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Sheffey
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Automatically opening openoffice.org files with openoffice portable.

Hey I am wondering if there is any way to make cause files on the flash drive to be automatically opened by openoffice portable?
Here is what I mean,
If I create a calc file with openoffice then save the file to my flash drive,
Then take my flash drive to another computer, is there a way to make the computer automatically open the file with openoffice portable if the computer does not have openoffice?

Hopefully that makes sense, if it doesn't I can try to explain better.

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You could try using Xenon.

You could try using Xenon. It is a file manager that I wrote with portable file assocations. There are also some other options like Cafe Mod.

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Ok,

Ok, so once I install Xenon on my flash drive how do I go about getting openoffice to open the calc file after I click on it.

Ultimately where I am going with this is, I designed some software that runs in calc and am planning to sell it on the USB flash drives. And I want to make it as easy as possible for the user to access the software.

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In that case I would use an

In that case I would use an AutoIt/NSIS/Batch script to launch the file in OpenOffice.

Eg.

Batch "OpenOfficePortable\OpenOfficePortable.exe" "pathtoyourfile"
AutoIt ShellExecute("OpenOfficePortable\OpenOfficePortable.exe", """pathtoyourfile""")

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I'm not really a programmer.....

Ok
I am really un-experienced, Is that process very hard to do?

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you can

use convey portable and/or CAFE mod, both are in this forum.

If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
and the bus is interrupted as a very last resort,
and the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
then the socket packet pocket has an error to report Biggrin

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Those work,

But is it possible to get the program to open without having to start running Cafe?
Is it also possible to put the file directly on the menu of portable apps?

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