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HaroldWho 03-13-2013 03:18 PM

OpenOffice 3.2.1 Checkboxes: Work under 13.1, not under 14
 
I'm using the same OO 3.2.1 under 14 as 13.1. My local openoffice.org config files are the same. And yet...those checkboxes, say under Paste Special, do not show a checkmark. A selection does exist, but it's not visible.

I suspect a font problem (duh) but I can't find what's missing.

Anyone else see this? Ideas?

kikinovak 03-13-2013 04:57 PM

Upgrade to 3.4.1. Here's the SlackBuild, which even does the downloading for you:

http://www.microlinux.fr/slackware/1...ld/openoffice/

HaroldWho 03-14-2013 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kikinovak (Post 4910999)
Upgrade to 3.4.1. Here's the SlackBuild, which even does the downloading for you:

http://www.microlinux.fr/slackware/1...ld/openoffice/

Alas, that still doesn't address the basic problem: why should 3.2.1 work fine under Slack 13.1, yet the same 3.2.1 (copied via tar) not work under Slack 14? Right now I have no reason to think that an upgrade would solve the problem, but it may be worth a try. Thanks.

kikinovak 03-14-2013 06:58 PM

Honestly, I don't know. I only know that I'm using OO 3.4.1 on Slackware 14.0 on a daily basis, with no complaints.

vyankey 03-15-2013 10:30 AM

When you upgraded to 14.0 did you remember to get Java and install it?

HaroldWho 03-18-2013 03:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vyankey (Post 4912239)
When you upgraded to 14.0 did you remember to get Java and install it?

Nice thought; but gcc-java-4.7.1-i486-1 is installed. Still no joy.

HaroldWho 03-20-2013 03:55 PM

I took the trouble to look up "gcc-java," and learned that it wasn't what you meant. I used the SlackBuild for Oracle's jdk and installed it, but the problem persists. Guess I'll try kikinovak's suggestion and go to OO 3.4.1

HaroldWho 03-28-2013 04:20 PM

Installed OO 3.4.1 but still no visible checkboxes. Finally realized that the difference between my 13.1 install and my 14 install was the use of the proprietary Nvidia driver under 13.1. I stuck with the "nv" driver under 14 because it had 3D accel and worked with GoogleEarth.

Long story short, installed the latest Nvidia driver and bingo, checkboxes work now. What a slog. At least I got the new version of OO though :-)


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