James Knott wrote:
Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
You can try to add AOO associations manually, but it might not be
The problem is that LibreOffice, OpenOffice.org, and Apache
OpenOffice all use the same (old Star Office) names for the
individual application programs. Even if you succeed in having
multiple swriter.exe associations, for example, you may have trouble
telling them apart [;<).
I think you already know how to do this, by using the Open With ...
context-menu and take the "Choose Default Program" option. You'll
have to find the installed files and select them. Perhaps even make
it the default at first, although you can select the program and
remove the check mark on "Always use the selected program ... ".
Thereafter, they should all be offered in the Open With ... without
having to be added. But I suspect this is where you might be
frustrated. (This is how I add WinZip to all of the ODF and OOXML
extension names so I can simplify document-forensic work.)
Got it. You gave me the idea. Instead of going into the OpenOffice
folder and selecting, for example, swriter, I selected OpenOffice and
it now appears as a choice when I right click. It also now possible
to choose any of the three to be the default app.
I have found another way. Change the OpenOffice files to owriter etc.
This way, OpenOffice Writer is displayed, instead of just OpenOffice.org
3.4, when right clicking. Perhaps creating a shortcut there may work too.
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