Installation Transforms for OpenOffice

Included below are several Windows Installer transform (.mst) files that can be used to modify the installation of the OpenOffice office suite. These transforms can be applied only when installing OpenOffice, and after they are applied, can only be changed by reinstalling.

To use these transform files, first unpack the OpenOffice installation files, as described in Steps B(i)-(iii) of these instructions, then copy the transform file to the same directory as the OpenOffice msi file, openofficeorg2x.msi or openofficeorg3x.msi.

Next, to apply one or more transforms when installing OpenOffice locally, from the command line, enter the command:

msiexec /i openofficeorg3x.msi TRANSFORMS=file1.mst;file2.mst

Alternately, to apply one or more transforms when installing OpenOffice using Group Policy, follow Steps 12-19 of these instructions.

These transforms files may not be copied or redistributed, and are subject to Terms of Use.

Check_OOE_v3.mst

Checks to see if the OpenOffice-Enterprise client software is installed, and if so, updates the OpenOffice-Enterprise installation to work with the newly installed or upgraded version of the OpenOffice suite. This transform is compatible with all OpenOffice v3.x.x and v2.x.x releases. Note: Under Windows Vista and Windows 7, this transform will only work when deployed via Group Policy. An alternate solution when installing from the command line is to install, reinstall or do a repair installation of the OpenOffice-Enterprise client software (ooewin-xxx.msi) after installing OpenOffice.

Use_OOo_for_MSOffice_docs_v2.mst

Makes OpenOffice the default program for Microsoft Office documents, i.e., when a Microsoft Office document is double-clicked in Windows Explorer, it will open in OpenOffice. This transform is compatible with OpenOffice v3.x.x and any release of OpenOffice v2.x.x. Note: OpenOffice v3.x can open the following Microsoft Office document formats: .doc .docx .docm .dot .dotx .dotm .rtf .xls .xlsx .xlsm .xlt .xltx .xltm .xlw .xlsb .pps .ppt .pptx .pptm .pot .potx .potm

No_ShellNew_for_OOo_Docs.mst

Does not install submenu items that create OpenOffice documents from the desktop right-click "New" menu. This transform is compatible with OpenOffice v3.x.x.

ShellNew_for_MS_Docs_v2.mst

Installs submenu items that create .doc and .xls files from the desktop right-click "New" menu. This transform is compatible with OpenOffice v3.x.x. Do not use this transform if Microsoft Office is installed on the machine.