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Modify installed product to open office extensions [closed]

asked 2013-10-21 09:44:45 +0100

Night-owl gravatar image

updated 2015-11-12 06:27:07 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image


Until now I have Office and LibreOffice installed in some systems and each application opened its default extensions.

Now, I have uninstalled Microsoft Office and I dont know how to predetermine LibreOffice to open Office extensions.

I need to do through msiexec command to do in unattended way.

I execute the following without success: msiexec /qn LibreOffice_4.0.5_Win_x86.msi REGISTER_ALL_MSO_TYPES=1

Any suggestions? Thanks

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answered 2013-10-21 13:46:55 +0100

Night-owl gravatar image

The problem is that the msiexec unattended command appears to not working when the product is installed.

msiexec /qb! /i LibreOffice_4.1.2_Win_x86.msi ALLUSERS=1 CREATEDESKTOPLINK=1 REGISTER_ALL_MSO_TYPES=1

msiexec /i LibreOffice_4.1.2_Win_x86.msi ALLUSERS=1 CREATEDESKTOPLINK=1 REGISTER_ALL_MSO_TYPES=1 /passive /quiet


However, it works correctly when is not installed.

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Thanks for clarifying. I had a bad feeling that might be the situation. All I can suggest is that you raise a bug and include these details as well as indicate your specific case (i.e., MSO was installed, now it is removed, how do I use msiexec to associate MSO file types with LO). I have no idea whether this will end up as an enhancement request or a bug. If you do raise a bug, please report the number back here. Thanks.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-10-22 01:49:05 +0100 )edit

Forgot to add that fdo#44462 (Provide a proper 'File Association Manager' for the windows version of Libreoffice) will be related if the request is seen as an enhancement.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-10-22 01:52:27 +0100 )edit

This is the case of the bug I have opened (70748).

Thank you :)

Night-owl gravatar imageNight-owl ( 2013-10-22 08:19:48 +0100 )edit

answered 2013-10-21 13:13:52 +0100

oweng gravatar image

Does this help at all?

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answered 2013-10-22 13:37:31 +0100

smbhatt gravatar image

On Windows Explorer select the .doc file you want to open by default with Libre (single click) and right-click it. Select 'Open With' and select 'Choose Default Program', Select 'LibreOffcie Writer' and Tick the option 'Always use the selected program to open this kind of file'. This will do a permanent association for you. The same can be done for other file extensions.

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Original question included "I need to do through msiexec command to do in unattended way" which means the requirement is likely for many multiple installs e.g., a corporate environment. Manual adjustment per workstation is not appropriate.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-10-22 14:24:31 +0100 )edit

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