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Bug/problem using OpenOffice and Microsoft Office together

ewald.janker

Hello,

 

I have installed OpenOffice together with Microsoft Office 2019 both with newest versions. I’m working with Windows 10 Home 64-Bit newest Version.

If I use Windows menus in order to call a new Word document, I cannot find an entry for Microsoft Word:

 

Desktop: 

 

Explorer:

  

 

 

I show, what will happen, when I select in the menu Microsoft Excel-… for an example. And I want to have exact this with Word:  a new Microsoft Word entry in the folder.

But I cannot do this because there is no Word selection.

 

I searched in OpenOffice FAQs, but didn’t find something.

 

I searched in internet and finally found something: OpenOffice installation changes a registry entry reserved for .docx (“OpenOffice.docx”):

 

Normally (if no OpenOffice installed) this entry contains “Word.Document.12” as I can see in my notebook with Windows 10 Home 64-Bit and Microsoft Office 2010).     

 

Changing “OpenOffice.docx” to “Word.Documenr.12” solved the problem!

 

 

 

 

 

Because I do not want to change this registry entry always after installing a new version of OpenOffice, please

eliminate this bug in OpenOffice!!!

 

Best regards

 

Ewald Janker

Stiftsbogen 33

81375 München

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Re: Bug/problem using OpenOffice and Microsoft Office together

Dick Groskamp-4


On 2021/02/12 11:11:38, <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hello,
>
>  
>
> I have installed OpenOffice together with Microsoft Office 2019 both with
> newest versions. I’m working with Windows 10 Home 64-Bit newest Version.
>
> If I use Windows menus in order to call a new Word document, I cannot find
> an entry for Microsoft Word:
>
>  
>
> Desktop:  
>
>
>
>  
>
> Explorer:
>
>  
>
>  
>
>  
>
> I show, what will happen, when I select in the menu Microsoft Excel-… for an
> example. And I want to have exact this with Word:  a new Microsoft Word
> entry in the folder.
>
> But I cannot do this because there is no Word selection.
>
>
>
>  
>
> I searched in OpenOffice FAQs, but didn’t find something.
>
>  
>
> I searched in internet and finally found something: OpenOffice installation
> changes a registry entry reserved for .docx (“OpenOffice.docx”):
>
>
>
>  
>
> Normally (if no OpenOffice installed) this entry contains “Word.Document.12”
> as I can see in my notebook with Windows 10 Home 64-Bit and Microsoft Office
> 2010).    
>
>
>
>  
>
> Changing “OpenOffice.docx” to “Word.Documenr.12” solved the problem!
>
>  
>
>
>
>  
>
>  
>
>  
>
>  
>
> Because I do not want to change this registry entry always after installing
> a new version of OpenOffice, please
>
> eliminate this bug in OpenOffice!!!
>
>  
>
> Best regards
>
>  
>
> Ewald Janker
>
> Stiftsbogen 33
>
> 81375 München
>
Ewald,

this is not a bug, it is designed that way.
Probably if you had MS Office installed after OpenOffice it would most probably be exactly the other way round. (Opening .odt files with MS Word.)

Have a look at this page https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=12918 (scroll all the way down} to see a simple way to change the default app on Windows 10 ( From OO to MS or the other way round.)
You cab specify there exactly which file you want to open with what application

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