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    RM CC3 file association for office 2003

    Hi all

    We have a RM CC3 network and I have installed MS office 2003 on here a long time ago but to give people the option we also have put on Open Office 3.1.1 aswell.

    After installing the Open Office the file association had changed from opening a word document (.doc) to open office now. This has happened for all MS office file formats. So by default all users now will automatically open files in open office and we want MS office to be the default.

    I have read quite a bit about using the assoc and ftype command line to sort this out. So we can make a start up script to run on each machine to correct this issue but being CC3 I didnt want to do this straight away as knowing CC3 this could break something else!!

    Just asking if anyone else has had this sort of issue and how they have solved it on a CC3 network, is there any other way of doing this on CC3 or is it a no go?

    Thanks in advance

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    You could reassign Office to the machines and it'll probably make it default again?

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    Much easier way is to send out a reg frag.

    Here's how to do Word, do the same for the other Apps:

    *Create a reg file in Notepad, call is something like WordFileAss.reg with the line [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.doc]

    *Test by right clicking file and merging on your workstation, check that Word opens and also that the reg key has been altered.

    *Add WordFileAss.reg to the required User Types as a custom reg frag.

    *Log in as a user with that User Type and test.

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