I have libreoffice on OS X 10.10, it only has one libreoffice launcher in spotlight/launchpad. Is it possible to add launchers for subprograms like writer, calc, impress, draw... ?

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As of version 6, in the OsX version of LibreOffice there are NOT separate applications to be run.

It is possible is to create a "launcher" for each LibreOffice components, for example with Applescript, and then to add the resulting app to the Dock or in the Applications Folder -to be indexed by spotlight.

The single line Applescript:

do shell script "/Applications/LibreOffice.app/Contents/MacOS/soffice --writer &> /dev/null &"

launches Writer (to launch the other components you use their names instead of writer, that is --calc, --impress, --draw, --base, or --math)

Save the Applescript as an app, and even change its icon (you can google for Libre Office icons or you can search for them http://www.iconarchive.com) and the "illusion" is complete

  • Used Gio Valerio's answer, however Applescript threw an error dues to a missing final quotation marks. (") Added those and no problem! do shell script "/Applications/LibreOffice.app/Contents/MacOS/soffice --writer &> /dev/null &"
    – dhchenault
    May 29, 2019 at 21:07

If you go to Applications, find LibreOffice and right-click Show Contents, does LibreOffice contain separate applications for Calc, Writer, etc? If so, the easiest thing to do would be to drag & drop those on your dock. You could also make aliases and/or symlinks of them.


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