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Hi Heinrich,

Thank you for your kind words. I'm so glad I was able to help, and that things are working for you now. I'm far from an expert in Ubuntu and LibreOffice, but I would rate myself as above average in proficiency in certain aspects of both. When issues show up where I think I can help, I jump in and try to do the best I can.

Good luck!!!!!!!


On 07/27/2012 02:26 PM, Heinrich Stoellinger wrote:
Thanks, Don,
There WAS a problem with the installation of the desktop-integration debs. I use Maya-KDE, by the way. I have removed libreoffice completely - as you
suggest in your post and after installing the downloaded packages using
dpkg - *deb everything works beautifully.
Thanks again
P.S.: As usual - it's not necessary to know everything (!?) but it's good
to know somebody who knows or knows somebody who ...

On Fri, 27 Jul 2012 18:26:23 +0200, 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
3. sudo dpkg -i

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.


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

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

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


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