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From Andrea Pescetti <pesce...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Missing option in right click under OO 3.4.1
Date Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:21:26 GMT
On 29/10/2012 Andrea Pescetti wrote:
> On 25/10/2012 Eric Byers wrote:
>> MS Office was installed first. Followed by OO 3.4.1 After the
>> installation of OO, the option under the right mouse click for a new MS
>> Word document was removed. Right click in a folder space, select "New" -
>> spreadsheets, text documents and others show as possible selections,
>> however the MS Word option no longer exists. I use it frequently. Please
>> direct me as to how to re-add this option to my right click menu.
>
> It seems this is a common problem with Office 2010 rather than something
> related to OpenOffice. For instance, there are several solutions
> discussed at
> http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-files/right-click-menu-in-explorer-desktop-missing-new/f0244fe4-216b-459c-b48f-a3d0396b6b11

For the record, the user let me know that he solved the problem and he 
allowed me to share the solution here. Please find it below.
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The link was to a Microsoft blog entry that walked through the 
modification of the registry.  The main difference is that I was not 
missing the OPenWithList key.  In my case the default had simply been 
overwritten.  While I did add the other keys as suggested within 
OpenWithList, I suspect the main fix was when I followed the last 
suggestion to rename the default since my default had been switched to 
OO.   Here is the relevant portion:

I opened the registry to – HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.docx

Steps creating keys are done on the left window pane in the registry.

1)     Below the .docx key I create the first key that was missing by 
right clicking on the “.docx” key then go down to New, then left click 
on Key and name it “OpenWithList” without the quotes.

Inside of that key is the automatically created String Value (default) 
REG_SZ   (value not set)

2)     Inside of the “OpenWithList” create the second key. Right click 
on the “OpenWithList” key then go down to New, then left click on Key 
and name this new key “WordPad.exe” without the quotes.

Inside of that key is the automatically created String Value (default) 
REG_SZ   (value not set)



3)     Right click on the “.docx” key then go down to New, then left 
click on Key to create the third key and name it “Word.Document.12” 
without the quotes.

Inside of that key is the automatically created String Value (default) 
REG_SZ   (value not set)

4)     Right click on the “Word.Document.12” key then go down to New, 
then left click on Key to create the fourth key and name it “ShellNew” 
without the quotes.

Inside of that key is the automatically created String Value (default) 
REG_SZ   (value not set)



The next thing to do is to create a string value newly created 
“ShellNew” key but this is done in the window on the right side.

5)     Left click on ShellNew in the left window to select the key. Now 
in the window on the right side; Right click in the empty space go to 
New then select String Value. Name the new string “NullFile” without the 
quotes, Type is REG_SZ Leave the data empty.

6)     Lastly, in the left window left click on key .docx, In the right 
side window make sure that the data of the (Default) string is 
Word.Document.12 – To change it, doubleclick on the string named 
(Default) , a window will open up and you change the data value to 
Word.Document.12 (My data value was “docx_auto_file”)
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Regards,
   Andrea.

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