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brotell 02-14-2007 03:32 AM

Why wont ms word read open office
 
I received some docs in ms word converted them to open office and sent them back with revisions but the other end only has ms word and could not open my docs. Is this another big brother micro soft problem

reddazz 02-14-2007 03:47 AM

Did you save the files as *.doc or did you save them in the native openoffice format? If you saved them in the native openoffice format, then anyone using Microsoft word will not be able to read them. There is plugin which is currently being developed that will enable MS Office to read opendocument formats. I am not sure if there has been a stable release yet.

Larry Webb 02-14-2007 05:50 AM

My version of OO has three different filters in the Save As box- MS 6.0, MS 95,
MS 97 2000 XP

pixellany 02-14-2007 07:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brotell
I received some docs in ms word converted them to open office and sent them back with revisions but the other end only has ms word and could not open my docs. Is this another big brother micro soft problem

Microsoft uses proprietary formats but--at least for Word files (.doc), OpenOffice and Abiword do a decent job of saving in .doc format.

Standard formats are going to be one of the big battlegrounds in the next few years--as governments and large instituitons start insisting on standards.

Meanwhile, you are responsible for sending things in a format that you know someone can read.


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