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Old 07-24-2010, 01:26 PM   #1
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Word files?


I just installed Mandriva. I saved my Word files and photos from XP on a backup drive.[Used partition magic but errors occured/.xp was inoperable so wiped and installed Mandriva] Now what do I do to use my files?
 
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Old 07-24-2010, 01:41 PM   #3
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Thanks. Can I just transfer the files to this hardrive, and save them here on Mandriva? Will it recognize them?
 
Old 07-24-2010, 01:42 PM   #4
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I just installed Mandriva. I saved my Word files and photos from XP on a backup drive.[Used partition magic but errors occured/.xp was inoperable so wiped and installed Mandriva] Now what do I do to use my files?
Use OpenOffice and I believe for word *.doc documents the most appropriate software in linux would be Abiword
 
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OpenOffice Write and Abiword both can read/write to MS Word documents. Linux can read/write to NTFS, Fat32 & Fat formats. If the backup drive is formatted with NTFS, you may need to do some extra steps to be able to write to NTFS if Mandriva doesn't automatically have it setup to write. You can use Mandriva's filemanager to view the backup drive.
 
  


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