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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2004 9:19 am    Post subject: what do i open with Reply with quote

im a newb what do i put when it asks what do u want to run this with
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sorry, but I'm not sure what you're asking. If you are trying to open a file sent to you by someone in OpenOffice format, then you will need OpenOffice to open it. If that's not what you meant, please feel free to reply, perhaps expanding your request with a little extra detail. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry yea like after i downloaded it and i clicked it to install it and it asked me what i wanted to use to open it it came up with a menu and it had a list of programs on my computer. so im not sure what im supposed to use to use to open it.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you tell us the name of the ile you downloaded. The OpenOffice package for Windows comes either as a zip file,and would have a name tha looks like this, OOo_1.1.3rc_Win32Intel_install.zip, or as an exe, with a name like this, OOo_1.1.3rc_Win32Intel_install.exe. The exe is a self-extractor, double-clicking it should start the process for you. The Zip file requires you to have zip software like WinZip or ZipGenius, in order to extract the files. Either way, once extracted, just look in the newly-created directory for setup.exe, and double-click that. Did the file you downloaded have a name similar to the ones I've mentioned?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

What sort of file is it you are trying to open - i.e what is the file extension?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh thanks it worked i downloaded it from this site and it worked but what do i do when it asks about java.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can actually tell it not to use Java. The Java Runtime Engine is needed to supply certain additional functionality. I would strongly recommend getting it, from here, but you don't actually NEED it to run OpenOffice.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2004 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for all the help. and thanks for being fast.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2004 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome! Answering your post reminded me that there was a new JRE to download, so you did me a favour. Very Happy
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