[Solved] Spreadsheet no allowed to update, pushes to Excell

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[Solved] Spreadsheet no allowed to update, pushes to Excell

Postby ron gall » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:10 am

i havent used open office impress (excel clone) for some time....i went to my spread sheet and the system seems to push me off to microsoft excel

it shows the spread sheet but does not allow update or new entries

i prefer not to sign up for microsoft excel perfectly happy with open office

it appears that text docs on open office operate as usual that is up dating and starting new docs


i am 78 most of my patience is all used up .....so i really need help and/or advice

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Last edited by Hagar Delest on Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:20 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: spread sheet no allowed to update --pushes to m/s excell

Postby robleyd » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:35 am

I presume you mean Calc rather than Impress, as Calc is the Apache OpenOffice (AOO) spreadsheet application - definitely not a clone of Excel.
You say:

i went to my spread sheet and the system seems to push me off to microsoft excel


How are you trying to "go to your spreadsheet"? By double clicking on the file name? If so, it sounds like a Windows upgrade has changed file associations. (If not, please tell us how you go to your spreadsheet.)

To change file associations so that your files open with AOO;

Windows 10 Click Start-->Settings-->System--->Default Apps-->Set Defaults by App. Click on Apache OpenOffice then Set this program as default.

Here is a link with pictures showing ways of changing default programs in Win 10.
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Re: spread sheet no allowed to update --pushes to m/s excell

Postby ron gall » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:13 pm

YOU ARE RIGHT IT IS OPEN OFFICE CALC.....LIKE MS EXCELL

I TRIED TO OPEN USING A SHORCUT ICON AS ALSO SELECTING IN MY DOCS FILE....


THOSE SNEAKING BILL GATES ACCOMPLICES PROBABLY CREATED THE PROBLEM WITH SOME WINDOWS UPDATE

I FOUND MY WORK AROUND BY RIGHT CLICK AND THEN SELECTING OPEN OFFICE IN THE "OPEN WITH" OPTION
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Re: spread sheet no allowed to update --pushes to m/s excell

Postby RusselB » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:13 pm

I'm glad you found a solution.
Off topic, but something of note, it is recommended to not use all caps in posts.
Using all caps, like you did in your second post, is the internet equivalent to shouting, thus it is highly discouraged.
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If you believe your problem has been resolved, please go to your first post in this topic, click the Edit button and add [Solved] to the beginning of the Subject line.
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