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Solved: OpenOffice icon

Discussion in 'Apple Mac' started by livefortoday6491, Oct 31, 2012.

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  1. Headrush

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    So for output like from any Terminal command, you do this:

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    Yes that is what we wanted. The important part was the second half of the sentence: "What directory/folder is it in?"

    If you hold the command key and click the title in the title bar of that Finder window, it will show you the full path.
     
  2. livefortoday6491

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    I am still baffled about Terminal commands
     
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    If you can provide more detail in your responses it would help.

    You seem to be running the Terminal commands just fine. The issue is the output from them that you post is really hard to read because it looses the spacing used in Terminal.

    The solution is to put those special code keywords around the output. If you look at the graphic I posted it's as simple as putting those two keywords around your output.
     
  4. livefortoday6491

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    Okay I follow your comments now. So where do we go from now.
     
  5. Headrush

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    When you do that you should get something like this:
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    We need to verify that the OpenOffice icon in the Dock is referrring to the OpenOffice program installed in /Applications and not somewhere else.
     
  6. livefortoday6491

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    Yes the path does lead to the folder containing the OpenOffice file the alias in the dock opens.
     
  7. Headrush

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    Yes, it has to.

    I need to know where that is exactly. Not all apps are installed in /Applications and hence trying to determine if the dock if referencing the proper location.
     
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    This is the only way I can show you. See attached.
    It reads Mac HD > Users > Home > Documents > Accounts > Accounts 2012 > Accounts December 2012.ods
     

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  9. Headrush

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    From that output, it looks like you have moved a reference to a specific file into the Dock, not the OpenOffice app.
    (It's an OpenOffice document, so OpenOffice still will open)

    1) Drag that icon out of the Dock. (It's not deleting the file, just removing the reference)
    2) Open Finder, select Applications in the left side panel.
    3) Now find OpenOffice icon in this folder, click and drag it into the Dock.

    You now should have a proper Dock icon that launches OpenOffice.
     
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    That is okay but it was the alias icon, of the file, I use, that I put in the Dock which changes to a zip icon.
     
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    I not exactly sure what you are saying.

    You made an alias to that OpenOffice document (Accounts December 2012.ods), and dragged that into the Dock?

    I understand the zip icon problem, but these intermediate steps, like knowing it isn't really the OpenOffice app that is in the Dock make a difference in trying to find the issue.

    It sounds like there is a file association issue between OpenOffice document files and the unarchive utility.

    If you go to this file in Finder: Mac HD > Users > Home > Documents > Accounts > Accounts 2012 > Accounts December 2012.ods
    Right click or command click on the file and pick Get Info from the menu
    Click the triangle next to Open With

    What apps are listed?

    On OS X 10.8 there is a pull down you need to select too see them all, your version of OS X may be slightly different.

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  12. livefortoday6491

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    I have changed to NeoOffice but on your suggestion but I still get the same problem. I have done as you ask and the drop down menu only displays NeoOffice.app and others....
     
  13. Headrush

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    So you dragged the new NeoOffice app icon into the dock, or you mean the old one is still a zip icon?

    1) If you command click an openoffice file (.ods) and select open with, choose Neooffice and clock the always use option, does the icon change?

    2) Can you create a new temporary user account and see if you can reproduce the same problem in that account.
     
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    No it does not change anything.
    I tried another account name but it does not give me access to Documents so cannot test it.
     
  15. Headrush

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    So you are still linking directly to the document and not the application? Is this what you want?

    Is this file on an external HD?

    I just noticed this:
    Did you manually substitute Home for your username?
     
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