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I wanted to install OpenOffice 3.3.0, but it was installed alongside OpenOffice 3.2.0 instead of replacing it

How do I upgrade 3.2.0 to 3.3.0?

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Are you sure you're trying to install OpenOffice and not LibreOffice 3.3.0? If you want to install LibreOffice, you'll have to remove OpenOffice first. – Alin Andrei Mar 3 '11 at 18:54

Have you tried removing Openoffice prior to the new install?

You can do this via synaptic and/or the next command should work:

sudo apt-get remove openoffice

You will be asked to enter your password, after which the application will be removed, then try to install the new version as you wish.

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It looks like you manually installed using a .deb file and thats why it installed under the /opt directory alongside your current installation.Follow the steps in the post above and you would be fine, though i advise you to stick to the distrubution supported version of Oo.

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