[Solved] Default Program

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[Solved] Default Program

Postby DavidBrighton » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:16 pm

On recommendation, I've just moved to OpenOffice 4.1.6 from Kingsoft WPS. How can I open all my documents and spreadsheets with OpenOffice as the default? When I click on an existing document and right-click to 'Open with', it still shows 'WPS Writer' as a program option but not OpenOffice. Thanks :( Newbie!
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OpenOffice 4.1.6 Windows 10
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Re: Default Program

Postby erbsenzahl » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:04 pm

Hi, for Windows 10 the procedure should be that way:
  • When I click on an existing document and right-click to 'Open with', it still shows 'WPS Writer' as a program option
  • then try option of other app an find OpenOffice or at least the soffice.exe in your programm folder, which is similar to that...
    c:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice 4\program\soffice.exe
OpenOffice 3.4.1 and 4.1.7 on LinuxMint 19-64 Mate, rarely W7-64 pro and W10-64 pro; LibreOffice current versions
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Re: Default Program

Postby John_Ha » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:44 pm

See Set Default Programs or Set File Associations in Settings.

See [Tutorial] Differences between Writer and MS Word files for why you should always work in and save files as .odt.

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AOO 4.1.6, Windows 7 Home 64 bit

See the Writer Guide, the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials and Writer for students.

Remember: Always save your Writer files as .odt files. - see here for the many reasons why.
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Re: Default Program

Postby DavidBrighton » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:48 pm

Thanks erbsenzahl and John_Ha. I have solved my issue with your help.
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