pcbobby 18:03 16 Sep 2009

I have installed OpenOffice.Org word processor software.
When I emailed a letter attachment to a member of my family, they were unable to open it, as their Word facility did not recognise the OpenOffice.Org format.

Is there a way round it, or, does the recipient also need to have OpenOffice.Org installed to read it?

  feb 18:10 16 Sep 2009

Make sure you save the letter as a word doc, Open Office does not use that as the default setting.

  pcbobby 18:13 16 Sep 2009

feb, thank you.
I do not have Word installed on my PC, omly OpenOffice, can I still save it as a Word doc?

  bretsky 18:16 16 Sep 2009

"can I still save it as a Word doc?"

Yes, just "save as" and select you file format from the drop down box Microsoft word 97/200

  bretsky 18:18 16 Sep 2009

sorry meant to say, word 97/2000/xp (.doc)

bretsky ;0)

  Technotiger 18:19 16 Sep 2009

Can you save as Word .doc ... Yes, just click on Save as, in Open Office Org, and then look in the drop-down menu for Document type to save as.

  pcbobby 18:23 16 Sep 2009

bretsky and technotiger.

Thank you for your help...much appreciated.

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