Lodahl's blog: Export to Freemind part III

17 September 2009

Export to Freemind part III

I just uploaded a new version of the Export Freemind extension. Now you can export any document with any headings. The mindmap structure will be based on the documents outline numbering (Tools - Outline numbering).

If a level is missing (e.g. if Heading 1 - Heading 3 (no Heading 3) the missing level is replaced with a 'dummy' heading with a red color.

New version available at http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/project/Freemind

Feel free to comment and vote.

6 comments:

Allan said...

I just went through an attempt to install the plugin - to possibly help others, here are a few bumps I encountered.

I'm using OOo 3.1 - US/English on Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04.

1) After accepting the license, I get an error concerning a missing file ".../LuceneHelpWrapper.jar".

Solution: It turns out I didn't have the package "openoffice.org-java-common" installed.

2 ) I make a document from scratch with Header 1 / 2 / 3 - going to the File menu to "Export Freemind". Can't find the menu, just isn't there.

Solution: Restart OOo. Everything is working now.

Thanks for the plugin!

Leif Lodahl said...

@Allan:
Thank you for your reply Allan,

The error is quite mysterious because there's no Java in this extension at all. Never the less I have heard about this before and I will add some more information about this problem on the download site.

It's a common problem with OpenOffice that you must restart OpenOffice after install, update and uninstall of an extension.

I will talk with the OpenOffice developers about forcing a restart when relevant.

thanks for your feedback.vI really appriciate the comments.

best regards,
Leif

Christophe Pradier said...

Hello Leif,
I've got a slightly different problem. After accepting the license agreement, the installer stops saying "Could not create Java implementation loader".
If I find any clue for an answer, I'll post it.

Leif Lodahl said...

@Christophe Pradier
What OS are you using?
Do you have Jave installed (JRE)? You can check that in OpenOffice in Tools - Settings - OpenOffice.org - Java.

Leif Lodahl said...

@Christophe Pradier
If you are using Linux: install 'openoffice.org-java-common'

If you are using Windows:
You might have a problem with your JRE. Please read this tread: http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=62982

It seems like the same problem.

The problem is also discussed here: http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Extensions_trouble_shooting#java_loader as

If you receive this message and think it is not related to the above mentioned problem the following work-arounds might help:

- Rename/Remove your openoffice.org user folder. (e.g. in Ubuntu it is .openoffice.org2/user in your home directory)

- Go into Options and uncheck Java/"Use a Java runtime environment." Restart OpenOffice and try to enable the extension again. Receive the same error. Return the check to the "Use a Java runtime environment" box.


/Leif

Christophe Pradier said...

I don't know why Java was required at all.

Anyway just by activating a JRE inside OOo, the problem did not re-occur.

So far so good.