Mendeley Openoffice Plugin Install

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  • Apache OpenOffice Extension Manager


A quick tutorial on how to install and generate citations with our MS Word and OpenOffice Plug-ins. This video demonstrates how to use the MS Word plug-in fo. The plugin installs without problems and its controls appear in LibreOffice, but they are not responding. Since Mendeley for Linux is only available at version 1.19.3 I have no chance to compile the lattest source provided here at GitHub. I started libre office from the command line but did not get any output regarding the plug.

You can use the Apache OpenOffice Extension Manager to add, remove, disable, enable, or export Apache OpenOffice extensions. For example, you can use the Extension Manager to add or remove the following types of extensions:

  • Configuration Data
  • Configuration Libraries
  • Extensions
  • Universal Network Objects (UNO) components
    These components represent compiled software packages. UNO is the interface-based component model for Apache OpenOffice. For more information on this model, go to the UNO Development Kit project website.

Mendeley Web Importer detects article identifiers on the page you are viewing and automatically retrieves metadata and PDF full texts (where available) for you to add to your library.

You cannot manage XSLT filters, language modules, or palettes with the Extension Manager.
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You can manage extensions from a dialog box or from the command-line.

Extensions can be installed, so they are available to either the current user (single user installation), or to all users (shared user installation).

Single user install

To install an extension for the current user, open the Extension Manager dialog box from the Tools menu in any Apache OpenOffice program and install the extension. The extension will be installed and be immediately available to the current user. The extension will not be available to other users on this computer.

Shared user install

To install an extension for all users (shared user installation), you must install the extension as root or Administrator. You can do this from the command line (recommended), or from the Apache OpenOffice Extension manager.

Using the Extension manager

To install an extension for all users on a single machine, you can use the Apache OpenOffice Extension manager. You must be running Apache OpenOffice as root or Administrator.

Open the Extension Manager dialog box from the Tools menu in any Apache OpenOffice program and install the extension. You will be asked 'For whom do you want to install the extension?'. Select For all users and complete the installation. The extension will be installed and be immediately available to all users.

Using the command line

To install an extension for all users, you can use the unopkg add --shared command-line application. You must have root or Administrator privileges.

To Add an Extension for All Users

  1. Become root.
    • In UNIX, Linux and OSX, open a terminal window, type su and enter your root user password.
    • In Windows XP, open a command prompt.
    • In Windows Vista and Windows 7, 10, right-click the icon for the Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
  2. Change to the install-dir/program directory.
  3. Type unopkg add --shared package-name.
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To Remove an Extension for All Users

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  1. Become root.
    • In UNIX, Linux,and OSX, open a terminal window, and type su.
    • In Windows XP, open a command prompt.
    • In Windows Vista and Windows 7, 10, right-click on the icon for the Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
  2. Change to the install-dir/program directory.
  3. Type unopkg remove package-name.

Using the unopkg Command to Manage Extensions

You can manage packages from the command line. The syntax for the unopkg command is:

add
Adds extensions to an Apache OpenOffice installation.
remove
Removes extensions from an Apache OpenOffice installation.
list
Displays information about the deployed extensions.
reinstall
Re installs the deployed extensions.
gui
Opens the Extension Manager dialog box.
–V, – –version
Displays the version information for the unopkg command.
–h, – –help
Displays the help for the unopkg command.
-v, --verbose
Runs the command in verbose mode.
-f, --force
Overwrites existing extensions that have the same names.
--log-file filename
Creates a logfile. The default filename path for the logfile is cache-dir/log.txt
--shared
Expert feature: operate on shared installation deployment context; run only when no concurrent processes are running
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If you have recently upgraded your Mendeley reference manager software, you may have experienced some issues with the Mendeley cite add-in. Read here what you can do about it.

Mendeley Cite plugin and add-in

Mendeley cite allows you to cite as you write. It is an important function of your reference manager software.

The previous versions of Mendeley (Mendeley desktop, up to v1.19.8) work with a plugin to activate this function in Word. The newest versions of Mendeley (Mendeley Reference Manager, v2.12.0 and above) use an add-in instead.

Current issue and how to resolve it

If your received your Office Word license from WUR, you cannot install add-ins. But, you can still install plugins.

  • If you have recently installed or upgraded to Mendeley Reference Manager (starting from v2.12.0), we recommend that you downgrade to Mendeley Desktop (up to 1.19.8).
  • Do not install the stand alone Mendeley Cite add-in
  • Do not upgrade to Mendeley Reference Manager when prompted to by Mendeley Desktop.

You can install Mendeley Desktop through the WUR software center (previously !Available software) or directly on the Mendeley website.

If you have any questions about Mendeley, please contact us by email.