View Full Version : Making a Windows share the default path for OpenOffice docs

28th September 2006, 05:11 PM
Hi All,

I have a user running FC4, with the standard Gnome environment. I want to make the default path for his OpenOffice documents a Windows share on a Win2k file server. I can get it to work for a session by editing Tools > Options > Paths > My Documents in OpenOffice, but the setting doesn't persist after the user logs out.

I'm wondering if this has something to do with the Keyring manager. I saved the password for the Windows share in the keyring manager, and I made Nautilus and OpenOffice "Always Allowed" to access it, but it still asks me for the password when I try to access the share for the first time in a session.

If I can't get OpenOffice to do this, is there a way I can get a permanent folder in the user's home directory that is a link to the Windows share? I tried to do this with Nautilus, but I wasn't successful.

Thanks for your help,


30th September 2006, 07:22 AM
Open up OO and select Tools/Options/Paths

and edit the My Documents Path
and you should be good to go.


1st October 2006, 06:07 PM
How do I get the settings to persist for the next login? OO seems to default to the home directory regardless of whether or not I change the path.