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December 01, 2009

Re-install Open Office on Ubuntu

For whatever reason, I could not open a dbf file with the Open Office Calc program. This is how I fixed it (not that I understand why this worked):

1. Started following this tutorial.

2. I was then getting a document recovery error so I install Java Runtime Environment following this tutorial. I also tried comment 1 out.

3. I still had a document recovery error so I tried this.

4. That still didn't do it so I tried this command:

$ sudo aptitude remove --purge openoffice.org

And for whatever reason, my new version of OpenOffice works and will open a dbf file. Unfortunately, that took up a lot of time.

Posted by kkwaiser at December 1, 2009 04:53 PM


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