LibreOffice has never been like that. Likely you downloaded something else along with LO such as some kind of download manager............ Or did not download from the official LO web site........
pathos wrote: ↑Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:12 amSo the last time I messed with Linux was about 2012 or 2013, and the Ubuntu I was using came with LibreOffice instead of OpenOffice and I remember it taking over my computer and being impossible to remove and spamming ads at me and just generally really hating it. So I've got a Pi 3 now and I'm wanting to put OpenOffice on it instead of LibreOffice, but everything I'm reading says OpenOffice won't run on the Pi's ARM processor. So is LibreOffice my only option here for a MS Office replacement? And has it gotten better in the last 5 years? >_>;;
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sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libreoffice
For text, there is also that good old workhorse: vi. My wife wrote an entire novel and about 20 short stories just using vi, the MS macro package, and nroff. Granted, the learning curve may be a bit steep and it isn't WYSIWYG, but it is light weight (especially in comparison to any "office suite") and very responsive even on a minimal Pi. Plus, unlike LibreOffice, it is a perfectly functional programming editor (which is my major use for it).christopholous wrote: ↑Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:18 pmI can recommend a light weight alternative to LibreOffice
Abiword - full featured word processor
gnumeric - full featured spreadsheet software
Both are very small and support modern formats and you will probably be able to accomplish all the same things on them.
No...hard core is Lord Dunsany, who--well into the 1950s--submitted manuscripts written with a quill pen on foolscap paper. Of course, *he* could get away with that.