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Old 03-09-2006, 08:44 AM   #1
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What program in Windows to convert ODT files?


I need to find a Word extention or something similar to convert ODT files to DOC files on a Windows machine. MS website didn't bring any up, no have any forums I've read thus far. Anyone know of anything?
 
Old 03-09-2006, 08:52 AM   #2
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I donīt know if such an extention exist (at least not from Microsoft). So the only solution I can think of is to install OpenOffice.org, open the *.odt file(s) and save as *.doc
 
Old 03-09-2006, 08:55 AM   #3
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You do not need any tools for what you want to do. Just save the file (say using OpenOffice) as a .doc file and that's it.
In windows however you will not find any conversion tools because MS refused to support the format because it is an anti-monopolistic fromat ... err, I mean they are working on their own better format.
 
Old 03-09-2006, 09:50 AM   #4
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In windows however you will not find any conversion tools because MS refused to support the format because it is an anti-monopolistic fromat ... err, I mean they are working on their own better format.
I'm fairly sure Microsoft don't make any conversion tools for this, but that doesn't mean no one else does!

There are a number of programs available to convert ODT files into either DOC or HTML formats, but I can't remember where any of them are right now. Try Google or the OOo forum

Why do you want to import these documents into Word? Why not just stick to using one program all the time and avoid a lot of compatability problems?
 
Old 03-09-2006, 10:55 AM   #5
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Been trying the forums and Google. Nothing straight to DOC and most of the ODT -> HTML stuff is within OpenOffice. I enjoy OpenOffice. However, I work in a computer lab at school using of course, Word. I don't have a problem saving as a DOC and using it at school. Some of my fellow students aren't so savvy and have some trouble. Instead of installing OpenOffice on 50 machines and confusing an already very confused public about how to use these (or any) computers and what program to use, I was hoping for a transparent ODT to DOC converter so that it could automate the procedure a bit more.

The search continues!
 
Old 12-02-2007, 06:53 PM   #6
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Lightbulb ODF converter for Word

We have been using this one without any problems:
http://odf-converter.sourceforge.net...#hDownloadWord

There are a heap more listed here:
http://lnxwalt.wordpress.com/2007/01...odp-etc-files/
 
Old 12-02-2007, 11:56 PM   #7
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Been trying the forums and Google. Nothing straight to DOC and most of the ODT -> HTML stuff is within OpenOffice. I enjoy OpenOffice. However, I work in a computer lab at school using of course, Word. I don't have a problem saving as a DOC and using it at school. Some of my fellow students aren't so savvy and have some trouble. Instead of installing OpenOffice on 50 machines and confusing an already very confused public about how to use these (or any) computers and what program to use, I was hoping for a transparent ODT to DOC converter so that it could automate the procedure a bit more.

The search continues!


I think that you could also use OpenOffice.org portable in portableapps suit, that is handy because it will work with hi security systems and wont leave a trace.

Now as to the issue of saving the DOC you can in the future use most Word or office softwares to save in that format when you run them in Linux.
 
Old 10-20-2008, 06:36 AM   #8
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what you need to do is this ->

Download Sun ODF Plugin 1.2 for Microsoft Office

http://www.sun.com/software/star/odf_plugin/get.jsp

then open word and open your whatever.otd file use drop down box to select odt file type then resave as .doc

Things like this really annoy me (sorry to be mr angry but there you go)
For god's sake cant anyone post a decent answer to a tech problem anymore instead of sending us all round in circles.

i joined this forum just to answer this problem and because this site is cool

GM4N
 
Old 10-20-2008, 08:18 AM   #9
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For god's sake cant anyone post a decent answer to a tech problem anymore instead of sending us all round in circles.
That's what we do here at LQ........
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i joined this forum just to answer this problem and because this site is coolGM4N
And this says you here to help us!! (But watch the old threads)

Welcome to LQ!!
 
Old 02-25-2009, 05:43 PM   #10
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I forgot to export my .odt files to .doc before bringing them to Uni today and don't have permissions to install any of the software I've found on the net... I simply had to email them to myself and open the attachments with "google docs" Hope this helps someone else.
 
Old 09-29-2009, 11:52 PM   #11
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Excellent! Thanks...

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Things like this really annoy me (sorry to be mr angry but there you go)
For god's sake cant anyone post a decent answer to a tech problem anymore instead of sending us all round in circles.
You haven't seen circles, until you watch automotive forum boards (with cars nowadays controlled by a computer).

Phrases like 'Hit-or-miss', Plug-and-pRay', a 'Shot in the dark', etc, come to mind. And my favorite auto diagnostic technique (my own coin) - the Fully Automatic Assault Wallet approach - buy parts blindly and still NEVER fix the problem.

Last edited by buccaneere; 09-29-2009 at 11:57 PM.
 
Old 09-30-2009, 01:12 AM   #12
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Excellent! Thanks...



You haven't seen circles, until you watch automotive forum boards (with cars nowadays controlled by a computer).

Phrases like 'Hit-or-miss', Plug-and-pRay', a 'Shot in the dark', etc, come to mind. And my favorite auto diagnostic technique (my own coin) - the Fully Automatic Assault Wallet approach - buy parts blindly and still NEVER fix the problem.
Reminds me of the time I asked a question on an auto board. My car has a built-in stereo system that included a separate power amp and a ten speaker system. Pretty nice setup, and the high-end package when the car was new.

Well, I wanted to replace the head. But, since the system was factory-integrated, I didn't know what kind of outputs the head had, and my service manual didn't tell me. I didn't want to replace the power amp or speakers, just the head.

So I asked the question on the board if the stock head had standard preamp outputs and levels, and would a replacement head just drop in, using the preamp outputs from that head. I suspected the answer was "yes", but I didn't know and you know what happens when you assume...I didn't want to spend several hundred for the head then have to go through a major evolution to make it work.

The answers I got were interesting, and useless. For instance, I commented that I wanted to be sure the new head would drive the power amp at an appropriate level, and one respondent informed me (with great authority and very little knowledge) that the head would not "drive" - his quotes - the power amp.

Upshot: I didn't get any useful information. I finally tore the old head out, drove it on the bench, and measured its outputs - which told me that it was a standard preamp output and any head that had preamp outputs would work.

So - to bring this back to the point of this thread - on the car board there was no useful information for me. On this board, there is a lot of useful info; ask a question and if someone knows the answer, they'll tell you. And they'll tell you correctly. Usually.
 
Old 09-30-2009, 12:54 PM   #13
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Hmmm...

I, too, can get sucked into responding to a moldy oldie thread. Note to self: Always look at the date of the first post.
 
Old 10-06-2009, 11:54 PM   #14
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Also FYI. The version of WordPad that ships in Win7 supports opening and saving both DOC and ODT documents, just in case you need to open an odt document in someone else's PC and it have's win7.
 
  


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