How can I upgrade an older version of OpenOffice.org to a newer one?

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How can I upgrade an older version of OpenOffice.org to a newer one?


No upgrade patches exist. To upgrade an older version of OOo, you always need to download a new installation set of OOo and install that version.

It is recommended that the previous version be uninstalled before updating to a new version. This can be accomplished, in Windows, by opening the Control Panel from the Start Menu and selecting Add/Change Programs or Remove Programs. Select the old version of OpenOffice.org from the list and click Remove. Then install the new version.

The Setup removes only the program files. Your settings remain in your home folder. See the OOo Tips 'n' Tricks blog.

When you start the new version the first time, you see the Welcome Wizard. In the Welcome Wizard, among other settings, you can decide to import the settings from the old version into the new version.

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