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bulmer
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2004 1:21 am    Post subject: opening documents Reply with quote

Help someone we have a major problem

When we try and open an open office document it comes up with a window "filter selection". weve tried clicking on microsoft97/xp/2000 and Ok as that is what the documents were all saved in but nothing happens. Weve also tried opening some documents saved as open office. weve tried opening off my documents and floppies and still the same window comes up.

wehavent had any trouble before in the 12 months weve had open office 1.1.0

We each have assignments due tomorrow and cant print them off to hand in.

please we need help.

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DiGro
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2004 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check if you're compatabilty-options are set to M$

Tools > Options > Load+Save > Compatability

You should be able to tell there to OOo to open M$-documents, then
it should not ask for a filter.

If that is already set try to do a REPAIR with Setup, it might work.

Good luck

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2004 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks Di Gro but we cant even get to tools-options etc. I know weve done it before but we cant seem to do it this time- any more suggestions?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2004 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

weve now down setup repair and that hasnt worked. still cant work out how o get tools- options.where we have 'tools" there is only synchronize, disable network (I think) and folder options but that doesnt have anything relevant,
sorry for being so computer illiterate
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2004 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tools > Options is on the Main menubar
(Top of the window under the blue-colored titlebar where it says "OpenOffice 1.1...".)

Should be the 6th word from the left on that bar ! (In Dutch it is Extra, don't know what localized version you're using)

When you click on it a sub-menu opens. The most lower option should be Options

When you click on that a new dialogue opens

In the list on the left you must look for Load+Save (probably second (under OOo))
Click on the little +-sign and it opens. There should be something like Microsoft
click on that one and you're choice-menu opens.

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