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Old 09-23-2003, 03:40 AM   #1
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Unhappy OpenOffice Failure


After many futile attempts, I finally configured and installed OpenOffice via terminal and its GUI interface (wizard).

But where is the application? I've combed through my Program menu and submenus, my desktop. . .

Where is it supposed to be and how am I supposed to open it?

Old 09-23-2003, 05:23 AM   #2
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You will possibly need to add it to the menus yourself. If you're using KDE, right-click on the 'K' button (or the red hat if you're using redhat) and select Menu Editor. I don't know how to do this in Gnome, sorry, but it's probably not too tricky.

Anyway, to find where it installed to, go into a console as root, and type:
And then:
locate openoffice | grep bin
That should give you a list of files containing the word 'openoffice', and also 'bin' (you want the executable files). They should be somewhere like /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin. There should be a few of them, hopefully it'll be easy to tell which file is which. You can now add these to the menu.

If this comes up with no results, try doing a broader search, eg: "locate office | grep bin", "locate openoffice", etc. These should give lots of results, but you should find the files you want. Remember, they will almost certainl be in a "bin" directory

If this doesn't work, I'd probably try:
cd /usr/bin
ls -lt
To list by modification time. Try and find some files matching the time you installed it.
Try the same thing in /usr/local/bin, /bin and you should find the files.
Old 09-23-2003, 05:32 AM   #3
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If you have installed it properly ,you could right click on your desktop,select run command and input soffice.Another way is to double click on the OpenOffice folder in the directory where you installed it from and start soffice from there.

Old 09-23-2003, 07:30 AM   #4
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or just use the app names, like oowriter, oocalc etc...


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