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Ubuntu 10.04 LTS & LibreOffice 
Collected from various sources, please allow me to consolidate my notes on how to REPLACE the default version of OpenOffice - as included with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - with LibreOffice.

Removing OpenOffice


In order to avoid crippling programs that require spell-checking (like FireFox), one needs to be very selective in choosing what we remove:

sudo apt-get purge openoffice.org-base-core openoffice.org-common openoffice.org-core openoffice.org-style-human uno-libs3 ure openoffice.org-thesaurus-en-au openoffice.org-thesaurus-en-us openoffice.org-hyphenation openoffice.org-hyphenation-en-us openoffice.org-l10n-common


Installing LibreOffice


In order to install LibreOffice, the default repositories have to be added:

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-4-0
Ignore the "gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found."

Next:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libreoffice
sudo apt-get upgrade


BONUS: If yours is a new install and / or you want to install Java (not required), then while working at that command-line terminal here is the best way to install Oracle Java:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer


Next, simply select "Applications | Ubuntu Software Center" to search for & install LibreOffice:


To verify all has worked properly, check to see that the menu shortuts have been created.


OF course the trouble with OpenOffice is that since Oracle has far-outsourced the R&D of the project overseas (just like Microsoft Office - Completely ignored CUA!), it no longer works properly. Unlike OpenOffice, I have yet to crash LibreOffice under Ubuntu when (for example) converting documents between the Open and Microsoft Formats.

See: http://linuxtweaking.blogspot.com/2011/ ... rg-in.html

See: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LibreOffice


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