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From Andrea Pescetti <>
Subject Re: The reason I removed the program called Open Office 3.4
Date Sat, 02 Jun 2012 14:01:43 GMT
On 02/06/2012 Jihui Choi wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 10:35 PM, RGB ES  wrote:
>> AFAIK, AOO installer on windows ask for file association, but maybe
>> not with enough insistence: while I agree that the "next, next, end +
>> needed OK without thinking" culture on this day computer world is
>> plain wrong, it is not our task to change it.
> It's not. That is the problem at this point.
> AOO installer doesn't ask me whether it will open MS office format
> files by itself.

If I recall correctly (from when this was changed, years ago), the 
installer is set to silently associate .doc, .xls and .ppt files with 
OpenOffice if it can't detect that they are already associated to 
Microsoft Office; otherwise is ignores them.

Then comment 73 by Olaf in
seems to state that the option has been reintroduced... So I honestly 
don't know what the expected behavior is as of version 3.4 (and I can't 
test the actual behavior at the moment, but I would suggest to try both 
a scenario where doc/xls/ppt are already associated to Microsoft Office 
and one where they aren't).


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