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Old 06-22-2006, 11:19 AM   #1
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Open Office files


When using say...knoppix, and running open office, is it possible for someone to open an open office document if they use microsoft office?
 
Old 06-22-2006, 11:21 AM   #2
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No, Microsoft refuses to support Open Document formats (such as odt). You can save the .odt document as a .doc file from OpenOffice though.

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Old 06-22-2006, 11:26 AM   #3
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Their formatting does differ and so you'll need to check each doc. which is very counter productive
 
Old 06-22-2006, 01:40 PM   #4
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If you just want them to be able to read it (ie. not edit it) the best way is to save it as a PDF. Then you have no formatting problems.

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Old 06-22-2006, 10:18 PM   #5
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If you just want them to be able to read it (ie. not edit it) the best way is to save it as a PDF. Then you have no formatting problems.

Brian
can you save say a flyer or graph as a pdf, then email it?
 
Old 06-22-2006, 10:25 PM   #6
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can you save say a flyer or graph as a pdf, then email it?
Absolutely...

You can e-mail ANY file--you just need to have a format that the recipient can read. Since Acrobat Reader is free, anyone "should"be able to read a pdf.

One of the big strengths of OpenOffice is the built-in PDF export feature.
 
Old 06-23-2006, 01:04 AM   #7
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Please don't forget that you also save it as normal openoffice document. If you only save it as PDF, you only have the PDF that you can not edit.
 
  


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