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Hi :)
There are likely to be differences between the official TDF version and any version in any distros 
repos because they tend to tweak them a little to fit in better.  It doesn't usually make things go 
wonky but appears to have broken something for you  this time.  

Noob-friendly "gateway" distros such as Ubuntu/Debian family are great for starting out with 
Gnu&Linux but once you get into tweaking things yourself you might enjoy giving Arch or Slackware a 
try.  There are a lot of distros in between the 2 extremes.  Slackware usually tries to do the 
least amount of tweaking for most packages but apparently Arch has better documentation to help set 
the whole thing up.  If i went this route i would dual-boot with Ubuntu/Debian for a while by 
installing Arch or Slackware on a new partition.  I don't think i would go this route at all tho.  
I prefer sticking with Ubuntu as articles appear in fairly mainstream media about it and i bump 
into people that are using it.  

Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Sun, 8/4/12, Jonathan Schultz <> wrote:

From: Jonathan Schultz <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Some documents make libreoffice-writer crash
Date: Sunday, 8 April, 2012, 5:26

Presumably you copied
the old User Profile to the new place to get your previous settings
and Extensions back?

Yes, did that and it worked fine. I also do some strange things like 
replace the dictionary files with symbolic links into my working 
directories so that they get shared and synchronised between my 
different devices.

  You can always try the repo version another
time and then perhaps do a parallel install after that maybe.

Since I noticed that the debian testing repository is allegedly the same 
version as TDF's (3.4.6-602) I tried using it but the problem came back. 
So I'll stick with TDF's version for now and wait for a new release.


from Tom :)

--- On Sun, 8/4/12, Jonathan Schultz<>  wrote:

From: Jonathan Schultz<> Subject: Re:
[libreoffice-users] Some documents make libreoffice-writer crash To: Date: Sunday, 8 April, 2012, 1:11

You might have already tried this but it looks like you didn't
mention it.  Can you download the TDF's official version instead
of using one from the repos?〈=en-GB

I have tried it now, and it works! Thank you very much. It messed
with my desktop integration a little and put the configuration files
in a different place, but when I'd worked that out it all looked

I didn't bother with the parallel installation though, actually
didn't notice that you'd shown me that link until it was too late. I
guess I can go back to the debian distro when they get 3.4.6?

Annoyingly the main downloads page tries to give me the .Rpm
instead of the .Deb but also it lets you choose the more stable
3.4.6 instead of the 3.5.2.

It worked for me, ie offered me the .deb installation.

Cheers, Jonathan

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