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[Solved] Desktop Shortcuts for two languages

 
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rickah
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 7:34 am    Post subject: [Solved] Desktop Shortcuts for two languages Reply with quote

How do I create two Windows Desktop Shortcuts for OpenOffice for more than one language?

The user needs to be able to click the shortcut in their own language which opens OOWriter in either English or Spanish with their own language interface and settings already preset for them. Expecting the user to be able to change the settings for themselves is not reasonable in this case.

Thank you very much,
Rick.
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B Marcelly wrote:
Hello,
I tested these batches with OpenOffice.org 2.2.1 on MS-Windows XP SP2 Home.
I have OpenOffice en-US plus french langpack .

Do not use the Quick starter.

Run the batches with no OpenOffice running, or the change will only be effective at next OpenOffice start.

Open Writer with user interface in FR french:
Code:
@echo off
 "C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.2\program\setofficelang.exe" -f fr-FR
 "C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.2\program\swriter.exe"


Open Writer with user interface in US english:
Code:
@echo off
 "C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.2\program\setofficelang.exe" -f en-US
 "C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.2\program\swriter.exe"


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Bernard


Using this batch file works beautifully. Having templates with alternate language settings is also helpful.

Thanks a million, y'all,
Rick.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only thread about this that I can remember is this one : Launch OpenOffice in different languages. I always use it under Linux but I'm not sure the fix for Windows has been given (at least explained step by step).

Good luck.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hagar de l'Est wrote:
The only thread about this that I can remember is this one : Launch OpenOffice in different languages. I always use it under Linux but I'm not sure the fix for Windows has been given (at least explained step by step).

Good luck.


What about just setting up two templates and saving them on the desk top or where ever is appropriate. Label one English and one Spanish. The user simply starts OOo by clicking on the appropriate template.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,
I tested these batches with OpenOffice.org 2.2.1 on MS-Windows XP SP2 Home.
I have OpenOffice en-US plus french langpack .

Do not use the Quick starter.
Run the batches with no OpenOffice running, or the change will only be effective at next OpenOffice start.

Open Writer with user interface in FR french:
Code:
@echo off
"C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.2\program\setofficelang.exe" -f fr-FR
"C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.2\program\swriter.exe"


Open Writer with user interface in US english:
Code:
@echo off
"C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.2\program\setofficelang.exe" -f en-US
"C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.2\program\swriter.exe"


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Hagar Delest
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jrkrideau wrote:
What about just setting up two templates and saving them on the desk top or where ever is appropriate.

Problem here is to get the UI in another language.

Thanks Bernard, this thread may be very useful I guess !

rickah, thanks to add '[Solved]' in your first post title (edit button) if your issue has been fixed.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:20 pm    Post subject: Language Switch on OpenOffice 2.3....? Reply with quote

I can't get these batch cmd files to work on OpenOffice 2.3. They run, but the language stays the same. I'm switching between English & Spanish instead of French.

I have the Spanish language pack installed and working, but when I run the cmd file to switch back to English, nothing happens and OO remains in Spanish.

My test system is running W2K w/OpenOffice 2.3 installed, but I'll actually be running this on systems with Windows XP Pro.

Any ideas...?

I'm open to the template idea also if someone can give me a quick tutorial on how to create the desktop templates for English & Spanish mode.

We support both English and Spanish students, so I'd like to get this working for them if possible.

Thanks in advance.....

Happy New Year.....! Mr. Green


B Marcelly wrote:
Hello,
I tested these batches with OpenOffice.org 2.2.1 on MS-Windows XP SP2 Home.
I have OpenOffice en-US plus french langpack .

Do not use the Quick starter.
Run the batches with no OpenOffice running, or the change will only be effective at next OpenOffice start.

Open Writer with user interface in FR french:
Code:
@echo off
"C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.2\program\setofficelang.exe" -f fr-FR
"C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.2\program\swriter.exe"


Open Writer with user interface in US english:
Code:
@echo off
"C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.2\program\setofficelang.exe" -f en-US
"C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.2\program\swriter.exe"


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Bernard
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