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Is OpenOffice only openable on the W8 desktop?

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    Is OpenOffice only openable on the W8 desktop?

    Although I have an Oo shortcut icon on the Desktop & a listing under 'Documents', I also have an Oo tile in the Start menu. Why when I select the tile does it open on the Desktop. If I delete the shortcut icon & the Document listing will this allow it to open as a full-screen site from the Start menu?

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    Windows 8 Pro 64bit

    No, as OpenOffice is a desktop app (just as Office 2013, e.g.). Start screen contains the same shortcuts that would be inside Start Menu on Windows 7.
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    Thank for that Jod!
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Is OpenOffice only openable on the W8 desktop?

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