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Saving to a disc

Postby boilermaker27 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:48 pm

I have a document that I just found and was finally able to open it using Open Office. I made the document years ago and thought it was lost. Now that I have it opened I am trying to figure out how to put it on a CD or DVD, but cannot figure out how to do it. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: saving to a disc

Postby Hagar Delest » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:00 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum!

First export it to PDF. Then burn it to a CD or DVD, that has nothing to do with OpenOffice. There are certainly already software on your system that can do that. Or free ones available on the web.

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Re: Saving to a disc

Postby RoryOF » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:03 pm

And to allow future editing, also make a copy on the DVD of the .odt (or whatever) file, using the same DVD burning utility.
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Re: Saving to a disc

Postby RusselB » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:33 pm

If you use a CD or DVD-RW disc, then you can save the file to the disc and, if wanted or needed, be able to edit the document and re-save it to the same disc.
Windows 7 comes with the ability to burn to disc.
What kind of disc is dependent on the drive hardware. These days most systems come with DVD burners, but if your system is old, then it might be a CD burner, in which case a DVD won't work.
In Windows 7, click the Start button, then highlight -> but DON'T click -> My Computer (or whatever you've renamed it to, if anything).
Look at the list of drives that will show when My Computer is highlighted. One of them, usually the D drive, will be your CD/DVD drive. Look at the name of the drive. It should be something like CD, CD RW, DVD, DVD RW, BR, BR RW.
If it has the RW, then you have a burner. If it doesn't, then you don't.
CD is limited to CDs. DVD can do DVDs and CDs, BR can do Blu-Ray, DVD and CD.
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Re: Saving to a disc

Postby RoryOF » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:45 pm

It may be better practice to edit the files on the local hard disk, then with a DVD utility (or File Manager) copy these files to the DVD, rather than to Save them directly to the DVD from OpenOffice.

If anything goes wrong with the direct Save, you may lose your files. I instance the many reports of problems writing direct to USB sticks; it may be that such similar problems will apply to writing direct to DVD. Better to be safe than sorry.
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Re: Saving to a disc

Postby RusselB » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:48 pm

I have to agree with RoryOF regarding the storage for the editable file.
While the RW discs will allow you to write and re-write to them, you'll get a better and faster saving using your internal hard drive.
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