Oracle essentially abandoned Open Office, after The Document Foundation's Libre Office fork but rumor has it that IBM wants the project to continue.
If you receive such errors, Microsoft suggests that you first ensure that your Microsoft Office is updated to the latest version.
As Louis Suárez-Potts' Open Office's Community Manager and former Oracle staffer, told my buddy Brian Proffitt that no one's really sure what Oracle plans for Open Office, or what's more important, what it means for the ODF.
The Debian packages from this repository are the same as provided by the Apache Foundation on its web page .
*NOTE: You can use any other manager to install packages, such as synaptic.
If your desktop is GNOME, we also recommend installing the gnome-integration as follows: $ sudo apt-get install openoffice-gnome-integration To run the AOO from the terminal, just type the this: $ /opt/openoffice4/program/soffice Alternatively, if you have also Libre Office installed, we recommend that you uninstall it, so there are no conflicts between applications, and add the directory of AOO executable to the PATH variable doing this: $ echo "export PATH=$PATH:/opt/openoffice4/program" ~/.bashrc $ .
We intend to begin working immediately with community members to further the continued success of Open Office.