From: Tom Davies <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 8, 2012 12:03 PM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Can't install LibreOffice
Where the error message says "LibreOffice" just replace the with "OpenOffice". They are still
extremely similar even tho LibreOffice is far more developed. If you want to keep OpenOffice on
your system then this guide might help
You can turn off the OpenOffice quick-starter by opening OpenOffice and go to
Tools - Options - Memory
Then untick the relevant option at the bottom of that screen. I'm not sure if you have to
reboot the machine at that point to make it take effect. You have to have OpenOffice closed to
install LibreOffice at all. It's best to use the guide i just linked to so that you have both
on your system so that you can go bck to the old one if LO is not quite right. Actually the
3.5.0 has been a bit problematic so it might be worth finding the 3.4.5 instead. The 3.5.1
should fix most of the problems.
--- On Thu, 8/3/12, Frank Bonar <email@example.com> wrote:
From: Frank Bonar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Can't install LibreOffice
Date: Thursday, 8 March, 2012, 19:43
I have downloaded LibO_3.5.0_Win_x86_install_multi(2).msi, but installation fails.
After I give User Account Control permission to install, the Install Wizard opens, showing a
progress bar, and saying installation may take several minutes. The progress bar remains
blank, and a dialog box opens, saying "Please exit LibreOffice 3.5 and the LibreOffice
Quickstarter before you continue...."
As LibreOffice is not yet installed, I am at a loss to know how to proceed. If I simply wait,
nothing happens; if I close the dialog box, the Install Wizard quits, saying my installation
has not been changed.
(I am running Vista Home Premium, and I have Open Office installed, in case this gives a clue.)
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