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How to invoke LibreOffice 3.5 in GUI mode using xming? [closed]

asked 2012-06-07 09:23:08 +0100

Jnani gravatar image

updated 2015-09-06 14:02:53 +0100

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Hi, I have installed LibreOffice on Linux (GNU coreutils) 6.12. We need this software to perform doc to pdf file format conversions along with other format conversions supported by libre (E.g.: doc2html, doc2ps, html2rtf, wp2html etc.). This is going to be used for a critical project in my division and we need extremely urgent help to invoke LibreOffice in GUI mode on Linux to test out format conversions. Please let me know how to invoke LibreOffice 3.5 in GUI mode using xming. I find an executable called soffice under /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program .. is this the program that will eventually be invoked as GUI when invoked using an X-server? Please provide some guidance. Thanks.

Business Need: We want to experiment with the Libre GUI to check on how  to improve the quality of doc2pdf conversions (currently some empty pages are being inserted in some docs that we are trying to convert to pdf. We also notice sometimes overflowing text from one page to the next when the original doc doesn't show content like this).
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answered 2012-06-07 20:08:04 +0100

luyu gravatar image

soffice is shell script used to invoke LibreOffice and if you need to start specific application add --appname as an option, eg. soffice --writer

It is more usual now to invoke LO with libreoffice command which is just symbolic link pointing to soffice. There are also loffice, lowriter etc. scripts that ultimately call soffice too.

To find the location of any GNU/Linux program from terminal, type whereis program, eg. whereis soffice.

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answered 2012-06-11 08:46:51 +0100

Jnani gravatar image

Thanks very much for these inputs luyu, will try it our and revert back to you!

Regards Jnani

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answered 2014-03-21 14:28:23 +0100

hahabb gravatar image

You can have a check on following page: It's very detailed about using xming, xshell, putty, tightvnc to display linux gui on windows desktop (x11 forwarding when behind firewall)

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