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Old 03-17-2003, 12:18 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Malden, MA
Distribution: Debian, FreeBSD, gNewSense, Ubuntu, Ututo
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My distribution of Red Hat 8.0 came with 1.0.1.

I downloaded OOo 1.0.2 and installed it.

I go to open a spreadsheet or document, and it opens in 1.0.1. Why? I installed 1.0.2!!!

How do I make it so everything opens in the version of OOo I downloaded, versus the version that came prepackaged with Red Hat?

Old 03-17-2003, 12:46 PM   #2
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What did you download? the sources? binaries?
an rpm package?

The way it was installed is a big clue to your problem
Old 03-17-2003, 01:00 PM   #3
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I am not sure how RH8 installs OpenOffice, but I have installed both manually on my system. Most likely, OOo 1.0.2 set up a different directory from the one that OOo 1.0.1 is installed in. On my system I now have both:


I would expect you would have similar. To use OOo1.0.2 rather than OOo1.0.1 you need to change where the launcher or short-cut is pointing so that it is pointing to the new version.

This is, at least, what I had to do on my system.

Old 03-17-2003, 01:39 PM   #4
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I downloaded the file located at

In the zipped file, there was an "install program". I just ran it.

By the way, when I ran it, the font was all spaced out, and a good portion of the lettering was cut off of the right-hand-side of the window of the text. It looked like text between the <pre> and </pre> HTML tags, with spaces between each and every character, including space characters.


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