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LibreOffice Soffice Now Opens Swriter Window

 
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LaneLester
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 6:13 am    Post subject: LibreOffice Soffice Now Opens Swriter Window Reply with quote

Years ago I used to hate the OpenOffice startup that would give me a blank new document when I wanted to edit an old one. I learned to execute soffice instead of swriter to avoid the annoying behavior.

Recently executing soffice has returned to irritating me with a new document. I don't know if it's an upgrade to libreoffice or cairo dock or xfce or whatever.

I discovered a workaround by changing the cairo dock launcher from soffice to soffice.bin.

Yes, I'm running in Linux.

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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 9:07 am    Post subject: Re: LibreOffice Soffice Now Opens Swriter Window Reply with quote

LaneLester wrote:
Years ago I used to hate the OpenOffice startup that would give me a blank new document when I wanted to edit an old one. I learned to execute soffice instead of swriter to avoid the annoying behavior.

Recently executing soffice has returned to irritating me with a new document. I don't know if it's an upgrade to libreoffice or cairo dock or xfce or whatever.

I discovered a workaround by changing the cairo dock launcher from soffice to soffice.bin.

Yes, I'm running in Linux.

Lane

Y'know, if you just SINGLE-CLICK THE ICON OF AN AN EXISTING DOCUMENT, OOo will open that "clicked" document directly. Same if you're running OOo on a Mac.

If you're running OOo on a Windows machine, you have to DOUBLE-CLICK the file icon, rather than single-click, to get it to open.

And yes, I, too, am running Linux and that's how I get OOo to "directly" open my documents. ONLY IF I want to create a new document (i.e., start on a blank page) do I start the application directly.

Hope this helps... Wink
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's an example of the beauty of our systems in that we can have our own way of doing things.

Mine is to execute programs from Cairo Dock, and I usually open recently-edited documents with the little down arrow next to Open in the soffice window.

But thanks for the suggestion.

Lane
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