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Don't know which distro, so don't know if automount floppy is available/on. Anyway, put a floppy in and then click the floppy icon on the desktop. This should mount it. Then, in openoffice, select save as
This will likely work unless you have a weird name for your floppy. If you don't have an icon for your floppy post back with the distro and contents of /etc/fstab.
You can spiff it up a little. If automount is active on your floppy, you don't need to click on it, it will mount when inserted.
insert the floppy
in a console
if you see the contents, then the system is automounting the floppy.
Even if it isn't automounting, the following can make it easier to
'navigate' to the floppy.
Then, as root, for the user
example, cd /home/<user>
ln -s /mnt/floppy floppy
Then, when the user wants to save, you select 'floppy' and it will redirect you to the mounted floppy.
Check your distro documentation. Mandrake enables it by default, 9.0 can add it, Suse...I don't know, but that is where to find out. Each one is slightly different. I am assuming you are using a boxed distro...but whatever the distro, you need to search that documentation on automount floppy.