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From James Knott <>
Subject Re: OpenOffice4.0.1
Date Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:24:32 GMT
On 06/04/2014 02:40 PM, Cecil Price wrote:
> I am having what I consider to be a serious problem with OpenOffice.  After
> downloading OpenOffice 4.0.1 Most of my Microsoft Word files were
> transferred into OpenOffice format without my instructions to do so.  I
> consider this an outrageous intrusion into my files.  My first response to
> this intrusion was to completely delete Open Office and any associated
> software from my system, but I fear that in doing so I will lose important
> documents.  I only have Open Office on my system because some associates use
> it and it is simpler to use it to open files from them.  I believe it
> reasonable to assume that I am not the only user having this problem, so I
> assume you are aware of it and have a solution.  I would have searched your
> bugs and problems section, however I feel that I may only be inviting
> further intrusion into my system by registering.  Please contact me by
> replying to this email with a solution to my problem.  I WANT MY WORD FILES

All that changed is the file associations, that is which app is the
default for a file type.  They will still work fine in Word.  With the
normal install, OpenOffice becomes the default app for the various file
types is handles.  The same thing would happen if you had installed
Word, after previously using OpenOffice.  You can either change the file
assignment back to Word or right click on the file and select Word.

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