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[Solved] MS Office users cannot open my attachments

Postby tomahawk » Sat Dec 22, 2007 10:38 pm

When I attach an openoffice file to my email the people that I send it to (ms office users) cannot open my attachment. I thought openoffice was compatable with ms office. If not, what program is?
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Re: ms office users cannot open my attachments

Postby Corfy » Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:07 am

For Writer files, you need to go to File->Save As... and change the "Save File Type As" to "Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP (.doc)".

Unless you are talking about Calc files, in which case you need to change it to "Microsoft Excel 97/2000/XP (.xls)".

Or if you are talking about Impress files, then you need "Microsoft PowerPoint 97/2000/XP (.ppt)".

OpenOffice.org's default file format (known as OpenDocument Format) is not supported by Microsoft Office, but as you can see, it is easy to save to a format that will be opened by them.
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Re: ms office users cannot open my attachments

Postby KAMI » Sun Dec 23, 2007 8:04 am

Ask you friend to install:
http://www.sun.com/software/star/odf_plugin/get.jsp

ODF pugin makes MS Office to read ODF.
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Re: ms office users cannot open my attachments

Postby foxcole » Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:11 pm

If you are already using "Save as" to save the files in a Microsoft format such as .doc, choose the 97/2000/XP options, which is the most compatible across Microsoft versions.

If that doesn't help, then e-mail itself could be the problem. Try uploading your files to http://www.mediafire.com/ and e-mailing the links instead of the files.

If any of the suggestions offered so far work, please let us know which one and add [Solved] to the subject line of your first post. If none of them work, please provide as many additional details as you can about exactly what you're working with and exactly how you're creating the files and sending them to other users.
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