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  1. MikeHunt555

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    Despite having installed LO Viewer, I can't get it to open an odt file.
    If I use explorer to find and click on an odt file, I'm told I don't have an App to open it.
    See the mage.
     

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    So apparently LO viewer doesn't do what it should.
    Follow the instructions and install an app from the play store as stated
     
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    Thanks for replying.
    I uninstalled LO and tried Open Office. I still get the same error message when clicking on the odt file.

    If I open either App, I find it impossible to navigate to my SD card to get to the file, in order to try opening it that way.
     
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    Try opening from a file manager instead
     
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    I have been doing that. That's when I see the error message.
     
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    The odt file was created using LO on my PC.
    I copied it onto my Samsung mobile.

    The ONLY way I can open it on my Samsung is by opening Word, then in Word navigate to the file.

    However, File Manager still insists I do not have an App to open it with, even though Word will open it.

    I also have an ods file copied from PC to mobile which shows the same error message.

    Is it perhaps an Android problem I wonder?
     
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    Install a different file manager from the play store and see if that opens the file.
     
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    The file manager is a Samsung one. I wouldn't really want to start changing that, it opens evrything else fine.

    It's all getting rather involved for me. I think it's better to accept I can't open these files on Android.

    Thanks for all the help.
     
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    Give Google Docs a try. It seems to open anything....
     

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