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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamil...@acm.org>
Subject RE: The reason I removed the program called Open Office 3.4
Date Tue, 05 Jun 2012 19:01:22 GMT
It seems that Windows 7 Wordpad will also open for an ODT file if no Microsoft Office or *Office[.org]
application has claimed the default.

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Keith N. McKenna [mailto:keith.mckenna@comcast.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2012 05:34
To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: The reason I removed the program called Open Office 3.4

Andrew Douglas Pitonyak wrote:
>
>
> On 06/04/2012 11:07 AM, Phillip Rhodes wrote:
>> On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 11:15 AM, Kay Schenk<kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
>> .
>>> In no circumstance should AOO establish itself as a default for any file
>>> type.
>>>
>> I'd say "In no circumstance should AOO establish itself as a default
>> for any file type which is already associated with another program."
>> That is, we shouldn't "steal" file associations. If, OTOH, someone is
>> installing AOO on a box without MS Office, then it makes perfect sense
>> to make AOO the default program for .doc, .ppt, etc.
>>
>> Likewise, most people probably don't have a "native" ODF program on
>> their systems, and installing AOO as the default for ODF would
>> probably make sense in most cases.
>>
>>
>> Phil
>>
> Claim is that it hijacked files from word pad. No idea what that
> extension might be, i did not ask him.
>
the default extension for wordpad is rtf and AOO does appear to define 
itself as the default for that extension.

regards
Keith


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