Installing OpenOffice.org 3 on Ubuntu

Today I spent some time installing the new OpenOffice.org version 3 on my Ubuntu Hardy. Following are the steps I did to get it installed:

1. Download the file OOo_3.0.0_LinuxIntel_install_en-US_deb.tar.gz from OpenOffice.org site.

2. Unpack the downloaded file:

tar zxf OOo_3.0.0_LinuxIntel_install_en-US_deb.tar.gz -C ~

3. Change to directory OOO300_m9_native_packed-1_en-US.9358

cd OOO300_m9_native_packed-1_en-US.9358

4. Install all the deb packages

sudo dpkg -i DEBS/*.deb

5. Now, you need to change your Gnome menu entries to use the new OpenOffice.org 3. Edit the file /usr/bin/ooffice

sudo gedit /usr/bin/ooffice

And change the second line to:

/opt/openoffice.org3/program/soffice "$@"

6. Salve the file and it’s done. Now you can access your OpenOffice icon and it should open the new OpenOffice.org 3

All the best!

Leo

3 comments so far

  1. phmadore on

    Ah, I didn’t bother with the menu entries…

  2. arya on

    thanks.., it’s very helpful.


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