Windows Access Bridge Single-User Install
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- You should have a JRE (or JDK) 1.5 or newer installed.
- You should get the Java Access Bridge for Windows. What you get is an executable file that starts an InstallShield installer.
- Start the executable, you will get a prompt that you have to be administrator to install. Do not confirm this dialog yet. (You can also use a parameter, e.g.
/Vato force the installer to bring up some dialog that has to be confirmed before the temporary files are removed).
- Go to your Temporary folder. There you should find a directory starting with
- Inside this directory there is an
.msipackage. Copy this package somewhere else.
- Quit the installation by confirming the dialog of the installer.
[h:\download]accessbridge-2_0_1.exe [h:\download]cd %TEMP% [D:\temp]dir _is* Volume in drive C is unlabeled Serial number is 006F:2A2C Directory of D:\Temp\_is* 5/09/2007 13:13 <DIR> _is14E2 0 bytes in 0 files and 1 dir 47,695,204,352 bytes free [D:\temp]cd _is14E2\ [D:\temp\_is14e2]dir Volume in drive C is unlabeled Serial number is 006F:2A2C Directory of D:\Temp\_is14E2\* 5/09/2007 13:13 <DIR> . 5/09/2007 13:13 <DIR> .. 5/09/2007 13:13 4,632 0x0409.ini 5/09/2007 13:13 1,953,280 Java Access Bridge.msi 5/09/2007 13:13 1,209 Setup.INI 5/09/2007 13:13 187 _ISMSIDEL.INI 1,959,308 bytes in 4 files and 2 dirs 1,970,176 bytes allocated 47,695,204,352 bytes free [D:\temp\_is14e2]copy "Java Access Bridge.msi" D:\Temp D:\Temp\_is14E2\Java Access Bridge.msi => D:\Temp\Java Access Bridge.msi 1 file copied [D:\temp\_is14e2]cd .. [D:\temp]
- Now, you can unpack the files of the
.msipackage by starting the installer with the
/aoption. Note, that you need administrative permissions or some kind of
sudoeven for that. You will get a dialog with a destination folder. The files are then installed into that folder instead of into
%PROGRAMFILES%\Java\jre_xxx\lib. Now you have the necessary files to use the Java Access Bridge.
Using the Access Bridge with LibreOffice
- Copy the file
%UserProfile%and add a dot at the beginning of the filename (the Unix-convention for rc files residing in your home directory).
copy accessibility.properties %UserProfile%\.accessibility.properties
- Copy the
*.dllfiles into the program folder of your LibreOffice installation.
copy *.dll D:\MyLibreOfficeInstallation\program
- copy the
*.jarfiles somewhere, e.g. the classes subdirectory of the LibreOffice program directory.
copy *.jar D:\MyLibreOfficeInstallation\program\classes
- Start LibreOffice.
- Go to Tools/Options/Java. You should get with accessibility support in the Features column of the list of Java installations next to all of them. Select the latest Java installation that has the accessibility support.
- Click on the Class Path ... button. Add the following two files with the Add Archive button
D:\MyOOoInstallation\program\classes\jaccess-1_4.jar. Note that the latter might be renamed in newer versions of the bridge. Just take the version smaller or equal than the Java version you installed and selected for usage in LibreOffice.
- Go to Tools/Options/Accessibility and check the box near Support assistive technologies support.
- Restart LibreOffice
- Verify that the check box you set is still set in Tools/Options/Accessibility. If so, you are done. Else, I am sorry, then something went wrong.
- Note that you might get problems when starting LibreOffice out of a debugger, because then the necessary dlls for the access bridge may not be found. Copying the dlls into the bin directory of your local solver environment might help in this case.