Re: A newbie with problems with Menus..
As a newbie, I would recommend that you do not try to install anything that is not in the repositories. Not yet, anyway. The repos should have just about anything that you will need. There are several ways to install software with Fedora or any Linux distro for that matter. Doing it through the repositories is by far the easiest.
I am not sure what you mean by the first part of your post. What is it asking for you to install? Try installing OpenOffice and let us know if you still need help.