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How to Set or Make Openoffice Default Windows 10

Most people use Microsoft Office on daily basis. It's a Paid and expensive product, that's why some people can't afford it. Then they rely on other free options like LibreOffice and OpenOffice.

OpenOffice is free and open-source software to download and use on one or multiple PCs. Most of the users have switched from Microsoft Office to OpenOffice.

After switching from Microsoft office to Openoffice, most people face the issues. When they open any Docx, excel, or ppt file, it opens in Microsoft Office or it gives an error File type not supported.

Then how to set or make OpenOffice default on Windows 10? In this article, we've given different ways to make OpenOffice default programs for Different Office files.


How to Set or Make Openoffice Default Windows 10?

Setting Openoffice as your default program for many office files like docx, ppt, xls isn't big deal. Windows provides itself provides us the feature to change default programs.

You can set or make Openoffice default on windows 10 using 2 different methods.

Method 1:

1. First of all, open Windows settings. Open Default apps from the Apps option or simply Search for Default apps.

2. Scroll down and Select Choose default applications by file type.

3. Now you will find a list of different file types with the option to select the default app for that file type.

4. Now find Docx and set Openoffice writer as its default program.

How to Set or Make Openoffice Default Windows 10?

5. Just like docx find xls, xlsx, and ppt and set the respective programs for them.


Method 2:

Mostly the First method fixes the setup problem. But still, you are not able to set Openoffice as the default program, then you can go for this method as it will definitely help you on setting the OpenOffice as default.

1. Open the File Explorer and find the file that you wanted to open with Openoffice. 

2. Right-click on that file and select the Properties option.

make openoffice default windows 10

3. In open with, select Openoffice application(Writer, Spreadsheet, Calc) and click on Apply to apply the settings.

4. Now click on OK and you have to do this for each file for which you will use OpenOffice.

5. Done.


Method 3:

If you are trying and still not working both methods then this method will defiantly help you.

1. First of all, open Windows settings. Open Default apps from the Apps option.

2. Scroll down and select Set default by app.

3. This will open the list of different windows apps and programs that are installed on your device.

4. Choose Openoffice & again you will find a list of different file formats that Openoffice supports.

How to Set or Make Openoffice Default Windows 10?

5. Select each File format and change its default opening program to OpenOffice.


Open office file supported extensions

OpenOffice supported almost all file types that Microsoft Office and Libre office support. For e.g. You can use commonly used formats like Docx, Doc, odt (for Word) xls, ods (for Excel), and ppt, odp (for PowerPoint).


How to open pdf in the OpenOffice?

We can use any program to open pdf like web browsers, or native pdf readers. Do you know we can open pdf in OpenOffice? But it will open in an encoded format, not in viewing format.

To open pdf in Openoffice, open OpenOffice and then open the pdf file from the OpenOffice application. Keep its original encoding format.


How to reset open with to default windows 10

You can reset any file format default app opening program using the Default apps feature of Windows.

1. Open Windows settings, then Open Default apps from the Apps option in windows settings.

2. First find the default app change option on the Default apps setting page.

3. If you didn't found the application type for which you are changing the default program then Select Choose default applications by file type.

4. Find the file format that matched your need and change it to default.


How to Set the Default Microsoft Type Files on Openoffice in Windows 10?

1. Open the OpenOffice writer which is a similar app to MS Word and create a new Page. 

2. Now type something and try to save it. It will save your document in odf(odt) format. We've to change its default file type.

3. Select Tools option from the menubar, From Load/Save select General as shown in the screenshot.

How to Set the Default Microsoft Type Files on Openoffice in Windows 10?

4. Select Always save as - Microsoft Excel 97/2000/XP.

5. Then select Ok to save the settings. Now change the Document type & Always save as.

  • Document type: Spreadsheet & Always save as - Microsoft Excel 97/2000/XP
  • Document type: Presentation  & Always save as - Microsoft Powerpoint 97/2000/XP


Conclusion

From the above article, we conclude that we can Set Openoffice as default or Make it the default program on Windows 10 by using 3 different methods.

You can achieve it either by using the file administration or by using the Windows 10 Default app settings option.

You can also reset the default apps opening program from windows settings. There are multiple options available to change the default apps opening.

If you still have any queries, please let us know in the comment section.


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