Comment 15 for bug 271283

Yes this is a great workaround. The easiest way however to wrap this command like this:

1. Follow steps 1 to 3 made by Ilja Sekler

2. cd /usr/lib/openoffice/program

3. sudo mv soffice soffice.real

4. sudo gedit soffice

5. paste:
#!/bin/bash
LD_PRELOAD=/opt/lib/libpangocairo-1.0.so.0:/opt/lib/libcairo.so.2 \
/usr/lib/openoffice/program/soffice.real "$@"

Here you go.