[Solved] MS Word Page format is changing in OpenOffice

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[Solved] MS Word Page format is changing in OpenOffice

Postby Venubabu549 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:32 pm

Hi,

I have a document created in MS Word with proper tables and headings. But when i opened the document the OpenOffice page formatting is not same as in MS Word and Vice Versa

Can some body suggest the necessary steps to do to not to change the document formats.

Please find the attached documents in MS Word and saved the MS Word document into OpenOffice for reference.
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MS Word.odt
MS Word file was saved into OpenOffice File
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MS Word.doc
Orginally created MS Word file
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Re: MS Word Page format is changing when open in OpenOffice

Postby rudolfo » Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:34 pm

If I look at the two documents (the .doc opened in Word 2000 and the .odt in Writer 3.1.1) they look pretty much the same. Can you try to specify what you think is wrong. The tables are formatted the same on first sight, even those that are wider then the textwidth. I don't talk about word wrap, because the changing word wrap can't be avoided with word processors that use floating point calculation. It might even differ if you open a Word document created on a 32 bit Windows system on Mac OSX.
The header and footer are different. I guess this is your main concern. This is typical because Writer has the Page-Style concept, that does not exist in MS Word. If headers are not converted correctly you might either try to simplify them (avoid table formatting in headers/footers and other fancy things) or you have to rework the document after it has been opened in OpenOffice.

If you really need the exact format on any system pdf is your choice.
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Re: MS Word Page format is changing when open in OpenOffice

Postby Venubabu549 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:10 pm

Table widths are not same as in both the documents. Tables width are expanding in OpenOffice document
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Re: MS Word Page format is changing when open in OpenOffice

Postby rudolfo » Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:36 pm

Okay, I show you what I get, when I open the .doc file in MS Word 2000 and the .odt with Writer 3.1.1 (OS in both cases Win2000). The upper part with the menu and title bar is Word 2000 (German version) with page layout and 100% magnification. The lower part below the red line is Writer 3.1.1 (page view and 100% as well). The grey lines in writer are markers for the page layout (text body with margin around, but they are not printed, of course).

word-writer-tables.png
Same document in MS Word and OOo Writer


You can see that the vertical lines of the tables are all "exactly" above each other: the visual formatting is the same.
For the two history tables on the second page it is the same, though I don't show them here with a screenshot.
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Re: MS Word Page format is changing when open in OpenOffice

Postby Venubabu549 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:25 am

Thank you for clarifying the doubt. Because two border line are coming in OpenOffice i thought the alignment is changing.
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