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03 Mar 2011 21:49 #7565 by marsheng
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I have intalled 10.04 and all the updates.

I've just downloaded OO and unpacked the files (I need something to make notes for my EMC2 install).

I have put this here as I'm not sure if this is a 10.04 issue or not.

How do I open a terminal window in the unpack directory ?

Or how do I navigate to \home\download\oo from the terminal window?

CD \home\download\oo does not work ?

Thanks Wallace

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04 Mar 2011 00:25 #7566 by mozmck
Replied by mozmck on topic Re:OT Open Office.
To navigate in the linux terminal use:

cd /home/download/oo

Notice that 'cd' is lowercase, that matters in linux. And you must use forward slashes, not backslashes. OO is kind of overkill for a few notes isn't it? gedit is what I use, and there may be abiword on there but I don't remember.

Moses

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04 Mar 2011 00:38 #7568 by BigJohnT
Replied by BigJohnT on topic Re:OT Open Office.
The easiest way to install Open Office is the Synaptic Package Manager from the menu. Just do a search for open office and pick what you want.

On the other hand I just right click in a directory and create a new text file and qedit is fine for a few notes.

John

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04 Mar 2011 01:33 #7569 by marsheng
Replied by marsheng on topic Re:OT Open Office.
Sorry Typeo on my side.

cd/home
cd/Wallace

all report No such file or directory.
Do I have log in as a superuser ?

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04 Mar 2011 01:53 #7570 by marsheng
Replied by marsheng on topic Re:OT Open Office.
Tried that, went through a whole lot of installs but still no open office to be found.

Why if use the file system, is download directory empty? If I use Places - Download - it shows me the files ?

If I go to where I unziped the files, I found an install program (Package installer) and installed OO.

I now cannot however find out how to run it! Nowhere to be found.

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04 Mar 2011 02:59 #7571 by mozmck
Replied by mozmck on topic Re:OT Open Office.
In Synaptic, you may have to open Settings->Repositories and make sure there is a check by the "Community-maintained..." item. Hit the "Reload" button, after you close that dialog and after the packages are updated you should be able to find OO with a search.

I forgot to mention that you must have a space between 'cd' and the directory. i.e.

cd /home

There must be a space between any command and it's arguments (directory in this case).

If you actually installed OO, it will be in your Applications->Office menu. If it's not there, it probably didn't install (or maybe not all of it).

Moses

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04 Mar 2011 03:52 #7573 by marsheng
Replied by marsheng on topic Re:OT Open Office.

In Synaptic, you may have to open Settings->Repositories and make sure there is a check by the "Community-maintained..." item. Hit the "Reload" button, after you close that dialog and after the packages are updated you should be able to find OO with a search.

Done
Community-maintained..." was ticked.

After a search, a whole lot of Open Office items come up under package. Installed version is blank for all??

If I re-run the install progrem I get

Error:Conflicts with the installed package openoffice,org-core

I downloaded
openoffice.org3.3-debian-menus_3.309556_all.deb

Is this the correct version ?

PS thanks for the help.

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04 Mar 2011 04:37 #7574 by marsheng
Replied by marsheng on topic Re:OT Open Office.
I went to

Ubuntu software center from the application menu
Selected Provided by Ubuntu and looked for OO.

It did the install and now it is running.

Thanks Wallace

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04 Mar 2011 10:22 #7575 by andypugh
Replied by andypugh on topic Re:OT Open Office.
Glad you got it working.

Every now and then Linux really does live up to its bad reputation doesn't it?

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04 Mar 2011 14:39 #7577 by mozmck
Replied by mozmck on topic Re:OT Open Office.
heh, there's a learning curve to everything. I first installed Debian linux 2.0 (I think) from 5 or 6 floppies. Having only used DOS and Windows before that, I had quite a learning curve. I knew no one else using linux, so I had to learn from manpages and tidbits I could find on the web. One big problem was that I really needed to know the names of the commands I needed in order to look them up. Now things are so much better that I really hate using and setting up Windows - it's more of a pain and learning curve for me now (especially Vista and 7 which I don't use).

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