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Old 09-23-2003, 11:53 PM   #1
kajensen
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Unhappy Repeated OpenOffice Failure


Hi,

I have installed OpenOffice via its GUI wizard, but I have NO FUNCTIONALITY because I don't know how to open the app.
This is the point I'm at:

I've run: locate OpenOffice (pipe) grep bin (no pipe key on this keyboard)
The resulting OO files are:

spadmin.bin
jvmsetup.bin
setup.bin
pluginapp.bin
crash_report.bin
pkgchk.bin
soffice.bin

Running soffice, for example, just gives me the same GUI I've already completed. Which above is the executable? Why do I need it if it's already installed?

Where do I go from here? Please be specific.

(After installation, why doesn't the app's icon appear on my desktop or in my program menu as in Windoze? After many hours and posts I still have nothing)
 
Old 09-24-2003, 12:17 AM   #2
jailbait
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"After installation, why doesn't the app's icon appear on my desktop or in my program menu as in Windoze?"

As a general rule installing a Linux application does not create a desktop icon or menu entry. You have to do that by hand. To set up a desktop icon in KDE or Gnome right click on an empty area of the disktop.

"Which above is the executable?"

My Open Office executable is called openoffice.
 
Old 09-24-2003, 04:57 AM   #3
guygriffiths
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I'm at work now, but when I get home I'll check. In the meantime, things to try would be:
ooffice
oowrite
oocalc
If you installed from source, look in the source directory for README or INSTALL, otherwise try:
locate openoffice |grep doc
locate openoffice |grep README
man openoffice
To try and find out more
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