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Phillip Jordan should be plenty embarrassed when/if he figures out what he is doing that he is not telling us.

He says he is "downloading all 13,238k" of LibreOffice 4.2.

My download of last night was of 215,400 kb, plus 5432 kb for the helppack, so of course nothing will work for him.

We still have no explanation of what he thinks he may need to buy in order to install LO.

He finds no "installation wizard", so let's try saying this a different way:

After downloading the right file from the right site, you should find a file named: libreoffice_4.2.8_win_x86.msi in whatever subdirectory your downloads go to. If you opted for the helppack, then you should find a 2nd file: libreoffice_4.2.8_win_x86_helppack_en-us.msi there also. Search for them if you've lost track of where they've been stashed.

If they are not at least close to the sizes given, something has already gone awry.

These .msi files are executable; one must needs only double-click (in a /Curtains/ system) on one or the other (the big one first, usually) to start them running. The resulting screen messages should guide one the rest of the way.

If you are expecting some magic/just because/ you downloaded the programme, it won't happen. You have to initiate the execution of the .msi file.

Whilst we're on the topic, I'd be interested if anyone has a suggestion pertinent to my particular difficulty: I have to run LO Portable from a USB stick, because the regular programme refuses to install on this /Curtains 7/ machine, reporting: "Error 1325 fingerprint is not a valid short filename", and not giving any information as to how one might resolve whatever problem LO is having. This has persisted through many versions, for about 2 years now, and so is not some transient phenomenon.

There are no "fingerprint" file names, short or long, on the system, but there are two empty subdirectories, associated with OpenOffice, that have that name.

There has been a lot of happy talk on this list lately about running multiple versions of LO in parallel, which is just what one wants to do in order to act as a useful tester. Perhaps that notion applies to mac and linux systems only. Whatever the case, attempting to set up such a parallel system on /Curtains 7/, loading the second version onto a USB stick (which I naively thought would provide adequate isolation), was the cause of my LO downfall, from which I have never recovered.


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