latest open office vers 2.4

  johnnyrocker 23:46 30 May 2008

i downloaded this update the other day an have noticed that all my doc files have been changed to notepad icons but still open with open office docs any ideas or ask open office? xp pro sp2


  johnnyrocker 08:41 31 May 2008

any weekenders got an idea?


  €dstowe 08:53 31 May 2008

Did you allow OO to be your default office suite during the download?

It used to be that you were required to opt out of OO being the default and it pointed out that it was difficult to change things back afterwards. Don't know whether this still applies.

  johnnyrocker 09:24 31 May 2008

apologies to all it was version three beta which i have now uninstalled because this morning it kept crashing but has made no difference to all my .docs having wordpad icons but opening as word by open office 2.4, very confused as to why?


  johnnyrocker 10:00 31 May 2008

thank you, the DOC extension is set to open with open office.


  johnnyrocker 10:13 31 May 2008

oops! i tried that and if i click DOC the advanced option disappears, and if i do not select anything and then advanced which is available it comes up with alter the icon for audio, am i being thick or is it a weekend thing?


  johnnyrocker 10:33 31 May 2008

if i select the doc file type the option of advanced goes awa and offers change to its default which it says is wordpad but i know they are ordinary letters of .doc type, the icon for the file is correct the list but not in docs list. hope this helps more.


  johnnyrocker 11:12 31 May 2008

i did and have used open office for a long time without a problem, as i have said the icon is correct and the doc with wordpad icon in the list of docs opens correctly in open office word.


  johnnyrocker 15:13 31 May 2008

thank you i will try that now i am back


  johnnyrocker 15:37 31 May 2008

it cured it, my thanks have a good weekend.


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