First of all, thanks to Chris. I did what you say and it works perfectly.
Concerning Rick's problem, I experienced the openoffice which is with RH 9 and I found it very very slow to start, especially with low RAM.
So what I suggest is to remove the OOO1.0.2 and replace it with the new OOO1.1.1 which is great. It loads defenitely much faster and there are nice new features.
To remove openoffice, open a shell and type rpm -e openoffice (as root) and install the new version as Chris has explained.