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

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Can't access USB memory stick after installing Ubuntu 18.04

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 and all was good. I could read from memory stick and save to memory stick. Usb type. Now after installing Wine & Brasero I cant access the drive to save files or retrieve ...
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How to digitally sign documents in OpenOffice under Ubuntu?

On Ubuntu 19.04, Libreoffice seems to be there, but when I clicked, all the apps seem to be missing (like the word processor and the spreadsheet). So I first installed OpenOffice. Then I figured out ...
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Getting “E: You must put some 'source' URIs in your sources.list” build-dep error for OpenOffice [duplicate]

I'm trying to build a local copy of OpenOffice using this link but as soon as I run sudo apt-get build-dep libreoffice I receive an error "E: You must put some 'source' URIs in your sources.list" I'...
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Missing Access Rights for OpenOffice Applications

I'm very new to Linux and Ubuntu. I recently installed Ubuntu LTS 18.04 and I've replaced LibreOffice with OpenOffice, but I'm not sure how to allow myself to access OpenOffice without relying on ...
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What do I need to install to be able to use OpenOffice? [duplicate]

I would like to install OpenOffice because I like it better than LibreOffice. However, my dependencies are not satisfied for the writer module. Apparently OpenOffice-EN-US is a dependency of itself. ...
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Cannot install applications even in terminal due to dependency errors after replacing LibreOffice with OpenOffice

I tried to install gparted and many other applications. Using terminal, I get errors as shown below. Even when I install it from Software Center, installing... displays for 5 seconds and then it goes ...
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Libre/Open Office Calc: Copy&Paste without formatting

As described in here when doing copy and past in Office Calc, all the formatting is moved from the source cell to the target cell too. Including Frames and cell background color. This mentioned ...
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Unable to access Open Office documents stored in windows paritition using ubuntu loaded from flash

Windows doesn't boot, so I wanted to use ubuntu to copy my important files before formatting and reinstalling. the problem is that When copying folders somw files are left behind (the most important ...
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Open or Libre Office for Ubuntu 16.04LTS ? Maybe something else

Hello fellow users of Ubuntu! I would like to know what editing software should use. What are the pros and cons of each one, and maybe discover a new one! I would like to use the software for ...
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Convert from big ppt or pptx files to PDF by LibreOffice last version is so slow

I have very weird performance issue with libreoffice. I run this command via php shell_exec(): $libreoffice5.3 --headless -convert-to pdf --outdir /xxx/xx But for big files like 5MB over, it takes so ...
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Open Office - how to control spaces between words

I am making a job in Open Office Writer. When justifying I get paragraphs like this one: Where " habitan en los Campos Elíseos" looks really bad. I have tried with condense text option in characters ...
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Trouble installing Open Office

I'm trying to install OpenOffice on ``Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit. I uninstalled LibreOffice per the command line sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice-core I originally downloaded the ...
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how to install OpenOffice on UBUNTU 14.04? (I am a Beginner.) [duplicate]

I was looking for a way to install OpenOffice on my UBUNTU 14.04. Could you please give me a step by step process as i am very new to opensource world and still dont know anything about terms such as ...
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How can I change location of soffice in openoffice 4.1.3?

I have Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and have previously removed libreoffice and installed openoffice 4.1.3. I keep getting dependency problems and none of the software is able to update anymore. Seems related ...
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How do I install the latest OpenOffice?

As a new Ubuntu user, I have installed a few apps through the Terminal. I have tried to follow several, albeit outdated, threads that explain how to install OpenOffice, but I cannot get it to work. ...
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How can I install Open Office on my Ubuntu 16.04 computer?

I've followed this guide right from the beginning to the end (including removing Libre): http://tecadmin.net/install-apache-openoffice-on-ubuntu-debian/# When I get to the latter part of step 3 (...
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Openoffice error Ubuntu 16.04

I just installed openoffice. I can open it from terminal by typing "soffice", but I can't seem to open it with the gui. There are the openoffice icons there but when I click on them they open, run, ...
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How to install openoffice? yes, I am total noob [duplicate]

I've downloaded the .deb version from the website. A tar.gz file. Then I extracted it. It gives me 3 folders: DEBS, Licences, readme. There are loads of .deb files. So am I installing the one with ...
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Help Diagnosing Problem in Developing Custom OpenOffice 4.1 App using C++ Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS server

I seek help with the "generic" part of our C++ spreadsheet server app which connects to a headless Open Office 4.1.2 service. The "generic" connection part of this application is represented in the ...
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LibreOffice - “installed packages have unmet dependencies”

I tried to uninstall OpenOffice and install LibreOffice (Writer), but I got an error message (and now I can't seem to install anything from Ubuntu Software). sudo apt-get purge openoffice or maybe ...
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OpenOffice launcher icon name is “untitled 1 - OpenOffice Writer”

I locked the icon to the launcher while Writer was running, and ever since it has been called "untitled 1 -OpenOffice Writer". I think this is going to confuse me when working with several documents....
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How to schedule app to lauch including it's GUI

I have a calc spreadsheet that I'm trying to automate. When open, it collects data, calculates, saves itself and exits. So I created a script to call this. soffice --calc --norestore Updater.ods ...
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Want LibreOffice instead of OpenOffice, accidentally installed both

I installed OpenOffice, but it realized my old files probably used LibreOffice because the functions I had in them suddenly returned errors. So, I followed step on a website to replace OpenOffice ...
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Can an Ubuntu system get infected by a Macro Virus for MS Office / LibreOffice / OpenOffice?

We are running Ubuntu on several office machines, which are used to handle administrative tasks on a daily basis, e.g. to receive applications via e-mail. We now had the situation that we received "...
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Is there any program for ubuntu which handles pptx file properly?

When I open up a pptx file with LibreOffice/OpenOffice some of the contents,text,style,colors get messed up. I searched in the web but couldn't find any proper solution for this. Can anyone help me in ...
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How can I install OpenOffice in Ubuntu MATE 64bit?

I've followed this tutorial which does not work for me. :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFK3qiA5l6c I'd like to use OpenOffice instead of libre office.
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Libre and open office not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I was trying to install open office using the following: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/office sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install openoffice But I am getting error in the second ...
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How do unknown fonts get substituted?

Let's assume I have a foreign text document I open with a text editing tool that recognizes fonts (e.g. LibreOffice Writer). In this document, there might be some fonts used that are not available on ...
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How to remove all hyperlinks from a LibreOffice writer document ready for publishing?

I have a small book in LibreOffice writer format that I am preparing for self-publishing on Lulu. I have followed the instructions for pdf export that lulu have given for OpenOffice (given that ...
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Unable to open OpenOffice.org suites

I use OpenOffice.org 3.2 and as of yesterday I have been unable to open any OpenOffice.org program. If I try to open any program it proceeds to load after which the loading screen disappears but ...
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OpenOffice 4.1.1 not installing in Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit

I REALLY need to install OpenOffice because of a specific program that doesn't work with LibreOffice. I've tried EVERY suggestion of how to install it I found in this and other sites, and no joy. ...
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How do I fix broken dependencies after aborted installation of gnome/libreoffice?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64bit) with Libreoffice removed and Openoffice 4.1.0 installed. My package system is broken and I can't install or un-install anything until I've fixed the problem. I've ...
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Error message when installing Open Office 4.1.1

I'm cut & pasting the commands to install OpenOffice. I removed LibreOffice and downloaded OpenOffice fine, but when I put in the command to extract OpenOffice, I get this error message: z: ...
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OpenOffice files open with Archive Manager by default [duplicate]

If I double click a .odt (OpenOffice Document) file that's on a 4TB MyBook USB drive plugged into my router it tries to open it in Archive Manager. I have to right click it, go to "open with..." and ...
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how to install openoffice 4.1 on ubuntu 12.04 64bit

http://sourcedigit.com/12463-install-apache-openoffice-4-1-1-ubuntu-14-04/ i followed the directions posted on this site in their entirety for use with a 64 bit OS and the install appears to have ...
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How to install Open Office alongside Libre Office?

I would like to install open office alongside Libre office (I do not want to get rid of LibreOffice) but whenever I try to install the desktop integration I get the following error: (Reading database ...
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Unable to open xls file in Openoffice calc

I am unable to open an xls file in Open Office 4.1.1. The same file is getting opened in Microsoft Excel. But in this, when I open the file, it is showing blank.
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How can I get the text of notes in a ppt file via unoconv?

I would like to get text of notes for individual slides in PPT to easily accessible format in my linux machine(Ubuntu 12.04). My goal is to convert PPT slides to image files with meta data, notes as ...
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Installation of both LibreOffice and OpenOffice on 14.10

As described in https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=89563, the newest version of LibreOffice Writer in Ubuntu 14.10 is limited by some bugs resp. restrictions concerning fonts' ...
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No focus in the LibreOffice find dialogue

Since recently the find dialogue in my LibreOffice appears in the system window frame. Probably as a result of this change, when I click CTRL + F to search for a text string inside the document, the ...
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Good presentation software with smooth slide transition

I have tested the libre office impress and the openoffice presentation software and they are very good and do pretty much what I want but both of them have an issue with slide transition and animation,...
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How can I find a program for selecting in “open with…”

I wanted to install an extension for OpenOffice. After downloading the extension (an .oxt file), Firefox asked me how do I want to open it. It gave me two options: LibreOffice or Other. So I selected ...
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Libre Office garbles text

Last night I was working on a .doc file that I've been working on for about a week. Before leaving it for the night - I saved it as usual (it was first saved as "Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP/2003", and ...
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Problem on uninstall OpenOffice

I installed OpenOffice 4.0 by Terminal. I would like to use back LibreOffice. Therefore, I referred to How To Uninsatall OpenOffice?. But it seemed failed. After I typed in sudo apt-get install ...
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cannot install openoffice

first time user of xubuntu here! at my wits end trying to install openoffice. have uninstalled libreoffice so now i feel like a complete loser. the closest i came to was when i did coelacanth@...
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ApacheOpenOffice won't allow me to save to flash drive or network

I click save in Apache openoffice I don't see a way to save to external media. Going up a level only takes me as far as the hard drive will go.
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How do I change the icon for .doc, .odt, .ods .xls .ppt filetypes from LibreOffice icon to OpenOffice icon?

The "problem" I am facing is that I uninstalled the Ubuntu 14.04's default LibreOffice and installed OpenOffice , but the .doc, .xls, .odt, .ods .... files even though they open by default with ...
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Installation of Apache OpenOffice ends because I do not have superuser privileges

During the installation process of Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1, when I enter the command "dpkg -i *.deb" the installation ended with the following message: dpkg: error: this operation needs superuser ...
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Open with Open Office [duplicate]

I just installed Open Office from the deb package. By default, it is installed in /opt so I can start OO writer with: /opt/openoffice4/program/soffice But, I want it to automatically open .docx ...
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Openoffice headless

I want to install Openoffice headless in Ubuntu 14.04. I previously successfully installed it Ubuntu 13.04 using following commands: http://www.openvpms.org/documentation/install-openoffice-headless-...