Apache OpenOffice productivity suite. OpenOffice was the default 'Office' suite in all pre-11.04 Ubuntu releases.

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Can't start Oowriter

I have some problems to start Open Office on Ubuntu 10.10. I've tried to start it by menu and by terminal (oowriter). Both ways are not working. It's confusing to see that starting OpenOffice by ...
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Presentation with many fullscreen video

I am currently creating a presentation (like power point). I have tried multiple applications to create this presentation but there are some problems. I have tried Ease: Program is not stable ...
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How to add a hyperlink to an action button?

How to add a hyper-link to an action button in Open Office.org Presentation?
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Is it safe to install LibreOffice alongside OpenOffice.org?

I would like to try out LibreOffice, but I'm worried about messing up my existing OpenOffice.org install. Can LibreOffice be safely installed alongside OpenOffice.org?
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How, in a script, can I determine if a file is currently being written to by another process?

I'm very new to bash scripting, so I might be barking up the wrong tree, but here is my current situation: In a script, I start soffice; to convert an odt to a pdf It seems that soffice detaches ...
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Is there a virtual printer to output an Open Office doc to multiple images (jpg, png etc)?

I'm after a virtual printer which takes each page of "printed" output and converts into multiple images (one image for each page)... eg. .jpg, or .png, etc.. I'm specifically looking for something ...
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Mass printing ODT documents

Is there a faster way to print multiple ODT documents besides opening each one in OpenOffice/LibreOffice and printing each document separately? It would be great if I could just select multiple ...
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Cannot get spell check to work

I am running the latest version of Ubuntu. Going back at least 3 versions and across updates and re-installations I have never and can still not get open office's spell check to work. This renders the ...
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How do I make Nautilus use preview thumbnails for OpenOffice.org documents?

In Nautilus by default I have very nice default previews of different file types, for example JPEG, Png, Svg, text or PDF. Is it possible to make Nautilus show preview thumbnails also of ...
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Can I make OpenOffice.org recognize automatically the language I am writing in?

I use to write a lot in many different languages, and I frequently use spelling checkers to correct my texts. But switching the settings manually each time is a loss of time. In Firefox I have a very ...
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Printing Envelopes in OpenOffice

I have an Epson RX580 multi-function printer, and OpenOffice refuses to print envelopes on it correctly. I've tried changing every setting I could, but it keeps on cutting off the return address. ...
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How can I install SQLite to be used with OpenOffice?

My GPS uses a SQLite database. I would like to access this data using OpenOffice to look at the relationship between data entries. Is there a way to install SQLite with OpenOffice?
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Good application for printing envelopes?

Does Evolution have the ability to print envelopes for your contacts? How about one of the OpenOffice applications? I'm going to be setting up an Ubuntu PC for my parents company soon and was ...
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What office suite will be used in 11.04?

Which office suite will be used in Ubuntu 11.04? Open Office or LibreOffice?
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OpenOffice won't run

I click the icon, the splash screen will come up, and then about half way, it will disappear, I can't get it to work at all, any possible solutions?? I tried to get Terminal output, but I couldn't ...
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How to install LibreOffice? (replacing OpenOffice.org)

On 10.10 how do I get rid of Openoffice.org, and install LibreOffice without borking my system?
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What is the difference between OpenOffice and the newly created LibreOffice?

What is the difference between OpenOffice and LibreOffice? I understand that LibreOffice is another fork that is going to be developed. I have used OpenOffice since v1 and am wondering if there is a ...
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MediaWiki export in OpenOffice.org 3

I've just recently found an article that describes some default functionality in OpenOffice.org 3 that isn't present in my install on 10.04 - This entry details that the Export functionality post 2.4 ...
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How to force panel not to be on top?

I am trying to present a full screen slideshow using OOo Impress, but the top panel stays on top of the slideshow. I went to Slideshow->Slideshow Settings... and made sure Always on top was ...
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Debugging OpenOffice crashes [closed]

This is partly an OpenOffice question and partly a Ubuntu question. I'm running OpenOffice 3.2.0 and Ubuntu 10.04. I get frequent crashes of OO, especially the Calc app, although I get crashes in the ...