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How to read .docx and/or .ppt formats

Postby hlandsman » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:22 pm

My version of MSOffice Starter 2010 blew up (sic) and just installed OpenOffice 3.3. I deep sixed that MS thing and now, whenever I try to open the .doc file, the message MSOffice Starter 2010 is not working, try .........

What do I need to do to be able to read the .docx and .ppt files with OpenOffice 3.3?

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Re: How to read .docx and/or .ppt formats

Postby thomasjk » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:29 pm

Are you using File-->Open or by double clicking the file? If double clicking see viewtopic.php?f=74&t=12918
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Re: How to read .docx and/or .ppt formats

Postby thomasjk » Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:26 am

Save the file to your hard drive and open it from there after setting the file associations. If you want to open it directly from the email tell us what email client you are using.
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Re: How to read .docx and/or .ppt formats

Postby hlandsman » Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:55 pm

I'm using Yahoo!.mail
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Re: How to read .docx and/or .ppt formats

Postby Villeroy » Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:16 pm

How do you view any other file or mail attachment? This is completely unrelated to this office suite. Viewing some mail in a web-browser I would right-click the hyperlink or icon of the attachment and choose to download the thing. Once it is on my disk, I would simply open it with whatever software I want. This is also completely unrelated to this office suite. It is just a matter of most fundamental computing skills.
Since you asked abour reading docx and friends, I would recommend the freely downloadable document readers by Microsoft. MS is the one and only company which will ever be able to read their own proprietary file formats correctly.
Please, edit this topic's initial post and add "[Solved]" to the subject line if your problem has been solved.
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Re: How to read .docx and/or .ppt formats

Postby Bill » Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:37 pm

hlandsman wrote:I'm using Yahoo!.mail

I have no problem opening attachments from Yahoo! Mai.

Have you used "Start > Default Programs > Set your default programs" to change the file associations from MS Office Starter to OOo? An error message about MS Office Starter not working implies that MS Office Starter is stil the default program. Files won't open automatically with OOo if the file associations haven't been changed.
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