[Solved] If I change OS to Linux are Win OO files readable?

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[Solved] If I change OS to Linux are Win OO files readable?

Postby laingjc » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:19 pm

With support stopping for Windows 7, I am considering changing my desktop to LINUX. I have a lot of OpenOffice files on my computer created under Windows 7. Will OO under LINUX be able to read these files?
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OpenOffice 4.1.1 on Windows 10
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Re: If I change OS to LINUX are my windows OO files readable

Postby RoryOF » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:32 pm

Yes, without difficulty provided correct fonts are installed. In linux the MS font package is ttf-mscorefonts-installer and should be in your distro's repositories.
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If I change OS to LINUX are my windows OO files readable?

Postby laingjc » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:42 pm

With support stopping for Windows 7, I am considering changing my desktop to LINUX. I have a lot of OpenOffice files on my computer created under Windows 7. Will OO under LINUX be able to read these files?
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Re: If I change OS to LINUX are my windows OO files readable

Postby John_Ha » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:49 pm

Yes.

I too am looking at Linux instead of W10.
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See the Writer Guide, the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials and Writer for students.

Remember: Always save your Writer files as .odt files. - see here for the many reasons why.
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