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2013/5/19 Dan Lewis <>

On 05/19/2013 12:30 PM, M Henri Day wrote:

2013/5/19 Tom Davies <>

 Hi :)
On Ubuntu try right-click on any Odt file and choose "Properties" in the
"Open With" tab choose the 4.0.3 and set that as the default app to open
Odts with
Regards from
Tom :)

----- Original Message -----

From: M Henri Day <>
Sent: Sunday, 19 May 2013, 15:42
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Attempting to upgrade from

(Swedish-language) LO to on 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I'm a tad confused by the following situation : when LO was
released, I thought to upgrade by clicking on the Help tab in LO
and choosing «Check for updates» in the menu that then appears. To my
disappointment no such alternative appeared in the menu. Neither did I


any updates from the LO PPA, neither the more general LibreOffice
nor the more specific version for updates to LO 4.0.x. OK, I downloaded


three packages (main package, Swedish-language langpack, plus the help
package) directly from the LibreOffice website and installed them from


respective DEBS folders. Doing so installed the package under
/opt/libreoffice4.0, as distinct from usr/lib/libreoffice, on which the package is installed. I now have two distinct LibreOffice
installations available on my Cinnamon panel, which gives me a choice -
always nice ! - but, for example, documents that I receive as
to email messages are opened by default in LO and I have to jump
through several hoops to get them to open instead in What I
perhaps find oddest of all is the fact that, as noted above, no update
option is provided under Help in, where it would be useful, but


the contrary, it is provided there in, where, at least for the
present, it only informs the users that no update is available. What's
going on ?...


Thanks for your suggestion, Tom, but alas, it doesn't work, at least not
my machine, as the version of Writer is not presented as an
alternative, even if I click on «Search for other alternatives». I think
has to do with the folders being stored under /opt, while the are stored under /lib, as per the above, and I could probably
resolve the problem by moving the package to the latter directory,
but frankly, I'm too chicken to try....  ;-)


      The problem you are having is that is the LibreOffice that
comes with Ubuntu while comes from the website.
For many years the 2 version have not been compatible as far as the menu is
concern. The Ubuntu version has to be remove before libreoffice.orgversion will appear in the 
menu after installing the desktop file.
     I have a file that explains step by step how to do this. I'm not sure
what the date when that file was created, but it applied to the installing
of OOo 2.3.0 RC3. (That would be OOo the way LO numbers its version
now.) That was a few years ago.


Thanks for your response, Dan ! As a matter of fact, I have managed to put
the build on my menu by right-clicking it, selecting «Edit menu»,
choosing «Office» and then adding the LO components to the menu one at a
time, taking care to provide the correct commands, for example, in the case
of Writer, «/opt/libreoffice4.0/program/swriter». I then closed the editor,
opened the Menu and right-clicked the individual components to place them
om my Cinnamon top panel. No problem - but a bit of pain. But as Synaptic
insists on telling me that the latest Ubuntu version remains
1:4.0.2~rc2-0ubuntu~precise1, perhaps I'll just have to accept the fact
that the PPA-makers simply have not yet gotten 'round to producing a version for that distro. Perhaps in a couple of weeks ?...


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