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Re: [tlug] Forcing openoffice to open a .tsv file with calc

On 20/04/07, Darren Cook <> wrote:
> I would like OpenOffice to open a .tsv with the calc (spreadsheet)
> application. However, even if I start calc and select the "File ->
> Open" option there, OpenOffice opens the file with writer (word
> processor). Is there any way to override this?

I've had the same frustration (using *.txt extension for tab-separated;
but you should consider filing a bug report for it doing the same with
the .tsv extension). Personally I think doing it with *.txt is a bug:
after I've gone to the trouble of opening Calc why would it think I want
to use Writer, especially as txt is a valid csv extension (see next

Um... Actually that is a feature. It one of the things my mother
mentioned she prefers in 'office' to 'Word' is that when you open an
excel (or Calc) document in Writer, it opens correctly in Calc. MS
Word just opens it as gibberish (because it was an excel file, not a
word file).


PS this is a few word versions back, so things might of changed.

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