Open Office - can't enter text into Writer, can't see help
cl at isbd.net
Mon Jan 19 12:15:02 UTC 2009
On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 12:56:09PM -0500, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> Chris G wrote:
> > On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 11:54:46AM -0500, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> >> Chris G wrote:
> >>> On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 11:28:04AM -0500, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> >>>> Chris G wrote:
> >>>>> I'm trying to enter text into a new document! :-)
> >>>> Okay, if I understand where you are, click Text Document (should be
> >>>> top), then click Open. Screenshot at
> >>>> http://www.prism.gatech.edu/~mflaschen3/Screenshots/OpenOffice%202.4%20Templates%20and%20Documents.png
> >>> Ah! There's the problem then, Open is greyed out so I *can't* open a document.
> >> Can you send a screenshot? Are you sure you have selected Text Document
> >> on the left?
> > See http://www.isbd.net/images/oo2.png
> Okay, your install is seriously messed up (but not because you use
> KDE...). To start with, close OOo, then run:
> sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install --reinstall
> openoffice.org-writer openoffice.org
That's fixed it, thank you! I wonder how it got so messed up and, for
that matter, what messed it up.
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