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Did some surfing since I can't sleep and it seems the version of open office is relevent as well. Seems the new version 2.0 has changed the commands.
They are now:
Also, after reading this blog, it does not mention what linux distro he is using, but does say his executables are in /opt. The distros I use don't make use of that directory, if memory serves red hat did so I would assume fedora as well. If that is the case, check what is in your /opt directory, if you have office stuff, you will probably have to follow all of what he did including adding /opt to your path. Read link below: http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2005/1...-definite.html
Originally posted by bonniehandi It still doesn't work.
I used slocate and found it to be under /usr/share/mimelnk/application/x-oowriter.desktop
I tried to run x-oowriter.desktop and it says "command not found"
The "*.desktop" file is not a program file, but is used for example for creating user defined menu entries or desktop icons in KDE etc. That's why it can't be started. And that you found this *.desktop-file doesn't necessarily mean you have OpenOffice correctly installed. The directory you are looking for should be something like /opt/openoffice.org2.0/program/. It seems the command files might be named with "oo*" or with "s*", swriter or oowriter.
So follow the last tips you've been given. The names you are looking for have been posted. Just try to start them as commands in a terminal or run slocate once again with for example swriter.
slocate office.org | grep program | grep writer
should do the trick. It's not expert style but should work I hope