staroffice question

  scooby43 20:50 14 Jun 2004

Hi all just a quick question, I am using staroffice 6 and when i save a document as word/2000/97/xp. Which opens in Micorosoft word, but when saving it in microsoft word what format do I have to save it as in forder for staroffice to be able to read it? hope that makes sense as I can't remember.

  scooby43 20:51 14 Jun 2004

forder - order typo

  pmjd 21:08 14 Jun 2004

Just save it as a normal MS word .doc format. It should be fine.

  scooby43 10:17 15 Jun 2004

ok thanks ill let you know

  scooby43 16:21 15 Jun 2004

hm I am still unsure I thought I had saved it as something else before.

Does anyone use staroffice and could clarify?

  Djohn 16:30 15 Jun 2004

Not using Star at the moment but did so in the trials last year. I think the best option is R T F [Rich text format] But can't remember for certain. j.

  Brian-336451 10:59 16 Jun 2004

Is always a good option unless the document is very specialised as it's about as close to a cross-platform file as is possible and can be read by all the large 'players' in the word processing market

  scooby43 13:40 17 Jun 2004

Thanks that's interesting,would pmjd be right in saying just save it as a document format.

  pmjd 21:47 17 Jun 2004

on how complicated the document is really.

.rtf format allows a few extras over plain text but I can't remember how "rich" rich text format is.

If you save it as a .doc file it should be readable by MS Word but more complicated documents can loose some formatting.

An alternative would be to export the document to PDF format. This format is fairly universal and readable but not easily editable without Adobe Acrobat which costs about £200

  Bagsey 22:40 17 Jun 2004

According to the info that came with the disc after the trial last year pmjd is absolutely correct.
But you could also do a few trials for yourself using dummy files that are not important.

  scooby43 09:56 18 Jun 2004

thanks for all your help

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