Article:
  X11 and OpenOffice on Mac OS X
Subject:   Fonts and printing in OpenOffice.org
Date:   2003-04-29 13:17:49
From:   dynamic88
I just took the plunge and installed OpenOffice.org on my G4 PowerMac. It's my first successful attempt at getting an app to run under X11. The instructions in the article above were invaluable. Anyways, I'm glad to finally have it on my Mac, after becoming addicted to OpenOffice.org on my Windoze box at work. Still, there are a couple of MINOR glitches to be solved:


1. Limited fonts--The only fonts that appear in the fonts menu appear to be those that installed with OpenOffice.org. The OpenOffice.org Website states that other fonts can be "manually installed". How do I go about this?


2. Printing--The only print driver the OpenOffice.org seems able to access is a generic driver, which will not communicate with my Canon S400 printer. How do I get OpenOffice.org to recognize this el cheapo non-postscript ink jet printer? This is by far the most serious of the three issues. Don't ask me why I listed it second.


3. "Launch OpenOffice.org" icon--I double-clicked this icon in the OpenOffice.org folder and got a dialog box asking "Darwin". I cancelled out of it and later went back into it when I figured out I needed to point it to X11. Only problem is, now when I double-click this icon, the "OpenOffice.org" name appears on the menu bar at the top of the screen, but I can't get the dialog box to come up. How do I get it back? Is there a preference file somewhere I need to throw away?


Any assistance you can render in this area would be greatly appreciated. Please bear in mind that I'm a Unix novice.


Thanks!

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  • Fonts and printing in OpenOffice.org
    2003-12-12 03:37:13  anonymous2 [View]

    Hi,
    I too have been wondering about installing fonts in Open Office OS X and haven't found the information anywhere - did you figure it out? I'd appreciate it if you could let me know. Please reply to <prnott@chemeng.iisc.ernet.in> - many thanks.

    Prabhu
  • Fonts and printing in OpenOffice.org
    2006-05-30 13:54:43  gbkersey [View]

    0) close X11

    try this from a terminal window:

    1) get root
    su -

    2) cd to the X11 TTF directory
    cd /usr/lib/X11/fonts/TTF

    3) create sybolic links to the OSX system true type fonts.
    for i in /Library/Fonts/*.ttf /Library/Fonts/*.TTF; do ln -fs $i; done

    4) start up OpenOffice