OpenOffice 3 will not save right

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OpenOffice 3 will not save right

Postby Diana » Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:50 pm

Hi, My Open Office 2.1 stopped saving documents in the right form and can not be opened though it does save even when I try to do the "open with" option. Open Office for some reason does not show in that area.

I downloaded Open Office 3.1 yesterday and it did the same. Took a long time to download and was not the usual way my programs download.

Today then II deleted the 3.1 version.
Then I re-downloaded the 3.1 it downloaded the right way today and turned my saved documents back into the proper form.

However when I go to save the new documents I am doing they save the wrong way and the "Open With" is not including Open Office.

How can I get my documents to save correctly.

My grandson does his home-school on my computer and we can't save any of it to send to his teachers now.

Please help if you can.

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Re: Open Office 3 will not save right

Postby thomasjk » Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:01 pm

In the File--->Save dialog make sure that "Automatic filename extension" is checked.
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Re: Open Office 3 will not save right

Postby TheGurkha » Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:01 pm

On the file save dialog when you use Save or Save As, make sure the option 'Automatic File Name Extension' is selected.

For the files you've already created, open OOo and then use File > Open and then re-save them making sure they have the correct extension, .odt or .ods or .doc or whatever is appropriate.
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Re: OpenOffice 3 will not save right

Postby Diana » Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:39 am

Thanks for your help The Gurkha and Thomas. Open Office will now save and open but I have a similar problem now.

Before, my Open Office would also open MS Word documents and now it won't. Can anyone help on this one? :?

I appreciate the help.

Thanks, :)
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Re: OpenOffice 3 will not save right

Postby Hagar Delest » Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:18 pm

Does it help: [Tutorial] Setting the default program for MS Office formats?

Thanks to add '[Solved]' at beginning of your first post title (edit button) if your issue has been fixed.
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Re: OpenOffice 3 will not save right

Postby TheGurkha » Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:34 pm

This is an issue with your operating system, actually, not OOo. The operating system should associate a specific program with a specific file extension. You need to tell Windows XP that for files of type .doc and .xls it should fire up Writer or Calc as appropriate.

Running this utility should set the associations correctly: OOoAssociation Utility.

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