New to OpenOffice Delete MSO?

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New to OpenOffice Delete MSO?

Postby Georganna » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:49 pm

I have just downloaded version 4.1.5 (my husband did actually) and we have gone to control panel in windows and made Open Office our defalt program for all associated programs. Should we uninstall Microsoft Office? or is it not advisable?
Windows 7 OpenOffice 4.1.5
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Re: New to Open Office Delete MSO?

Postby FJCC » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:42 pm

There is no technical reason to uninstall MS Office. If it is not costing you any money, I suggest you leave it in place in case you have to view or edit documents in the MSO formats. It is always best use a program for which the document format is native.
AOO 3.4 or 4.1 on MS Windows XP ( before 2013-08-03) or Windows 7
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Re: New to OpenOffice Delete MSO?

Postby John_Ha » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:27 am

See [Tutorial] Differences between Writer and MS Word files for why you should always work in and save files as .odt.
AOO 4.1.5, Windows 7 Home 64 bit

See the Writer Manual, the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials and the Writer guide.

Remember: Always save your Writer files as .odt files. - see here for the many reasons why.
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Re: New to OpenOffice Delete MSO?

Postby esperantisto » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:01 am

There are only two persons who can answer this question: you and your husband. Use AOO for a time and you’ll see.
AOO 4.2.0 / LibO 5.0.2.1 / Win 7 / openSUSE Linux 11.3 (32-bit) / 13.2 (64-bit)
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