These are the steps you need to take in order to install LibreOffice on your computer.
Go to the following address: LibreOffice.
Select the button Download Now. The file, which is large(~200Meg), will start to download to the usual location for downloads on your computer.
If the operating system language on your computer is set to Irish then installation is very straightforward. It is sufficient to follow the instructions for a standard ("typical") installation, and all will be fine.
However, if your operating system is not in Irish, you will need to execute what is termed a “custom installation”, which is a bit more complicated, in order for the interface to be in Irish.
Select the downloaded file and press the button for a typical installation. Follow the steps presented, and the installation should complete normally, with the interface language set to Irish.
We assume here that English is the other language, so the following steps reflect this.
Step 1: Download the file from the LibreOffice site as mentioned above and here again, LibreOffice.
Step 2: Go to where on your computer downloaded files are stored.
Step 3: Clic on the downloaded file.
Step 4: Here is where you need to be careful - Select CUSTOM INSTALLATION, not TYPICAL.
Step 5: After a while you will see the following window:
Select Additional User Interface Languages.
Step 6: Select “Irish” as one of those languages. We recommend the second choice ("This feature, and all subfeatures, will be installed on local hard drive.")
Step 7: You are then invited to set LibreOffice as the programme for dealing with MS Office. If you already have MS Office on your computer then you should not change these settings.
Step 8: Is you do not have MS Office, it might be no harm to tick these boxes. To do so would mean that you would be telling your computer to use LibreOffice to open and save files that were generated originally with MS Office.
Step 9: Continue...
Step 10: ... until the end. You will see that the programme is installed.
Step 11: Unfortunately, further steps need to be taken. Even though you have selected Irish as the interface language, this was only added as a possible interface. It still needs to be implemented.
To do this, you need to go “Tools”, “Options”...
Step 12: Go to Language Settings > Languages... and select “Irish” in the appropriate boxes, as can be seen in the pictures below.
Step 13: When those steps have been taken, you need to close the application, and then open it again. Finally, the interface should be in Irish at this point. For some reason the headline applications’ names are still in English (first page), but within the application, the interface is correctly set to Irish.
If for some reason you wish to have the interface in English, you can easily set it so by following the same procedure outlined in the last steps above, but selecting Béarla/English as appropriate. You can also reselect Irish again, very easily, the same way.