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OpenOffice Writer User Guide
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Accessing an existing data source

If you have an existing data source, such as a spreadsheet or database, you simply need to tell OpenOffice.org about it. This is called registering a data source.

To register an existing data source:

  1. Select File > New > Database to launch the Database Wizard (Figure 383).

  2. Select Connect to an existing database and choose the type from the drop-down list.

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  1. Click Next and follow the instructions to select the database to register (the exact process varies between different types of data source).

  2. In Step 3: Save and proceed, check that Yes, register the database for me is selected. Deselect Open the database for editing – you just need to register it, not edit it through Base.

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