Originally Posted by jdkaye
I believe that you cannot get only one component of Openoffice but so much of the code is shared among the various components that the saving in space is minimal if you could do it. Just grit your teeth and install the whole thing. It won't hurt a bit.
There is a lot of shared code. You can see the space savings by doing aptitude -s install openoffice.org
and aptitude -s install openoffice.org-impress
separately to see how many MB will be downloaded.
Honestly I haven't tried so I don't know what the savings would be. It might be significant, it might be minimal.