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How can I install OpenOffice? [duplicate]

Hi I'm new to Ubuntu having finally given up the ghost with Windows 8! On Ubuntu 13.04, I've used the Software Centre to install a number of apps including Skype. However OpenOffice is proving very ...
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step-by-step instructions for installing programs in Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

total novice, ex-windows user here, I would love it if you guys could help me a bit. I managed to boot Ubuntu from a DVD and it's all running smoothly, however, I decided to try installing Openoffice ...
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How to install Openoffice? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Open Office? first of all. I have a question, that deals with OpenOffice suite/program. I am trying to figure out how to instal OpenOffice Suite. I went ...
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How do I install a .tar.gz (or .tar.bz2) file?

I have downloaded tar.gz files. But I don't know how to install it. How do I install this kind of file?
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Are PPA's safe to add to my system and what are some “red flags” to watch out for?

I see a lot of interesting programs out there that can only be obtained by adding a "PPA" to the system but, if I'm understanding correctly, we should stay within the official "repositories" for ...
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apt-get package is not available but is referred to by another package - but cannot find that package

When I try to install a package with apt-get install, I'll occasionally see a message of the form Package somePackage is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the ...
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How I can access my software from Ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu on my Windows operated laptop. I cannot find my software. I cannot find Google Chrome. I cannot find my pictures (the Pictures folder is empty), I cannot find my Dropbox, or any of ...
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Errors when installing Open Office

I followed the first set of instructions on this page to install Open Office: How to install Open Office? However, the last step which says to change the CHMOD of a folder, I got an error saying ...
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OpenOffice on Ubuntu Software Center

Why OpenOffice is not available in Ubuntu Software Center? If Ubuntu choose LibreOffice over OpenOffice, that does not mean that OpenOffice should be removed or not available as an option. Isn't ...
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Unable to install Acache Open office

I know many have asked this question, but there seems to be a pertinent problem. I followed the instructions as given here How do I install OpenOffice.org instead of LibreOffice? But when I run the ...
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Cannot re-install libreoffice after purge

I wanted to substitute the default LibreOffice by OpenOffice. To do so I followed the instructions on this link How do I install OpenOffice.org instead of LibreOffice? After doing it I didn't get ...
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Installing OpenOffice

I am new to Ubuntu and I am attempting to install OpenOffice. (Libre Office does not recognise conditional formatting and hence the dependant macros in my OO spreadsheets) and I am not prepared to ...