[ubuntu-uk] Open Office 3.2 problem on 9.10

Jonathon Fernyhough j.fernyhough at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 15:15:54 BST 2010

On 29 March 2010 15:04, paula at fossbox.org.uk <paula at fossbox.org.uk> wrote:
> Wait a month, upgrade to Lucid and get the 'official' 3.2 package would
> be the line of least resistance ;)
> Paula
> Gordon Burgess-Parker wrote:
>> I installed 3.2 0n 9.10 using the instructions on this web site:
>> http://techie-buzz.com/foss/how-to-install-openoffice-3-2-in-ubuntu-9-10.html
>> The install went OK apart from a mysterious message about the registry
>> (I didn't know Linux HAD a "registry!) and all seems to be working OK
>> apart from the fact that the File-Edit-View etc bar is black in all
>> modules and the options can't be seen until they are clicked on.
>> Anyone come across this, and is there a way of fixing it?

Sounds to me like an appearance/gnome-settings-daemon thing. There are
a number of things to try.

1) Restart
2) Change your window control theme
3) Change your colour scheme
4) Delete or move ~/.openoffice.org/ and start with a plain profile.


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