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Old 07-02-2017, 09:31 AM   #1
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Replacing Libre with Open as in Office


Hi all,

I'm running Suse Linux LEAP 42.2 on a Dell Quad Optiplex with 8gb Ram and stacks of HD space.

This 42.2 issue has Libre Office running in KDE and to be fair, I donít really have a problem with it except that it is determined to be North American!

Over here in Scotland, we use day/month/year. Libre Office won't do that!

It matters in spread sheet formulas where data has to be entered and the writer believes one thing and the machines believes something else.

So, I decided to install Open Office. I am familiar with it and it does what I ask. I currently use it in Windows and have used it in much older versions of Linux with KDE but now how on earth do I stop Libre and enable Open?

I'm asked searching questions about conflicts when I try to install Open and I answer them in favour of Open, but when all the dust settles, Libre is still there and I cant run Open.

Any help and guidance appreciated.

Regards

Chris
 
Old 07-02-2017, 09:58 AM   #2
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As a fellow non-North American, LibreOffice Calc (v. 5.1.6.2) works fine for me, accepting 30/12/17 with no problem.

Did you set your locale setting to Default - English (UK) with Tools->Options->Language Settings->Languages and confirm that the Date acceptance patterns field is set up correctly (it's D/M/Y;D/M;D-M for me)?

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Old 07-02-2017, 10:08 AM   #3
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There is basically no difference between Libre and Open office as far as the backend.

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Old 07-02-2017, 11:15 AM   #4
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Hydrurga has the correct solution, but if you really prefer OO, then I think you need to use the package manager to completely remove LO and then install OO from here
http://www.openoffice.org/download/
 
Old 07-03-2017, 06:45 AM   #5
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Thank you hydrurga, thank you David.

I had been fooled by the language user interface which is locked to English USA.

Being unable to change that I had not looked further.

Mill J I looked really hard to see what help I could get from your message, but gave up.

Thanks again all.

Regards

Chris
 
Old 07-03-2017, 04:12 PM   #6
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Sorry I meant since they both use the same back end,almost anything you could do in open-office should also be in Libre office.
 
Old 07-04-2017, 04:31 AM   #7
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Hi Mill J,

Thanks again.

They certainly look almost identical but as I said,*the language user interface is locked to English USA, which is not useful to me so, erroniously, as it turned out, I did not probe further.

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