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OpenOffice Tutorial: Open a Database from Windows Explorer with files shown with details

How-To: OpenOffice Tutorial: Open a Database from Windows Explorer with files shown with details
  1. This screencast demonstrates how to open databases using Windows Explorer with its view options set to show file details.
  2. With this view option enabled, you should see the different files in a list along with their icons. You should also see other information beside the file including the file's size, it's type and the date of modification.
  3. OpenDocument databases like this one, should typically have a Base icon if OpenOffice is installed. To open the database, simply double click on its icon or filename.
  4. Great! OpenOffice.org Base should open along with the database you selected. Note that with OpenOffice installed, this happens because Base is the default program that opens OpenDocument databases.
  5. Congratulations! You have learned how to open databases using Windows Explorer that is set to view file details.

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Open a Database from Windows Explorer with files shown with details

This screencast demonstrates how to open using OpenOffice.org from Windows Explorer with shown with details. You learn:

  • How files look like with the view set to show file details.
  • How to open databases in Base from Windows Explorer.

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