Saturday, February 13, 2010

Install OpenOffice 3.2 in Ubuntu

Hey, I thought I'd share a step by step tutorial on how to install the latest release. Just follow these simple steps:

Before you do anything, I recommend uninstalling your current OpenOffice installation. You can easily do so by running the following command from the shell:

sudo apt-get remove openoffice*.*

1.- Download the required deb file from the WEBSITE

2.- Now, extract the contents from the deb file you just downloaded (OOo_3.2.0_LinuxIntel_install_wJRE_en-US_deb.tar.gz) into your home folder. You can do so by using your choice of uncompressing software from the GUI or by running the following command from a virtual terminal:

tar xzvf OOo_3.2.0_LinuxIntel_install_wJRE_en-US_deb.tar.gz

3.- You should now see a folder named OOO320_m12_native_packed-1_en-US.9483. To get the installation moving, use the following command, once again from a virtual terminal:

sudo dpkg -i ~/OOO320_m12_native_packed-1_en-US.9483/DEBS/*.deb

4.- Once the command above has completed (may take a few seconds), run the following:

sudo dpkg -i ~/OOO320_m12_native_packed-1_en-US.9483/DEBS/desktop-integration/openoffice.org3.2-debian-menus_3.2-9472_all.deb

That should be it!! You can now enjoy the latest and greatest from, and judging by the few minutes I had toying with it, it is very promising!

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1 comment:

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