OpenOffice and microsoft works compatibilty?

  Giggle n' Bits 23:27 17 Aug 2008

Evening all

Just curious, I know OpenOffice software is compatiblew with Microsoft Office documents but can OpenOffice open and work with Microsoft Works applications like Works Word processor and Works Spreadsheet.

Does anyone know this as I am unable to find anything relating to compatibitly on their site ref the works just office pacakages.

cheers all.

  DieSse 23:32 17 Aug 2008

Have a look at this version - it says good MSW compatibility.

click here

  Giggle n' Bits 23:35 17 Aug 2008

Bit of a read as it seems to be a add on for openoffice, will read it.

  DieSse 23:57 17 Aug 2008

" seems to be a add on for openoffice..."

No - it's a tweaked version of OO with (claimed) better compatibilities.

  Giggle n' Bits 01:15 18 Aug 2008

Makes me worry a little with 3rd party software, take it you just found it in a search or have you some connection with this source.

  DieSse 01:53 18 Aug 2008

I have no connection with it. I'm currently using it. I haven't tried (as I have no need to) MSW compatibility. I can confirm that it does give compatibility woth MSPOffice2007 docx format.

"Makes me worry a little with 3rd party software..."

Open Office is VERY well respected - it's basically done by Sun these days.

Open Source software in general can be extremely good - often better than proprietary - pace Firefox and Thunderbird - let alone Linux.

  Giggle n' Bits 11:05 18 Aug 2008

I will try it for my Dads machine.

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