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Old 05-06-2007, 06:25 PM   #1
taijiseabird
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OpenOffice installed as 2.2; two days later, it had mutated to 2.1


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Part 2 of 2 from taijisealion Help!

Here's my Open Source problem. Apr. 28 I downloaded OpenOffice and installed it on the programs drive of my PC to give it a spin. It was very refreshing to be using something other than Windows XP! I used the spreadsheet to download a daily financial report for which I normally use Excel. I was pleased that the process of formatting to print on one page was easier. I also chose Master Document to try things I normally do on Word.

A couple of days later, the Icon for OpenOffice was no longer in my tray, where it had turned up when I installed the program.

I went to 'All Programs,' and opened up Open Office from there. Success - well, not quite - THERE WAS NO LONGER ANY SPREADSHEET IN THE PROGRAM!

Next I noticed there was NO LONGER A MASTER DOCUMENT in the program. But now there is a DIFFERENT PROGRAM, called, WRITER! (What happened to my ILLUSION of gaining control over my 'HAUNTED' computer?)

I downloaded OpenOffice again, but this time, before I actually installed it, I clicked on the spreadsheet icon in my download. To my surprise it OPENED without benefit of an INSTALLATION. So I began using it that way, and I got a whole lot of financial downloads saved (maybe saved).

I hadn't deleted the first installation, because it was my intention to compare the appearance of the two downloads before I deleted the 1st one. This morning, the program has morphed back to no spreadsheet and no master document. (Well, it just occurred to me that it might actually be the first download that is running at this point.)

In Internet Explorer's 'History' folder, under 'My Computer,' there is a long list of 'IE' types that contains every financial document I was working with yesterday, off the financial websites - VERY SCARY! It looks like they might be on the Internet - there is a large 'e' in front of each of them!

There are also a LOT of LINKS that I haven't been able to open today. Many of them have to do with Linux, such as were found in the book, 'Just Say No to Microsoft,' and some of the Linux links that I found through Google.

WORSE yet, I can't ask my son for help, because he is going to say, "I told you just to learn Windows better, and NOT TO GET INVOLVED WITH LINUX!"

Thank you, I hope you can help,

taijisealion
 
Old 05-06-2007, 07:05 PM   #2
jay73
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In Internet Explorer's 'History' folder, under 'My Computer,' there is a long list of 'IE' types that contains every financial document I was working with yesterday, off the financial websites - VERY SCARY! It looks like they might be on the Internet - there is a large 'e' in front of each of them!
That is normal, IE keeps a log of all the sites you visited. You can actually specify just how long these logs should be kept.

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There are also a LOT of LINKS that I haven't been able to open today. Many of them have to do with Linux, such as were found in the book, 'Just Say No to Microsoft,' and some of the Linux links that I found through Google.
Do you mean by actually typing there addresses into your browser?

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Next I noticed there was NO LONGER A MASTER DOCUMENT in the program. But now there is a DIFFERENT PROGRAM, called, WRITER! (What happened to my ILLUSION of gaining control over my 'HAUNTED' computer?)
This too may be normal; the writing/editing component is actually called Writer; the "Master Document" may have been a simple template or something like that.

I think I'm going to isntall openoffice on my XP and see what happens. That should allow me see what you are referring to exactly (it's been a while since I last used XP...).

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