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WARNING! OpenOffice

Most Windows based products will change the file types to themselves. It 
does not apply to an individual document, but to the file extension itself. 
I have not installed Open Office, but during the Install procedure, there 
should be a place where you tell it not to do this. BTW: MS Office will do 
this also.
For instance, .doc == Winword
              .ppt == Power Point
              .xls == Excel. 

Randall Hofland wrote:
> I downloaded OpenOffice 1.0 and installed it on a Win98 workstation to
> try it out. BIG MISTAKE!!!
> That particular unit had MS Office 2000 already installed and a number
> of Excel and Word documents stashed in various folders on the machine.
> Seems that OO1 is EXTREMELY promiscuous and altered all these files to
> open up under it and not MS Office. Now I have to go back and alter the
> default application for each of these.
> I have not yet tried this in Linux, or with any other office packages
> such as my WordPerfect OS which is on both my NT and Linux workstations.
> However, I'd like to know if anyone else has had this problem. I suspect
> that this was an error in my installation, so IF you choose to install
> OO1, be sure to think carefully about any global options you allow the
> program to pursue!!!
> Also-- OO1 is unable to use many of the XL capabilities that I love to
> use, such as worksheet linking. I did not try to create any new
> worksheets doing this in OO1, but since I have so many different files
> already created in various versions of XL and Word, I am loathe to use
> OO1 as a default application.
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Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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