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#21
See what we can accomplish when the crazy lady has insomnia!
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#22
(09-20-2013, 11:39 PM)bena Wrote:  See what we can accomplish when the crazy lady has insomnia!

Thank you ghoul-friend-in-pen!
My new watercolor: 'Nightmare After Christmas'/Chris
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#23
(09-20-2013, 11:39 PM)bena Wrote:  See what we can accomplish when the crazy lady has insomnia!

bena, your darned 'Open Word' has taken hold of most of my poetry and converted many of my microsoft word documents to OpenOffice ones! It's like a virus...
My new watercolor: 'Nightmare After Christmas'/Chris
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#24
you should be able to open these types of files with windows

oops word

right click any open office doc icon not the open office program icon
click the line of text that says open with
tick the box that says always use the selected program to open this kind of file.

if word isn't listed

click the browse button
when you find the word program click on it
press the ok button.
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#25
(09-27-2013, 11:38 AM)billy Wrote:  you should be able to open these types of files with windows

oops word

right click any open office doc icon not the open office program icon
click the line of text that says open with
tick the box that says always use the selected program to open this kind of file.

if word isn't listed

click the browse button
when you find the word program click on it
press the ok button.

Thanks Billy! Yes I can reopen them with MS office word. I just don't understand why they defaulted to open word when they were written in MS office Word. Huh
My new watercolor: 'Nightmare After Christmas'/Chris
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#26
because somewhere in the code of openoffice is an instruction that tells the registry to open all files of that type with openoffice. a small price to pay for a freebie of such calibre considering you can change it en masse if you wish.
real player, wmp, and a host of other progs do the same.
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#27
(10-01-2013, 10:28 AM)billy Wrote:  because somewhere in the code of openoffice is an instruction that tells the registry to open all files of that type with openoffice. a small price to pay for a freebie of such calibre considering you can change it en masse if you wish.
real player, wmp, and a host of other progs do the same.

Actually the code is in windows, it is under "file associations". When you install open office it changes the default for certain files (doc, docx, etc) to openoffice, it does nothing to the files themselves and it is easy enough to switch back.
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#28
and yes it extremely easy to change back, you don't even have to open file associations. though that's as easy a way to do it as any other :J:
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#29
(10-01-2013, 10:34 AM)milo Wrote:  
(10-01-2013, 10:28 AM)billy Wrote:  because somewhere in the code of openoffice is an instruction that tells the registry to open all files of that type with openoffice. a small price to pay for a freebie of such calibre considering you can change it en masse if you wish.
real player, wmp, and a host of other progs do the same.

Actually the code is in windows, it is under "file associations". When you install open office it changes the default for certain files (doc, docx, etc) to openoffice, it does nothing to the files themselves and it is easy enough to switch back.

Interestingly, it associated my doc's with open office (MS Office 2006 and older), but left my docx's alone (MS Office 2009 and newer). As you say, I can open them with either Open or Microsoft Office.
My new watercolor: 'Nightmare After Christmas'/Chris
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#30
Can I post columns in a poem with open office?

Just asking before I hunt down the program.
The secret of poetry is cruelty.--Jon Anderson
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#31
Not as far as I know, Todd. Unless of course billy and co. have added that ability-- it is not a standard MyBB feature.
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#32
Thanks Mark. It'll force me to try something different.
The secret of poetry is cruelty.--Jon Anderson
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#33
I can haz Shakespearean sonnets nao!
I think...


nope. can't get it to work. will fool with later :/
My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!
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#34
(09-20-2013, 10:56 PM)ChristopherSea Wrote:  
(09-20-2013, 07:57 PM)billy Wrote:  no. you space it in word then copy and paste it into open office then copy and paste it into your post

OK, I'll try it! Thanks billy and bena.

wind blew
                       rumors
of horned ram  
                      with golden fleece
somewhere in
                     Cholchis
Argo sets
sail


Yes, it worked for me!

Todd, those guys seem to have it working. Maybe pick bena's brain, just be careful, scary in there.Wink
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