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    Open Office Version 3

    I'm running the final version of Open Office 3.0 on both my XP MCE and Vista installations which are dual boot. I am only a "minimal use" guy and not a heavy user, so I don't know if this problem exists in apps other than the spreadsheet. I'm going to go now and try a test with the Writer application to see if it presents the same problem. In XP everything is fine, BUT when I run the spreadsheet function in Vista, load an existing file and make some changes, I have trouble SAVING the file again. I get an error message as shown in this attachment in which I've covered up the file name. If I then try a Save As, with a different file name, the error does not happen and the file gets saved correctly.

    Has anyone who's using Open Office 3.0 in Vista encountered a problem like this?
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    Re: Open Office Version 3

    Al,
    Like you. i have both XP and Vista, and have installed OO3 in both. No error messages generated in either one. ( spreadsheet function is the one I use most ) Have not noticed any other problem in other functions.
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    Re: Open Office Version 3

    Thanks for the response, Bob. I just went back and opened a letter that I wrote last week, made one minor spelling change and tried to use SAVE; got the same error as above. BUT, if I change the file name, even in the same directory, it saves OK. I don't think it's a "permissions" problem with UAC, since my data files are all located in a generally accessible directory. However, I don't know if there could be any connection in the fact that my Vista dual boot makes the Vista drive a C: drive. I just don't know at this point and will plan on checking at the Open Office forums. I welcome any further comments from anyone.

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    Re: Open Office Version 3

    I don't know, Al. With my latest dual boot config, it's just like yours, in that whatever OS is started up, it becomes the C: drive. When I originally set up Vista, it didn't do that. It STAYED as the D: drive and XP was always the C: With my last reinstall of Vista ( after those very frustrating attempts ) the current OS is always the C drive. Haven't the faintest idea WHY.

    So it looks like we both have that same arrangement. Somehow, I think it's the location of the saved files that Vista seems to be it's overprotective self. ?? <img src=/S/confused3.gif border=0 alt=confused3 width=45 height=45>
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    Re: Open Office Version 3

    Reaching back through the cobwebs of my mind, I believe that the difference between having static drive letters and having the "C:" change to the running system is how you installed Vista. If you installed by booting with the Vista installation DVD or if you inserted the Vista installation DVD and ran the installation from within Windows. I can't remember which method produced what results however. <IMG SRC=http://www.the-highway.com/Smileys/duh2.gif>

    My current dual-boot setup has Vista as always being "C:" and XP as always being "F:".
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    Re: Open Office Version 3

    See <post:=709,367>post 709,367</post:>.

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