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Old 10-06-2005, 04:24 AM   #1
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OpenOffice2.0-Suse9.3: a disaster report


Hi Folks,

I just post this to prevent other poor guys from working several days and nights on a probably not solvable problem - this is the story:

I could not print using of the current version of OpenOffice (2.0-pre) delivered with Suse9.3. Any other applications were printing properly, just klicking on "print" within OpenOffice ended up in more or less strange things (but with no printed paper). So after trying any available PPD for this printer I finally installed StarOffice7.0. After that everything works fine. I promise I'll never touch OpenOffice on Suse again.

Just two last words about the so called Suse-"Support": Forget it! :-(

Wolfgang
 
Old 10-06-2005, 11:41 AM   #2
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Well, it worked fine for me. Did you try contacting the Suse people to let them know of your problem and to find out if there was a solution?
 
Old 10-07-2005, 03:04 AM   #3
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Well, it worked fine for me. Did you try contacting the Suse people to let them know of your problem and to find out if there was a solution?
Yes, I did contact the Suse people. But they were just not interested. Thats why I worte "forget the Suse-"Support".
 
Old 10-07-2005, 12:06 PM   #4
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Did you not think that "OpenOffice.org 2.0(pre)" meant something? the pre stands for pre-release, I.E. a BETA version. It's going to have bugs. Period.

Now, after saying that, I do think it is silly of SuSe to add OOo 2.0 pre as standard - they should have shipped with the current stable version rather than try to get ahead of the game.
 
Old 10-07-2005, 12:13 PM   #5
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Try Fedora Core 4. It comes with OpenOffice.org 2.0 and it works like a charm.

Heffel
 
Old 10-07-2005, 12:32 PM   #6
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Leave your distro as it is, use Star Office or an earlier version of Open Office, and update once 2.0 is properly released...

Did you buy SuSe? 9.3 Personal or Professional?
 
Old 10-21-2005, 09:18 AM   #7
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I did buy Suse9.3 Professional with this broken
OpenOffice2.0-pre

Then I installed StarOffice and everything worked
perfect.

The Suse "support" was of breathtaking ignorance.

Wolfgang
 
  


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