Opening documents

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Opening documents

Postby Crashworld » Fri May 18, 2018 11:11 am

I am using Open Office on my MacBook Pro

Over the last couple of days, I have had difficulties opening documents. I save a document and close it down. When I next try to open it, the document won't open. When i click on open with - the first option is Text Edit.

What has happened and how to do I stop it

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Re: Opening documents

Postby John_Ha » Fri May 18, 2018 12:18 pm

Welcome to the forum.

What happens when you go File > Open ...? Does it open?

Try opening this .odt file.

Be sure to read the Mac FAQ.

As a new poster you will find much useful information in the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials, the up to date Writer guide and the Writer Manual. May I suggest you bookmark the pages.

Press F1 to access the Help screen and search for your problem

The chapter headings in the manual are:

1 - Introducing Writer
2 - Setting up Writer
3 - Working with Text
4 - Formatting Pages
5 - Printing, Exporting, Faxing and E-Mailing
6 - Introduction to Styles
7 - Working with Styles
8 - Working with Graphics
9 - Working with Tables
10 - Working with Templates
11 - Using Mail Merge
12 - Tables of Contents, Indexes and Bibliographies
13 - Working with Master Documents
14 - Working with Fields
15 - Using Forms in Writer
16 - Customizing Writer – Keyboard shortcuts.

When a pop-up window opens, click the Help button for extensive help on that function - it is often more comprehensive than the manual.
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See the Writer Manual, the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials and the Writer guide.

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

Postby Crashworld » Fri May 18, 2018 12:49 pm

Thank you

When I select file open nothing happens.
Open office 4.1.1
On MacBook Pro
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Re: Opening documents

Postby MrProgrammer » Fri May 18, 2018 6:31 pm

Hi, and welcome to the forum.

Crashworld wrote:When I select file open nothing happens.
If you launch OpenOffice, use File → Open and the file does not open either it is damanged and you should restore it from a backup [Tutorial] Mac FAQ Q24/A24 or, if undamaged, you should reset your profile, Q02/A02. But also note that a system reboot can fix strange problems so try that first.

Crashworld wrote:When i click on open with - the first option is Text Edit.
If you're having difficulty opening OpenOffice files from Finder, see Q33/A33.

If this solved your problem please go to your first post use the Edit button and add [Solved] to the start of the title. You can select the green checkmark icon at the same time.
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