Quote: Originally Posted by Retiredbill
I would like to have the .xls file listed as now I'm using Open Office instead of an old Excel. How do I get it listed in the file associations list? XLS is not currently listed.
As was described above in the HELP snippet shown, you just need to use the "Open with..." dialog to set the default program to be used anytime you open an XLS file.
For example, open Windows Explorer and navigate to some folder where you've saved one of these XLS files. Then right-click on the file name and notice that there is an "open with..." item in the context menu: Open With - Change Default Program
Click on that "open with..." item, and you'll get a new window that allows you to pick the appropriate program to be used for opening any file of this type. If the program you want to use isn't shown in the list populated by Windows, you can push the "Browse" button to navigate to the appropriate program and select it.
There's also a checkbox, to designate whether or not you want the program you just selected to be used to open this file to be used for (a) just this one particular file, in which case you'd un-check the "always use..." item, or (b) ALWAYS use the designated program for a file of this type, in which case you'd check the "always use..." item.
I believe this process should probably establish an entry in the "Default Programs" list for the specified file type, if there wasn't one already there before.