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OpenOfficePortable 2.03 won't open spreadsheet files from command line

Hi,

This new version of OpenOfficePortable seems to 'break' the ability to open OOo files from the command line? I only ask / noticed this because I use SlickRun to launch an OOo spreadsheet each day that I use as my work timesheet, and if I point it at the version for 2.02 (back when it was still PortableOpenOffice) it works, but pointing it at version 2.03 (ie OpenOfficePortable) simply opens a black spreadsheet, ignoring the filename as an open parameter.

Also, from a DOS prompt, the following works "\PortableOpenOffice\PortableOpenOfficeCalc.exe timesheet.ods", but this doesn't: "\OpenOfficePortable\OpenOfficeCalcPortable.exe timesheet.ods" (ie, it opens a blank spreadsheet instead of timesheet.ods). By the way, in case it isn't obvious, I have the Portable version of OOo 2.02 in \PortableOpenOffice, and the Portable version of OOo 2.03 in \OpenOfficePortable.

Any suggestions or likelihood that this might be fixed?

Many thanks,

pt

John T. Haller
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Use the base launcher

It's a bug in the current release with the stub launchers (the ones that directly launch a specific app). Just update your link to use the OpenOfficePortable.exe launcher and pass your spreadsheet to that. It will pass it in correctly and start up Calc.

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Thank you!

Hi John,

Thank you very much for this solution!

All the best,

pt

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