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OpenOffice 3 Installation in Ubuntu

To install or upgrade Openoffice 3 in Ubuntu, you'll need to add the repositories to the software sources:

Menu: System / Administration / Software Sources

Enter your password, then go the "Third Party Software" tab, click the "Add" button, and paste one opf the following depending on your Ubuntu distribution:

Ubuntu 8.04
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ppa/ubuntu hardy main

Ubuntu 8.10
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main

Ubuntu 9.04
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

Create a file on your desktop or wherever you want, and paste in the code below:

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Then, go to the "Authentication" tab and import the key file (the one you've just created).
Click the "Close" button then "Reload".

Launch the Update Manager:
Menu: System / Administration / Update Manager

When prompted, click "Partial Upgrade" and then "Start Upgrade".
It will take some time to download, then you'll be asked to remove obsolete packages.

When finished, click the "Close" button.

But, notice that not all packages were removed, we'll have to do it manually:
In a terminal window, paste this code:

sudo apt-get remove language-support-en language-support-translations-en openoffice.org-help-en-gb openoffice.org-l10n-en-gb openoffice.org-l10n-en-za thunderbird-locale-en-gb

and confirm by typing Y

Launch the "Update Manager"
Menu: System / Administration /Update Manager and start the update.

Go to Menu / Applications / Add/Remove...

Search for openoffice and then select OpenOffice.org Office Suite from the list
Click the "Apply Changes" button, confirm by clicking "Apply"

Enter your password if prompted

That's it !

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