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Is there a command to open a file in Calc? [closed]

asked 2020-08-21 23:44:55 +0200

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updated 2021-05-18 12:14:10 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

On a Mac, I can use an AppleScript to open a file in Excel. LibreOffice doesn't seem to have an AppleScript dictionary. Is there some other way (maybe from the command line?) that I can tell LibreOffice to open a file, using Calc in particular? (The file is tab-delimited text, so if left to its own devices, LibreOffice would open it in Writer, which would not suit my needs.)

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answered 2020-08-22 00:31:47 +0200

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If you rename the file with file name extension .tsv (Tab Separated Values) it is automatically opened in Calc. Also if you open a .txt file while a Calc spreadsheet document is open it is opened in Calc. From command line you could use the --calc option, so soffice --calc filename.txt should open it in Calc as well. But I don't know if and how that works on a Mac.

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This is very helpful, thank you.

In case anyone else is wondering about this--On a Mac, you can make LibreOffice the default app for documents of type .tsv, and then use open /path/document.tsv from the command line. That brings LibreOffice to the front, with the normal import dialog for Calc.

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