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[vox-tech] Open Office Question



One of the nice things about open source is that different people can produce 
different versions of a product.  SuSE, Debian, and at least one other 
distro, have their own version of Open Office.  And the SuSE and Debian 
versions look nicer with colored icons, etc.

But Debian Open Office has a very nice practical feature that is also found in 
Word Perfect.  When you open or save a file in Debian Open Office you are 
taken to the last directory that you were working in.

In Star/Open Office you have the notion of a Work Folder.  In most Open Office 
versions your default Work Folder is "My Documents."  This default can be 
changed.  But the problem is that the opening and saving of documents will 
always take you to this single default folder.  This can be very irritating.  
If I'm using Open Office in Linux to work on business spreadsheets on my 
Windows partition, I will have to do a lot of clicking to open and save 
documents.  But with Debian Open Office there's no hassle, as I will 
automatically be taken to the directory that I have been working in.  In 
Debian (if I have been working in my Windows partition) I can open a 
spreadsheet without having to go through /mnt  all the time.

I have consulted an old Star Office book, and the help in both SuSE and Debian 
Open Office for a way to configure non-Debian Open Office versions to open 
and save the way Debian does it.  I can't find a way.  Does anybody here know 
how to configure non-Open Office versions to open and save like Debian Open 
Office?

Thank you.

Bob
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