How do I install OpenOffice?

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How do I install OpenOffice?

Postby Qulleront » Mon May 06, 2019 9:21 am

So, I looked it up and one person said to type sudo apt-get install openoffice.org, but when I did that, I got the error:
Package "openoffice.org" has no installation candidate

So I was hoping someone knew of a way for me to install it on my Lubuntu system. I mainly need it as a replacement for word and powerpoint, and I know people say LibreOffice is better, and I do believe that, however every time I open LibreOffice, it crashes upon opening. Not sure what to do here. :/.
OpenOffice 4.1.6 // Windows 10
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Re: Help! How do I install OpenOffice?

Postby RoryOF » Mon May 06, 2019 9:34 am

In a Terminal type
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sudo purge libreoffice*


Do not omit the * at the end of the command.

From http://www.openoffice.org/download/
select the installation candidate of the language version you need - it will be "linux DEB", probably 64 bit (you will know if your computer is 32 or 64 bit)
and let this download.

It wil be a tar.gz file. Change to your Download directory
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cd Downloads


Continuing in the same terminal window use
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tar xvf Apache_OpenOffice ....tar.gz   <etc too long to type>

to expand the file. Depending on the language etc, this will take place into /Downloads/en-US (or similar).

Continuing in the same terminal window
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cd en-US (or as appropriate)
cd DEBS

then

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sudo dpkg -i *.deb
cd desktop-integration
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

now close the terminal, and you should find OpenOffice if your Office group.

Note that it has taken me longer to type all this than to install a version of OpenOffice on linux!

Do not overlook that in linux case is important in terminal commands.
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Re: Help! How do I install OpenOffice?

Postby robleyd » Mon May 06, 2019 9:39 am

See also https://www.openoffice.org/download/com ... ux-general which is essentially what RoryOF advises, with a little more information.
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