Upgrade Open Office to 2.3?

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Tue Nov 27 23:54:50 UTC 2007

On 11/27/2007 02:08 PM, NoOp wrote:
> On 11/27/2007 01:33 PM, Dotan Cohen wrote:
>> Thanks. I have no problem opening the app, but the terrible GTK
>> dialogs for open/save (which I use a lot) are out of place in KDE, and
>> much less functional that the KDE dialogs. More importantly, they do
>> not respond to single click, only double click, and my broken hand is
>> incapable of performing that action.
> It will take another 1-2 hours to prep the machine for KDE. In the
> interim these may be of help/interest:
> http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=36077
> http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Integrate_Firefox_with_KDE
> [hints on how tu use]
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openoffice.org2-amd64/+bug/24107
> Maybe you can convince Derek to give it a go... I think he uses KDE :-)


o I installed kubuntu
o Checked standard (U)OOo - OK
o Uninstalled (U)OOo via Synaptic
o Downloaded the OOo .deb (http://openoffice.org)
o Untarred & installed (sudo dpkg -i *.deb) - but *first* I renamed
openoffice.org-gnome-integration_2.3.0-5_i386.deb to
x-openoffice.org-gnome-integration_2.3.0-5_i386.deb-x so I don't
mistakenly install it
o sudo dpkg-i *.deb
o cd desktop-integration
o sudo dpkg-i *.deb
o Went to the KDE menu 'Office' & clicked OpenOffice.org 2.3 Word
Processor & completed the install.

Opened Writer & then File|Open & all seems to work as expected. (man, I
find that KDE bouncing icon thing as irritating as the Windows helper dog..)

So, I'm unsure what you find to be a problem with the dialogs. Perhaps
it's just that I'm used to Gnome and am missing something re KDE?

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