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LibreOffice in the latest version of Ubuntu (12.10) is pretty bugged, with several open bugs on things like menus and windows.

How to get a version, even ugly but working, of libreoffice without any unity integration ?

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Do you have a list of said bugs? –  user4124 Nov 26 '12 at 16:45

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Just uninstall libreoffice-gtk until https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/indicator-appmenu/+bug/1075263 (which is a unity bug and not a libreoffice one btw) is fixed. LibreOffice will be ugly, but the menus will work in the classic way.

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thanks for posting, I've added myself to this bug. –  philshem Nov 26 '12 at 18:12

You can install LibreOffice from a direct download. Before you do that, remove all other LibreOffice stuff...

sudo apt-get purge libreoffice*

You also probably want to do this, too, before installing

sudo apt-get autoclean && sudo apt-get autoremove

Then, to download the 64 bit version, click here. Other versions can be found here.

Navigate to the download directory and unpack the install files (command line will use tar xfvz).

Once you have the .deb files (in the folder DEBS/), install it with this command

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

You should be good to go! There is another folder in the unpacked folder called "desktop-integration." You can IGNORE this folder.

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I haven't tried it but you should be able to download it from here: http://www.libreoffice.org/download/

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it would be a better answer if you can explain how-to install - and importantly - how-to-rollback –  fossfreedom Nov 26 '12 at 16:40

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