Regina, thank you very much. Details follow.
On 5/22/2012 9:12 AM, Regina Henschel wrote:
My 'open with' only shows OO now that I've done the upgrade -- it was
not true before.
So I do the 'choose program', it gives me a list of some suggested ones,
and in the list of not-so-suggested one, LO is not there. So I browse
and get programs/LO3.4/swriter.exe, choose OK and it still is not added
to my list of choices.
I'm assuming the program name is the same under OO and though the path
gives it's full uniqueness in naming, that doesn't it.
Dennis E. Hamilton schrieb:
I see. It happens that Windows XP will not let you assign a
different program of the same name to be associated with the same
file extension via Open With ... .
I have both LibreOffice Writer and OpenOffice Writer in the Open
With... list. Why do you think, that it is not possible?
You can do even more. WinXP gives you an UI to add an item to the
context menu. So you can add a 'Open with AOO' and 'Open with LO'.
Click on "Extras" > "Folder Options" in the menu bar of the Windows
Explorer. Click on tab "File types". Goto odt (for example) in the
file list and click on it. Now in the lower part some buttons are
enabled. Click on "Extended". That's the lowest one.
Same results as before.
At your suggestion, I went to the individual 'calls' within ODT and
changed each call from
You get a dialog page to create and alter context menu items. Click on
"New". In the upper field type the text do you want to see in the
context menu. In the lower field type the path to the application, for
example to swriter.exe from LO (or search with the button). Quote the
path inclusive filename, because it likely has spaces. After the path
enter the parameter -o "%1". Click OK. The parameter -o stand for
"open", but you can use the other parameters mentioned in the help as
and my day is saved, I now can double-click my files and they open.
But I shouldn't have to do this.
I believe Open Office, via (the evil empire of) Oracle is doing things
Thanks to you I can recover, I'll now move on and let others address
this at a higher level if they so desire.
I have a German WinXP and therefore my translations might not give the
exact terms you see in your English XP, but I hope you find the places.
Regina, kind regards back at'cha <.grin>
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