[xubuntu-users] How to associate .doc files with Open Office Writer

Randy Randy at 1800Ubuntu.com
Wed Dec 2 21:13:41 UTC 2009

Charlie Kravetz wrote:
> On Wed, 02 Dec 2009 07:26:21 -0600
> Randy <Randy at 1800Ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> I have installed Ubuntu 9.10 on another machine and for some reason Open 
>> Office was not installed by defualt with it.  I've installed Open 
>> Office, there was no menu item created for it so I've created launchers 
>> for its various apps.  But how do I associate .doc files with Open 
>> Office Writer in Thunar, so that when I click on a .doc file it will 
>> open in OO.
>> Thanks,
>> Randy
> OpenOffice is not supposed to install by default with Xubuntu. to
> associate the files, just right-click the file, left-click properties,
> you should be on the General tab. Look for "Open With: " and select the
> application you want to always open .doc files with. Then click Close.
> Then open the file, by right clicking and choosing Writer this time.
> >From that point forward, OO Writer should be the default for .doc files.
Thanks Charlie, I'm all set now.

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