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Re: [opensuse] Evolution address book and OpenOffice
  • From: Teruel de Campo MD <chusty@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 21:00:46 -0700
  • Message-id: <1170043246.18202.20.camel@xxxxxxxx>

The OO version that I used and had the Evolution address book "filter"
was version 2.02 (Novell edition) It is the one that came with SuSE 10.1
I believe there were a couple of on-line upgrades. It was not the one

The problem with transfer the db to another format and then importing it
is that you loose the "life link" with Evolution so every time I add or
delete a contact I have to do it in both.

Carl thanks again for your help. I am at the point after almost one
month of work to go back to 10.1. Well this out of the topic of this
thread but (1) I had to recompile the kernel to add usbfs support
otherwise vmware didn't work, (2) the dvd burner is not working after
many many hours and a few seconds of success back to zero (unable to
WRITE@LBA= problem with k3b) (3)despite of "Restore Previous Session"
superkaramba themes do not open, I had to do it manually. I feel
terrible. I was expecting to have this system working so I could add a
couple of new things: HDTV card to mythtv and nvideo 8800 to run compiz.
Well seems it was just a dream.
I want to thank you again for your help.


n Sun, 2007-01-28 at 11:30 -0800, Carl William Spitzer IV wrote:
> Is that OOo from directly or the Suse RPM which is
> usually a patched version?
> I use both but I have not tried that version. Looks like it disappeared
> in OOo 2.0 rpms from OpenOffice. What you need to do is describe the
> database type to OOo. So find out what evolution uses so I can. I did
> find that MySQL is supported so you might have to see if it converts
> evolution and then import from there.
> On Wed, 2007-01-24 at 21:03 -0700, Teruel de Campo MD wrote:
> > Thxs for the reply.
> >
> > I do can find where the database is in evolution
> > /home/tdec/.evolution/addressbook/local/system
> > and evolution is working well.
> >
> > My problem is with OO. Until 10.1 I was able to import the Evolution
> > address book into open office using File/Wizard/Address book data
> > sources (in OO). There you had many option and one was Evolution. So I
> > had all the contact now in OO that I used to print letter and mainly
> > envelopes. If I add a new contact in Evolution I had it in OO.
> > Now when you go in writer for example to File/Wizards/Address book data
> > source it gives you few choices but not Evolution. It tried those
> > choices and I can not link to the Evolution address book any more.
> > It is weird that Novell drop that important link between OO and
> > Evolution. This connection Evolution/Writer made Evolution behave almost
> > like Outlook/Word. It was great. I am sure I am missing something but
> > except you I have not been able to get a single reply neither here
> > neither Novel Evolution forum. neither in linuxquestion, enither in
> > google. I guess nobody is using Evolution and OO ;-)

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