Is there a way to get OpenOffice Writer to always open documents in Web Layout? Or, at least properly respect the view of the document? That is, if a document was in Web Layout when saved, then opening that document should be in Web Layout.
What platform did you try this on?
On my system (Debian Linux), if I set a document to "Web Layout", then save as ODT, it will open with Web Layout. Tried using OOo 3.2.0.
Did you maybe not save the document in OpenDocument (.odt) format?