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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 uno-libs3 ure

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."


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: ... rg-in.html



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