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Andreas Säger wrote:
Tanstaafl wrote

The problem with the Compatability Pack is, it takes over *all* file
associations for *all* Office documents, including the ordinary .doc,
.xls and .ppt files... this confuses users who are not computer saavy...


Why bother about users who are not computer savvy? Double-click is one
distinct action. There can only be one program bound to this particular
action. The MS viewers are the most appropriate programs to view MS Office
files. Anybody unable to open some file with some other program is the wrong
person on the job.
If this default application is a major annoyance, there are administrators
to modify the default file assosiations for all users.

Generally, the last app to be installed grabs the file associations. To avoid that problem, when I rebuilt a system for friend yesterday (disk crash), I installed the viewers first and then OpenOffice.

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