PLEASE TRY THE METHOD TWO FIRST.
Download the installation package archive of Open Office from the below links.
32 bit US English
64 bit US English
32 bit British English
64 bit British English
For a different language please download the deb archive from here http://download.openoffice.org/other.html
The file will be a tar.gz file.
Extract the file with this command
tar xzvf filename_you_downloaded.tar.gz
If you want to remove the existing version of openoffice from your system, do it using the command given below
sudo apt-get remove openoffice*
Assuming you extracted the file to your desktop run the following two commands.
Now get to the directory you just extracted.
cd filename_you_downloadedsudo dpkg -i DEBS/*.deb
sudo dpkg -i openoffice.org3.2-debian-menus_3.2-9472_all.deb
Done. you can find the open office 3,2 in Applications–>Office.
The above installs don’t support upgrades as they were not installed through a repository. Now the OpenOffice Scribblers PPA was finally updated and it now has the latest OpenOffice 3.2 packages for Ubuntu 10.04.
First we need to add the OpenOffice scribblers PPA to the reprository.
For that open up terminal and issue this command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openoffice-pkgs/ppa
Now update the repo:
sudo apt-get update
Now install the latest OpenOffice by:
if you already have a version installed then issue this command
sudo apt-get upgrade
if you arre doing a fresh install of openoffice then issue this command.
sudo apt-get install openoffice
This will update your sources and install/upgrade your OpenOffice to the latest 3.2 version.