I have kubuntu Natty installed and with to change from libreoffice to openoffice

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05/06/2011 16:30, Thomas Olsen wrote:
> On Sunday 05 June 2011 15:55:17 O. Sinclair wrote:
>> On 05/06/2011 14:41, Thomas Olsen wrote:
>>> On Sunday 05 June 2011 09:16:46 O. Sinclair wrote:
>>>> On 05/06/2011 04:34, Waleed Hamra wrote:
>>>>> On 06/03/2011 05:20 PM, Paul Stear wrote:
>>>>>> On Friday 03 Jun 2011 15:15:44 Hakan Koseoglu wrote:
>>>>>>> Paul,
>>>>>>> On 3 June 2011 15:09, Paul Stear<linux at appjaws.plus.com>   wrote:
>>>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>>> How can I disable libreoffice and use openoffice?
>>>>>>>> I have tried using software management but to install openoffice it
>>>>>>>> installs libreoffice instead..
>>>>>>>> libreoffice will not save my complicated spreadshhets.
>>>>>>> Libreoffice is a rebadged OpenOffice and identical to functionality
>>>>>>> for the same release at the moment. It was forked a couple of months
>>>>>>> ago and kept in line with the source code released by Oracle. Oracle
>>>>>>> has just tried to abandon OpenOffice and dump it on Apache but it's
>>>>>>> not certain if Apache will pick it up or not.
>>>>>> Thanks for that, How do I resolve my problem of saving a spreadsheet?
>>>>>> When I try and save the program just crashes.
>>>>>> Paul
>>>>> does the file name include a space? does the full ath of the folder
>>>>> you're saving in, contain a space? if so, remove it, this is known to
>>>>> crash it. otherwise... a little more information is going to be needed
>>>>> to help you out here.
>>>> I also get problems with any document, spreadsheet etc if they contain
>>>> special characters with umlauts - I am from Sweden and we have åöä - if
>>>> any of those are in the filename I can not even open it without renaming
>>>> first
>>> That's embarrasing for LibreOffice. Kind of a 101 in file handling.
>> as far as I can remember I had the same with OpenOffice in 10.10 so I
>> kind of suspect something to do with Kubuntu actually..
> AFAIK both OpenOffice and LibreOffice are very monolithic and takes care of 
> everything on OS level. No KDE applications has problems with spaces or 
> umlauts in paths.

I don't have LO on Kubuntu at hands, but on my Debian box (LO 3.3.2) I
can save a doc which name contains space, punctuation signs, to a
directory which name contains space, and French accented "é" on top of
it... Tried with writer and calc, and to had some fun I filled a
spreadsheet with punctuation signs and such niceties, still no crash...

Maybe you could craft a "crashing" document and share it with us,
together with the path you are saving it to, I would love to be able to
reproduce such bug. In the meantime I'll try on Kubuntu tomorrow.

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