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1.4 Final not starting OpenOffice on Windows - fix

Question asked by paulhh on Nov 3, 2006
Latest reply on Sep 14, 2009 by leonidadams
If you are using OpenOffice with 1.4 Community Final from the setup.exe bundle and it isn't being started, it may be because the start_oo.bat is not being found.

The easiest way to fix this is to edit the alfresco.bat file and change the following line:

if not "%OPENOFFICE_PATH%" == "" call "start_oo.bat"

to (as a single line):

if not "%OPENOFFICE_PATH%" == "" call "%OPENOFFICE_PATH%\OpenOfficePortable.exe" "-accept=socket,host=localhost,port=8100;urp;StarOffice.ServiceManager" -nologo -headless

You should be able to check by seeing the soffice.bin process running (either via the Windows Task Manager or the process.exe in the Alfresco bin folder).