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From Andrew Douglas Pitonyak <>
Subject Re: Listening Mode - Single instance
Date Thu, 29 Nov 2012 23:19:00 GMT

On 11/29/2012 10:18 AM, Steele, Raymond wrote:
> Is it possible to open a single instance of calc via loadComponentFromURL() in listening
mode. The instructions here,,
define editing a Setup.xcu file, but the information here,,
says that Setup.xcu no longer exist in version 3.3. Apparently, I could update the main.xcd
file, but I only want listening mode when a specific application opens calc because another
application will need to close that instance. I'd prefer not use a script to launch soffice
> Raymond

My initial reaction is that "Calc does not listen, OpenOffice listens". 
So are you saying that as soon as a Calc document is opened, you want 
OOo to start listening? Off hand, I don't think that you can do that. I 
believe that the choice must be made when OOo begins (not sure how that 
plays into the whole quick-starter stuff).

You do not mention your operating system, but, you might be able to 
configure another copy of OOo for a different user or location that is 
configured to use it. I have seen comments on this in the past, I don't 
remember the details. I ran a quick google query using

running two instances of OOo at the same time

and it returned links into, which has been highly 
unreliable lately, and I could not connect. Give it  a try and maybe it 
will work for you.

The idea is to use two different OOo profiles so that you can have two 
different instances. Then, you can choose which instance you want to run.

Andrew Pitonyak
My Macro Document:

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