[xubuntu-users] a little help please

Joshua O'Leary joshua.oleary at btinternet.com
Mon Jul 2 19:36:37 UTC 2012


On 02/07/12 18:42, TOM TOM wrote:
>
>
> On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 8:35 PM, Jack <arkiedriver at gmail.com 
> <mailto:arkiedriver at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     I did not find OpenOffice in my download file.
>
>     My main problem with Libre is the very small image of a document I
>     am creating on my screen. I must lean toward the monitor to
>     see/read the document.  Cannot find how to enlarge the image or to
>     change the default font.
>
>     I also find the "Help" section of Libre very complicated and
>     overpowering.
>
>
>     On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 11:50 AM, Cody Smith
>     <cody.smith9202 at gmail.com <mailto:cody.smith9202 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>         What is it you dislike about Libreoffice? Libreoffice is
>         simply a branch of Openoffice, and Openoffice isn't being
>         developed as much as Libreoffice. Libreoffice is simply
>         Openoffice rebranded (many of the Openoffice developers left
>         Openoffice to work on their own branch, Libreoffice,)
>
>         --c_smith
>
>         On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 9:37 AM, Piskie <ub.untu at btinternet.com
>         <mailto:ub.untu at btinternet.com>> wrote:
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>             On 02/07/12 17:32, Jack wrote:
>>             I am new to xububtu.
>>
>>             Do not like Libre office
>>
>>             Need OpenOffice instead
>>
>>             downloaded Apache OpenOffice (watched the download) but
>>             now cannot find it on my computer.
>>
>>             Where would it have been installed???
>>
>>             Got it but cannot find it.
>>
>>             JJ
>>
>>
>             If you are using firefox and haven't changed the default -
>             I believe you'll find it in your home in the Download folder
>
>             Kev
>
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> you might want to install the package: libreoffice-gtk
> If devs are listening, this package should be a default dependencie of 
> libreoffice on xubuntu.
>
>
Apache OpenOffice probably has the same problems as Libreoffice does, 
and it is not very well supported by Ubuntu/Debian. The help section is 
pretty much the same as it always has been. Zoom can be clearly changed 
by using the slider and + - buttons in the bottom right corner. Default 
font sizes can be set under Tools>Options>Libreoffice Writer>Basic 
Fonts. Libreoffice has had many more improvements, patches and features 
committed since it worked, and going back to OpenOffice would leave all 
this behind. On top of all this, it has very limited language support - 
going to the downloads page gives

"A release for English (British) is not available. Please choose from 
the alternative download webpage for another language."

I would strongly recommend using the Libreoffice fork, it is better 
supported and the recommended version by Ubuntu.
Joshua
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