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Hey! For starters, I am fairly new to linux! Now for the problem: I had openoffice.org 2.3 and I wanted to install 2.4.1 What happened was that for the 2.4.1 ...
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    installation of openoffice.org


    Hey!
    For starters, I am fairly new to linux!

    Now for the problem:
    I had openoffice.org 2.3 and I wanted to install 2.4.1
    What happened was that for the 2.4.1 it was telling me something about not matching when it was in archive so i couldnt extract. When i just ignored this, I was tellingme programs already installed.
    In the meantime, I lost 2.3!! So I have nothing now!!

    Please could someone write me direct, simple instructions on how to get openoffice.org 2.4.1??

    PS. on my /home (desktop screen) there is nothing where writer, spreadsheet and presentation used to be

    Thanks a lot
    Melody

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    If you are connected to the Internet, open a terminal and type:
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    sudo yum check-update
    sudo yum update
    This will update ALL your programs, including openoffice. Easy, right?

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    Welcome to the forums, Melody!

    Note that OpenOffice.org 3 is due to be released just any time now, so you might want to be watching for it, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L4Linux View Post
    If you are connected to the Internet, open a terminal and type:
    Code:
    sudo yum check-update
    sudo yum update
    This will update ALL your programs, including openoffice. Easy, right?
    That depends on your connection. With dial-up, it would cause them to want to stab you with a hot poker and on satellite(transfer caps), it would cause them to lose their connection until they fell back under the cap.

    In my opinion, Fedora has too much of the "kitchen sink" syndrome to update all apps. Besides, the world's linux forums are populated by people that no longer have a working installation after a blanket update. Update what you need and you'll save an e-tree.

    Melody, what happens when you try to install(not update) openoffice?
    Aloof linux user #whatever.

    I tested off the charts for MENSA. Unfortunately, it was off the wrong end of the chart.

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    So ...
    I did the update ... there was one error at the end. But on the desktop there still didnt reappear the writer, spreadsheet and presentation!
    I guess my main question is ... How do I make them reappear (kind of as icons) on the desktop screen??

    When i install the openoffice 2.4.1 there is some error with the archiving (some license is the same)

    sorry for not giving very technical explanations but im still learning!!!

    thanks for all your help

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    Right click on the desktop and then "Create Launcher..."
    In the field Command type:
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    office -writer %U
    For calc it is
    Code:
    ooffice -calc %U
    and for impress
    Code:
    ooffice -impress %U
    In the field "Name" you can write whatever you like.

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    When I right click there is no Create Launcher
    I checked in every section!
    Maybe some call it differently?

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    Hey,
    I was doing some snooping around in my laptop and went on Add/Remove Software.
    on installed packages of openoffice.org there is the 2.4.1 version that i wanted.
    Now the thing is ... if they are installed, why can't i use them? when i click on a document to open it, it doesn't!!

    pls help, i only got this new laptop last week!!

    thanks!

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    Hey,
    So i found the openoffice.org writes, calc, impress and they work when i access them from /opt/openoffice....
    Now i just need to know how to make the icon on my desktop show!! Pls help!

    THanks

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    What options do you have when you right-click on the desktop?

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