[Solved] Setting Default to save as MS Office format

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[Solved] Setting Default to save as MS Office format

Postby mrblook » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:31 pm

I have just installed OO4 on my Mac and would like to set a default so any document type is saved in the microsoft format.
Guides on the web tell you to do this via ToolsOptions etc however I cannot find options item under tools. It only has
customize. Help!!
Last edited by Hagar Delest on Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:22 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: tagged [Solved].
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Re: Setting Default so documents save as MS Office format

Postby RoryOF » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:33 pm

On a Mac look under Preferences. Setting to default to Microsoft formats is not (in my opinion) a good idea.
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Re: Setting Default so documents save as MS Office format

Postby mrblook » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:55 pm

Yes that worked. Go to Open Office and select Preferences. Then "Load/Save" then "General" then select ...."Always save as" and select your choice
Do last bit for each item like doc, spreadsheet etc...
Perfect thanks
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Re: Setting Default so documents save as MS Office format

Postby Zizi64 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:26 pm

Setting to default to Microsoft formats is not (in my opinion) a good idea.


It is very bad idea. There is not (never was and never will be) 100% compatible between the different fileformats. The AOO and LO can work (edit a document) ONLY in the international standard ODF fileformat. Therefore the applications MUST CONVERT the foreign fileformats at every opening and saving procedure. It will cause errors.
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Re: [Solved] Setting Default to save as MS Office format

Postby John_Ha » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:35 pm

See [Tutorial] Differences between Writer and MS Word files for why you should always work in and save files as .odt.
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