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On 03/03/16 14:57, Peter Maunder wrote:
If you really want to install older versions of LibO, will
point you to 4.2.8, although I would not commender going back to these older
versions. The normal download site currently gives the options of 5.04,
5.0.5 and 5.1.0. Remember that all of these versions will use the same
.config/libreoffice file with Ubuntu/Mint.

Are you sure your problems are with the version of LibO and not the
installation itself or problems with the config file?...Peter

I think things have been changing even as I've been working, because I tried just a few minutes ago to download the 5.1.1 development version, and got 'target not found'. I've just checked again, and it's now there for download.

But anyway, I've tried the following: (downloaded) works (and is where I'll stick for now) (LO PPA reinstated) now works although the line spacings look subtly different. I'm not sure if this was exactly the version I was using before though when it failed so badly - as I've noted above, things have been changing as I work.

4.x (ubuntu PPA) works, but line spacing is different from

I'm not sure pushing out development versions in a PPA is such a brilliant idea. Having had my fingers burnt, I've removed the LO PPAs from synaptic, and will upgrade manually from now on.

Thanks all; sorry it's been a bit of a time waster. If nothing else, I've learned a bit more about dpkg and friends!

Mike Scott
Harlow, Essex, England

Mike Scott (unet2 <at> [deletethis]
Harlow Essex England

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