Associate .doc files with Open Office Write

I have Open Office installed in my PC but Windows insists on using Wordpad to open MS Word document files. To configure .doc files to open with OOO writer each time, i utilize the “assoc” command from the command prompt.

Now,  .odt is a native Open Office format. To check its association therefore, I type assoc .odt on command prompt.

C:/assoc .odt

Assoc then tell me what program is set to open a .odt file. The result reads something like:

assoc .odt=opendocument.WriterDocument.1

Note that the words subsequent to “=” symbol signify the default program. Now, I want to configure Windows so that .doc files are also opened in Open Office Writer by default. Again in command prompt I type:

C:/assoc .doc=opendocument.WriterDocument.1
Command Prompt assoc

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4 Responses to “Associate .doc files with Open Office Write”

  1. Or right click, “open with”, “choose program”. Select swriter and tick ‘always use’.

  2. Hi,

    I would like to say thank you very much for posting this.

    Extremely helpful.

    Thanks,

    G.

  3. Hi,

    thank you very much too. You saved my day.

    Regards,

  4. […] Associate .doc files with Open Office Write | Act of God – Apr 15, 2008  · I have Open Office installed in my PC but Windows insists on using Wordpad to open MS Word document files. To configure .doc files to open with … […]

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