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OpenOffice Writer 3.x 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 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.
  2. Using the Database Wizard to connect to an existing database
  3. Select Connect to an existing database and choose the type from the drop-down list.
  4. Click Next and follow the instructions to select the database to register (the exact process varies between different types of data source).
  5. 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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