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Old 01-09-2013, 10:34 AM   #1
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Hello all,
I am finding difficult to install open office on unbuntu 12.10 Can anyone help me out?
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well you need to start by explaining what you're finding difficult about it. We're not psychic! ;-)

on Ubuntu you'd actually usually install libreoffice, which is a slight fork of the project (consider it the same thing)... so just run "sudo apt-get install libreoffice libreoffice-gnome" and I think that should cover it.
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If you did a default full install of Ubuntu, then you already have LibreOffice (same thing as OpenOffice). If not, you can install it with a few mouse clicks in the Software Center. If you have errors then please copy & paste them so we can assist you.
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LibreOffice is the default office suite in Ubuntu. I think for you to install OpenOffice you must remove LibreOffice first.

However my understanding is that LibreOffice is a more update office suite, might I ask why you would switch.

Anyway here is a link explaining how to install it

Good luck to you

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First of all welcome to LQ.

One selects a "distro" because it tends to have a package or software management program. Are you using that program to install apps?

I think this link is how ubuntu does it now.

Knowing what the issue is also may help us. I get psychic and sidekick confused.

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