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LO Installation: How to trigger installation of CALC [closed]

asked 2014-05-19 11:44:38 +0200

CEAuke gravatar image

updated 2015-09-06 11:12:44 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Hi guys

I started with LO 4.1.6 and installed base and writer. Then I installed LO 4.2.4.2 without an issue (although I did notice that in 4.2 you can't select if you want write, calc etc.

Now I want to add CALC and I have no option to do so. In controll panel I can try and modify my software installation but the options for LO dont include adding CALC or even removing BASE, WRITER etc.

Also, when I open liberoffice, and I click on new CALC document, nothing happens. When I click on new WRITER document it of course opens writer because it's installed.

How can I trigger the install of CALC?

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Hmm... it seems that this was intentional: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/R... Seems that when you do a new install you get all components. Maybe they forgot about doing upgrades from a lower version. :-(

CEAuke gravatar imageCEAuke ( 2014-05-19 12:00:18 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-05-20 02:38:46 +0200

horst gravatar image

I think your best option is to uninstall the new LO and reinstall it. The new versions 4.2.xx install ALL programs.

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See also: How do I add / remove program modules in 4.2 ...; fdo#74467 · Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX.

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2014-05-20 12:11:09 +0200 )edit

Thanks guys. This is what I did in the end. I tried messing with registry before, but couldn't get the repair function to install the other components.

I was afraid it would overwrite settings but it seems that the little bit that I customized was preserved.

CEAuke gravatar imageCEAuke ( 2014-05-20 12:38:24 +0200 )edit
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answered 2014-05-19 15:38:47 +0200

ROSt52 gravatar image

Your request is understandable.

As close to all users install anyhow the entire suit - it is all free of charge - there was no need to offer single elements of the LibO Office Suit. All it cost you is a few bytes on your HDD. On my XP machine it takes 470MB in programs and 13MB in Application data. I hope that you are not that limited with your HDD space and will enjoy such a free of charge full fledged office suit.

BTW I also install Math and Base also I never opened it...

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