how to save text files with non-standard extensions

Asked by Sue Solberg

I need to be able to save text files without the .txt extension, but with weird custom extensions instead. I'm not seeing a way to do this in OpenOffice 3.2.0. If I type in the filename.goofy it ends up as filename.goofy.txt--*is* there a way to do it or do the files have to be renamed manually?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

There is a tickbox in the 'save as' dialogue which is called 'Automatic filename extension'

Untick it, it's as clear as day....

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Sue Solberg (italapas) said :

Okay, so perhaps I'm blind, but I'm just not seeing it. Could you point me to it like I'm an aged grandmother?

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Best Tony Pursell (ajpursell) said :

Hi Sue

If you want the 'Automatic filename extension' tick box, you will need to use the dialogue boxes for Saving and Opening files.

You get them by ticking 'Use dialogue boxes' under 'Open/Save dialogue boxes' in Tools > Options... > > General.

By default, uses the Open/Save dialogue boxes provided by the operating system, which in this case is Ubuntu.


PS If this answers your question, please mark it as Solved.

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Sue Solberg (italapas) said :

Thanks Tony Pursell, that solved my question.