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OpenOffice and VMware Horizon Virtual Desktop

Postby rwulffenstein » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:43 pm

Hello,

We are using OpenOffice with our VMware Horizon Virtual Desktops and currently have the software installed on the Golden Image. On the Golden Image, I have opened one of the applications and stepped through the Welcome screen and also setup the default format for text and spreadsheet files.

Each time a user logs into a virtual desktop and open OpenOffice they are presented with the Welcome screen and the default format is not set. What do we need to do so that the Welcome screen is not presented to the user each time they get a new desktop and also have the proper defaults set for the file types?

Thank you in advance for any help!
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Re: OpenOffice and VMware Horizon Virtual Desktop

Postby Bidouille » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:51 pm

Use DisableFirstStartWzd OXT.
As its name implies, it will disable the first start Wizard.
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Re: OpenOffice and VMware Horizon Virtual Desktop

Postby rwulffenstein » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:54 pm

Where do I find that and how do I use that?
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Re: OpenOffice and VMware Horizon Virtual Desktop

Postby robleyd » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:59 am

Cheers
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Re: OpenOffice and VMware Horizon Virtual Desktop

Postby rwulffenstein » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:57 pm

The link to the wiki is great information.

I have gone through the steps to create my own DisableFirstStartWzd.oxt file and just tested it on a View Desktop but unfortunately it is still bringing up the Welcome screen. I must have done something wrong...

One question I have is on step 4 it says we need to create META-INF/manifest.xml with the specific content. I did that and named the file manifest.xml in a directory called META-INF. Is that correct? OR what is the META-INF mean?

Thank you.
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Re: OpenOffice and VMware Horizon Virtual Desktop

Postby robleyd » Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:32 am

That sounds right; for example, here is the directory structure of a small extension called testfonts:

bash-4.3$ tree
.
|-- META-INF
| `-- manifest.xml
|-- WriterGlobalWindowState.xcu
|-- WriterWebWindowState.xcu
|-- WriterWindowState.xcu
|-- addon.xcu
|-- description.xml
`-- testFontsJTB
|-- RegisteredFlag
|-- dialog.xlb
|-- m_TestFonts.xba
|-- script.xlb
|-- testfont_16.bmp
|-- testfont_26.bmp
`-- testfont_26.png

2 directories, 13 files
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