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[Solved] Open Office 4.1.9. Block me saving as unlicensed

PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:00 pm
by Reado29
Hi

I’ve just installed Open Office 4.1.9 on my new Windows 10 laptop.

I can use open office and I’ve saved a spreadsheet but when I now try to alter or update this I get a Microsoft 365 add pops up saying I’m unlicensed.

Do anyone know what this is and what I can do about it?

Reado29

Re: Open Office 4.1.9. Block me saving as unlicensed

PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:07 pm
by Hagar Delest
Hi and welcome to the forum!


Try to reset the file association to AOO for your file type (be it .xls or .ods). See [Tutorial] Setting the default program for MS Office formats.

Please add [Solved] at the beginning of the title in your first post (top of the topic) with the *EDIT button if your issue has been fixed.

Re: Open Office 4.1.9. Block me saving as unlicensed

PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:19 pm
by Reado29
Thanks for your reply.

I’ve followed the tutorial and got as far as ‘Set defaults by app’. But I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do from here.

Sorry struggling a bit here

Reado29

Re: Open Office 4.1.9. Block me saving as unlicensed

PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:42 pm
by Hagar Delest
Try to right click your file in the Windows Explorer and select "Open with". Then select AOO.

Re: Open Office 4.1.9. Block me saving as unlicensed

PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:38 pm
by Reado29
I’ve pressed right click on the spreadsheet document and selected ‘open with’,

The 4 options I get are Excel, OpenOffice Calc, Search the Microsoft store and choose another app.

I’m guessing I’m clicking the wrong thing?

Re: Open Office 4.1.9. Block me saving as unlicensed

PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:53 pm
by RusselB
The option you want, for a spreadsheet, is OpenOffice Calc.
If it was a Word processing document (eg: letter or resume), then you would be looking for OpenOffice Writer.

Re: Open Office 4.1.9. Block me saving as unlicensed

PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:41 am
by Reado29
I think this has sorted my problem out thanks.

Reado29