Well it seems that KDE (kubuntu in this case) doesnt work properly with samba shares.
When you try to open an openoffice document via konqueror it will fail with "general internet error occured" which is shit to be honest.
The only current way around this is to mount the share and then open the file from there
smb has been replaced with cifs btw and sudo will fuck stuff up too so do this command.
sudo mount -t cifs -o uid=localusernamehere,username=networkusernamehere //remoteserver/share /mnt/sharemountdir
then goto /mnt/sharemountdir in konqueror and open the file as normal.