Opening OOorg documents w/Microsoft Word

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Opening OOorg documents w/Microsoft Word

Postby hendriksenr » Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:16 am

Welcome beginner. What is your question or comment?
Please try to briefly and clearly tell us: What you want, What you tried, and What happened.

I recently tried to send an email with an to multiple people with an OOorg writer file attached. I always understood Open Office and Microsoft Office to be compatible. But I received email back from everyone immediately that they could not open my file. Did I do something wrong? Do I need to save it under a different extension? Or am I just out of luck and no one's gonna be able to read my attachments. What do I do? Please help people.

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Re: opening OOorg documents w/Microsoft Word

Postby thomasjk » Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:11 am

You need to do File-->Save As--->Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP to save your documents in .doc format.
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Re: opening OOorg documents w/Microsoft Word

Postby bobban » Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:40 am

+1 to what thomasjk said.

M$ Office cannot open Open Document format files. The Sun ODF plugin for allows it to.

Word of warning. I have only used this once and found that it didn't properly format by bullets and numbering. I suspect this may be because of changes to the Open Document formats incorporated in OOov3.0.0, so please test first.
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Re: Opening OOorg documents w/Microsoft Word

Postby hendriksenr » Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:58 am

Thank you everyone for your comments
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Re: Opening OOorg documents w/Microsoft Word

Postby TheGurkha » Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:21 am

Also, remember that if they don't need to edit it and only need to read/print it, you can send it as a PDF and not worry about what office suite they are using.

Anyway, if your question has been answered please go to your first post and use the Edit button, and add [Solved] to the start of the title. You can use the green tick icon at the same time if you like.
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