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Open Office question.

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:20 am

Another member of our local tractor club emails me the monthly newsletter, and I then add the club return address, plus sometimes include additional notes. Sine my version of MS Office is pretty old I have been experimenting with Open Office 4.0.1, and like it but I have a problem. The newsletter comes to me in .doc format, which I can read, but cannot edit. the only way I can edit it is to copy and paste into Open Office. Does anyone have a solution?
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Re: Open Office question.

Postby Barnyard » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:23 am

John, I am not familiar with Open Office but does it have import availability? You may be able to bring the doc file in that way.
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Re: Open Office question.

Postby Jim Becker » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:33 am

I didn't try to "save" but using OpenOffice 4.0.1 I can open and edit a doc file. Maybe you are running into one of the newer MS formats like docx or docm. Maybe this page will fix you up:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3
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Re: Open Office question.

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:45 am

I posted on the Apache (Open Office forum, and they had a fix. Thunderbird protects documents that are read only when you open them, but The tool bar for Open Office Text has an Edit File button that takes care of the problem.
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Re: Open Office question.

Postby Hengy » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:44 am

Late to the party, but I will toss my two cents worth on this. I love Open Office! It can do mostly everything that Word does and you are not beholding to the behemoth, MS!!! Takes a little getting used to the button configuration differences between Word and OpenOffice, but once you know that part, POOF... works great!

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Re: Open Office question.

Postby beaconlight » Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:01 am

Been using Open Office for years and it is great.
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Re: Open Office question.

Postby Rudi » Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:21 pm

I have been a huge fan for many many years of Word Perfect and I have always thought that MS Word was nothing but a stripped down version of Word Perfect and one that I thoroughly dislike MS Office. My Pastor turned me on to Open Office a number of years ago and that is now my go to word processor. Still haven't figured it all out .. it is a very complex suite .. but I like it.

I have yet to have any difficulty opening any version of a doc/docx file .. but I is still learning to use it.
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