Wednesday, April 30, 2008

XQuartz breaks OpenOffice on OSX

People tell me that Apple's X11 is not as good as it could be and that I really should install the Xquartz community version from xquartz.macosforge.org. So I did, but I found that doing so broke OpenOffice. As I've noted before running OpenOffice under X11 gives you current version, rather than 2.2 based code on which NeoOffice is currently based, although of course NeoOffice is a great product.

The underlying problem is the OpenOffice launcher which fails to call stuff correctly.

You can get OpenOffice to launch by using the following command (line may wrap):

/Applications/OpenOffice.org\ 2.4.app/Contents/MacOS/soffice

Should launch OK.

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