Openoffice fix for slickness black theme

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On ubuntuforums.org (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=3109273) I've found the solution to fix the problem between Openoffice and Slickness black theme made from Robert.

This fix requires that you have also installed Slickness theme following Robert instructions, for a better integration with slickness black theme.

To install the fix simply follow this instructions(based on Ubuntu):

open the terminal and cd in folder where you have placed the file just downloaded, then:

1) sudo mv /usr/lib/openoffice/program/ooqstart /usr/lib/openoffice/program/ooqstartBIN

2) sudo cp ooqstart /usr/lib/openoffice/program

3) sudo chmod +x /usr/lib/openoffice/program/ooqstart

And here it is!

For any question ask me!


P.S: this fix can be used also with other dark themes, just modifying ooqstart file, ask me if you need using this fix with other themes..




Thanks to Ubuntuforums.org and Robert Slickness themes..

Link to Ubuntuforums:(http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=3109273)

Link to Slickness theme (http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/SlicknesS?content=71993)

Link to Slickness black theme (http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Slickness+Black?content=73210)

Tycon712

8 years ago

If you're looking for an easier fix to keep the white background on an OpenOffice document, there is one; and it only takes a few seconds.

Go to:
Tools -> Options...

A settings box should pull up. In the list on the left side, you should see an option, called "OpenOffice.org". Under this list title, there is a settings tab, called "Appearance".
Click on it, and you should see many options to change "Custom Colors".

Change the "Document background" to White, "Font color" to Black, and "AutoSpellcheck" to Light red.

That's it.
Now, you should be able to read your docs a little easier.

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PostChache

10 years ago

Am I supposed to right click and save the download? Every time I just click it nothing happens.

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kog

10 years ago

Your fix has the right idea, but the 'ooqstart' file is out of date. For this to work you should use a similar command, placing it inside a file with the same name as the executable ('ooffice'), but higher up on the search path.

For example, here's my ~/bin/ooffice file that overrides the program's executable, calling OpenOffice directly using the SlicknessX theme:

#!/bin/bash
# Overrides /usr/bin/ooffice in order to run the program in a different theme
env GTK2_RC_FILES=/usr/share/themes/SlicknessX/gtk-2.0/gtkrc /usr/bin/ooffice "$@"

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jonzski

10 years ago

I tried your method, and I put mine in the /usr/local/bin which is #2 in my PATH variable. And tried executing the script directly like: "/usr/local/bin/ooffice -writer"

Is there anything else I could be missing because I still do not see any icons? Thanks for any help you can provide.

echo $PATH
/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games

cat /usr/local/bin/ooffice
#!/bin/bash
# Overrides /usr/bin/ooffice in order to run the program in a different theme
# env GTK2_RC_FILES=/usr/share/themes/SlicknessX/gtk-2.0/gtkrc /usr/bin/ooffice "$@"
env GTK2_RC_FILES=/usr/share/themes/SlicknesS-black/gtk-2.0/gtkrc /usr/bin/ooffice "$@"

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zerocool87

10 years ago

in openoffice3 does not function this trick.can you explaine me how to resolve?thanks

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C

Gerva

10 years ago

Not sure, but maybe just replace ooqstart with soffice, in the script donwloaded and also in commands listed in my instructions...

Try it and let me know...

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DaSwine

10 years ago

Hi, I tried doing this with openoffice 3 and swapping out the ooqstart with soffice. It hasn't worked.

I followed your instructions pretty explicitly (I think).

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47MasoN47

10 years ago

I can't get it to work with OpenOffice 3 either.

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133794M3R

11 years ago

Ok honestly this IS NOT what i'm looking for. Infact i'd like the exact opposite of this. I'd like to have that extra dark theme in all of my pages including office. Your little guide thing doens't help me at all... for it's not what i'm looking for.

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iamthebest235

11 years ago

I am a complete newbie to ubuntu and linux. Installed the slickness theme. OpenOO 3.0 had no icons (everything else looked good). Got redirected to this fix. But can't seem to figure this out: how do I use this? Downloaded the file 'ooqstart' on desktop. opened terminal in the desktop folder. applied the first command 'sudo mv' it gave an error: mv: cannot stat `/usr/lib/openoffice/program/ooqstart': No such file or directory

What do I do??

Please help...

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goralek1

11 years ago

Try this:
http://www.rebelzero.com/fixes/openofficeorg-dark-theme-workaround-with-ubuntu-804

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manishmahabir

11 years ago

please help!
i did as you said
it happened without an error
but the icons are still not there.

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gmeier

11 years ago

I think not everybody has this file. It is the quick starter for OOo. You may use as well/usr/bin/oowriter.
But anyway, thanks for posting this here.

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karnakdk

11 years ago

I don't have ooqstart indeed. I tried to add

env GTK2_RC_FILES=/usr/share/themes/SlicknesS/gtk-2.0/gtkrc

to /usr/bin/oowriter and /usr/bin/ooffice (the script called by the Main Menu), and nothing worked.

Any ideas?

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kodiakz

11 years ago

look here: http://www.rebelzero.com/fixes/ooodarkgtkworkaround

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jyoungxxxx

11 years ago

I really want that theme setup you have in this screenshot. I like the widgets too. I want all of those exactly like that. The menu button as well. I know the theme is Slickness Emerald, but I'm not sure about the menu button.

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Maddeth

11 years ago

Will not point me to download

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Maddeth

11 years ago

nevermind, i was being a numpty :)

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TheRob

11 years ago

Thanks for making this!

I will have a link to this on my slickness
black page! :D

//Robert

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imaligertamer

11 years ago

Apparently, I don't have a ooqstart file. Or, I'm simply blind.

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