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    Open Office (latest)

    Does Open Office peacefully FULLY co-exist with Microsoft Office?
    If so, which versions of Microsoft Office?

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    Re: Open Office (latest)

    You can install OpenOffice.org so that it does not take over MS Office file extensions. That's pretty much the only "interference" I've ever heard of.

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    Re: Open Office (latest)

    Yes, I'm largely worried about conflicts in DLLs, etc.
    Hopefully, the Open Office folkes were smart enough to avoid these.

    I finished the 96,793,015 byte download a few minutes ago.

    I'll install on a "test" system that has Office 2000.

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    Re: Open Office (latest)

    So far, no conflict but disappointed that:

    1. Install suggested plopping the install files in a directory on the Desktop, especially since the files are not deleted after the install.

    2. Since I chose to not override the MSFT Office file associations, shortcuts to the open office apps should have been included in the corresponding Open With menu.

    Noted that protected VBA code is not always revealed when opening a Word template.

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    Re: Open Office (latest)

    #2 is a good idea. You might want to suggest that to the developers.

    Regarding VBA, the password set in the VBE is not honored, but if the binary structure of the DOT was changed, OOo might not be able to figure out how to access to code.

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    Re: Open Office (latest)

    "You might want to suggest that to the developers"
    But the developers want you to change the defaults and just use their product. When I tried Open Office, it did NOT say or ask any thing, just charged all my defaults to their products and I had one hell of a time.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Open Office (latest)

    I get Open Office included in the Open With menu. (I kept the associations to MS Office 2003, and did not associate Open Office with any of the MS file types.)

    Or have I misunderstood the issue?

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    Re: Open Office (latest)

    I installed Open Office on a system wit hOffice 2000, so they might not be playing nice together.

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    Re: Open Office (latest)

    Actually, I have to double check.
    It may be that there is no code in the template.

    However, the binary of the dot does appear quite different than "normal".

    I have to boot my Office 2000/Open Office system to further check.

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    Re: Open Office (latest)

    The latest build, and the only 1 i've ever seen, defaults to not changing the associations.
    I've added a shortcut to the Send To menu for the Writer program.

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