Apache OpenOffice

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This gives you some hints on OpenOffice, please notify me if you want to change something in the wiki (tpowa package maintainer), the packages are not source compiled packages, only OO.org's binaries packaged for pacman.

OpenOffice 1.1.4 Setup

Installation

  • Download the base
# pacman -S openoffice-base
  • You must install a language pack, otherwise it will not run! (English is not included)
# pacman -S openoffice-XX (where XX is a language)
  • Spell Checking requires additional packages!
# pacman -S openoffice-spell-XX (where XX is a language)

Addons

OpenOffice quickstarter is available for KDE

# pacman -S oooqs

Setup

  1. Run '/opt/openoffice/setup' to setup OpenOffice for a regular user
  2. Run 'soffice' to start OpenOffice.


OpenOffice 2 Setup

Installation

  • Download the base
# pacman -S openoffice2'
  • Language packs can be installed as follows: (English is included in the base)
# pacman -S openoffice2-XX' (where XX is a language)
  • Spellchecking requires addional packages:
# pacman -S openoffice2-spell-XX' (where XX is a language)

Setup

Run '/opt/openoffice2/program/soffice' to setup OpenOffice2 for a regular user on first startup and to start OpenOffice2.

Known Issues w/OO2

  • If you can't read/write on NFS disks edit /opt/openoffice2/program/soffice you may have to disable file locking by commenting out :
# file locking now enabled by default
#SAL_ENABLE_FILE_LOCKING=1
#export SAL_ENABLE_FILE_LOCKING


Known Problems

  • If you OpenOffice fails to start, verify that you have proper permissions in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, by looking at youryour DRI settings.
  • If in doubt, this configuration should work:
 Section "DRI"
 Group "users"
 Mode 0660
 EndSection
  • Or, if you don't want to enable DRI and related stuff, run it as ROOT