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  • Word/Office Blocks my LibreOffice

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    Home Forums AskWoody support Microsoft Office by version Word/Office Blocks my LibreOffice

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        scotsman
        AskWoody Plus

        I bought a new Dell laptop with Windows 10 (version 1909) recently.  I’ve found when I go to my Libre Office, Microsoft’s Word (and/or Office) blocks me from getting to my material.  It wants me to try or buy Word (and/or Office).  Has any one here run into this disgraceful trick by Microsoft?  And, if so, how did you unblock  this device?

        scotsman

      • #2153145 Reply
        jabeattyauditor
        AskWoody Lounger

        There’s nothing to “unblock” – you just need to uninstall the trial version of Office that Dell pre-installs on anything and everything it can get away with.

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      • #2153148 Reply
        PKCano
        Da Boss

        If you do not want MS Office, got to Settings\Apps left click on the MS Office trial version that came with the PC and choose uninstall.

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        MrJimPhelps
        AskWoody_MVP

        You need to associate the Office extensions (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, etc) with Libre Office, so that when you click on one of those files, it will default to Libre Office.

        Also, set the default file location in each Libre Office app to the location of your files.

        As stated above, uninstall MS Office.

        Group "L" (Linux Mint)
        with Windows 8.1 running in a VM
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