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Old 10-04-2004, 03:58 PM   #1
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Open Office No Kde Menu Shortcuts


I just installed the latest OpenOffice in Slackware 10 and it installed without problem, but I don't have any shortcuts in my kde menu. I can't figure out how to find and launch the office applications. If there's a way to do it from a Konsole I don't have a problem with that, but I would prefer if someone could help me add the shortcuts.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 04:04 PM   #2
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look for an openoffice directory in your home directory. the executable should be somewhere like:

Code:
/home/user/OpenOffice1.1.2/soffice
or

Code:
/home/user/OpenOffice1.1.2/program/swriter
where "user" is the username and "OpenOffice1.1.2" is the name of the openoffice directory. from there you can add shortcuts, etc.

it should have done it automatically in kde, but it depends how you installed it. did you do it through a package manager or did you install manually?
 
Old 10-04-2004, 04:10 PM   #3
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I installed in manually with an sh I believe.

I don't know if it matters but I always place my install folders in /root/Documents/Install/ProgramName so I have a reference of exactly what I've installed and a backup copy if I have to do it again later.

So, in other words I installed it from the /root directory. Root doesn't have any openoffice in its home folder either though, I just checked.

Last edited by Sabicas; 10-04-2004 at 04:25 PM.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 04:25 PM   #4
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i see.

well, was it located where i said it was?

if you dont want to go through the hassle of making shortcuts, you can always just uninstall it and reinstall it through a package manager.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 04:53 PM   #5
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I had the same problem yesterday and found the answer on openoffice.org. What you need to do is after you installed openoffice as root you need to login as the user you want to create the shortcuts, then you need to go into the openoffice dir and type in the same setup command you used to install it as root but without the '-net' (sorry I cant remember it exactly and I am at work). This will create the Openoffice directory in your home directory and also the Kicker shourtcuts. That worked for me in KDE 3.3.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 05:05 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the prompt replies.

Yeah, I just figured that out. I did a find / -name office* -print and came across some stuff in /usr/local/OpenOffice so I logged into kde as root and just browsed there and clicked the setup icon and then the gui? install screen popped up. I pointed it to my user's home directory and it worked like a charm.

Guess I'm not used to gui installs. I wasn't expecting to install it twice either.

Anyhow, thanks for the help
 
Old 10-04-2004, 05:34 PM   #7
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Wiggle (I don't know how slackware works) in your
"K" menu (bottom left) to "Menu Editor" (or something
similiar) and add Oo word processor, spreadsheet, etc
into the menu editor.

Sheng-Chieh
 
  


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