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Charles Marcus <CMarcus <at>> writes:

On 2011-02-10 5:41 AM, Mihai Dobrescu wrote:
From: Mihai Dobrescu <msdobrescu <at>>
On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 11:15 AM, David Griffiths <
dave.griffiths62 <at>
Mihai Dobrescu <msdobrescu <at>> writes:
I have installed OpenOffice about two years ago. I don't
remember hoe I set it to open .pps files as they were .ppt. How
could I get that in my brand new LibreOffice - to open .pps
files in edit mode instead of running the slideshow and without
changing the extension?

If you rename the file from .pps to .ppt it opens for editing in impress

HI :)  Have you tried the obvious
1. just double-click on the file
2. Right click and choose "Open with ... " (might be in "Properties"
on that right-click menu) and choose LibreOffice or Impress in there
3. In LibreOffice's Impress go up to the menus and click on
File - Open and navigate to the file.

Yes, I did. It plays the presentation, then closes.

Just change the extension from .pps to .ppt...

Also, please don't top-post in an already bottom/inline posted thread,
it totally screws up quoting...

Hi Charles,

I already suggested this a while ago to Mihai, but he does not want to 
change the extension. The man page for LO suggests that the -show 
option should play the slideshow then revert to editing. I tried today, 
but it only plays the slideshow, then closes the application. In your 
opinion is this a bug that needs raising? Personally I have no issue 
with changing the extension, it works :-)

Best regards

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