I upgraded LibreOffice the other day and ran into a few issues. Here are my notes. Please comment if you find better fixes or details than what I found.
Many times, I find that I need to create a document that includes either code or output from a command-line. I haven’t found that either LibreOffice or Microsoft Word provide good styling to make that code or output look nice in a technical document. Below is how I created some Paragraph styles in both programs to display the code. I would love feed back on how I can improve the look. Please Comment Below.
I ran across the articles on WebUpd8 and OMGUbuntu about the latest version of LibreOffice. I decided to give it a try. New features are always great.
Here’s all I did:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Here is a little script that I put together that installs Office 2007 for me.
Now, this script makes the following assumptions:
- I already have a directory created called wine in my home directory.
- I want Office installed in a separate directory/wineprefix
- I have the Office CD mounted already at /media/cdrom0
- I have winetricks in my path (which winetricks = /usr/local/bin/winetricks)
Also, just for information, here is my setup
- Ubuntu 8.10
- Wine version 1.1.16
- I believe I installed Wine with apt-get using the repository at http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt
export WINEPREFIX=$HOME/wine/office2007 mkdir $WINEPREFIX winetricks msxml3 dotnet20 gdiplus riched20 riched30 vcrun2005sp1 allfonts ie6 winetricks vista wine /media/cdrom0/setup.exe winetricks winxp
I hope it helps.
I have been looking for a way to convert a PDF to either a Word Document or an Open Office document. Basically, I have some instructions for installing software delivered as a PDF with the software from the vendor. I would like to be able to convert that document to something I can edit and add my notes to it as I install. Currently, I just handwrite the notes on the printed copy of the instructions. If I could convert it to Word or Open Office, the end result would be searchable and I could add screenshots.
I found a great link that will convert documents online:
This worked for a small document, but my instructions document did not work. I am assuming that it is because it was too large.
I found a plugin that says it can import PDFs for Open Office 3.0. I haven’t tried it yet. I will try to do that and report back.
A while back, I found that importing PDFs was on the ToDo list.
I just saw an article from LXF saying that Open Office 3.0 is ready for download. I installed it, but I haven’t used it enough to really comment on it yet.
The download was pretty easy. I downloaded the zip file, uncompressed it, and then I used dpkg -i to install all of the deb files. They installed into the /opt directory, which was great because now I can have both versions.
These features caught my eye from the Fedora 9 Feature List:
- Firefox 3
- Update X Server
- Randr Support — hopefully, this should make plugging and unplugging my laptop into my monitor easier
- Fast X Start time — will my laptop boot faster?
They also pointed out that Open Office 2.4 has been released! Will it be in Fedora 9?
I just found this article from LXF about Open Office 3.0. It sounds very exciting — I can’t wait for it to come out. Here are they links they pointed out:
The presenter screen feature is one feature that I am really interested in: