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Text documents converting to media player

Postby wurry » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:21 pm

Some of my text documents will only open with media player - not much use!!
I have tried 'open with', but Open Office does not appear in the options.
Can anyone help please?
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Re: Text documennts converting to media player

Postby RoryOF » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:31 pm

What are the types of your text documents in question (the three/four letter extension after the filename)?
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Re: Text documennts converting to media player

Postby wurry » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:16 pm

ODT
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Re: Text documennts converting to media player

Postby Hagar Delest » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:51 pm

To set the default application, see: [Tutorial] Setting the default program for MS Office formats.

Please add '[Solved]' at beginning of your first post title (edit button) if your issue has been fixed.
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Re: Text documennts converting to media player

Postby Bill » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:37 pm

If Writer doesn't appear on the Open With list for an .odt document, then there are missing Registry keys that put Writer on the list and you need to repair the installation of OpenOffice.
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Re: Text documennts converting to media player

Postby wurry » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:55 pm

Thanks for above. I tried re-installing open office (repair, which mentioned fixing registry problems), but the program does still not appear on the "open with" list. So many of my documents will open with media player. I would like to make Open Office my default program, but not sure how to do this. Windows 10. Can you help please?
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Re: Text documennts converting to media player

Postby Bill » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:33 pm

You may need someone with more computer experience to look at the problem first-hand. I've never known repairing not to work. You may have some kind of protective programs installed that's preventing the AOO installation from modifying the registry settings. I no longer have Windows 10 to check, but AFAIK, media players shouldn't appear on the Open List with for .odt files. I do know that AOO Writer always appeared on my Open With lists for .odt files

Also, if you're using Windows 10, please change your signature. Windows 10 and Windows 8 can have very different problems and solutions.
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Re: Text documennts converting to media player

Postby YODA » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:23 pm

Go to settings defaults, set by file types and take a look would be my best guess
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