Word/Powerpoint equivalent


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by petrace » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:25 am
I am a new user of the raspi and want to make it a portable computer. So far, I have not been able to download and use applications from the internet. Primarily I want to be able to view/edit my word, excel and powerpoint files. Is there a built in viewer in in the raspian distro or an application I can download to accomplish these tasks? Thank you for any help you can provide.
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by Cloudcentric » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:20 am
At the Command Line

sudo apt-get install libreoffice


The main page of Libre Office: https://www.libreoffice.org
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by petrace » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:09 pm
Libreoffice seems like the perfect solution but, after 3 attempts, it will not install. It gives me errors:

"The following packages have unmet dependencies:
default-jre-headless : Depends : openjdk-6-jre-headless (>= 6b23~pre8-2~)

Then it lists the applications of libreoffice and claims that "it is not going to be installed" for each one.

Is there anything else I have to install before this?
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by rpdom » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:21 pm
Please try

sudo apt-get update

before running

sudo apt-get install libreoffice

This will ensure the list of available programs on your raspi matches the current list on the main server.
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by petrace » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:15 pm
Updated but same result. :(
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by petrace » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:34 pm
Figured it out... Needed to expand partitions of flash card. I had been holding off for a new sd but am too impatient so expanded; and it worked!
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