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Postby nyartist » Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:43 am

Will OpenOffice open files with .wps or .wdb?
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Re: Microsoft Works

Postby DrewJensen » Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:16 am

Currently the standard version of OpenOffice.org does not work with those file types.

Works does allow you export ( save as ) these files to formats that you can use however -

*.doc, *.dbf

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Re: Microsoft Works

Postby greyeagle » Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:30 am

Hi,

I have the same question about .wps
If you state that the "standard" version can not import .wps, is there a version or plugin that can? Is something like that planned?

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Re: Microsoft Works

Postby DrewJensen » Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:42 am

yes, for .wps you can use the version of OpenOffice.org available from http://Go-oo.org - this is basically the same source tree that is used to build many of the Linux distribution versions of OpenOffice.org and the Novell version.

This is a mixed bag however - for somethings they are ahead in the release cycle from the man oo.o files, for others they are somewhat behind. Right now they are listing a last build date of 10/8/2007 I believe, which would put them one release behind from the 2.3.1 release at OpenOffice.org.

Then again you can install more then one copy of OpenOffice.org at a time, so if you want to try it you could do so without having to de-install any other one.

For instructions on installing multiple copies of OO.o see:

http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wik ... s_parallel
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