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I wanna ask about Ubuntu 12.04 LTS running on my laptop. When I run OpenOffice, the menubar is showing ___ signs, including File, View, Edit, Tools etc. then I cannot find the words on it.

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Here's how I installed OpenOffice:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/office
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install openoffice

Please help me fix this.

I already tried to install OpenOffice just like mitch said and the package won't able to be installed. Then I tried to install LibreOffice 4 [link] (How can I install OpenOffice?) and it shows me the problems AGAIN.

  • I'm sorry, here the link i.imgbox.com/acp0Qstx.jpg – oreizakrishna Jul 15 '13 at 5:37
  • What version of OpenOffice are you running? And how did you install it exactly? Please edit your question to incorporate more information. – gertvdijk Jul 15 '13 at 5:39
  • OpenOffice 3.4 I run it on terminal via ppa – oreizakrishna Jul 15 '13 at 5:44
  • Again, please edit your question to provide all new information. And please be specific which PPA you used. (I've rolled back your earlier edit which rendered the screenshot useless - just don't touch that part - only add information.) – gertvdijk Jul 15 '13 at 5:46
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    Please note that the PPA you used hasn't been updated for a long time! launchpad.net/~upubuntu-com/+archive/office shows the last update is more than a year ago. Consider using the updated launchpad.net/~upubuntu-com/+archive/openoffice PPA (note the office changed to openoffice) Also: any reason for running OpenOffice over LibreOffice? – gertvdijk Jul 15 '13 at 5:59
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First thing you need to do is to remove you current openoffice installation.

To do so, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

sudo apt-get purge openoffice
sudo apt-get autoclean 

Also you may want to remove the PPA you added. To do that just: (Thanks to amc)

sudo apt-add-repository --remove ppa:upubuntu-com/office
sudo apt-get update

Then download openoffice 3.4.1 from their website, and choose you right architecture (Linux Intel DEB or Linux x86-64 DEB). Once downloaded, from terminal navigate to the download location (probably the Downloads folder), and run the commands below:

tar -vxzf Apache_OpenOffice_incubating_3.4.1_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz
cd en-US/DEBS
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
cd desktop-integration
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

wait for the fist command to finish before running the last two commands.

On a personal note, I would go with Libreoffice as Wolter Hellmund recommended.

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    You should also remove the ppa before installing from the downloaded deb. – amc Jul 15 '13 at 14:57
  • but LibreOffice shows me the same problem. Should I remove it too ? Thanks man – oreizakrishna Jul 15 '13 at 20:33
  • The terminal won't install the package, it shows Errors were encountered while processing:<package_name>.deb What should I do now? – oreizakrishna Jul 15 '13 at 21:46
  • You should remove Libreoffice. Which openoffice file did you download? – Mitch Jul 16 '13 at 0:48
  • I downloaded intel deb. So what now? I'm so confued – oreizakrishna Jul 16 '13 at 5:11
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Here is the problem : First, I realized after all it wasn't about the broken package or configuration itself. Then I tried to run Ubuntu Tweak > Tweak > Font. I changed the default font from Ubuntu to Aurulent Sans Bold Italic this is the figure. So the LibreOffice 4 will show up like this. Thanks to all user for helping me fix the problems :)

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