. Although quite a lot of people are brainwashed by Microsoft and thinking that you need MS Excel or a clone of Excel to work with .xls file (and similar for MS Word and .doc files) this so called Vendor lock-in is not true for OpenOffice documents. OOo documents (in their native format) follow a XML standard: ODF (Open Document Format). Because it is an open format several applications can use it and work with it. OpenOffice is only one of maybe 20 or 30 applications that can work with ODF files. Probably one of the most advanced, but definitly not the only one.

So if you are looking for something smaller as OOo you can try abiword for word processing and gnumeric if you want to work with spreadsheets. Both are less then 20 MByte.
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Re: I'd like to download just one portion, not the whole 144

Postby tddrake » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:22 am

I have not tried this but maybe if you download the Portable Apps version of Open Office and then delete the folders and dependencies of other stuff that you don't need.

I know that it is not the solution, but maybe this work-around will work for you.
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