You can log in with the -X option and run Open Office on the remote computer. It will run on the remote machine but be displayed on your local machine.
Another ssh option is to use fuse. Make sure that the fuse module is loaded into the kernel, and install the "fuse-sshfs" package if it isn't already. You may also need fuse-utils and libfuse2. Create a fuse group is there isn't one, and add yourself to it.
Then create a directory in your home directory where you will mount the remote directory:
Now your Documents directory is mounted under the ~/machine2 directory.
Unmount it when you are done with fusermount -u ~/machine2.
Once you have fuse and sshfs installed, mounting a remote directory is as simple as logging in using ssh!
Now you can run Open Office on your local maching and load and save from machine2 folder or any subdirectory in it. You can also simply double click on a oo document in your file browser to open it and save it when you are done.
Last edited by jschiwal; 12-24-2006 at 10:12 PM.