UOF File Extension

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Uniform Office Document

What is UOF file?

UOF filename suffix is mostly used for Uniform Office Document files. UOF file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux, Mac OS, Windows system platform. Files with UOF extension are categorized as Text Files files. The Text Files subset comprises 346 various file formats. Apache OpenOffice supports UOF files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 5 other tools may also be used. Apache OpenOffice software was developed by Apache Software Foundation, and on its official website you may find more information about UOF files or the Apache OpenOffice software program.

Programs which support UOF file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with UOF files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with UOF extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support UOF file

How to open file with UOF extension?

Problems with accessing UOF may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Uniform Office Document files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with UOF files.

Step 1. Download and install Apache OpenOffice

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening UOF files is that no program that can handle UOF files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select Apache OpenOffice or one of the recommended programs (for example, LibreOffice) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support UOF files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Apache OpenOffice installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Apache Software Foundation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Apache OpenOffice and update if needed

If you already have Apache OpenOffice installed on your systems and UOF files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Apache OpenOffice installed, it may not support UOF format. The latest version of Apache OpenOffice should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Uniform Office Document files with Apache OpenOffice

If you have the latest version of Apache OpenOffice installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage UOF on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the UOF file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Apache OpenOffice installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open UOF files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected UOF file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Apache OpenOffice and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with UOF extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the UOF file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the UOF file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Verify that the UOF in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the UOF is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the UOF file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the UOF file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the UOF file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with UOF extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Uniform Office Document file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Apache OpenOffice

If the systems has insufficient resources to open UOF files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Uniform Office Document files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with UOF files affecting older versions of given software.

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