[Solved] Non-OpenOffice.org Recipents of OOo Attachments

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[Solved] Non-OpenOffice.org Recipents of OOo Attachments

Postby rbnj » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:42 pm

Will someone who only has MS Office be able to open attachments I send them?
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Re: Non-OpenOffice Recipents of OpenOffice Attachments

Postby thomasjk » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:29 pm

Yes but you will have to save them as .doc or .xls files. Do File-->Save As Microsoft Word or Excel 97/2000/XP(.doc or .xls)
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Re: Non-OpenOffice Recipents of OpenOffice Attachments

Postby TheGurkha » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:36 pm

It is always safer to work in the native OOo formats (.odt and .ods etc) and then use Save As to save a copy in .doc or .xls format if you need to distribute it in MS Office formats. But always then go back to the native OOo version to continue working. If the people you are sending to do not need to edit the files then it is best to send them a PDF as then no matter what office suite they use it will be possible for them to read and print the files.

File > Save As and select 'Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP' from the 'Save as type' dropdown menu. Make sure the 'Automatic file name extension' option is checked.

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