[Solved] OpenOffice versus LibreOffice: opening documents

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[Solved] OpenOffice versus LibreOffice: opening documents

Postby yohejohn » Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:46 pm

Bonjour tout le monde!

When I click on an .odt document on my desktop, to open it, it automatically opens in OpenOffice, even though I wrote the document in LibreOffice. Is there a way to have the document open in LibreOffice automatically?

If I took OpenOffice off my computer completely, would all '.odt' files then automatically open in LibreOffice?

Merci,

John
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Re: OpenOffice versus LibreOffice: opening documents

Postby RoryOF » Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:49 pm

Set your File Associations to point to LibreOffice for the file formats you wish LO to open.
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Re: OpenOffice versus LibreOffice: opening documents

Postby yohejohn » Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:52 pm

Rory,

Thank you, but please remember, I'm a mere mortal: How and where do I set 'file associations'?

Do I do that when I initially 'save' a document? Do you mean I have to do that to every individual file? Uggh.....

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Re: OpenOffice versus LibreOffice: opening documents

Postby RoryOF » Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:58 pm

Right click (CMD click on a Mac?) on a sample file of the type you wish LibreOffice to open, and choose "Open With" from the popup, select LibreOffice, and check "Always open with this application"; do this for each type of file you require LibreOffice to open. You need only do it once for each type of file.

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Re: OpenOffice versus LibreOffice: opening documents

Postby yohejohn » Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:13 pm

Rory,

Thanks.

CMD + O is the normal way to open a document on a Mac.

I can bring up the menu by clicking and holding on the right side of the track pad, with two fingers: that DOES bring up the menu to choose LO, but OpenOffice remains the 'default': doesn't seem to be a way to change it permanently.

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Re: OpenOffice versus LibreOffice: opening documents

Postby RoryOF » Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:26 pm

Then you will need help from a Forum volunteer using a Mac.
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Re: OpenOffice versus LibreOffice: opening documents

Postby Bill » Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:49 pm

Try a Google search: change file association mac
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Re: OpenOffice versus LibreOffice: opening documents

Postby Hagar Delest » Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:06 pm

See also [Tutorial] Setting the default program to open files.

Please add [Solved] at the beginning of the title in your first post (top of the topic) with the *EDIT button if your issue has been fixed.
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Re: OpenOffice versus LibreOffice: opening documents

Postby Mountaineer » Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:36 pm

yohejohn wrote:': doesn't seem to be a way to change it permanently.

John


You will need some more keys:

https://rawinfopages.co.uk/change-file- ... fault-app/
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Re: OpenOffice versus LibreOffice: opening documents

Postby yohejohn » Sat Mar 13, 2021 1:59 am

Mountaineer,

Thank you for the link: I went there and tried the instructions, but they don't seem to quite have the same set up for me: there is no 'change all' button when I follow the instructions for #5: change all associations.

I CAN now change individual documents, using the Option key.

Not 'solved' yet. I will try googling more....

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Re: OpenOffice versus LibreOffice: opening documents

Postby robleyd » Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:19 am

Surely it can't be too hard to find something: https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/change ... -in-macos/
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Re: OpenOffice versus LibreOffice: opening documents

Postby Bill » Sat Mar 13, 2021 4:06 am

yohejohn wrote:...there is no 'change all' button when I follow the instructions for #5: change all associations.

Did you follow the instructions for #4 to open the Info window? That's where you change the default app and find the "Change All" button.
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Re: OpenOffice versus LibreOffice: opening documents

Postby lgusaas » Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:25 am

yohejohn wrote:Mountaineer,

Thank you for the link: I went there and tried the instructions, but they don't seem to quite have the same set up for me: there is no 'change all' button when I follow the instructions for #5: change all associations.

I CAN now change individual documents, using the Option key.

Not 'solved' yet. I will try googling more....

John

Follow the instructions in this post carefully (it includes screenshots).

viewtopic.php?f=74&t=12918#p183277
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Re: OpenOffice versus LibreOffice: opening documents

Postby Hagar Delest » Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:17 am

This tutorial lost in readability. I've revamped it, some cleaning and posts moved.
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Re: OpenOffice versus LibreOffice: opening documents

Postby yohejohn » Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:22 pm

Hagar:

Thank you! That link you provided worked, with easily understandable directions. Now all my .odt and .docx files open in LO just by clicking on them.

I would recommend those instructions for everyone who uses LibreOffice, or OpenOffice: could they be made available, easily, to new users?

robleyd: yes, googling is possible, but I thought the whole point of this Forum was to help developers smooth out the quirks. Also: the outside sources I found were confusing.

Ok, so this one is solved.

Thanks everyone!

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