How do I get base_report_designer to connect using OpenOffice 4?

Asked by DaleEMoore on 2014-01-07

It seems to be common knowledge that base_report_designer works using OpenOffice and with Libreoffice until V3.6 , but not with Libreoffice V4.0+. (I've found this quote several places "Don't forget that this plugin works with OpenOffice and with Libreoffice until V3.6 , but not with Libreoffice V4.0+".)

Is there some way I can configure OpenOffice, LibreOffice or base_report_designer so that I can use the current products?

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DaleEMoore (daleemoore) said : #2

My acceptable work-around was to manually install OpenOffice version 3.4.1 from here http://www.openoffice.org/download/other-341.html; and, I'm using Ubuntu I keep my LibreOffice installed too (with no noticeable problems.) I have OpenOffice to work with OpenERP reports and LibreOffice is kept up to date.

I added an alias to launch OpenOffice via "vi ~/.bash_aliases"
    alias openoffice='pushd /opt/openoffice.org3/program; ./soffice.bin &'
 then ". ~/.bash_aliases" to make it take effect without re-logging in.