Libre office 6.3.2 menu is not visible

asked 2019-09-11 15:57:19 +0200

deepakdeshp gravatar image

updated 2019-09-12 17:50:22 +0200

Hello,

I am using Mint 19.2 and ran LO 6.1.3 . For this version the menu containing File, Edit, View etc is visible .

Then I installed LO 6.3.2 using official PPA , For this version the menu containing File, Edit, View etc is not visible . Please see attachments. C:\fakepath\with menu.png C:\fakepath\Without menu.png

How do I make the menu visible in LO 6.3.2? I have double entries in the Mint 19.2 menu for LO 6.3.2 and 6.1.3, that is there are two versions of LO installed. How to remove the LO 6.1.3 version after the menu items in 6.3.2 are visible?

The details requested. Hello Opaque, Thank you. Here is the command output.

dpkg --list | grep ^ii | grep "libreoffice-" ii libreoffice-base 1:6.3.1~rc2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1~lo1 amd64 office productivity suite -- database ii libreoffice-base-core 1:6.3.1~rc2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1~lo1 amd64 office productivity suite -- shared library ii libreoffice-base-drivers 1:6.3.1~rc2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1~lo1 amd64 Database connectivity drivers for LibreOffice ii libreoffice-calc 1:6.3.1~rc2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1~lo1 amd64 office productivity suite -- spreadsheet ii libreoffice-common 1:6.3.1~rc2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1~lo1 all office productivity suite -- arch-independent files ii libreoffice-core 1:6.3.1~rc2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1~lo1 amd64 office productivity suite -- arch-dependent files ii libreoffice-draw 1:6.3.1~rc2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1~lo1 amd64 office productivity suite -- drawing ii libreoffice-gnome 1:6.3.1~rc2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1~lo1 amd64 office productivity suite -- GNOME integration ii libreoffice-gtk3 1:6.3.1~rc2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1~lo1 amd64 office productivity suite -- GTK+ 3 integration ii libreoffice-impress 1:6.3.1~rc2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1~lo1 amd64 office productivity suite -- presentation ii libreoffice-java-common 1:6.3.1~rc2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1~lo1 all office productivity suite -- arch-independent Java support files ii libreoffice-math 1:6.3.1~rc2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1~lo1 amd64 office productivity suite -- equation editor ii libreoffice-nlpsolver 0.9+LibO6.3.1~rc2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1~lo1 all "Solver for Nonlinear Programming" extension for LibreOffice ii libreoffice-report-builder 1:6.3.1~rc2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1~lo1 all LibreOffice component for building database reports ii libreoffice-report-builder-bin 1:6.3.1~rc2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1~lo1 amd64 LibreOffice component for building database reports -- libraries ii libreoffice-script-provider-bsh 1:6.3.1~rc2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1~lo1 all BeanShell script support provider for LibreOffice scripting framework ii libreoffice-script-provider-js 1:6.3.1~rc2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1~lo1 all JavaScript script support provider for LibreOffice scripting framework ii libreoffice-script-provider-python 1:6.3.1~rc2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1~lo1 all Python script support provider for LibreOffice scripting framework ii libreoffice-sdbc-firebird 1:6.3.1~rc2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1~lo1 amd64 Firebird SDBC driver for LibreOffice ii libreoffice-sdbc-mysql 1:6.3.1~rc2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1~lo1 amd64 MariaDB/MySQL SDBC driver for LibreOffice ii libreoffice-sdbc-postgresql 1:6.3.1~rc2-0ubuntu0 ... (more)

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Your question is a bit confusing, since there is no version 6.3.2 (at least not in http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/...). The latest fresh version is 6.3.1.2 and this install and looks pretty well in my Mint 19.2 test system. Please show:

dpkg --list | grep ^ii | grep "libreoffice-"

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2019-09-11 16:41:39 +0200 )edit

Hello Opaque, i have added the requested information in my question as I coudnt add the code in a comment,the error was not allowed.

deepakdeshp gravatar imagedeepakdeshp ( 2019-09-13 09:13:08 +0200 )edit

Do I need to give any more information? Any hints I can try please.

deepakdeshp gravatar imagedeepakdeshp ( 2019-09-14 08:00:21 +0200 )edit

Please try to start from a terminal the following command:
/usr/bin/libreoffice --safe-mode and click button Continue in Safe Mode - Does this bring you menu back? If yes, most probably you user profile is somehow corrupted and you need to create a new one using Safe Mode once more, selecting Reset to factory settings ->Option: Reset entire profile and click to button Apply Changes and Restart (Save your profile in advance expanding Advanced using Archive Users Profile-button)

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2019-09-14 14:45:12 +0200 )edit

I invoked LO from terminal libreoffice from terminal and the Menu appeared. Next time I invoked from Cinnamon menu and the Menu appeared. Now I have 2 versions of LO installed as stated in my first post. In Mint Menu there are 2 entries for each LO item like writer.How do I remove the LO 6.1.x? I want to keep 6.3.x. Thank you .

deepakdeshp gravatar imagedeepakdeshp ( 2019-09-14 17:06:03 +0200 )edit

From your output above (dpkg --list) I cannot see that you have 6.1.x version installed. All packages show version 6.3.1. Check whether there is an remainder of a package defining the Cinnamon menus. I don't knowl how you installed 6.1.x and from where you get the packages, so I cannot know how to get rid of it.

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2019-09-14 17:29:16 +0200 )edit

I was able to remove 6.1.x version with sudo apt purge libreoffice6.1 Now there is only 6.3.1 version installed.

deepakdeshp gravatar imagedeepakdeshp ( 2019-09-14 18:53:21 +0200 )edit

I am back to square one. LO 6.3.x doesnt have any menu hence I installed 6.1.x which has menu. I started LO 6.3.x in safe mode but the menu didnt appear. Its really confusing.

deepakdeshp gravatar imagedeepakdeshp ( 2019-09-14 19:45:31 +0200 )edit