as a result of a tip from this forum i took a look at and downloaded open office, used it for the first time today no prob, mailed a copy of the letter to myself at work, when i try to open it i get error that the doc does not come with a program associated with it, i remember when saving it a tip coming up about extensions that could be put to the doc but as i was in a hurry i ignored it, is that what i have done wrong or is something else my prob.?
it does a bit, macros is way beyond my capabilities so it wont be that lol, as i say when i was saving it to my docs i ignored the prompt which said about extensions etc as said earlier i think that might have been the cause but not sure.
I have just created an OpenOffice doc in Linux,saved it to floppy and booted up XP,installed OpenOffice into XP to view this file,and it crashes OpenOffice.The file is an error report from Linux caused by my attempting to get my ADSL modem working in Linux.I have tried previously to get OpenOffice to work in Windows and it crashed my pc or O-O repeatedly.I'm now going to try creating another file in Linux(of this error)reboot to XP and see if I can open it without O-O crashing/or whilst in Linux,see if I can alter the extension so I can open it with OfficeXP.
I have just recreated the file in Linux with O-O and when I saved it,I could use either O-O format or M$ formats,and when I chose M$ format I got the...
'Saving in external formats may have caused information loss. Do you still want to close'
message,but I proceeded anyway,put it to floppy and rebooted back to XP,and opened the file no bother with M$ Office.It would appear from this little experiment that OpenOffice is still a tad "unstable" in windows.
thanks for that so far folks, valvegrid i didnt actually get a message as such but the 'tip light bulb type helper lit up' when i clicked on it it offered help on extensions but was in too much of a hurry and did not pay too much attention to it.