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Old 10-12-2003, 03:08 PM   #1
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OpenOffice 1.1.0

Have just finished removing my old OpenOffice 1.0 and installing 1.1.0. No problems there, but unfortunately I now have no 'Start' menu entries for the new programs, so I can't run OpenOffice 1.1.0. How do I get some menu items for the wordprocessor, spreadsheet, etc? Or even the command to run to open them?

Nice and easy please - still pretty much a newbie.
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Right click the "start button", then click 'menu editor'. Then select where you want it to go, and clck 'add entry', then you need to type in the path to the starters. eg, in my Suse box the path to Writer is: /usr/X11R6/bin/OOo-writer --messages-in-window and the rest are the same, except they substitute writer for math, impress, etc. Call it a name (OpenOffice Writer, eg), give it an icon and go onto the next one. Alterntively, just create one entry for 'soffice' and open the programs from within there.

Just remember that the paths and files are case sensitive and you should be fine.
Old 10-12-2003, 03:52 PM   #3
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Or go to the Mandrake Control Center> System > Menudrake
Old 10-12-2003, 06:15 PM   #4
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Thanks XavierP and Andrew - exactly the info I needed. Only problem was tracking down the shell scripts to link to from the menu but got there eventually.


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