Libre Office as default

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johnbarlow
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How do  make Libre Office my default office suite?
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Which OS - and for what
Which OS - and for what action do you want to make it the default application?
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Windows 7 64 bit. I want it to open Word, Excel files when I open them.
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I don't have a windows but

I don't have a windows but think that nothing much has changed in the last 10 years.

try (from startmenu)

settings - systemsettings - folder Options

select the tab labelled 'file Types'

select the extension doc or office-documents there should be a button with extended options, where you can specify the required details.

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Just install

Libre Office will ask to take over the typical ms office file types when installed.

Maybe MS office will take back the file association if you change those. If this is the case the solution may be to uninstall other office packages.

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Quote: Maybe MS office will

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Maybe MS office will take back the file association if you change those. If this is the case the solution may be to uninstall other office packages."

If the intervening software is removed, not sure how it could interfere further.

I have the LibreOffice docs on my "desktop". But when I click them, OpenOffice opens them instead.

I haven't gotten around to fixing this.

I want to try Mash's proposed solution.

But if it fails, I hope removing OO.o will solve the problem.

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sear wrote:If the intervening
sear wrote:
If the intervening software is removed, not sure how it could interfere further.
Depends if the program is partly removed or really wiped away.
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Quote: "Depends if the

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"Depends if the program is partly removed or really wiped away." Kabel

Amen Kabel.

I tried to install Kaspersky Internet Security on my new Toshiba notebook computer.

But Toshiba put McAfee and Norton on it.

I used:

 - Control Panel

 - Uninstall a Program

That process pretended to have removed it all.

But the Kaspersky install software says McAfee and Norton are both still there.

So right now, my notebook has no anti-malware software.

I'd love to switch to Linux!!

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Setting default program
Windows 7: Start > Control Panel > Default Programs and use the first item.
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JohnV! Excellent. On my

JohnV!

Excellent.

On my computer the command sequence is:

Start
Control Panel
Programs
Set your default programs
LibreOffice 3.3

Then click OK

Thanks JohnV

Note:

I just closed a doc that was opened by OO.o

Then I clicked the doc icon on my desktop; not the App icon, the doc icon, but it opened up again in OO.o

I'll try rebooting.

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I rebooted after issuing the

I rebooted after issuing the command to Win7 to make LO my default text editor.

But when I clicked on the icons for the 3 .odt docs on my desktop; they all opened in OO.o

I'm not in the mood to fiddle with it right now. So I'm still using OO.o

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update: I tried:  - Start  -

update:

I tried:

 - Start

 - Control Panel

 - Uninstall a Program

and selected OO.o from the list.

But I was prompted that I must first shut the app down.

But I already had.

So I shut the entire computer down, and then rebooted.

Then, without using any application, or any document, I went straight to Control Panel, and tried the uninstall again.

Same thing.

I suppose I can go in there and rip it out by the roots.

I'd gain 367 megs. of additional HDD space.

But there'd be odd path remnants and so on.

Not quite sure what I'll do next.

Any ideas?

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Make sure that the Quick

Make sure that the Quick Starter is not running.  open the Task Manager and look for any running soffice processes and end them.  Then try removing OOo.  This will also shut down any LibO processes as well.

HTH

LibreOffice3.4.1, OOo 3.3.0 running on Ubuntu 10.10 and Win7

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Excellent therabi, I'll give

Excellent therabi,

I'll give that a try.

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