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Old 08-06-2005, 10:36 PM   #1
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Need help switching from Abi Word processor to open office.org please


I am currently using Abi word processor and would like to give open office.org a try,

I opened synaptic manager to see if Open Office was listed in the install menu and it was however there was to many versions, listed along with strange looking symbols next to them and I did not know which version to choose, so I closed Synaptic manager, came here hoping that someone would know if I needed to Un-install ABI, first, before installing Open office word to avoid any conflict between the two word processors. Also dose anyone know how to go about Un- installing Abi (if that what is needed to be done) then how to go about installing Open Office word processor, along with the required plug ins for grammar cheek...

I am using Sarge Debian, I believe the version is the new stable version that was recently released any info will be appreciated.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 12:58 AM   #2
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I guess the OpenOffice.org package is provided in the Debian Repository.

You may type the following at the command line, and get OpenOffice installed.
Apt-get will take care of all the dependencies for you.

Now, i hope that you have the Debian repositories enabled.

Type this at the command line.

Code:
$su -
Password:
#apt-get update
#apt-get install open-office.org
You may also want to take a look at
Installation of OpenOffice.org in Debian

Hope this helps.
Moreover, I don't think that you may want to Uninstall Abi Word.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 03:40 AM   #3
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Hummm I tried doing what you said and received this error message

linux:/home/username# apt-get update
Hit http://http.us.debian.org stable/main Packages
Hit http://http.us.debian.org stable/main Release
Hit http://http.us.debian.org stable/contrib Packages
Hit http://http.us.debian.org stable/contrib Release
Hit http://http.us.debian.org stable/non-free Packages
Hit http://http.us.debian.org stable/non-free Release
Hit http://http.us.debian.org stable/main Sources
Hit http://http.us.debian.org stable/main Release
Hit http://http.us.debian.org stable/contrib Sources
Hit http://http.us.debian.org stable/contrib Release
Hit http://http.us.debian.org stable/non-free Sources
Hit http://http.us.debian.org stable/non-free Release
Hit http://security.debian.org stable/updates/main Packages
Hit http://security.debian.org stable/updates/main Release
Hit http://security.debian.org stable/updates/contrib Packages
Hit http://security.debian.org stable/updates/contrib Release
Hit http://security.debian.org stable/updates/non-free Packages
Hit http://security.debian.org stable/updates/non-free Release
Reading Package Lists... Done
linux:/home/username# apt-get install open-office.org
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package open-office.org
linux:/home/username# apt-get install open office.org
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Package open is a virtual package provided by:
kbd 1.12-11
console-tools 1:0.2.3dbs-56
You should explicitly select one to install.
E: Package open has no installation candidate
linux:/home/username#


I figured, at first the reason for this error message had something to do with Abi conflicting with Open office. I had no problems installing the firewall or x chat so I'm most certain the repository's are enabled , thanks for the reply.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 04:27 AM   #4
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EDIT:
I think instead of typing
Code:
apt-get install open-office.org
TYPE THIS: -- Note that the hyphen between open and office is removed here.
Code:
apt-get install openoffice.org
If still it gives some or the other error, try the following procedure.


Well, I don't think that there is any problem with ABI word.

I had install Abi Word, Microsoft Office and Open Office altogether on a Windows PC, with no troubles.

Well, your previous post tells me that the Open office package is not included in the Debian Repository.

You will need to do the following things, to add the Open Office Repository.

If you are using KDE
Type this as user
Code:
$kdesu kwrite /etc/apt/sources.list
If you are using GNOME
Type this as user
Code:
$su -
Password:
#gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Then add the following line to the file.

Then do

Code:
$su -
Password:
#apt-get update

Then follow the procedure in my previous post.
You should have Open Office.org running.

Last edited by duffmckagan; 08-07-2005 at 04:30 AM.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 08:47 PM   #5
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Thanks for the reply Open office 1.1 is now installed along witt math spread sheets etc the only thing that is not working is spell cheeking and the thesaurs other then that everything is set up and good to go.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 11:04 PM   #6
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Spell checking not working?

LOL>....you must be typing everything correctly.

Moreover, if you are expecting it to work like MS Office, it is a bit different.
I don't find any reason for the Spell check not working.
BUt I will look into the matter as I find time.


Good to see the OOo is installed and working.
But soon you may need to upgrade too. (The latest version is 1.9 Beta)
 
Old 08-09-2005, 03:31 AM   #7
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Check with synaptic for other openoffice.org related packages. Spellchecking needs wordlists - you might not have them installed. You may also have to enable autocorrection from the openoffice menus.
 
  


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