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Old 03-04-2005, 12:16 PM   #1
lellyville
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Question about open office


how do i make other ppl on the computer use open office, i used root to installed open office, but my dad said he can't find it.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 12:22 PM   #2
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hi there,

afaik the suggested directory is not in the standard PATH.
find your openoffice installation directory and add to the global bashrc/profile files.
if you don't know how to find
Code:
cd /
find . -name *office* -print
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Old 03-04-2005, 05:14 PM   #3
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If this helps, mine is in /usr/lib/openoffice/....

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Old 03-05-2005, 12:10 PM   #4
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found mine at /usr/local/openoffice
how do i add it to global bashrc/profile
 
Old 03-05-2005, 02:36 PM   #5
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hi there,

edit the global file /etc/bashrc or /etc/profile depending of your shell adding the directory to the PATH
Code:
..
..
PATH="$PATH:/usr/local/OpenOffice/"
export PATH
or making an alias

Code:
alias oofice="/wherever_it_is/oofice"
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Old 03-05-2005, 11:05 PM   #6
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You can also simply copy the OOo directory from /root/.kde/share/applnk/OpenOffice.org 1.1.4 into /home/<user>/.kde/share/applnk/OpenOffice.org 1.1.4
This creates the shortcuts in the KMenu. Also be sure to change the permissions for the newly created directory because there might be problems accessing OOo if you NEED root permissions and don't have them.

-digitalhead
 
Old 03-06-2005, 12:38 AM   #7
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thx y'all
 
  


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