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Windows 7: open office not working


17 Apr 2014   #1

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open office not working

hi there
when i click to save as in open office i get the option on which i want to use to open the file so i used the default option odf text document (odt) (*odt) when i double click on the saved file it opens kingsoft writer can't seem to figure out how to get the file to open with open office. but when i go into my admin account it works ok so looking for some advice

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17 Apr 2014   #2
whs
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You have to change the file association here: Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations

Just double click on the .odt filetype and navigate to the OO Writer. If it does not show up in the next window, you have to look for it in Program files x86 (via BROWSE on the bottom of that page) and double click on the .exe of Writer.
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17 Apr 2014   #3

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hi
i looked open office in the default settings but can't find it there
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17 Apr 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Did you see .odt in the associations - like this:

Note, I don't have Open Office that's why it is associated tp Microsoft Office Word.


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18 Apr 2014   #5

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i see the odt in the associations page and it' got kingsoft writer as current default
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18 Apr 2014   #6

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hi
i double clicked on the odt file type and it's not on the first list of programs then i clicked on the other programs
and i can't see it there either
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18 Apr 2014   #7

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hi
i clicked on browse button at the bottom of the page but don't know where to look to find the file
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18 Apr 2014   #8

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i found the program files x86 i then saw open office in there is that what i should double click on
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18 Apr 2014   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yes, you have to double click on the .exe of Writer.
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19 Apr 2014   #10

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i double clicked on open office and i have got 5 options

help
presets
program
readmes
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