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On 07/27/2012 12:26 PM, Don C. Myers wrote:

As I understand it, Mint uses the Ubuntu software center. The default LO install in Ubuntu does not include base. If the user wishes to have base installed, you would add that to the Ubuntu installation from the software center. If I install from a direct LO download from LO, I have all of the programs listed below in webmaster-Kracked_P_P's post. In Unity, there is a launcher bar on the left side of the screen. The top button on the launcher bar is called dash, which has multiple uses. One use is to show the installed applications. When I do an upgrade, I completely remove the old install using the terminal, and then do the new install in the terminal. I use the following commands (This is for the 64 bit from LO):

Download LibO_3.5.5_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz to the desktop.
Right click on it and extract it to the desktop. This will give you the folder LibO_3.5.5rc3_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-US
Run the following terminal commands to install it:
1. sudo apt-get remove libreoffice*.*
2. sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/LibO_3.5.5rc3_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-US/DEBS/*.deb 3. sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/LibO_3.5.5rc3_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-US/DEBS/desktop-integration/libreoffice3.5-debian-menus_3.5.5-3_all.deb

After this install, all of the applications below will show up in Dash. To add them to the Launcher bar, simply drag the icons for the ones you want to the launcher bar and place them where you wish to have them. I've never had any issue with opening any of the applications.

I read several days ago that Unity is now available for Fedora and for Mint for those who would like to have it.


An alternative is to install the ppa libreoffice/ppa using:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa: libreoffice/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libreoffice

This ppa is updated within a couple of days of a release of a new version of LO. Thus your update manager will keep track of LO for you.

On 07/27/2012 10:41 AM, webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote:

I just installed the non-repository version of 3.5.5 as an "upgrade" to 3.5.4 on my Ubuntu 12.04/MATE laptop.

I still have Base listed, and working, in my Applications/Office menu listing.

It shows:

        LibreOffice 3.5
        LibreOffice 3.5 Base
        LibreOffice 3.5 Calc
        LibreOffice 3.5 Draw
        LibreOffice 3.5 Impress
        LibreOffice 3.5 Printer Administration
        LibreOffice 3.5 Writer

in that order.

it could be the Repository version of LO and its "desktop-integration" package, of it could be Unity's menu system.

As I said, I use MATE for Ubuntu 12.04 and I see Base in the menu.

I use MATE so I have the "best" looking GNOME desktop that looks and acts like the GNOME desktop that I use for my desktop's 10.04/GNOME system. I use the 10.04 system as my default system and wanted any of my other Ubuntu systems run either 10.04 or 12.04/MATE so it looks/works like I want it to do.

On 07/27/2012 10:23 AM, webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote:

I have not loaded 3.5.5, but I have 3.5.4 on my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop with MATE as its desktop environment and it does show Base in the applications/office menu.

Also, I installed LibreOffice from the download site and not the repository.

I was planning on installing 3.5.5 on the laptops [Ubuntu, XP, and Vista] but I did not have the time.

Actually we had a tornado pass by yesterday about 1 mile north of me and almost hit one of our two hospitals. They are stopping people from entering our city, unless you live or work here - and can prove it.

I will install 3.5.5 on my laptop in a few minutes and see what happens with Base.

On 07/27/2012 10:00 AM, Don C. Myers wrote:

I run Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity. Did you download LO 3.3.5 from LibreOffice, or are you using the Ubuntu repository version. In Ubuntu, the default install from Ubuntu for LibreOffice does not include Base. It can be added separately through the software center. Be careful also not to mix the two versions, the one from the repository and the one from LibreOffice directly.


On 07/27/2012 09:43 AM, Heinrich Stoellinger wrote:
I have just installed libreoffice 3.5.5 on my lately upgraded Mint
system (Maya). When I now start LO the entry for base doesn't appear.
On the other hand, writer, impress, calc, etc. DOES appear. Any idea
what might be the cause?
H. Stoellinger

Jay Lozier

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