Using the Open and Save As dialogs

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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 examples of these dialogs.

The three buttons in the top right of the OOo Open dialog 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.

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.

OOo Open dialog, showing some of the file formats that 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.

OOo SaveAs dialog, showing some of the file formats to which files can be saved.

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