Libre Office 3.4 for Natty

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    Question: what if I haven't added the ppa you mentioned? I should not be offered the update, IMO. I'll check anyway. But, as you say, it's maybe quite pointless since we'll get it as part of 11.10.
     
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    The updated version is in the ppa Vasa, Ubuntu did have a recent update for Libre Office but that was a minor security one and version still remains 3.3
     
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    Correct. I got that one ~70 MB the other day.

    What I'm trying to say is that I don't have the LibO ppa in my (other) software sources and so don't expect to be offered the update to 3.4 as long as I'm on Natty. When I move up to 11.10, I'll get 3.4 as part of the distro upgrade.
     

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    Yep for the update you need the ppa I listed in my OP, I am running it and so far no issues except slow start with files created by LO 3.3
     
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    I find that hard to understand. BTW, which files? Calc, Writer?
     
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    Writer and Impress, but LO 3.4 starts up faster and opens files it creates faster than its predecessor.
     
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    I use Calc most of the time.

    Once you've saved a 3.3 file using LibO 3.4, do you still have any lag in reopening?

    I'm sure you know this but there's ODF 1.1, 1.2, etc and 1.2 (extended) is recommended in 3.3. I will soon know what 3.4 has if all goes well :D
     
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    Forgot to ask this:
    are you using the "Global Menu" extension?

    I haven't yet tried it. The only extension I use is "Copy visible cells" (for Calc).
     
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    I still haven't figured out what the global menu extension does. Sadly Language Tool doesn't work with Open JDK, needs Sun Java.
     
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    That's the File, Edit, View, History, Tools, Help thing that appears on hover at the top leftish of the screen in 11.04 (Unity) for several programs.
     
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    According to the package description, "This package provides an extension which adds support for the Unity appmenu to Thunderbird|Firefox". Thus, not needed unless you're using Unity, IMHO.
     
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    I think I caused a bit of confusion here:
    the extension is "lo-menubar" and it is meant "to send the menubar structure through DBusMenu."
     
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    They have two versions, one in the repos and one as extension, I installed the one in the repos, exactly what it does, I don't have the foggiet :D

    I use Unity but after install of 3.4 LO, my menus disappeared with just ? in place of the icons. I just deleted and added icons from the Dash.
     
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    This link, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LibreOffice, claims one can do a selective install of the LibreOffice component one wants.

    Elsewhere, I got the impression that it's not worth the hassle and that one is better off going for the whole package.
     
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