Start ooo, click on New icon dropdown. The items aren't shown until mouseover
them. It happens in more places, attaching shots.
Created attachment 140258 [details]
Works for me (tm), so maybe some more details might pinpoint what's different,
try and run..
> /usr/lib/openoffice.org2.0/program/crash_report -stack /dev/null
and paste in the details from there.