Opening a file from command line through a LINK

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Opening a file from command line through a LINK

Postby antonio.grimaldi » Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:55 pm

new user at OpenOffice ... expert with MSOffice but ... here it's useless!
Here's my question:
I'm able at opening an Office file (Word, Excel) with OOffice (soffice.exe) from command line.
Actually UNABLE to open the same file through a link
Previously starting Word.exe and passing the link file (<path>\namefile.lnk) worked as well from command line ... NOT NOW!

Sorry perhaps the question is silly but i didn't find anything in the FAQ etc.
Thank you in advance
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Re: Opening a file from command line through a LINK

Postby Phil » Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:22 pm

Yes, I can reproduce this. Obviously OOo does not recognize the link as such and instead opens the link file itself.
I have found a similar issue that seems to be resolved (although not marked as such).

I think there is no way round it - except also filing this as an enhancement in the issue tracking system (see

KR, phil
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