PLEASE TRY THE METHOD TWO FIRST.

METHOD 1
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
cd DEBS/desktop-integration
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.

OR

METHOD 2
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

or
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.

 

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