Wednesday, September 29, 2010

[Kubuntu] Updating OpenOffice.org 3.2.1

I have installed OOo 3.2.0 but there are a number of issues that seems to persist on Kubuntu 10.04 (LTS). For example;
  1. When I create a macro to delete selected cells, it does not work. (Solved on 3.2.1)
  2. Impress printout of handouts, I do not get the page foot numbers. All pages display as number 1.
[Upgraded OOo has not fixed the bugs I am facing]
Backup all of the extensions you have for OpenOffice.org 3.2.0, if you intend to use it in the future. Now, the steps to upgrade to OOo 3.2.1

Method 1:
  1. Download OOo 3.2.1 from
    ftp://mirror.upm.edu.my/openoffice/stable/3.2.1/OOo_3.2.1_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz
  2. Open a terminal line and extract the tar.gz file
    tar -xzvf OOo_3.2.1_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz
  3. Remove existing OOo 3.2.0
    sudo apt-get remove openoffice*.*
  4. Enter the extracted directory and install the .deb files
    cd OOO320_m18_native_packed-1_en-US.9502/DEBS
    sudo dpkg -i *.deb
    sudo dpkg -i desktop-integration/
Method 2:
  1. In the software sources, enable the "software Sources"
  2. Update packages and install OpenOffice.org-3.2.1

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