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    Default How to make OpenOffice look non-sh*t

    First thing I did was follow this tutorial:

    http://forums.remote-exploit.org/bac...pre-final.html

    Next, without editing the normal repository list in BT4-PreFinal, I did:

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    apt-get update
    apt-get install openoffice.org
    This installed OpenOffice, but it only placed one menu item in the KDE menu, it only placed an item for "OpenOffice.org Drawing".

    Anyway, in order to open up other OpenOffice programs, I went to a terminal and typed:

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    ooffice &
    After I hit Return, I was greeted with the most hideous excuse for a office suite that could ever be inflicted upon a mortal being. OK, first thing I did was:

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    apt-get install openoffice.org-gtk
    This helped a little, but still there were no icons on the menus. So next I did:

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    apt-get install openoffice.org-style-andromeda
    So now it's starting to look a little bit respectable. There are more problems to solve though:

    1) The menu text and menu icons are ridiculously large.
    2) The fonts are jagged.

    I'd appreciate anyone's help on completing this tutorial to make OpenOffice look as good as it does on Microsoft Windows XP (hopefully that reference to Microsoft superiority will p*ss you off).
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    Sorry to bring back an old post, but did you ever manage to get the OpenOffice apps to show on the KDE menu? Even if the suite looked like crap?

    I installed it, realized the only thing that showed was Drawing, and decided it wasn't worth the time. If, however, someone can point me in the right direction to get the apps on the menu I'd gladly go tinker with it and see what I can do.

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    I started a thread a few months ago about how stuff is showing up in the KDE menu, but I didn't get a reply.

    Hopefully the developers are looking into it. . .
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    and
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    apt-get install openoffice-kde
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    Code:
    virchanza:~$ sudo apt-get update
    Hit http://archive.offensive-security.com pwnsauce Release.gpg
    Hit http://archive.offensive-security.com pwnsauce Release
    Hit http://archive.offensive-security.com pwnsauce/main Packages
    Hit http://archive.offensive-security.com pwnsauce/microverse Packages
    Hit http://archive.offensive-security.com pwnsauce/macroverse Packages
    Hit http://archive.offensive-security.com pwnsauce/restricted Packages
    Hit http://archive.offensive-security.com pwnsauce/universe Packages
    Hit http://archive.offensive-security.com pwnsauce/multiverse Packages
    Reading package lists... Done
    virchanza:~$ sudo apt-get install openoffice-kde
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package openoffice-kde
    virchanza:~$
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    try sudo apt-get install openoffice.org-kde

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    Got some good results installing open office 3 by using the guidance on this site called news.softpedia.com The article was called How-To-Install-OpenOffice-org-3-0-in Ubuntu, but I can't provide a full URL as I haven't posted 15 times!!


    To add the app to the kmenu, just right click the kmenu (bottom left corner) and select the edit option. Then you just add your own text and icons.

    I put a main menu place-holder there, using one of the numerous ready-supplied ooffice icons. Then I just added a sub-menu item to launch the main openoffice app.

    Job done.

    I've got more details if you need them....

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    Post OpenOffice.org 3.1.1

    Great tut first off I used it well but would like to add to the pot for OpenOffice 3.1.1 install

    I take no credit for the instructions just putting them out there for others to enjoy.

    I took my instructions from multiple sources but to consolidate

    Instructions are here:
    hxxp://wxx.linuxpromagazine.com/Online/Blogs/Productivity-Sauce-Dmitri-s-open-source-blend-of-productive-computing/Installing-OpenOffice.org-3.0/%28kategorie%29/0]Installing OpenOffice.org 3.0 - Linux Magazine Online

    and files for download at least the one I used:
    hxxp://wxx.ring.gr.jp/archives/misc/openoffice/

    Hope everyone enjoys

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