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Hi :)  
LibreOffice is tightly integrated and attempting to install only 1 or 2 components doesn't save you 
much disk-space.  They all use the main core.  Each module/component/'program'/'app' adds only a 
tiny bit extra on top.  

If all you want is a spreadsheet then Gnumeric is a standalone spreadsheet program and is sometimes 
faster or more sophisticated than Calc or Excel.  It might look rudimentary on the surface but only 
because all their work goes into the under-the-bonnet stuff

For picture editing you might find a dedicated scalar-vector graphics program better
or a photo-editor that looks a bit like Photoshop
for which the Windows down-loader is here
Personally although i really like Gimp in Gnu&Linux i find it's Windows version a pain.  In 
Gnu&Linux when you want to save in a different format you just change the file-ending from .jpg or 
.gif or .png or whatever to the format you do want.  It then gives a pop-up listing lots of options 
but the defaults are fine so just "Ok" and job-done.  In the Windows version you can only save in 
xcf format and have to use 
File - Export - and then choose the format, and then deal with the same pop-up.  

So, if you are  doing graphic design then inkscape is probably one of the best.  If you are doing 
photo-editing on Windows then possibly Gimp.  If you are on Gnu&Linux, such as Ubuntu, SuSE or 
other then definitely Gimp.  

However there are lots of  different programs for drawing so it really depends on what you are 
doing.  Apparently if you are uploading your photos to picassa then they have a pretty neat drawing 
tool that you can use without even installing it on your machine (ie it's a Cloud-based app).  

Regards from 
Tom :)  

From: Sandor Marton <>
Sent: Saturday, 3 August 2013, 8:37
Subject: [libreoffice-users] LibreOffice installation issue.

To Whom it May Concern,

I've installed the latest version of Libre Office to my PC. Version
I selected only calc and draw programs to be installed, along with
language English (UK) only.
Doing that the program wouldn't run after successful installation.
After the failure I uninstalled it and I could see only invalid
characters in the uninstall dialogue box.
I think unselecting the language English (US) or English (South Africa
?) was a mistake but I was able to do it and it is wrong.
If the language is essential for the application to run it shouldn't be
an option to install.

I also find very hard to find this email address on your website. I bit

Needless to say, the program is off the PC and not going back for a
Good luck next time.

    Sandor Marton

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