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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2002 5:46 am    Post subject: OpenOffice and TTF fonts Reply with quote

Yes the default fonts that come with OpenOffice aren't the best. But you can actually use any TT fonts you wish with OpenOffice. To do this, run the spadmin program as root. Click on the "Fonts" button and delete the existing fonts. You can then add your own TT fonts -- you have the option of copying them over to your OpenOffice install or simply creating links to your existing font files. Close spadmin, fire up soffice and enjoy the difference!

EDIT: Newer versions of OpenOffice use the program oopadmin instead. spadmin still exists in the OpenOffice directory, but it will not be in your PATH by default.

EDIT: Ximian OpenOffice does not have spadmin or oopadmin, as the font settings are integrated with Gnome.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2002 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the great tip. One quick search 'openoffice font' and two minutes later I have ttfonts working in OpenOffice. Who needs Google anyway? ;-)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2002 4:27 pm    Post subject: No problem Reply with quote

Glad I could help :)
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2004 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was about to try this but I can't get spadmin to run. Here's the error I get:

Code:
bash-2.05b# ./spadmin
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key
/opt/OpenOffice.org1.1.0/program/spadmin.bin X11 error: Can't open display: :0.0
   Set DISPLAY environment variable, use -display option
   or check permissions of your X-Server
   (See "man X" resp. "man xhost" for details)
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2004 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you running this in X? And try running as the user who started X, rather than root.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2004 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, you can use "ooadmin" instead of "spadmin".
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2004 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tried running as user and got the same result. I don't see an "ooadmin" file.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2004 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can't run spadmin while Open Office is running. At least that's what fixed the problem for me.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2004 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try to run "xhost +localhost" first and then you should be able to run X proggies as root.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2004 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i could not find spadmin on my system. However, upon further investigation is turned out that it was located in :
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saint@localhost OpenOffice.org1.1.0 $ pwd
/opt/OpenOffice.org1.1.0


PS. thanks for the tip. :)
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2004 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Correct me if i'm wrong:
there is no spadmin on Ximian - Openoffice ?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2004 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about "oopadmin"?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2004 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing ... :oops:
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2004 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are right. From http://www.ximian.com/products/desktop/features.html#openoffice:

Quote:

Integrated Look and Feel
Utilizes the GNOME desktop theme & font settings for UI consistency.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2004 12:33 am    Post subject: sexy.... Reply with quote

/me nods

http://scriptkitchen.com/~kitchen/fonts.png

anyone have a resolution for THAT? heh

all my other gtk fonts look fine....

* app-office/openoffice-ximian [ Masked ]
Latest version available: 1.1.50
Latest version installed: 1.1.50
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2004 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have OpenOffice-ximian and there's no ooadmin, no oopadmin and no spadmin. How do I set up a printer? I'm not using Gnome, although with oo-ximian I guess the gnome libs are present. What's the gnome app called that one uses to configure a printer?
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