Alternative to Libre Office Base
glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jul 7 23:55:29 UTC 2011
On 07/07/2011 04:33 PM, Keith Clark wrote:
> Since at the moment Libre Office is broken for me, are there any
> alternatives with similar functionality?
> Launchpad bug:
> FreeDesktop bug: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=36443
Yes. Download & install 3.3.3 from libreoffice (3.4.1 works as well, but
3.4.1 has an issue with addressbooks which isn't related to Base).
Note: you do *not* need to remove your existing (U)3.3.2 LO. Following
are the instructions for 3.3.3:
Just download the .deb (including the help .deb).
In nautilus, right
click on the .tz and select 'Extract here'. Then go to:
LibO_3.3.3rc1_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US/DEBS in a terminal and:
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
Do the same for the help files:
After you've installed (again in the terminal):
$ cd /opt/libreoffice/program
$ gksu gedit bootstraprc
Modify the following line:
Save the file & exit gedit. This will have LO 3.3.3 use the
~/.libreoffice3.3.3/3 for your user profile and will not interfere with
your existing Ubuntu LO 3.3 at ~/.libreoffice/3.
Again in the terminal:
Note: 3.3.3rc1 is 3.3.3 Final.
Try the test .odb mentioned in:
you'll see that you do get the icons etc.
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