OpenOffice saves all files as TextEdit files

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OpenOffice saves all files as TextEdit files

Postby selinap1 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:22 pm

Since I updated my mac to macOS Sierra, my OpenOffice has been saving any file that I try to save, as a textedit file.
What exactly I mean by this is that when I go to save a file, it clearly says "save as..." and i put "save as odt". I click save, and then, there it is, textedit file. When I open it, it opens in openoffice, but no matter what I try it just wont save as an odt (or anything other than a textedit file, for that matter). When I try exporting it as a PDF from openoffice, it also becomes a textedit file. This is driving me absolutely crazy because nobody else on other computers can open my files. I have tried making new documents and without exception every single one (no matter what I try to save it as) becomes a textedit file.

I have tried:
- Uninstalling and reinstalling openoffice
- right clicking on the document, going to "get info" and setting all files to open with open office
- saving different kinds of files on openoffice (they all get saved as textedit)

Please help!
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Re: OpenOffice saves all files as TextEdit files

Postby RusselB » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:24 pm

This sounds like a file extension association problem.
While it sounds like your problem is slightly different, you might want to check Q33/A33 in the Mac FAQ
OpenOffice 4.1.4 and LibreOffice 5.2.7.2 on Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate
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Re: OpenOffice saves all files as TextEdit files

Postby lgusaas » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:30 pm

selinap1 wrote:Since I updated my mac to macOS Sierra, my OpenOffice has been saving any file that I try to save, as a textedit file.
What exactly I mean by this is that when I go to save a file, it clearly says "save as..." and i put "save as odt". I click save, and then, there it is, textedit file.

What is the file extension on the files you save? It should be .odt (filename.odt). A text file would be .txt (filename.txt)
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