When I search applications and select LibreOffice, it asks me on the next screen which one to open. Calc works and opens a new spreadsheet but Writer does not. My Ubuntu 14 should be up to date but I can't remember if LibreOffice came with it or I installed it.

How can I enable, or install altogether, the Writer ?

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    Please open a terminal window, and try to start writer by entering libreoffice --writer, and see if there is some error message that appears on the terminal. – Charles Green Nov 12 '15 at 18:46
  • I do that and it opens Calc ... it's so weird as we're clearly supply --writer – amphibient Nov 12 '15 at 19:04

You may just need to install the libreoffice-writer package (parts of libreoffice are available in multiple packages, see here). This can be done with:

sudo apt-get install libreoffice-writer

You should also be able to do it via Synaptic, Software Center

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