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barb delia
*My computer lost my WORD program.  I had an important Personal Journal that
I've created since Sept 17, 2007.*
*That's the date of my spinal cord injury and I keep this as a log to my
learning through my new life in a wheelchair.*
**
*I was frantic that I was so afraid that I could not retreive this, since
the Word Program disappeared somehow.*
**
*I looked on the internet and thougth that Open Office would allow me to
open all of my important info in my Documents.*
*Well I downloaded OpenOffice, and I was able to open my documents, that
otherwise were not readable.  I was so *
*glad that everything was not lost...*
**
*My husband got me another Word program and installed in on my computer.  My
open office documents that I had*
*saved turned into READ ONLY.  I don't know why since I did not initiate
this.  I tried to copy and paste into a Word*
*document so that I could still edit my documents.  Well guess what, open
office would not allow me to copy and*
*paste.  I had to open an open office document and type it all over again in
Word, just to be able to edit my documents.*
**
*It created a nightmare for me so I thought that I should uninstall the Open
Office to get out of this problem.  Guess what?*
*It will not permit me the privilege of removing or uninstalling....  Even
when I am processing the uninstallation, as it*
*is stated that it is being uninstalled, the words below this sentence state
that the open office program is being installed.*
**
*I want to get this off of my computer....  What can I do?  Your website
does NOT address removing, but just downloading*
*or installing...  There must be a trick to this, but it surely isn't
anywhere to be found..*
**
*I manage meetings for the Charleston, SC Spinal Cord Injury Association,
and there are many important documents that*
*I DO NOT WANT TO TAKE THE TIME TO RETYPE, since I can not copy and
paste...  Our meeting on Feb. 8th will*
*sure have this as a topic so that everyone will know about this
difficulty.  I will let them know if this is handled*
*professionally with consideration and appreciation of all the extra work
that Open Office has created for me...*
**
*Anxiously awaiting the SOLUTION....*
**
*Sincerely,*
*Barbara Delia*
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Barbara Duprey
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On 1/29/2011 9:26 PM, barb delia wrote:
> *My computer lost my WORD program.  I had an important Personal Journal that
> I've created since Sept 17, 2007.*
> *That's the date of my spinal cord injury and I keep this as a log to my
> learning through my new life in a wheelchair.*

Congratulations on taking a positive approach to your recovery, and I wish you the very best!

> **
> *I was frantic that I was so afraid that I could not retreive this, since
> the Word Program disappeared somehow.*
> **
> *I looked on the internet and thougth that Open Office would allow me to
> open all of my important info in my Documents.*
> *Well I downloaded OpenOffice, and I was able to open my documents, that
> otherwise were not readable.  I was so *
> *glad that everything was not lost...*
> **

Yes, that's one of the strengths of OOo. It can even open files that Word itself no longer can,
because support for many of the older file types has been dropped.

> *My husband got me another Word program and installed in on my computer.  My
> open office documents that I had*
> *saved turned into READ ONLY.  I don't know why since I did not initiate
> this.  I tried to copy and paste into a Word*
> *document so that I could still edit my documents.  Well guess what, open
> office would not allow me to copy and*
> *paste.  I had to open an open office document and type it all over again in
> Word, just to be able to edit my documents.*
> **

I don't know why this would happen (maybe you had them on a CD?), but all you have to do with such a
file is use File > Save As and put the document somewhere else. However, installing Word generally
results in the files being associated with Word, not OOo Writer. So if you just double-clicked on a
file to open it, it was probably Word that came up. In either case, though, I've never seen any
reports of being unable to copy and paste. We'd need more information about what exactly you did and
the details of what you saw when you tried to copy (as well as about what operating system and
version you're using, and the versions of Word and OOo).

> *It created a nightmare for me so I thought that I should uninstall the Open
> Office to get out of this problem.  Guess what?*
> *It will not permit me the privilege of removing or uninstalling....  Even
> when I am processing the uninstallation, as it*
> *is stated that it is being uninstalled, the words below this sentence state
> that the open office program is being installed.*
> **
> *I want to get this off of my computer....  What can I do?  Your website
> does NOT address removing, but just downloading*
> *or installing...  There must be a trick to this, but it surely isn't
> anywhere to be found..*
> **

It actually sounds as if installing Word, not having OOo, caused your problem. If you're using
Windows, the usual Add/Remove Programs (or equivalent) can be used to remove OOo (you probably need
to be logged on as administrator, though, not as a user). But the two programs can both be on your
computer without any issues, provided that you set up the file associations you want. This is
usually done with a right-click on a file and choosing the Open With option, then browsing to the
appropriate program. If you select the option to always use this program for this type of file, this
only needs to be done once. If you set these associations to Word (supposing they are not already
there), OOo will never try to open them unless you specifically direct it to, either by starting
Writer and using File > Open or by using the right-click option on the file to select Writer (but
not as the default for all files of this type).

> *I manage meetings for the Charleston, SC Spinal Cord Injury Association,
> and there are many important documents that*
> *I DO NOT WANT TO TAKE THE TIME TO RETYPE, since I can not copy and
> paste...  Our meeting on Feb. 8th will*
> *sure have this as a topic so that everyone will know about this
> difficulty.  I will let them know if this is handled*
> *professionally with consideration and appreciation of all the extra work
> that Open Office has created for me...*
> **
> *Anxiously awaiting the SOLUTION....*
> **
> *Sincerely,*
> *Barbara Delia*

We'll certainly do our best to try to help you.

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