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Setting .doc .xls .ppt as default save formats for all system users [closed]

asked 2013-07-19 21:11:14 +0100

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I was wondering how to set up the default save formats as .doc .xls and .ppt for all users of the machine. I don't want it to be for just me but any AD user that logs onto the machine.

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answered 2013-07-20 08:04:02 +0100

oweng gravatar image

The default file format is set in the registrymodifications.xcu file in the User Profile. The particular entry for Writer is this one:

<item oor:path="/org.openoffice.Setup/Office/Factories/org.openoffice.Setup:Factory['com.sun.star.text.TextDocument']">
    <prop oor:name="ooSetupFactoryDefaultFilter" oor:op="fuse">
        <value>writer8</value>
    </prop>
</item>

To use MSO 97 file formats (DOC, XLS, PPT) you would need to change the value "writer8" to "MS Word 97". To change the default format for spreadsheet and presentations you will need to additionally create these entries:

<item oor:path="/org.openoffice.Setup/Office/Factories/org.openoffice.Setup:Factory['com.sun.star.presentation.PresentationDocument']">
    <prop oor:name="ooSetupFactoryDefaultFilter" oor:op="fuse">
        <value>MS PowerPoint 97</value>
    </prop>
</item>
<item oor:path="/org.openoffice.Setup/Office/Factories/org.openoffice.Setup:Factory['com.sun.star.sheet.SpreadsheetDocument']">
    <prop oor:name="ooSetupFactoryDefaultFilter" oor:op="fuse">
        <value>MS Excel 97</value>
    </prop>
</item>
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So if I understand this correctly, this is for the specific user and their profile? What about an AD setting where there are many different users logging into the machine in a day?

sbbutkcin gravatar imagesbbutkcin ( 2013-07-22 14:13:29 +0100 )edit

I don't know if there is an application-side setting for this. It is possible the new Server Install GUI (refer posts here: http://flosmind.wordpress.com/) will allow a setting to support this, but I am not familiar with the technical details. You may need to email Florian or get in contact with the developers via the mailing list or IRC channel.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-07-24 02:40:31 +0100 )edit

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