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I have winXP LibreOffice and MS office installed.

How do I make LibreOffice the default opening program for all of its know document types? I know that I can change one extension at a time. But is there a way to change all of them?

I want LibreOffice to open .doc .xls and ... (I do not know all of them)

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from here:

please try a 'Custom Setup', see
→ Installation of LibreOffice 3.3 on Windows
http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/installation/windows/
especially:
- Dialog Box #6: Choice of Typical or Custom Installation
- Dialog Box #8: Choice for File Type Associations

You may start from 'Add or Remove Programs' > 'LibreOffice...' > 'Modify',
or
(unpacked *.exe file) 'libreoffice33.msi' > right-click 'Install' > 'Modify'.

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Modify did not work, reinstall did. Thanks –  Hans-Peter E. Kristiansen Aug 9 '12 at 19:39
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'Modify' worked for me. Thanks!

On Windows Vista:

  • click START
  • Settings
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a Program
  • Select the right program from the list
  • click 'change'
  • follow instructions.
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