How to distribute a new default template?

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How to distribute a new default template?

Postby lainen » Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:06 pm

Hi there, we have recently started to test Open Office in our organisation to see if it is an option to replace Microsoft Office. After some testing we realized that we should make a new default template for every user because the default font etc doesn't follow our graphic profile, and now i need some help.

Is there an easy way to distribute a new default template to all the clients without reinstalling Open Office or manually choosing a new standard template?

EDIT: We are running a Microsoft Active Directory 2003 environment and Windows XP clients.
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Re: How to distribute a new default template?

Postby lainen » Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:17 pm

I just want to add that i've read and understand the premise of setting a default template (read the excellent on-point guide here: viewtopic.php?f=71&t=1161), this is for larger scaled distribution of Open Office settings/templates.

Thanks in advance for any input!

PS. If any of you have some other tips/experiences on using Open Office in a distributed/centralized environment then i would be really glad if you would share some insights ;)
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Re: How to distribute a new default template?

Postby Hagar Delest » Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:52 pm

What about a script launched at user login that copy the new template from a dedicated location to the user OOo profile?

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Re: How to distribute a new default template?

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Re: How to distribute a new default template?

Postby lainen » Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:37 am

Thanks for the input, scripting is what i've had in mind but i wanted to check if there were any "standardized" ways to do this. Im going to test this probably next week so i'll post what we eventually did and solve the post if it worked.
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