Computers have great potential to increase our productivity immensely.
They also have the great knack of frustrating us immensely!
For my work I rely heavily on libreoffice, a free open-source replacement for MS Office. It is excellent software.
Recently they released version 3.5.0 with a warning that it was not yet 100% guaranteed. Today I read of a site where you could download the ppa for Ubuntu systems- if that doesn't make any sense to you don't worry. I thought it would probably be OK to install so I proceeded.
It installed fine and I was quite impressed by initial appearances. Everything seems to work, except for one critical point- you tell it to print more than one copy and it prints just one. That's a bit of a hassle but I could work around it for the immediate need.
Having finished my print job, I decided to revert to the previous version of libreoffice which has worked quite happily for months.
Small problem- the older version no longer starts. Aaaaaggghhh!
So After a fair bit of messing around, I decided to just stck with 3.5.0 which works and live with the multiple copy printing problem until a fix is released.
Apart from that glitch libreoffice is excellent software and I highly recommend it.
Now that the re-installation is complete, I'd better get back to work!