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On 03/23/2011 04:13 PM, Roger Stein wrote:
Is there any way to start any of the individual Libre Office 
applications so that you don't automatically go back to the Application 
Menu when you close a document?  For example, I open a writer document, 
edit it, and then close it and remain in the writer application.

The suggested extension looks to have taken care of what you were
looking for. It may also be of interest to you/others to know what
startup options are available via the command line. To see the startup
options enter:

$ /opt/libreoffice/program/soffice -?

That will produce:
$ /opt/libreoffice/program/soffice -?
LibreOffice 3.3  330m19(Build:202)

Usage: soffice [options] [documents...]


-minimized    keep startup bitmap minimized.
-invisible    no startup screen, no default document and no UI.
-norestore    suppress restart/restore after fatal errors.
-quickstart   starts the quickstart service
-nologo       don't show startup screen.
-nolockcheck  don't check for remote instances using the installation
-nodefault    don't start with an empty document
-headless     like invisible but no userinteraction at all.
-help/-h/-?   show this message and exit.
-writer       create new text document.
-calc         create new spreadsheet document.
-draw         create new drawing.
-impress      create new presentation.
-base         create new database.
-math         create new formula.
-global       create new global document.
-web          create new HTML document.
-o            open documents regardless whether they are templates or not.
-n            always open documents as new files (use as template).

-display <display>
      Specify X-Display to use in Unix/X11 versions.
-p <documents...>
      print the specified documents on the default printer.
-pt <printer> <documents...>
      print the specified documents on the specified printer.
-view <documents...>
      open the specified documents in viewer-(readonly-)mode.
-show <presentation>
      open the specified presentation and start it immediately
      Specify an UNO connect-string to create an UNO acceptor through which
      other programs can connect to access the API
      Close an acceptor that was created with -accept=<accept-string>
      Use -unnaccept=all to close all open acceptors
      Force an input filter type if possible
      Eg. -infilter="Calc Office Open XML"
-convert-to output_file_extension[:output_filter_name] [-outdir
ouput_dir] files
      Batch convert files.
      If -outdir is not specified then current working dir is used as
      Eg. -convert-to pdf *.doc
          -convert-to pdf:writer_pdf_Export -outdir /home/user *.doc
-print-to-file [-printer-name printer_name] [-outdir ouput_dir] files
      Batch print files to file.
      If -outdir is not specified then current working dir is used as
      Eg. -print-to-file *.doc
          -print-to-file -printer-name nasty_lowres_printer -outdir
/home/user *.doc

Remaining arguments will be treated as filenames or URLs of documents to

You can of course start the modules etc by:
$ /opt/libreoffice/program/swriter
$ <path>/<application - soffice, swriter, scalc, sdraw, simpress,
spadmin, smath, sbase>)

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