Ark and office 2007 files

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at
Fri Jun 12 10:19:37 UTC 2009

Myriam Schweingruber wrote:
> Hi,
> On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 12:03, O. Sinclair<o.sinclair at> wrote:
>> Have a user w Hardy 8.04 and Openoffice 3. When she wants to open a docx
>> or xlsx, the office 2007 formats, from Dolphin or Konqi, then Ark tries
>> to open it..
>> I have tried to install the converter package, no difference. I tried
>> changing file associations in "default apps", no change. You can open
>> from inside Openoffice but not from the file browser.
>> Anyone has any idea what I can do to fix this?
> That sounds like a file association problem in Dolphin, you should be
> able to solve this with a right click on the file in Dolphin and
> choose OpenOffice as the application to open with.
> But you should change the default file association in kcontrol (I
> assume you are still using KDE 3.5 in Hardy, right?) where you can set
> OpenOffice to default for these file types (don't forget to remove
> ark, though). It sometimes needs a new login to take effect.
thanks Myriam, changes via Dolpin have no effect whatsoever. Will try 
via Kcontrol.

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