[Solved] Compatibility Question with MS Office

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[Solved] Compatibility Question with MS Office

Postby sarala » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:39 pm

i want to create documents with open office but i am unsure if they will open with microsoft office? are they compatible? is there some sort of compatibility program i can use? im really desperate right about now
Last edited by sarala on Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Compatibility Question

Postby RoryOF » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:13 pm

You can save from OpenOffice in .doc format. Use /File /Save As, drop the file type selector to MS Office 97/2000/XP and check the "automatic file name extension" box. All current versions of MS Word read .doc files.
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Re: Compatibility Question with MS Office

Postby Villeroy » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:05 pm

You better distribute your documents as PDF which is readable on any platform.
If, and only if, the receipient is supposed to edit your document with Microsoft Word you may send .doc files.
I prefer plain text for collaboration. Plain text makes everything as easy as can be.
Please, edit this topic's initial post and add "[Solved]" to the subject line if your problem has been solved.
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Re: Compatibility Question with MS Office

Postby sarala » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:23 pm

thanks!
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