[Wine] Need help with an old VB application

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Mon Oct 13 09:59:59 CDT 2008

ccxx wrote:
> Hi,
> i'm not new with wine but i'm in trouble with an old vb application.
> I just tried everything i know to solve but i'm still at the start point.
> I want to open a document (.rtf or .doc ) with OO . This VB application needs the full path of the application i want to use to open the documents. I write down the complete and full path ( Z:/xxx/yy/oowriter ). 
> The path is correct and the Writer opens quickly but with an error message like "/C:/Programs/xxx/yyy/1.RTF does not exist"
> I think the application use some " Shell (application,document) " to open the docs.
> What can i do in this case ? I think winepath or other registry tricks cannot apply.

Your application is making an assumption when handing off the path the
OpenOffice.org.  You need to create a drive where the file actually
exists on your system.  Look at the Winecfg program on how to do this.

BTW, why are you using the Windows version of OpenOffice.org?  I know it
exists for many Linux distributions, Solaris and MacOSX.

James McKenzie

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