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From "Gavin McDonald" <ga...@16degrees.com.au>
Subject RE: The reason I removed the program called Open Office 3.4
Date Sat, 02 Jun 2012 06:26:04 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jihui Choi [mailto:jihui.choi@gmail.com]
> Sent: Saturday, 2 June 2012 1:54 PM
> To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: The reason I removed the program called Open Office 3.4
> 
> On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 11:40 AM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net>
> wrote:
> > I am unsure from your statement Choi (is it proper to use the second name
> in conversation?) whether you were confirming the user's report.
> >
> It's simple. I installed AOO 3.4 and I realized there's no option for choosing
> file association.
> I read every sentences on each dialogue box, but there's no mention or no
> option.

As an alternative in the meantime:

Right click the file , choose 'Open With' > 'Choose Default Program' , then choose
To have your .doc open in MS Office (Word) again. (Ensure 'Always use the selected
Program to open this kind of file' is ticked.)

HTH

Gav...

> 
> I installed AOO 3.4 again on another computer. It's on Windows XP and there
> is MS Office 2007.
> After I installed AOO 3.4, .docx, .xls, .xlsx are opened in MS Office.
> However .doc is opened in AOO.
> And as I said there was no option nor mention about file association while
> installing AOO.
> I can't check what exactly happened in registry because I don't have a
> authority for that, but I'm sure AOO changed something without user's
> agreement or notice.
> 
> 
> > The check must not be implicit to the user who just clicks continue and
> accept buttons through the WIndows installation process. Users must
> explicitly choose to have AOO override MS Office for MS Office documents.
> >
> I totally agree with you, dave. and this one should go to bugzilla.
> 
> 
> --
> Regards,
> JiHui Choi


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