Ways to start OpenOffice.org
Did you know all of these ways to start OpenOffice.org? Choose the method that is most convenient for you.
Windows or Linux
Right click the OpenOffice.org Quickstarter icon in the system tray (next to the clock). The Quickstarter is available on Windows and certain non-vanilla editions
for Linux. On Windows, the Quickstarter does not start until you run OpenOffice.org and complete the new user registration wizard; this must be done once for each Windows user and each OpenOffice.org version.
The Quickstarter is enabled by default. To enable the Quickstarter, open OpenOffice.org, click on Tools
, click on Options
, click on Memory
, and click Enable systray quickstarter
Double click an existing document.
, then click All Programs
, and then click OpenOffice.org
Linux has a menu similar to Windows above, but it varies between Linux distributions and window managers (GNOME, KDE, etc). Usually the start menu is in the top-left or top-right-hand corner of the screen. It may be called the Applications
menu. Click on it, then Office
, then OpenOffice.org
How not to start OpenOffice.org
After installing on Windows, you will have two icons on the desktop that are generally safe to delete. One is the installer .exe and the other is a folder full of installation files. The file names will differ slightly according to the version you installed, but icons remain the same.
How to check whether OpenOffice.org is installed
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