From: Barbara Duprey on 17 Jul 2010 12:20
> On 07/15/2010 07:51 PM, Barbara Duprey wrote:
>> catfan.mn(a)netzero.com wrote:
>>> Thursday, July 15th, 2010
>>> Hej Barbara,
>>> Great news!! (see below)
>>> I had uninstalled OOo from my system and decided to use Abiword
>>> instead (I just need the writing part of OOo anyway). Abiword
>>> didn't quite cut it, so today I decided to bite the bullet and
>>> reinstall OOo and live with Ubuntu's hard-to-read color scheme.
>>> I discovered that I could reinstall just the OOo Writer (which is
>>> all I really need and want anyway) and... THE HARD-TO-READ MENU
>>> COLOR SCHEME IS GONE!!! I now have nice black text on light blue
>>> background menus! YAAAY!!
>>> Please pass this on to the group. Maybe someone there has the same
>>> Thanks for everything! - and for your taking the time to answer my
>>> questions in detail!
>> I'm very glad you are OK now -- ordinarily we don't recommend trying
>> to get just part of OOo, but maybe you triggered a different path
>> that way that is not sensitive to whatever Ubuntu has set up. If you
>> get a good stable e-mail, you might want to consider subscribing to
>> the "users" list, it will make further questions about OOo much
>> easier to track. Good luck, and enjoy Writer!
> I tested on a test machine w/Ubuntu 10.04 (same as Ted says he has):
> 1. Uninstalled (purged) all OOo (Ubuntu uses the go-oo/novell versions).
> 2. Installed OOo (Ubuntu) openoffice.org-writer... note that this also
> pulls in and installs:
> - openoffice.org-base-core
> - openoffice.org-common
> - openoffice.org-core
> - openoffice.org-emailmerge
> - openoffice.org-math
> - openoffice.org-style-galaxy
> - python-uno
> Note that it doesn't require Calc, Base, or Draw to install.
> 3. I then opened OOo Writer. The default style is Galaxy - which what he
> likes, but apparently is not included in the (U)OOo default install. And
> yes, the menus are now as he described. However, he won't be able to use
> any 'File|Wizards' etc., and his installation will not be considered in
> launchpad (bug reporter for Ubuntu) without a standard/full install. I
> *highly* recommend that he reinstall via:
> $ sudo apt-get install openoffice.org openoffice.org-help-en-us
> He can install added theme/styles via:
> $ sudo apt-get install openoffice.org-style-*
> That will of course get him back to the issue of the dark menus if he is
> using the default desktop Ambiance theme. He can change that by chaning
> the overall desktop theme to something like 'Clearlooks', or customizing
> the Ambiance theme. Or of course filing a bug at:
> and here:
> Bottom line is that when Ted runs into a problem and asks for help, or
> files a bug report on launchpad, nobody will come to his aid as he does
> not have a complete/default/standard installation. It's better that he
> file a bug, change desktop themes, or both.
Thanks for all the great info, I've forwarded this to him.
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