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Margaret Shearman
I have been having problems with Microsoft sort of sabotaging my independent software and browser preferences.  Just recently I noticed that all my Open Office documents were converted to Microsoft Word without my authorization.  Is there a default word processing setting in Windows that allows this to happen and can I change it.  Or I also save to OneDrive cloud....is this why my documents are changed?
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Alan Boba-2
Hi Margaret,

I'm not familiar with Open Office, or other documents, being converted
without authorization to Microsoft Word format.

So I have a question. To open a document do you find then file and
double-click it with your mouse? If that's what you do and the document
opens in Word then the problem is likely something called a "file
association".

If Word has been recently installed, reinstalled, or the the repair feature
has been applied to the Microsoft Office


On Thu, Jan 23, 2020 at 5:54 PM Margaret Shearman
<[hidden email]> wrote:

> I have been having problems with Microsoft sort of sabotaging my
> independent software and browser preferences.  Just recently I noticed that
> all my Open Office documents were converted to Microsoft Word without my
> authorization.  Is there a default word processing setting in Windows that
> allows this to happen and can I change it.  Or I also save to OneDrive
> cloud....is this why my documents are changed?
> Margaret Shearman
>


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Alan Boba
CISSP, CCENT, ITIL v3 Foundations 2011
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Alan Boba-2
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the complete message....

Hi Margaret,

I'm not familiar with Open Office, or other documents, being converted
without authorization to Microsoft Word format.

So I have a question. To open a document do you find the file then
double-click it with your mouse and it opens in Word?

If that's what you do and what happens then the problem is likely something
called a "file association".

If Word has been recently installed, reinstalled, or the the repair feature
has been applied to the Microsoft Office installation then the file
associations could have changed. Some Windows updates also change (set to
Microsoft's preferences) file associations.

To change the file association so your Open Office documents open in Write,
Calc, etc...
1. Find one of your files
2. Right-click the file
3. Select the Properties item on the menu (it should be at or near the
bottom)
4. In the dialog box that opens look for the "Opens with:" entry (it should
be near the top)
5. To the right of "Opens with:" there is a button "Change...", click this
button
6. Now you'll get a screen asking how you want to open the file, click the
program you want to use
7. Then click the OK button, the list closes
8. Next click the OK button

You're done. If file associations were the problem, they have just been
changed to open files with the program you want them to open in.


On Thu, Jan 23, 2020 at 5:54 PM Margaret Shearman
<[hidden email]> wrote:

> I have been having problems with Microsoft sort of sabotaging my
> independent software and browser preferences.  Just recently I noticed that
> all my Open Office documents were converted to Microsoft Word without my
> authorization.  Is there a default word processing setting in Windows that
> allows this to happen and can I change it.  Or I also save to OneDrive
> cloud....is this why my documents are changed?
> Margaret Shearman
>


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Alan Boba
CISSP, CCENT, ITIL v3 Foundations 2011
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Margaret Shearman
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 I do believe that the problem is due to Micorosoft Office being on my computer.  When I get a new laptop I do not even activate Microsoft Office and just download Open Office.  Another support person mentioned this may be what is happening.  I am going to spend some time later today to see how this works.  Thank you for responding.Margaret Shearman

    On Friday, January 24, 2020, 1:18:24 AM EST, Alan B <[hidden email]> wrote:  
 
 Hi Margaret,

I'm not familiar with Open Office, or other documents, being converted
without authorization to Microsoft Word format.

So I have a question. To open a document do you find then file and
double-click it with your mouse? If that's what you do and the document
opens in Word then the problem is likely something called a "file
association".

If Word has been recently installed, reinstalled, or the the repair feature
has been applied to the Microsoft Office


On Thu, Jan 23, 2020 at 5:54 PM Margaret Shearman
<[hidden email]> wrote:

> I have been having problems with Microsoft sort of sabotaging my
> independent software and browser preferences.  Just recently I noticed that
> all my Open Office documents were converted to Microsoft Word without my
> authorization.  Is there a default word processing setting in Windows that
> allows this to happen and can I change it.  Or I also save to OneDrive
> cloud....is this why my documents are changed?
> Margaret Shearman
>


--
Alan Boba
CISSP, CCENT, ITIL v3 Foundations 2011
 
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Shari Lynn Smith-2
Hi Margaret,

Yes, it sounds like the file association is set to Microsoft Office. They
do not make it easy to change.

You need to open a folder where one of the files is located.

Right click > Hover over open with > Select Open With > Choose another app

Click on *More options*

Once you've done that you can look to see if the OpenOffice program is
showing and select it.

Make sure to tick *Always use this app to open xxx files* then click ok.

If it's not showing there, you'll need to click on *Look for another app on
this PC*

From there you'll be taken to a explorer window where you'll have to find
the OOA program.

If you don't find it in: C:\Program Files

Most likely it'll be in: C:\Program Files (x86)

You'll be looking for OpenOffice 4 _x depending on the version you're using.

Open that folder and then the program folder.

You'll be selecting the corresponding OpenOffice.exe for the file types

Word = swriter.exe

Excel = scalc.exe

Hope this helps.

Shari

On Sat, Jan 25, 2020 at 11:06 AM Margaret Shearman
<[hidden email]> wrote:

>  I do believe that the problem is due to Micorosoft Office being on my
> computer.  When I get a new laptop I do not even activate Microsoft Office
> and just download Open Office.  Another support person mentioned this may
> be what is happening.  I am going to spend some time later today to see how
> this works.  Thank you for responding.Margaret Shearman
>
>     On Friday, January 24, 2020, 1:18:24 AM EST, Alan B <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
>  Hi Margaret,
>
> I'm not familiar with Open Office, or other documents, being converted
> without authorization to Microsoft Word format.
>
> So I have a question. To open a document do you find then file and
> double-click it with your mouse? If that's what you do and the document
> opens in Word then the problem is likely something called a "file
> association".
>
> If Word has been recently installed, reinstalled, or the the repair feature
> has been applied to the Microsoft Office
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 23, 2020 at 5:54 PM Margaret Shearman
> <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > I have been having problems with Microsoft sort of sabotaging my
> > independent software and browser preferences.  Just recently I noticed
> that
> > all my Open Office documents were converted to Microsoft Word without my
> > authorization.  Is there a default word processing setting in Windows
> that
> > allows this to happen and can I change it.  Or I also save to OneDrive
> > cloud....is this why my documents are changed?
> > Margaret Shearman
> >
>
>
> --
> Alan Boba
> CISSP, CCENT, ITIL v3 Foundations 2011
>
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Margaret Shearman
 Yes, it does help.  The whole thing just feels like an invasion of privacy.  At least the problem can be fixed.  Again, thanks.
Margaret

    On Sunday, January 26, 2020, 3:39:58 AM EST, Shari <[hidden email]> wrote:  
 
 Hi Margaret,

Yes, it sounds like the file association is set to Microsoft Office. They
do not make it easy to change.

You need to open a folder where one of the files is located.

Right click > Hover over open with > Select Open With > Choose another app

Click on *More options*

Once you've done that you can look to see if the OpenOffice program is
showing and select it.

Make sure to tick *Always use this app to open xxx files* then click ok.

If it's not showing there, you'll need to click on *Look for another app on
this PC*

>From there you'll be taken to a explorer window where you'll have to find
the OOA program.

If you don't find it in: C:\Program Files

Most likely it'll be in: C:\Program Files (x86)

You'll be looking for OpenOffice 4 _x depending on the version you're using.

Open that folder and then the program folder.

You'll be selecting the corresponding OpenOffice.exe for the file types

Word = swriter.exe

Excel = scalc.exe

Hope this helps.

Shari

On Sat, Jan 25, 2020 at 11:06 AM Margaret Shearman
<[hidden email]> wrote:

>  I do believe that the problem is due to Micorosoft Office being on my
> computer.  When I get a new laptop I do not even activate Microsoft Office
> and just download Open Office.  Another support person mentioned this may
> be what is happening.  I am going to spend some time later today to see how
> this works.  Thank you for responding.Margaret Shearman
>
>    On Friday, January 24, 2020, 1:18:24 AM EST, Alan B <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
>  Hi Margaret,
>
> I'm not familiar with Open Office, or other documents, being converted
> without authorization to Microsoft Word format.
>
> So I have a question. To open a document do you find then file and
> double-click it with your mouse? If that's what you do and the document
> opens in Word then the problem is likely something called a "file
> association".
>
> If Word has been recently installed, reinstalled, or the the repair feature
> has been applied to the Microsoft Office
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 23, 2020 at 5:54 PM Margaret Shearman
> <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > I have been having problems with Microsoft sort of sabotaging my
> > independent software and browser preferences.  Just recently I noticed
> that
> > all my Open Office documents were converted to Microsoft Word without my
> > authorization.  Is there a default word processing setting in Windows
> that
> > allows this to happen and can I change it.  Or I also save to OneDrive
> > cloud....is this why my documents are changed?
> > Margaret Shearman
> >
>
>
> --
> Alan Boba
> CISSP, CCENT, ITIL v3 Foundations 2011
>