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From Susan Wiebusch <>
Subject Re: Open Office Problem
Date Tue, 04 Mar 2014 01:58:53 GMT
I wish that I hadn’t downloaded this program to begin with.  It has produced nothing but
problems.  Example, when I type a date in word or Excel, it stubbornly defaults to numbers
 i.e.2/5/14.  I may have a situation where I want the words.  Another example is in Excel.
 In Word, I can go to the top and make the appropriate click so that I get an automatic ,.
 It is maddening.  

The person helping me on the phone when I bought this program (not knowing that I wasn’t
just buying word)  led me through steps to have the default program to be Open Office.  I
assume that there are steps have the default program be Word and Excel again.  

Background - The reason that I bought it was that I had a crash and had to download my stuff
from Carbonite.  For awhile, Word was absent so I went on line to order it.  That is when
I bought Open Office when all I wanted was word again.  I didn’t realize that it was going
to produce problems until the above problems kept occurring.  

So, quite simply, how do I change the default back to the old Word program?  If it can be
done one way there should be an easy way to undo it.  BTW, the Command click you mentioned
didn’t work.


P.S.  How about a phone number so I can quickly resolve this.  A real person on the phone
helped me download this program and this is when the default to Open Office was done.
On Mar 3, 2014, at 12:42 PM, Susan Wiebusch <> wrote:

> How do I change the default so that Word opens, not Open Office.  I don’t like Open
Office defaults.

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