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On 31-5-2015 20:08, Luuk wrote:
On 27-5-2015 03:22, Thomas wrote:
Good morning from Japan
Maybe (I do not remember exactly) I did ask the same question years ago.

Is there a trick to tell LibreOffice, in particular Calc, to open files
For the last 15 years or so I have been using Lotus 123 to keep track of
simple tasks like appointments, patient names etc.
But this software is now too old to work any longer (so the computer
tells me).

Lotus 123 allows to specify a folder and then opens the files therein
automatically whenever the software is started.
For those administrative tasks, a set of 2-3 files, this is VERY

I would like to convert those 123-files into Calc format and have Calc
open them *automatically* whenever I start Calc.

Is that possible?
If so, how do you do that?

Thank you.

There's no need to automate Calc (or LO)

simply create a file
name it something like 'autostartLibreoffice.bat'
(or anything else, as long as the name ends in '.bat'

The contents of this file should be the names of the files you want to
be opened.

so, something like (other locations are OK too ;):
"C:\Users\Luuk\My Documents\TEST1.ods"
"C:\Users\Luuk\My Documents\TEST1.odt"

When you doubleclick the 'autostartLibreoffice.bat' file it will open
the 'TEST1'-document, and the 'TEST1'-calcsheet.

BTW, it should be possible to play the same 'trick' on any other OS, because above example applies to Windows..... ;)

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