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Authored by: gralem on Jan 13, '03 02:51:39PM

After installing ooo final beta, I got it to run eventually by opening, then in the xterm window, I did

cd /Applications/OpenOffice.org1.0.1/program

It ran quite well. I don't know if it helps, but I did try to double-click open "Start" and selected as my window manager, but it never worked. That's when I decided just to run "soffice" directly. Seems to work great!

But I do think that Apple's will change EVERYTHING. quartz-wm is FANTASTIC. I think that everything fink/openoffice/etc will be reconfigured to work seemlessly with very soon now.


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Authored by: greggo on Jan 18, '03 05:07:34PM

I got it to work from the Applications menu by going to Customize --> Add --> then typing in a name, like OpenOffice, then adding the path...

cd /Applications/OpenOffice.org1.0.1/program/; ./soffice

Thanks for the ./soffice tip

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Authored by: digitalone on Jan 25, '03 06:33:57AM

Thanks so very much for the tip, works great. No one else seemed to be able to answer this.

But on Apple's X11 final beta, the text boxes, buttons, and the paragragh styles selection box look alot lot like windows. This is freaking me out- cant stand the look! I know its great software, but.....

Is this normal? a bug maybe? Just checking.....

Thanks again,

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Authored by: BananaFish on Jan 25, '03 06:21:38PM

OpenOffice appears to use its own widget set for drawing windows and its misc. elements. It looks like that under Linux, too. It is very unfortunate for all OpenOffice lovers that such an ugly appearance was selected, especially since there are so many other, nice looking windowing designs. And I'm not referring to XP.

That said, you can at least change the way the program appears a little bit.
1) Click on the "Tools" menu and select "Options..."
2) Under the "" tree, click on "View"
3) Choose a more appealing option under the "Look & Feel" menu

Enjoy a bit more.

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