[Solved] Trying to save a doc in Microsoft Word form?

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[Solved] Trying to save a doc in Microsoft Word form?

Postby MickeyLee Fischer » Mon May 18, 2020 1:22 am

I've written a book and am now using the Apache Open Writer. I need to save it as a Microsoft Word format but when I try to save it under the new format, it only saves about half the book. Does this mean the file is to big? How can I save the complete document in Microsoft Word to send it to my publisher? Many thanks to whomever answers this plea for help. My email addy is [redacted] if you would rather contact me that way.

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Re: Trying to save a doc in microsoft word form?

Postby RusselB » Mon May 18, 2020 2:40 am

Welcome to the Forums.
My first question has to be, which Microsoft Word format did you try saving it in?
The standard extension for a Microsoft Word document is .doc, however there's (at least) 3 versions of Microsoft Word .doc formats.
If you have tried all three options that OpenOffice Writer is capable of saving in, and none of them work, then you could try downloading and installing LibreOffice which will open your .odt book but has the ability to save in the .docx Microsoft Word format. Please note that, like the .doc, there are different versions of .docx and LibreOffice Writer can only save (I believe) in one of them, but I don't know which one.
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Re: Trying to save a doc in microsoft word form?

Postby JeJe » Mon May 18, 2020 7:04 am

What do you mean by half the book... what/which half parts are/aren't being saved? What program do you open it up again in to only get half the book?

Word can open OpenOffice odt file so try opening it in Word as an odt and see whether you get all of it... and saving to the Word format from there if necessary.
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Re: Trying to save a doc in microsoft word form?

Postby RoryOF » Mon May 18, 2020 9:48 am

If one must use .doc format, the best choice is to select Word 97/2000/XP. using the dropdown for File type in the File Save as dialog. The other two .doc formats offered are very outdated and, in my opinion, irrelevant.

It is best always, repeat _ALWAYS_, to work and save in .odt format; when the document is complete it might then be saved in .doc format if that is deemed essential.
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Re: Trying to save a doc in microsoft word form?

Postby John_Ha » Mon May 18, 2020 11:54 am

See [Tutorial] Differences between Writer and MS Word files for a description of differences and for why you should always work in, and save Writer files, as .odt.

If your publisher stupidly asks for a .doc file then challenge them. If they refuse to change then save a copy of your master .odt file as a .doc file and continue to work on the .odt file.

Be aware that layout may change, images may move and other problems may occur when you make your copy .doc file.

LibreOffice has better compatibility with .doc files than AOO.
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See the Writer Guide, the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials and Writer for students.

Remember: Always save your Writer files as .odt files. - see here for the many reasons why.
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Re:(Solved) Trying to save a doc in microsoft word form?

Postby MickeyLee Fischer » Mon May 18, 2020 2:20 pm

Thank you all for your information it was very helpfull and I was able to save the whole book as Word 97/2000/XP. If I have any other questions, I'll be back. To answer a couple of questions you guy's had, It was only saving 179 pages of a 245 page book, I still don't know why it wouldn't save the whole document but one of you suggested Word 97/2000/XP and that did the trick. Now I can send it to my publisher with confidence.

Thank you,

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Re: Trying to save a doc in microsoft word form?

Postby RoryOF » Mon May 18, 2020 2:33 pm

Be aware that transfer to .doc format may confuse elaborate formatting.
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Re:(Solved) Trying to save a doc in microsoft word form?

Postby MickeyLee Fischer » Mon May 18, 2020 3:02 pm

Thanks for the info, but it's all text, no graphics at all.
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Re: Trying to save a doc in microsoft word form?

Postby John_Ha » Mon May 18, 2020 3:05 pm

Read the tutorial to see the sort of problems you may get.
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Re: [Solved] Trying to save a doc in Microsoft Word form?

Postby MickeyLee Fischer » Mon May 18, 2020 8:32 pm

John,
I will do that at my first opportunity.
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