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

How-To: OpenOffice Tutorial: Open a Database from Windows Explorer with files shown as icons
  1. This screencast demonstrates how to open databases using Windows Explorer with its view options set to show icons.
  2. With this view option enabled, you should see the different files represented as icons. OpenDocument databases like this one, should typically have a Base icon.
  3. Now, to open a database, simply double-click on its icon.
  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 as icons.

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Open a Database from Windows Explorer with files shown as icons

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

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

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