Updates:

You can now choose from a number of pre-installed themes

loading Apache open office

Started by diggerdog, March 20, 2015, 04:57:50 PM

Previous topic - Next topic

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

diggerdog

Hi guys I am a total non Anorak and need step by step help to load Open office. I have tried repeatedly and just can not do it. I do not know where to type code in or anything will someone e-mail me please and lets start talking over the phone. If you are local to cheltenham England I will gladly buy you a meal and a pint also has anyone writen drivers for HPb3070-b611 printer or know of an old dead simple laser jet mono that I can buy with drivers that work Cheers diggsy

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

#1
Hi Diggsy, and welcome to the forum :)

Which Linux distribution/version/architecture are we talking about here ?

eg.
Ubuntu 14.04 64bit

If you're not sure just say so and we'll tell you how to find out.

That said you're going to have to type some stuff into the terminal and post the output back here, but we'll get around to that when necessary.

Drivers for the HP Deskjet 3070 b611 Series are included in hplip version 3.11.10 or later, so may already be installed on your system .. but again we'll get to that once we know which distro/version/architecture you're running.

EDIT]

One last thing .. is there any particular reason you want OpenOffice as opposed to LibreOffice ?
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
pcnetspec.co.uk


diggerdog

hi bud I'm using ubuntu 32 bit. If I go up to 14-04 will I have to do this again. I have absolutely no idea anf do not know where to type stufff in cheers digsy

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

#3
So which version of Ubuntu are you on ?

If you're unsure .. hitting Ctrl+Alt+T should open a terminal, then enter this command:
cat /etc/lsb-release
and hit enter.

Then copy what's returned in the terminal and post it here.

Is there any particular reason you want OpenOffice as opposed to LibreOffice ?

HINT - you can copy/paste the above command into the terminal ;)

[EDIT]

Expected output from the above command will be similar to this
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=raring
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.04"
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
pcnetspec.co.uk

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

I've removed your last posting to save you getting crank calls ;)

Sorry i can't do this by phone for 2 reasons

a) it's easier on the forum as you can easily see the commands, and they can be copy/pasted
and
b) this forum is for everyone . if we do it by phone, anyone searching in the future with a similar problem will be denied the solution.
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
pcnetspec.co.uk


diggerdog

I have to keep logging off end on again to quick message you and I am running out of megabytes. Plwase tell me what to do to get this installed chers

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

#6
I'm trying to, but you're not answering my questions.....

What's the output from:
cat /etc/lsb-release
and is there any particular reason you want OpenOffice instead of LibreOffice

[EDIT}

OK, short and sweet answer....

If you want an Office suite and are on Ubuntu 12.04 or later, and have an active internet connection .. open a terminal and run:
sudo apt-get install libreoffice
but it wouldn't be advisable to do that if your internet connection is liable to drop out on you

Installing your prinetr driver:
sudo apt-get install hplip-gui
same warning applies
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
pcnetspec.co.uk

diggerdog

open office is compatible with microsoft so people can read my e-mail attachments

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

#8
So is LibreOffice, and it'll be MUCH easier to install

But I still need the output from the command above. ??
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
pcnetspec.co.uk


diggerdog

what is a terminal how do i open one what do i type in where do i type itwhen i opened ctl alt t all i got was optiplex 960;-s you are talking over my head I am a total beginer in this field and no libre office is not compatible with microsoft. that is why people kep sending back my e-mails as cant read the attachment

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

#10
When you hit Ctrl+Alt+T .. the window that opened WAS the terminal

In that window I want you to type:
cat /etc/lsb-release
then hit enter

Then post back here whatever was returned in the terminal




LibreOffice IS compatible with Microsoft Office as long as you save your documents as .doc and not the default .odt

Open your document in LibreOffice .. then go to
File > Save As

then where it says "All Formats" .. change that to "Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP/2003 (.doc)" then hit "Save"
(you'll have to do the same thing in OpenOffice)
You can even set it to save as .doc by default if you wish
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
pcnetspec.co.uk

diggerdog

thanks for the last bit of advise, how do I save as doc by default please thanks Mark and have a nice weekend

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

In LibreOffice go to
Tools > Options

the in the left hand column go to
Load/Save > General

and change

Always save as: ODF Text Document
to
Always save as: Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP/2003
(NOT Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP/2003 Template)

then click OK

Now whenever you save a document it should save as a .doc

hr]

Let me know when you want to have a go at the printer ;)
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
pcnetspec.co.uk

diggerdog

hi Mark when I go to tools on the top in black then I drop down to options I get a choice of general under libre office or load/save as first sideways arrow under java but nothing about save sas Afraid I'm lost help

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

#14
Does this help

WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
pcnetspec.co.uk