Open Document Text

  golucky 22:06 18 Feb 2006

I need to open 'Open Document Text' documents in Word 2002. These have been received prepared in the Open Office WRITER programme, part of the Open Office Suite. Any ideas, please?

  Eric10 22:46 18 Feb 2006

I don't use OpenOffice myself so I could be wrong but I don't think that MS Word can open OpenOffice Write documents if they have been saved in its native format. You could ask the person who sent you the documents to save them in Word format from the File Save As dialogue and choose MS Word (.doc) in the File Type drop down box. Of course, since is free for personal use you could download it click here and install it on your own PC. If you choose a custom install you can install just the Writer if that's all you need.

  golucky 22:55 18 Feb 2006

Thank you for your advice, Eric10. I can instal from PC Advisor's DVD - two issues ago. I had hoped a file converter might be available. I'll put the question to Open Office. Thanks again.

  Belatucadrus 01:18 19 Feb 2006

Microsoft are notorious for ignoring the competitors file formats, presumably as the big kid on the block they can afford to. The bizarre thing is that they extend this to their own software, Office can't open Works documents without a converter.

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