By Gregg Sporar on Jul 07, 2008
After the install, though, I noticed a problem. No associations had been setup between the OpenOffice file types and the OpenOffice binary that had just been installed. There is a bug filed for this, so hopefully it will be fixed in a future release.
In the mean time, there is an easy workaround. For example, if I right-click an .ods file on my OpenSolaris desktop, I will see this context menu:
I select Open With Other Application and one of the applications listed is OpenOffice.org 2.4 Calc. After I select it, the spreadsheet opens and in the future I can just double-click .ods files and they will be opened automatically.
Note, however, that this does not help me with Thunderbird. If someone sends me an .ods file as an attachment, I will not be able to automatically open it from within Thunderbird. I get this dialog box:
The fix here is simple: Click the Browse button and then navigate to /usr/bin and select soffice. Check the "Do this automatically" option in order to have Thunderbird always use OpenOffice to open .ods files.