Bug 73451 - Other: how to change code to have quickbooks (which is looking to launch Microsoft Word, have it recognize libreoffice AS MS Word)???
Summary: Other: how to change code to have quickbooks (which is looking to launch Micr...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
4.1.0.4 release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: low enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Whiteboard: BSA
Keywords: accessibility
Depends on:
Blocks:
 
Reported: 2014-01-09 21:15 UTC by tony
Modified: 2016-08-18 15:35 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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2014-01-09 21:15 UTC, tony
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Description tony 2014-01-09 21:15:54 UTC
Created attachment 91777 [details]
picture of problem

Problem description: Quickbooks only opens MS Office Program for functions it needs an office suite for.

Steps to reproduce:
1. ....use quickbooks
2. ....try to make a vendor payment
3. ....QB tries to open MS Office only. Since I use LibreOffice, I'm SOL.

Current behavior: cannot find or open liberoffice because it is only looking for MS office.

Expected behavior: Need quickbooks program to think its seeing libreoffice writer as MS word.

Please help:)

Thank you, 

Tony
ingle@annexbaseball.com

              
Operating System: Windows 8
Version: 4.1.0.4 release
Comment 1 bfoman (inactive) 2014-01-09 22:48:09 UTC
Enhancement request.
Additional links:
http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/12556/connect-quickbooks-to-libreoffice-like-microsoft-office/
and search for LibreOffice at https://community.intuit.com

A workaround could be exporting data and importing them into LibreOffice using modified QB Word templates.
Also as a customer please contact support channels of Intuit - the more requests this vendor receives from LO users, the more chances that they consider to support it official way... At least one can try.
Comment 2 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-01-06 22:20:56 UTC
(In reply to tony from comment #0)
> Problem description: Quickbooks only opens MS Office Program for functions
> it needs an office suite for.
> ...
> Current behavior: cannot find or open liberoffice because it is only looking
> for MS office.
> 
> Expected behavior: Need quickbooks program to think its seeing libreoffice
> writer as MS word.

I see two approaches to this problem:
1) Appeal to Quickbooks/Intuit to support LibreOffice
2) Try to make LibreOffice *appear* to be MS-Office to Quickbooks

Let's tackle these separately.

1) Appeal to Quickbooks/Intuit to support LibreOffice

As of 4 years ago, one of their forum "Allstars" said that "OpenOffice, StarOffice and LibreOffice are not supported."
https://community.intuit.com/questions/476695-openoffice

Interestingly, LibreOffice is mentioned on Intuit's site as an alternative to MS-Office (2 years ago), so perhaps there's some hope that LibreOffice might be used:
http://quickbooks.intuit.com/r/tech-review/5-free-alternatives-to-microsoft-office/

2) Try to make LibreOffice *appear* to be MS-Office to Quickbooks

I have a few guesses but no real information on how Quickbooks 
1) Determines that a compatible version of MS-Office is installed
2) Launches the program
3) Passes-in data

I think that giving people more choice to be able to use LibreOffice w/Quickbooks would be great, albeit a low priority for any developers who want to figure out how to spoof ourselves as MS-Office, so
Priority -> low
Status -> NEW

If anyone else is interested in integration with Quickbooks, please follow bfoman's advice:

(In reply to bfoman from comment #1)
> Also as a customer please contact support channels of Intuit - the more
> requests this vendor receives from LO users, the more chances that they
> consider to support it official way...

Definitely true.
Comment 3 Barack Obama 2016-07-11 11:45:57 UTC Comment hidden (spam)
Comment 4 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2016-08-18 15:35:12 UTC
It'd be cool for the POTUS to use LibreOffice, but quickbookssupporthelp(dot)com link added by user "Barack Obama" looks like SPAM, so I'm removing it.