[K12OSN] OOo not defaulting to MS formats in version 6

Nils Breunese nils at breun.nl
Sun Jul 8 16:30:24 UTC 2007

Eric Harrison wrote:

> Petre Scheie wrote:
>> Eric Harrison wrote:
>>> Petre Scheie wrote:
>>>> I just noticed that OOo is not defaulting to MS  
>>>> formats--.doc, .xls,
>>>> .ppt--when saving documents.  I see the
>>>> /opt/ltsp/templates/k12linux/openoffice-ms-format-defaults.sh  
>>>> file, and
>>>> I ran it as root, but it didn't change anything for existing users
>>>> (didn't try creating a new user afterward).  Didn't there use to  
>>>> be an
>>>> icon on root's desktop for running this?  Or was it run by default
>>>> during installation?  Should the script still work?
>>>> Petre
>>> Running /opt/ltsp/templates/k12linux/openoffice-ms-format- 
>>> defaults.sh
>>> should reset the defaults back to the MS formats.
>>> If a user changes their personal settings, it will over-ride the
>>> defaults. You might try nuking a user's ~/.openoffice* directory  
>>> so that
>>> they pick back up the default settings.
>> Removing the users ~/.openoffice* does fix it.  Did the
>> openoffice-ms-format-defaults.sh previously run automatically or  
>> have I
>> just forgotten that I ran it manually in the past?
>> Thanks Eric.
>> Petre
> The script runs automatically at install time. Updates can over-write
> the changes.
> As far as I know, a user's setting will only over-ride the defaults if
> the user manually changes their settings.

I have a fresh K12LTSP 5EL install and my test user defaults to  
saving as .odt. I did run a 'yum update' after the installation which  
installed an OpenOffice.org update. Could the update have caused the  
defaults to reset, or did the script maybe not run at install time?

I ran /opt/ltsp/templates/k12linux/openoffice-ms-format-defaults.sh  
again and nuked the test user's .openoffice.org2.0 directory, but  
Writer still defaults to saving as .odt. Is this a known issue?

Nils Breunese.
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