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OpenOffice 3.x Getting Started Guide
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If you are using Microsoft Windows, you can choose whether to use the Open and Save As dialogs or the ones provided by Windows. To view or change which type of dialog uses:

  1. Choose Tools > Options > > General.
  2. Select the Use dialogs checkbox.

This section discusses the Open and Save As dialogs. See below for an example of the Save As dialog; the Open dialog is similar.

The three buttons in the top right of the OOo Open and Save As dialogs are, from left to right:

  • Go Up One Level in the folder (directory) hierarchy. This is a long-click button if you want to go up higher than just one level.
  • Create New Folder.
  • View Menu.
The Save As dialog, showing some of the Save formats

For documents that have been saved with more than one version, use the version drop-down to select which version you wish to open in read-only mode. For Microsoft Office documents, only the current version can be opened.

Use the Files of type field to specify the type of file to be opened or the format of the file to be saved.

The Read-only checkbox opens the file for reading and printing only. Consequently, most of the toolbars disappear, and most menu options are disabled. An Edit File button is displayed on the Function Toolbar to open the file for editing.

It is possible to open files from the web using URLs.

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