Re: [Evolution] interfacing witn openoffice

On Sat, 2005-10-08 at 23:07 +0200, J.L. Blom wrote:
That's interesting. In the reply from Ron he mentions that Debian has a
separate package : "openoffice.org2-evolution" to give OOo2 access to
Evolution. Apparently Suse 9.3 has it also. A quick googling around did
found the Debian version but not any other. It may have another name but
than it's the proverbial needle in a haystack!.
Do you have a package like that?

No, it doesn't. The SuSE RC has three files:


If you download from OpenOffice's site, there are more RPMs, including,
in a Desktop (I think) subdirectory, RPMs that add to the menu structure
for several different distros.


On Sat, 2005-10-08 at 10:12 -0700, Des Dougan wrote:
On Sat, 2005-10-08 at 09:44 +0200, J.L. Blom wrote:
Thanks for your reply. It simply doesn't. In the window (Wizard-> Adress
data source -> Other external data source (choice: Mozilla, LDAP, other)
-> settings I can choose from many different choices (LDAP, Mozilla,
dBase, Adabas, JDBC, MySQL, ODBC, Oracle, Spreadsheet, Text,
Thunderbird) but no Evolution. I have posted the same question on the OO
user-list but till now no response.Maybe I have to post in on the
developers list. But If there is a method to export to MySQL my problem
is also solved. But as I don't know the format of the contacts database
in Evolution I cannot write an exporter (e.g. to comma-delimited
text-file) and I don't know if one exists.
You maybe have some ore information?

I tried this later last night, using the OOo 2.0 release candidate, and
it found my Evo address book, and I was able to view addresses in
OpenOffice. I'm running Evo 2.2.1 on SuSE 9.3


On Fri, 2005-10-07 at 22:01 -0700, Des Dougan wrote:
On Fri, 2005-10-07 at 17:09 +0200, J.L. Blom wrote:
Can anybody tell me why evo 2.2.3 (my current version) doesn't interface
with openoffice?
Is it an openoffice thing or an evolution thing (as I saw that the
format of the contacts database is changed from the format of 1.4 which
worked with Oo 1.1)).
In the "create database" window when choosing a database format
Evolution is vanished. As it is very handy (as translating the Evolution
database to a MySQL table is not easy (short of retyping everything!))
to get your mail addresses (for letters) from Evolution.
Has anybody a clue?
Joep 2.0 is supposed to be able to handle Evo 2.x contacts,
but I haven't tested it myself.



Des Dougan, Principal
Dougan Consulting Group

Ph: 604-980-2848       Email: des at DouganConsulting dot com     

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