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Old 03-24-2005, 05:12 PM   #1
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Can't Open OpenOffice in KDE 3.4

i am new at Linux. i am running SuSE 9.2 ,..dual boot.
i upgraded to KDE 3.4 from KDE 3.3 and now i can't open .sxw documents. i double click on the the document and nothing. i tried openning OpenOffice and nothing


Old 03-24-2005, 06:24 PM   #2
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try it on the command prompt

Run openoffice from a command prompt and see if it gives you an error message. It's probably called "ooffice" or "soffice". You can use K Menu→System→Terminal Program (Konsole) for the command prompt. Launch konsole, type "ooffice" and press "Enter". If that says "command not found" try again with "soffice" instead. Let us know what error message you get, if any.
Old 03-24-2005, 06:26 PM   #3
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Sounds like somehow the links to the correct bin file for openoffice apps got messed up. Right click on the green gecko icon at the bottom left hand corner and select menu editor. Then click on the + next to office to show all the open office apps. Highlight any one and look in the command box at the right.

For example for the spreadsheet calc, mine has the command:

/usr/X11R6/bin/OOo-calc --messages-in-window

Then go and check in usr/X11R6 and make sure you have this bin file. If you don't, then you're going to have to search for the bin file for all of your OO apps and edit the your control panel with the menu editor. I'm not sure why this happened to you. It didn't happen to me after my upgrade to 3.4.
Old 03-24-2005, 08:22 PM   #4
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Looks like I was wrong. I'm having the same problem you're having. I couldn't figure it out and also noticed that the openoffice folder that was in my home directory has become a hidden folder. I deleted OpenOffice 1.1.3 and installed the beta for version 2.0. Everything works again after I edited the commands with the menu editor. Everything for the beta version installs to /opt/openoffice.org1.9.79. The shell scipts to start the apps are in the program dir.
Old 04-13-2005, 12:25 AM   #5
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