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Hi :)
I think it's a problem with Vista rather than LibreOffice.  A quick google search gave this thread
Errr, there are probably some dodgy links in there that are well worth NOT clicking on!  The advice 
is possibly what you are looking for tho

Click the Vista start button.  You should see a link in the start menu for

"Default Programs".  This will open the Default Programs window.  Look for

the "Associate a file type or protocol with a program."  Click that link and

you will see the Set Associations Control Panel applet.  If you don't see

this in your start menu, just type "Default Programs" in the Start Menu

search box and it will show up in the menu above.

Once you're in the Set Associations applet, scroll through the list to find

the ".doc", ".docx" and any other file types that you want to open in Word.

Select each one in the left column, click the "Change" button, and then step

through the "Open With" dialogs to select Word as the default program for

these file types.

You should probably include all of these for Word:












Err not sure if this link is helpful
I get the impression you already know about that sort of thing anyway, ie login as admin user 
before making changes like that.  Errr, then you will probably have to do it for the individual 
user too.  

I managed to dodge Vista & Ubuntu 11.04&11.10 and will hopefully dodge Win8 too with any luck.  Xp 
and Win7 are ok.  Ubuntu 10.04 and 12.04 are better apparently, depending on taste.  

Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Tue, 27/3/12, kd5 <> wrote:

From: kd5 <>
Subject: [libreoffice-users] LibreOffice-created Word document won't open normally in Windows Vista
Date: Tuesday, 27 March, 2012, 14:00

LibreOffice works great with Windows XP. If I create a document using
LibreOffice, 'Save As' Word 2007/2010 .docx, then go to My Documents and
double-click on the saved document, LibreOffice Writer will open the
document perfectly.

Not so with Windows Vista SP2 + all updates.

When I create that same document in Windows Vista, then go the Documents
folder and double-click on the file, all it does is bring up a 'Save As'
dialog box and prompts me to save the document as a Word 2007 Macro-Enabled
Document (by default, but I can choose anything from the list). If I do
that, then double-click on the newly created 'Macro-Enabled Document' (or
whatever), it brings up the 'Save As' dialog box again, and wants me to save
it again, and again, and again. It won't open the document unless I
right-click on it and choose to 'Open With', then navigate to LibreOffice
Writer, each and every time, regardless of whether I chose to 'Always use
the selected program'. 


I'd like to be able to double-click on the newly created Word document and
have it open normally just as it does with Windows XP. What do I need to do
to correct this behavior?

As an aside, I have also installed the Microsoft 'Compatibility Pack for the
2007 Office System' update, but that does not affect LibreOffice in the
least with Windows XP, it shouldn't with Vista either. -kd5-

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