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After some disagreements between Oracle who had acquired Sun Microsystems a few months ago, the community "forked" OpenOffice.org to create LibreOffice which has been accepted by most major Linux-distributions.
- Lastest stable version is 3.4.4
- Mandriva Desktop 2011 ships with 3.4.2
OpenOffice.org still exists and is currently administered by the Apache Foundation.
- Latest stable version is 3.3
- Visit the official OpenOffice.org website at http://www.openoffice.org
- Writer is a word processor - produces .sxw or .doc
- Calc is a spreadsheet - produces .sxc or .xls
- Impress is a presentation tool - produces .sxi or .ppt
- Drawing is a vector graphics tool - like Visio Pro
- Math is a mathematical formula tool
- Web Writer is a WYSIWYG HTML editor - produces .html
Templates and Extras
- You can download additional templates for OpenOffice.org from http://ooextras.sourceforge.net
- You can download additional macros for OpenOffice.org from http://www.ooomacros.org/
- An integrated Office Suite for the K Desktop Environment
- Supports OpenDocument format as used in OpenOffice.org
- Visit the official KDE Office website at http://www.koffice.org/
- KWord - A frame-based word processor that can work in two modes: page oriented or layout oriented
- KSpread - A powerful spreadsheet application.
- KPresenter - A full-featured presentation program.
- Kexi - An integrated environment for creating databases and database applications.
- Kivio - A Visio®-style flowcharting application.
- Karbon14 - A vector drawing application.
- Krita - A pixel-based image manipulation program like Adobe© Photoshop® or Corel® Painter™.
- KPlato - An integrated project management and planning tool. (Not available in Mandriva)
- KChart - An integrated graph and chart drawing tool.
- KFormula - A powerful formula editor.
- Kugar - A tool for generating business quality reports.
- This is not part of the default Mandriva Linux install
- Abiword and Gnumeric are available in the contrib mirror
- Visit the official GNOME Office website at http://www.gnome.org/gnome-office/
- Abiword Word Processor - http://www.abisource.com - produces .abw
- Gnumeric Spreadsheet - http://www.gnumeric.org - produces .gnumeric
- GnuCash Finance Manager - http://www.gnucash.org - produces .qif
Word Perfect (Corel)
Some years ago Corel ported Word Perfect 8 and other Corel apps to linux. Support for the distribution ceased around 2001. You can still install and use Word Perfect on a 'modern' linux distribution such as Mandrake, however.
- Information source: http://www.faqs.org/contrib/wordperfect/index.html. Rick Moen has put together a helfpul and comprehensive list of FAQs and HOW-TOs.
- Get the WP8 tarball: It should be named 'WordPerfect.tar.gz'. Rick lists some sites that should have it.
- Install the old libc5 libraries: The relevant rpms are 'libc-extras-5.3.12-38mdk' and 'libc-extras-5.3.12-38mdk'. If you type 'urpmi libc-extras', urpmi will grab 'libc-base' as well.
- Unpack the WP8 tarball and install: ... type (as root) ./Runme (or 'sh Runme')
Tips and Tricks & Troubleshooting
- The above should provide a clean graphical install where you can select the install directory, define printers, etc.
- If not, try the following: type ldd -v xwp (from within the directory where you've installed WP8 - the program executable is xwp). This will list the libraries that the program needs and indicate whether they are present (and where they are if present). Examine /etc/ld.so.conf for the set of libraries that xwp is looking for. If all is in order Run /sbin/ldconfig to redefine the dynamically linked libraries.
- If you're still stuck take a look through the above website - there's a lot of info on various situations.