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Old 07-15-2003, 06:56 PM   #1
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wrong language in open office


I installed mandrake 9.1 shortly after it came out and most problems were minor. Tonight I needed "openoffice" which I did not have installed. when I used rpmdrake9.1 to install it, I got some other language as default. I think it may be german, I did check english support and have some english help, but the help says to go to tools, options, and language settings. fine except every thing on the openoffice screen is an other language which does not have "tools" or any other understandable words on it's tool bar.

every thing that I have installed beside that program is english. Is it possible mandrake goofed with openoffice and english? I upgraded from man9 and have documents I made with openoffice with that are in english but am unable to use any funtions in the program as wrong language. I had not planned to learn a 2nd language in order to use a office progam! I need help bad! I wasn't sure which forum to post in so if it needs to be moved please do it. Thanks John
 
Old 07-16-2003, 05:12 PM   #2
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Which package you installed, exactly? How did you install the package?
 
Old 07-16-2003, 05:17 PM   #3
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the mandrake cd from mendara systems, suppled the openoffice, it was on cd2 and cd3. I used the software manager with mdk 9.1 to install. john
 
Old 07-16-2003, 05:24 PM   #4
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I know it's on cd2 and/or cd3, but it comes in different language version (as far as I remember). Are you sure you didn't install German language pack by accident? Please run the software manager and write which OpenOffice packages you have installed.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 05:32 PM   #5
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Name: OpenOffice.org
Version: 1.0.2-7mdk
Size: 36661 KB

Name: OpenOffice.org-help-en
Version: 1.0.2-7mdk
Size: 20003 KB

Name: OpenOffice.org-l10n-de
Version: 1.0.2-7mdk
Size: 5586 KB

Name: OpenOffice.org-libs
Version: 1.0.2-7mdk
Size: 98329 KB

if I try to ininstall "OpenOffice.org-l10n-de" it wants to take out
Name: OpenOffice.org
Version: 1.0.2-7mdk
as far as I can tell I must have a german language openoffice.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 06:32 PM   #6
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Cool

Thank You Mara. I fell pretty stupid, should not play with linux when tired. I installed it with english help and de support ! You caused me to take a second look at what I had. Thanks John
 
Old 07-17-2003, 12:44 PM   #7
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It works OK now, does it? That's the most important thing.
 
Old 07-17-2003, 03:23 PM   #8
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Thank you again mara, it is perfect. Can't imagine bill gates has anything any better! I won't live long enough to ever go back to windows! I am not much more than a novice, but little at a time I am learning to manage linux. And....linux is getting more user friendly. started with I think an old redhat then mdk8 and then every mdk since along with one other redhat and each is so much better than the last. It probably will not be to many upgrades till mandrake is easier for a first time computer user. linux will never put microsoft out, but they may do it to them selves some day. Thanks john
 
  


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