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Postby klxdrt » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:48 pm

Using W7 Pro 32 bit, W.E. can't find OO .doc files created by: Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.6_Win_x86.

Hi,

How do I get rid of the 8 "OO" docs that show up as Hidden? See image below. I could go to & see them thru OO. But now since I "uninstalled" OO, files don't show up in WE, but they are"indicated" using XYplorer but not access them & delete them.
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Re: W.E. can't find OO .doc files created by: Apache_OpenOff

Postby RoryOF » Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:10 am

Enable "Viewing of hidden and archive files" for the directory in question. If the files have names similar to
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.~lock.MyFile.odt#

then they are leftover lock files and you should revise your method of closing OO and the computer to avoid getting them. If they are lock files they may safely be deleted.
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Re: W.E. can't find OO .doc files created by: Apache_OpenOff

Postby klxdrt » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:40 pm

Hi,

Thanks for the reply. I was just testing OO but its quite different than MS word 2003 for me.

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Re: W.E. can't find OO .doc files created by: Apache_OpenOff

Postby RusselB » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:24 pm

Unless you are going from one version of MS Word to another version of MS Word, which OpenOffice is not, you will find differences.
Even changing versions of MS Word can (and often does) have differences.
There are a lot of entries in the Tutorials section about some of the differences between OpenOffice and MS Office (which Word is a portion of).
I strongly recommend that you look through the Tutorials section and read some of them so that you be better familiarized with some, though probably not all, of the differences between the two suites.
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Re: W.E. can't find OO .doc files created by: Apache_OpenOff

Postby klxdrt » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:35 pm

Hi,

Thanks for your suggestions but I'll just keep using MS Word 2003 as I'm not a typist and it works fine for how i use it.

Happy New Year,

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