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I've also been wondering how I can go back to OpenOffice, wondering
whether I should uninstall LibreOffice first.
I've had trouble with LibreOffice refusing to print in landscape mode.
 I googled and learned that it's a known issue -- at least a few
people have reported this.  I've tried everything I know (not much) to
fix it, but, although Print Preview looks fine, anything printed
in landscape mode is distorted.  So I'm thinking of getting rid of
Libre Office and re-installing Open Office.  I'm not a sophisticated
user and  not even sure I know how to do this correctly.

On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 10:56 AM, John Bijnens <> wrote:

I thought after the fork of LibreOffice Oracle gave the source code of
OpenOffice to the Apache Foundation.
IBM donated the source code of their OpenOffice fork called Lotus Symphony
also to the Apache Foundation.
If I've read everything correctly the Apache Foundation has a special policy
called the Incubation this is a period of time during which amongst lots of
other things the new project is kept under quarantine for patent issues and
to see whether the project is viable.
I thought this period of time is practically over and a new release of
OpenOffice can be expected during the second half of this year.

I have OpenOffice installed on my laptop and I have LibreOffice as a
portable app on an external hard drive in case I need it.
I prefer OpenOffice because, although it lacks some features available in
LibreOffice which I don't use that often, it is much stabler and thus more
of use in a production environment. Of course this is my personal
impression, things can be different for someone else.

Best regards,

   John Bijnens

On 19/04/2012 16:18, webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote:

I really do not think having LO and AOO on the same computer works
properly for most users.  LO is well beyond what AOO is at, and LO people
have cleaned out so much of the old/bad/outdated code that it would be a
real catch-up act for AOO to give you the same features and such that LO
have given us since mid-3.3.x line.  I use 3.4.6, but will got to 3.5.x when
it get some of its issues fixed that are specific for my needs.

Yes, you can have LO and AOO installed on the same computer.
No, you cannot run both at the same time.
No, it is not something that works well for most users.

Yes, it is your choice to try.

On 04/19/2012 08:49 AM, Caesar wrote:

On Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:34:39 +0200, "R.S."
<>  wrote Re Re: [libreoffice-users] Open
Office and Libre Office Questions...:

Il 19/04/2012 6.03, Jerry Greenberg ha scritto:

Is it possible to have both Libre Office and Open Office installed at
the same time on the same computer?

Are there going to be any new updates for Open Office. I read that
since Oracle took over they have not been very keen on supporting Open

Hi, although it colud be possible, the installation program registers on
the registry the same associations. If you have encountered crashes with
Libreoffice try using version 3.4.6.
I prefer using Libreoffice because it is more efficient and it has a lot
of functions that are not included in OpenOffice.

You can probably avoid any such conflicts by using a "portable"
version of LO from here:

for more info, see this:

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