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Dear Charles

I'm sure I've covered this before, but:

I'm using an almost new Toshiba Laptop with Windows 8.1

& though I followed Stuarts instruction/link in downloading the file with
the msi end
it said man on the Laptop after this was done

- or does that mean I failed to replace the existing man one
  even though I entered the instruction to do that!?


On 28 January 2015 at 15:41, Charles-H. Schulz <> wrote:

Dear Philip,

Forgive me to answer before Stuart but do you mean to say that you
followed the link and ended up with downloading a file with a .man
extension at its end?
I have just tried your link and got a file with a .msi ,which is a very
common form of Windows Installer.

By the way, what version of Windows do you use? Windows 8? 7? Vista? XP?



Le 28.01.2015 16:36, Philip Jordan a écrit :

Thanks V Stuart

I've followed your instruction & to be very specific it meant I downloaded
from this link
(gb, prio 100)

So far so good - & incidentally an exact replica of file
like with like
(albeit that on both occasions what actually got saved on the laptop had
the 3 letter
ending of man i.e.not msi - even though I specifically clicked to say

But or anyway on clicking the file when in situ on my laptop

I received the same App instruction Box i.e.

*How do you want to open this type of file (.man)?*

*Look for an app in the Store* - which does not work!

*More options* - which leads me to what I got from Microsoft with the
                     matching the file title!

                     Except it doesn't work & instead I get this message

*This app can't run on your PC*

*To find a version for your PC check with the software provider*

So I have & here we are except that - even though I've now installed the
Help file that you example - I still can't get LO installed

etc etc

On 28 January 2015 at 14:54, V Stuart Foote <>


We can try to make this easier for you since you seem to be having
The LibreOffice project uses as system of download mirrors to deliver the
released official versions of the program.  On Windows that will be as
Microsoft Installer package--.msi   There is a way to directly access the
downloads thorough the Info tab link listed.

But, if you are directed to a Web site where  you download something
than an .msi file,  e.g. an .html page, or some weird download manager as
becoming too common--it may or maynot actually install LibreOffice.  You
not provide the link that you used--but I've no qualms in saying that you
got mis-routed to your download.

Instead, here is a direct link to the mirror list meta data for both
LibreOffce (4.3.5) , and the (optional) local install help program.  If
wait a few days, 4.3.6 will be posted, and not too much longer we'll have
the 4.4.0 release.

Anyhow, chose a mirror site from the list (it should offer sites close to
your location, but you can use any)... and then download using the "Save
link as" or "Save target as" mechanisim that your web browser provides.
Then it is best to check the HASH value of the installer package matches
what is listed in the meta data.

The 4.3.5 Fresh build

Local (off-line) help

Good luck,  and post back if you are really still stuck.


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