how to open a .ods file

  palinka 20:47 20 May 2006

I've received a file as an attachment from a friend; it is a .ods file. I have Win ME and MS Office ; how do I open this file?
I'm sure it's OK: it is a list of names and addresses for a group of which we are both members; set out as a table like an Excel doc, but EXcel won't open it. I could ask him to re-send it in rtf. But I thought someone might have a solution that would save me time

  VoG II 20:48 20 May 2006

It is an Open Office spreadsheet. Excel won't open it.

  Zaphod 3 20:49 20 May 2006

Could try

click here

  palinka 20:50 20 May 2006

thanks VoG™, the question is , what WILL open it?

  VoG II 20:50 20 May 2006

You can get Open Office if you click here

  palinka 21:00 20 May 2006

thanks everyone; for the sake of one attachment i'm not inclined to download Open Office. I think I'll ask him to re save in rtf and send it again. But it's useful to know about Open office, just in case; so thanks.

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