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Old 07-28-2006, 01:13 PM   #1
Tomcat1965
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How do I install Templates in Open Office 2.0?


Have Linspire 5.0.49 and Open Office installed. I noticed on OO's website a complete set of templates for download. Downloaded the tar,but cannot get them to install,mainly cos I'm new to Linux and am probably doing something wrong!
I am running as root and when I download the tar it shows up in ARK. I know that this means it's zipped(please say if I'm wrong!!) So I ran "tar xzfv all_templates.tar.gz" Then the run command disappears......so I don't know what to do now! The site said install to " %OpenOffice.org%user/template directory"
Any help would be much appreciated,I had a search in Linspires CNR so I could do it the easy way but no template package.
A step by step guide would be great if anyone has the time....Thanks
 
Old 07-29-2006, 08:14 AM   #2
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Then the run command disappears......so I don't know what to do now!
If you didn't get any errors, then it should have made a folder called all_templates. You may need to refresh Konqueror or just close/re-open Konqueror to see the new folder.

The location of openoffice maybe different on your system but, on my FC5 box, I just moved the entire all_templates folder over to
/usr/lib/openoffice.org2.0/share/template/en-US/

Now, I can access them in OO by going to
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New / Templates and Documents - all_templates
 
  


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