I am migrating workstations in my office from MS Office to Open Office 3.2. Thankfully the migration has been painless till now. After I install Open Office, I change the default Load / Save options under Tools>Options>Load/Save>General to save in Microsoft Office compatible formats (97/2000/XP) and I unselect the Warn when not saving in ODF or default format. I have to do this for a number of Workstations in my Office manually, which takes entire days. And if I forget to change the settings on one workstation, I get complaints that the file is being saved to an unknown format. Most of our contacts still use Office 2003 and do not support the OOo default document formats.
My question: Is there an easier way to change settings after installation without manually changing them, like running a *.reg file after the install or creating an unattended installation which includes changing the settings?
Unattended installation: http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/How_Tos/Automatic_Installation_on_Windows