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Re: [K12OSN] Open Office problem!


Thank you for your message.  I've posted in-line:

On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 1:56 PM, David Hopkins <dahopkins429 gmail com> wrote:
> The icons don't show up at all?  or are just not the right icons?  If
> you've pointed to a .desktop file that doesn't exist, then the icons
> just won't show up.  If they are not the right ones, then selecting
> the "Reset my desktop" option on logging in and choosing "Just for
> this session" has corrected that issue for me.

The icons don't show up at all.  They are missing from the panel.  I
will try the reset my desktop option the next time I log in.  However,
how does that work for newly created users?  I mean when I create a
brand new user he or she is also missing the icons.  Is there a
default account (I've heard of /home/skel but don't know much about
it!) that is perhaps missing these icons and so the new ones are also
missing them?

>> [Default Applications]
>> application/vnd.ms-word=openoffice.org-1.9-writer.desktop
>> application/vnd.wordperfect=openoffice.org-1.9-writer.desktop
>> application/vnd.sun.xml.writer=openoffice.org-1.9-writer.desktop
>> application/vnd.sun.xml.writer.global=openoffice.org-1.9-writer.desktop
>> application/vnd.stardivision.writer=openoffice.org-1.9-writer.desktop
>> application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text=openoffice.org-1.9-writer.desktop
>> application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text-template=openoffice.org-1.9-writer.desktop
>> application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text-web=openoffice.org-1.9-writer.desktop
>> application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text-master=openoffice.org-1.9-writer.desktop
> Why is this pointing at openoffice.org-1.9-writer.desktop?  As for the
> docx option, I'll check my settings this evening, but another way to
> accomplish this on a user-by-user basis is to right click on the file,
> and choose the application that is used to launch it.  That
> application will then always be used for that extension.

I also am confused as to why they point to openoffice 1.9 as I
uninstalled that application prior to installing OO 3.

I understand your recommendation about using the right click and
choosing the application that opens it -- I have done this myself and
while it works (in the sense that now docx files will be opened by OO
3, it doesn't give those icons the same look as doc files receive.
They look like plain white file icons rather than having the OO writer
or calc icon associated with them.  The other issue is that this is
for an elementary school and getting the kids to do this might prove
to be difficult :)

Hopefully your file might have a solution.

Thank you.


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