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Transfering from MS Office 2013 to OpenOffice

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:36 pm
by bluedolphin
Can you transfer files from Microsoft Office 2013 to Open Office if so how can you do it please?

Thank you for your help Villeroy

You may think me silly but what is a ODF file. I can not find that sort of file. Thanks

Re: Transfering

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:21 pm
by Villeroy
Open the file and then save it as an ODF file type.
For mass conversion: File>Wizards>Document Converter

Re: Transfering from MS Office 2013 to OpenOffice

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:31 pm
by Lupp
(Answering to the edited question:)
ODF stands for Open Document Format. You won't find documents with the extension.odf because there are specific extensions for different cases.
.odt for odf TEXT
.ods for odf SPREADSHEET
.ott for odf TEXT-TEMPLATE ...

You will find the formats available in any case if you consult the drop down list at the end of the 'File' 'Save' ('Save As') dialogue.

Re: Transfering from MS Office 2013 to OpenOffice

PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:10 am
by keme
Lupp wrote:...You won't find documents with the extension.odf because there are specific extensions for different cases. ...

Actually, you may find xxx.odf. Formulas created in OO Math use that "open document formula" extension. This is the exception, though. Formulas are normally created as embedded objects within other documents, in which case they don't exist as separate files.

IOW, "ODF" has two distinct meanings:
    Used separately it stands for Open Document Format - [description/definition of] a storage format for office documents. (Abstract. This is the most common usage.)
    As a filename extension it stands for Open Document Formula - signifying a file containing a formula, stored in a manner conforming to the Open Document Format. (Concrete. Connected to an actual object, where it signifies the object's type. Rarely used.)

Re: Transfering from MS Office 2013 to OpenOffice

PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:06 am
by Zizi64
to bluedolphin:

Yes, the Apache OpenOffice or LibreOffice can open, and convert the MS type documents to native, standardized ODF formats.


...But!...:

If you have a lot of VBA macros associated to your MSOffice documents, you will in a "big" trouble"!
The MSO VBA and the StarBasic/AOO_API are not compatible. You need rewrite the vast majority of your macros.
(Maybe the simpliest ones can run in MSO and AOO, too)