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Microsoft has converted my OpenOffice documents

David Chambers
Dear support
I use and love your Open Office!
I have used it for a few years, and donated at times, to keep it free (Open)
Documents which I have created for my use, like account numbers, financial info, etc.
are now in my document file folder as W for Word File.
Clicking it to view and maybe print or edit, takes me to Word (which I don’t have/ use
and ask my to enter my credentials or purchase it!
Why has this happened, and how do I fix it?
I’ve always had a PC with Windows, and haven’t encountered this before.
Thank you!
David Chambers
Djc3654@ Gmail.com


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Re: Microsoft has converted my OpenOffice documents

Wade Smart-2
Right click on the document - select Open With and select OpenOffice.

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On Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 6:47 PM David Chambers
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>
> Dear support
> I use and love your Open Office!
> I have used it for a few years, and donated at times, to keep it free (Open)
> Documents which I have created for my use, like account numbers, financial info, etc.
> are now in my document file folder as W for Word File.
> Clicking it to view and maybe print or edit, takes me to Word (which I don’t have/ use
> and ask my to enter my credentials or purchase it!
> Why has this happened, and how do I fix it?
> I’ve always had a PC with Windows, and haven’t encountered this before.
> Thank you!
> David Chambers
> Djc3654@ Gmail.com
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Re: Microsoft has converted my OpenOffice documents

David Belina-2
Will this work for you?

I'm out of touch with modern versions of Windows, bu the traditional method of setting File associations is to right click on a file of the type you wish to associate, then from the popup choose "Open with" and select the file you wish to open that type. At the bottom of the window should be an "Always open with" link (words to that effect). Best to choose this.


On March 23, 2020 at 5:52:01 PM, Wade Smart ([hidden email]) wrote:

Right click on the document - select Open With and select OpenOffice.  

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On Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 6:47 PM David Chambers  
<[hidden email]> wrote:  

>  
> Dear support  
> I use and love your Open Office!  
> I have used it for a few years, and donated at times, to keep it free (Open)  
> Documents which I have created for my use, like account numbers, financial info, etc.  
> are now in my document file folder as W for Word File.  
> Clicking it to view and maybe print or edit, takes me to Word (which I don’t have/ use  
> and ask my to enter my credentials or purchase it!  
> Why has this happened, and how do I fix it?  
> I’ve always had a PC with Windows, and haven’t encountered this before.  
> Thank you!  
> David Chambers  
> Djc3654@ Gmail.com  
>  
>  
> Sent from my iPhone  
>  
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> To unsubscribe, e-mail: [hidden email]  
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Re: Microsoft has converted my OpenOffice documents

larry phillips
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 I had the same problem with it and I do not use office. The computer shop put a trial
version on my computer when they file converted my files from the old computer to the
new one or Microsquish included it in their windows. I do not want it or need it so I am
probably going to delete it off my computer. I am incensed the Seattle jerks set up their
software to go in and change the files on my computer.  Larry P

    On Monday, March 23, 2020, 6:47:54 PM CDT, David Chambers <[hidden email]> wrote:  
 
 Dear support
I use and love your Open Office!
I have used it for a few years, and donated at times, to keep it free (Open)
Documents which I have created for my use, like account numbers, financial info, etc.
are now in my document file folder as W for Word File.
Clicking it to view and maybe print or edit, takes me to Word (which I don’t have/ use
and ask my to enter my credentials or purchase it!
Why has this happened, and how do I fix it?
I’ve always had a PC with Windows, and haven’t encountered this before.
Thank you!
David Chambers
Djc3654@ Gmail.com


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Re: Microsoft has converted my OpenOffice documents

Chuck Spalding
They probably did not "change the files". They probably changed which
program will, by default, open files with various file types (e.g., DOC and
XLS).

If that's the case, you need to change the file-to-program associations.
That does not involve any change to the file contents.

Chuck

On Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 6:55 PM larry phillips
<[hidden email]> wrote:

>  I had the same problem with it and I do not use office. The computer shop
> put a trial
> version on my computer when they file converted my files from the old
> computer to the
> new one or Microsquish included it in their windows. I do not want it or
> need it so I am
> probably going to delete it off my computer. I am incensed the Seattle
> jerks set up their
> software to go in and change the files on my computer.  Larry P
>
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