But fortunately, this is something a little shell scripting, and symbolic linking can fix.
I simply create a shell script (writer.sh) to do the necessary starting up of my word processor program. The command to startup Open Office's Word Processor program we've to simply type:
You could append the above command with a word document you already have on your file system; so it will open the document as the application loads.
Below is how the script looks like:
if [ $1 ]; then
ooffice -writer $1
You should probably save this file in your /usr/bin path. Now give necessary execute permissions for the above script file.
chmod +x writer.sh
Now if you type writer.sh in shell, your application should show up. Now simply create a symbolic link to it and store it in the same path above.
ln -s writer.sh writer
Now if you simply type writer in shell or in the run dialog your word processor program should startup.
Note: most of the above command should be run as root