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OpenOffice/MS Office SharePoint problem?

By CMB from Omaha ·
When I try to open any Word 2003 document in SharePoint (i.e., open the doc in order to edit it), I keep getting error messages. Naturally I didn't capture the exact error text, but it led me to suspect that the problem may be occurring because OpenOffice, rather than Word 2003, is trying to open the document. I double-checked that the "doc" file extension is associated with Word, not with OpenOffice. However, there are literally dozens of unfamiliar file extensions that ARE associated with OpenOffice, and I don't have time to change them all.

Any suggestions gratefully entertained!

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by NZ_Justice In reply to OpenOffice/MS Office Shar ...

Does the doc open in read only, This can cause errors because document macros won't run. The solution is to: navigate to the document in the document library and using the drop-down menu of the .doc file select "edit with Microsoft word".

Are you navigating to the document in the document library and using the drop-down menu and selecting "edit with Microsoft word"?

Uninstall Open Office.

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by CMB from Omaha In reply to

Thanks--that's what I wound up doing (the uninstall). I'd still be interested to know if there's a way to leave OpenOffice on the system but get rid of the conflict!

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