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Question: Solved: Open Office software-how do I transfer MS works docs into Open Office applica

I have Microsoft Works docs saved on my new PC (copied from old PC via flash drive). My new PC (OS Windows 7) does not have MS Works so I downloaded Open Office to use as my word processor. My question-how can I transfer the MS Works docs from their location on my PC into the Open Office software.

Any input appreciated.

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Hi,

I have a 2003 SBS machine and have various clients connected through exchange to get mail. Users typically leave outlook running the whole day while they work on programs such as access/excel.

I have noticed that on some machines excel and word docs open very quickly over the network until outlook is left open and connected to exchanged. we are opening the files on a variety of win 2003 servers, however when they have their outlook exchange account connected I have seen the docs take anywhere from 3-5x the normal amount of time to open.

I have also noticed that opening email attachments such as xls and doc are also very slow while connected to exchange, but it seems to vary from file to file, some seem better than others.

does the connection to exchange complicate the process of opening docs on remote machines or does it sound like I have a misconfiguration somewhere? I would like to get the performance of opening a file (say a xls) on a network share to be the same as it is when outlook is not connected to exchange.

I do not have these PCs running in offline or cached mode as we have a shared calendar that does not display correctly when I enabled these features. Clients are running office 2003,2007,2010. Turning on cached mode does not seem to make much if any of a difference btw.

Thanks for any insight you may have
 

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I am not able to open Office docs(Word, Excel) from Win Explorer. It gives me an error message saying it can't find the file c:\my documents\<filename that I am trying to open>. Then it says to check to make sure all the required libraries are present.
If I go into the app, say Excel, and do File Open, it opens fine.

I have done an uninstall and re-install of Office already, same problem.

Running Win 95, Office 97 SR2 on a Pentium 166, 32 MB RAM, lots of HD space free.

Thanks for the help!
 

Answer:{Solved} Office docs won't open from Explorer

Bear with me, this might be a little tough to write--it's hard enough to say.

In Excel, try this first: Go to Tools-Options, General tab. Make sure "ignore other apps" is NOT checked.

For Word, and for Excel, if the above doesn't work:

Close programs if open. Open Win Explorer. Hit View-Options (or Folder options), click on File Types tab. Scroll down to whichever program and select it. Hit Edit. Select Open at the bottom. Hit Edit again. Here's what mine say the following (though the paths to your exe file may be very different--it's what comes after the *.exe part that's important:

Microsoft Excel Worksheet:

"c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\EXCEL.EXE" /e

use DDE is checked and says:

[open("%1")]

Microsoft Word Document:

"c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\WINWORD.EXE" /n

use DDE is checked and says:

[REM _DDE_Direct][FileOpen("%1")]
I know this is an area that can fix the problem. But don't ask me what the codes mean! Maybe someone else can shed some light on that.
 

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UC Berkeley student and I'm supposed to be writing my thesis which is due soon (tomorrow actually), but am instead entirely inconvenienced by all the computer virus issues I'm running into. I need a solution SOON. I downloaded Avast while in Safe Mode and then had it run prior to restarting my laptop in regular mode and that seemed to solve the bulk of my issues. I've tried everything, including various scanners like Avast, Win Patrol, SpyDoc, ComboFixer, GoRedFix, and more but many don't catch whatever it is and others that do detect it just can't seem to get rid of it...I had a huge mess of problems and I think they are solved except for these: 1-Google searches are redirected, unless I "ctrl" click cashe several times at once. In that case usually one of the pages will be a proper page instead of a scam search site or a random junk site.2-OpenOffice docs aren't opening. (They did right after I first ran Avast, but not any more.)3-This virus somehow crept over to my boyfriend's computer. He hadn't downloaded any programs all month, but yesterday his Google searches began being redirected too and his computer exhibits everything I mentioned in problem 1 but not 2. All of this started for me a weeks and 2 days ago. My professor said I needed to submit my thesis in Word 2003 which I don't have and haven't needed throughout all of my time at UC Berkeley, and really won't really need again after I graduate. A classmate showed me that he got his MS Word from iso... Read more

Answer:Google Redirects, popups, slow loading using Mozilla. Open Office Docs won't open. Please help! HJT log incl.

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Suddenly, all of my Open Office word processing documents converted into Microsoft Word documents. This literally happened overnight and I have no idea how it happened. The starter kit for Microsoft Office came already on my laptop but I never purchased any of the four programs in the suite. How can I convert them all back to Open Office docs without having to open them up in Word? (The Microsoft Office starter kit gives you something like 20 free "opens" for Microsoft Word but then you have to buy it.) Any help would be truly appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: Open office files all turned into word docs! Help!

Hi Roy,

most likely what has happened is that Windows has somehow assigned ODT files to Word.

First, check whether the extensions of the files are still ODT. For this you need to switch off the option "Hide extensions for known file types" in the Folder Options of Windows Explorer (Tools, Folder Options, View). You can now see whether the files have a .ODT or a .DOC extension.

If they are still .ODT, do a right-click on one of them while holding the Shift key and choose "Open With...". Now you check the "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" box and locate "swriter" in the list above. If swriter is not there, you'll need to click on Browse and locate it on your hard disc, probably in C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org\program\

After doing this, .ODT files will always be opened by OpenOffice.org, and the icon will also change accordingly.

If the file extensions are actually .DOC, and you don't use Office, you can use the same trick to assign .DOC files to OpenOffice. Then when you modify one of these .DOC files, don't just Save them, but use "Save As" to save them as .ODT files.

All this is assuming you use Windows XP... I don't know how assigning file types works in Vista...
 

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I installed Avira free anti-virus, and I also have EI7Pro. I receive a message that my Office docs cannot be opened due to the possible interference by an antivirus program. I tried deactivating the Avira, but still can't get my docs to open.
 

Answer:Can't open Office Docs

I uninstalled Avira, restarted my computer, and still docs won't open, same message.

I did reinstall Avira, but need access to my documents. Any ideas, anyone?
 

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I am having a very strange problem.  I have a workstation that cannot open office documents off of the network.  It is not a permissions issue as I can log in as myself (with network admin permissions) and still have the same trouble.  It is not a certain document either it is anything office.  I can copy the document to the local drive and it will open without any trouble but they cannot be opened from the network.  Any ideas on what would cause this???  I will most likely be reinstalling the workstation fairly soon if I cannot find a solution.

Answer:Cannot open office docs from the network

A little bit of digging on google and I got lucky.  It is the result of "Microsoft Office File Validation Add-in" on a XP machine running office 2003 basic.  remove the add-in and all is well with the world again.  Good old microsoft update strikes again 

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After installing the latest Windows updates, I was unable to open any Word or Excel programs on my computer. The doc opened, but immediately an error message dialogue box came up:

Error message: Microsoft Office cannot verify the license for this product. You should repair the Office program by using Control Panel.

The only 2 options available were to click the X to close, or click OK button. Both resulted in the doc closing.

Control panel --> Office did not display an option to repair.

I run Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Office 2010 Home and Student ... both legitimate store bought products with product keys.

I even tried to uninstall and re-install Office with no change in the results.

I uninstalled the Windows updates with no change, then re-installed them.

System restore did nothing to change the issue.

I would appreciate any help with this issue.

Thank you.
 

Answer:Can't open Office 2010 docs

http://support2.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;290301&x=8&y=11
 

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Configuration: XP Pro/ Office 2003, 2gb RAM.
Issue: Word docs are taking a minute or more to open when I double click on them. Same issue holds true for opening web pages via links in Outlook emails.

Disk defrags are run regularly. Antivirus is up to date and full scans have been run. SpyBot and Adaware have been run. CCleaner has been used to clean up temp files etc.

I have uninstalled Office, cleaned the registry, and reinstalled Office, but the problem keeps occurring frequently (but not all the time.) Problem started about a month ago. I have disabled superflous apps that were running on start up to minimize processes underway.

Any suggestions? Thank you-
UnKle
 

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I installed the Office 2010 software on my windows 7 64-bit laptop however now it doesn't open any of my Office files that are from 97-2003? It opens 2007, but nothing before do you know why? Your help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Can't open 97-2003 Office docs in 2010

Try this: Overview - Batch DOC and DOCX Converter - Doc to Docx and Docx to Doc Batch Converter. - Batchwork? Software

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This one is on behalf of my Cousin. He has Windows 98 and Office 2000 installed. Any Word Docs he tries to open in Office 2000 all of a sudden won?t open. He can however open them using Microsoft Works (Word). He has not had any problems opening these Docs in Office 2000 before now. Any suggestions would be gratefully received and I will pass on the information to him.Kind regards to all.

Answer:Word Docs won't open in Office 2000

Does he know whether the "unopenables" carry the doc subscript? It is possible that they are wks or whatever Works calls them.He could try re-naming one of the files as xxxx.doc and then try opening it

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My company recently installed Windows 7 and Office 2010. Every time I try to open a excel file, via a link on our Intranet it asks for credentials.

I ruled out IE, firewall, and the document. I narrowed it down to something in Excel except i can't find it. Its like a security setting.

I was able to open the file when I had Office XP installed but as soon as i installed Office 2010 it won't work.

I've gone into the Trust Center and change settings but nothing seems to help. A pervious answer was given (http://www.sevenforums.com/microsoft...cs-2010-a.html) but it didn't work.

Any Ideas

Answer:Can't open 97-2003 Office docs in 2010

Does this happen with just one specific Workbook?

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I have loaded MS Office onto my laptop and deleted Open Office, now I can't open my documents and letters that I previously stored. logrin

Answer:Reading Open Office Docs using MS Word

try the odf pluginclick here

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Hi

I just downloaded Open Office, word program only, yet it says it is 239 MB on hard drive, that can't be ?

Dan
 

Answer:Solved: Open office software

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I am a teacher, and have had my students do some assignments on Open Office using machines that run Edubunu. They have then uploaded their assignments and I want to be able to mark them at home but I have windows based Open Office. Will I be able to open their assignments?

Answer:Can I open documents created on Open Office on a linux based system using a windows based Open Office?

Yup!
PS
Your school must be so cool if it uses Edubuntu!

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Hi all,

I am experiencing an unusual reaction from Office 2007 Enterprise. I am using Win XP SP3.
Office documents, Word, Excel etc...won't open when I am connected to the internet, regardless of connection type, LAN, USB Modem, Wireless wi-fi...
Whenever I unplug/disconnect the internet connection everything goes back to normalcy.

This problem started on first login after installing SP3, although I'm not relating one thing to another and in my opinion this has nothing to do with it, since I am using a similar configuration on my laptop with no problem whatsoever.

As you can imagine this is extremely annoying when working.

Thanks in advance. Any opinions or help will be most appreciated.
 

Answer:Office 2007 docs do not open when connected to Internet

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so, some of you might have seen posts about the whole "my office docs open slow" where the problem is traced to DDE and if it disabled in the advanced options of a file type and disabled the problem goes away, but its a bad solution, well, its not a solution, its a workaround, which means all excel docs open in seperate application instances of excel making it far harder to copy cells etc between documets, and things like the find function are seperate making it far slower to compre data at a glance,

basically i dont think that work around is a good solution and have been looking for programs like ddespy to monitor whats happening with dde and why its causing the slowdown

recently i found one: http://sourceforge.net/projects/ddelinktcp/

installed it, ran the dde monitor and the following is what i get:


Code:
14-08-2009 11:35:12: Restarting DDE Service "METALINK"
14-08-2009 11:35:12: ERROR ! Opening DDE connection: RSLINX\MYPLCREFERENCE, Attempt: 4
14-08-2009 11:35:12: ERROR ! Opening DDE connection: EXCEL\PLAN1, Attempt: 4
14-08-2009 11:35:12: ERROR ! Opening DDE connection: METALINK\COMMAND.NETWORK, Attempt: 9
14-08-2009 11:35:12: ERROR ! Opening DDE connection: METALINK\READ.NETWORK, Attempt: 2
14-08-2009 11:35:12: ERROR ! Opening DDE connection: METALINK\SYSTEM, Attempt: 4
14-08-2009 11:33:12: ERROR ! Starting DDE Service "METALINK"
14-08-2009 11:33:12: ERROR ! Opening DDE connection: RSLINX\MYPLCREFERENCE, Attempt: 3
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Answer:DDE Errors making office docs open slowly sometimes

Just curious about your OS as you didn't mention it. Reason for asking is that I notice that you mentioned rslinx as a problem, and that is part of Rockwell/AllenBradley programming software for PLCs. So, I'm assuming that you work in Engineering or Maintenance, and are using a version of RSLinx that is above Lite.

Not sure of any versions of RSLinx that have been certified to work with anything later than XP, so there is a possibility that this could be causing the problem that you describe. Hope this helps!
 

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I had created a spreadsheet file in MS-Office 2007 with extensio (xls).After few day i formatted my computer and installed xp and then opend the same file using OpenOffice.I saved the changes but forgot to change the extension to xls.So after when i tried to open the file from MS-Office 2007,it tell
"The file you are trying to open is in different form than specified by the file extension.Verify thtat the file is not corrupted and is from trusted source before opening the file.Do you wnat to open the file now?"
And when i click ok...the spread sheet is blank..
then i tried opening with OpenOffice but asks for text imports...but again the spreadsheet is blank...
the size of the file is as before....
Is there any solution..or it need a professionls to get the thing done.
the file is very important for me...so pleas help me get the file...
i will be glad to get the solution...
 

Answer:cannot open excle file created from MS-Office 2007 but later saved in Open Office

Unless it contained sensitive data, could you post the Calc file here so that we can take a look.
 

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Hi,
I'm not sure when this started as I have not used Office in a few weeks.  My computer uses Windows 7.  Today, I went to open a document in Word and it said "File Conversion--Select the encoding that makes your document readable."  I can choose between Windows, MS-DOS, or other encoding.  I went to check another file and it says "The file cannot be opened because there are problems with the contents."  It also says "The file is corrupt and cannot be opened."  I get the same kinds of messages with every document and with my PowerPoint as well.  All of my Office is 2007.
I tried running my AVG Free and SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition and they did not pick up anything.  I also tried restoring to my last update, but was told that I cannot because the file was changed in the process.  I had to restore for another, unrelated issue about a week ago and it worked fine.
I'm thinking this is some kind of virus but I have no idea how to handle it since nothing is picking it up and I can't restore to even three days ago.  Any help would be IMMENSELY appreciated, as I am a college student and need to be able to hand in final papers!
Thanks!

Answer:Cannot Open Microsoft Office Files; Word Docs Appear as Symbols

Update--I'm starting to think that one of my antiviruses cleaned out the virus because nothing is showing up, but my documents are still corrupted.  I deleted my normal.dotm file, and also scanned my C Drive for errors so I could revert to my backup from November 18, but everything is still corrupted.  I would like to know if 1) I got the virus, or if it is still lying dormant in my system somewhere; 2) if my computer is safe to use; and 3) if there is any way to get my documents back!
Thanks.

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I'm running Windows 7 on my new computer, which came with a trial version of Office 2010. Rather than buy the full version when the trial expired, I installed the Office 2003 I had on my old -- now dead -- computer. I now find that I can't open the Word and Excel files I created with the 2010 version. Is there a 'cloud' site where I could send the 2010 files and have them returned to me as standard .xls and .doc files? Or is there a free converter available for download?
 

Answer:Solved: How can I open Office 2010 documents on a computer that has only Office 2003?

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I have used Open Office for years with no problems. It's easy to save as a Word document. I bought a new new computer wrote several items, saved in OO. This computer doesn't have Word installed so I installed Office Start (not knowing the difference). Now every OO document on my desktop is taken over by Word - literally with a big W. I can't open it unless I agree to a long list of rules, including personalized ads, which I don't want.

I'm not very computer savvy and don't know if I should uninstall Office Starter.

Please advise.
 

Answer:Solved: Conflict between Open Office and Office Starter

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Whenever I click on an Office or Open Office attachment in Windows 10 mail I get two options, Open or Download. No matter which option I choose it takes me to my document folder to save. I am unable to view the file. I can go to the same attachment in outlook.com or windows live mail and open it no problem which is a nuisance because I like the convenience of using the new mail app. I have removed the app and reinstalled it but still have the same problem.

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my old computer (e machine) fried; I bought a new Dell Vostro 200.  Most of my data was on floppy discs on Microsoft Word. My new computer has CD drive with Open Office.  I understand I will need an external floppy drive to transfer the data, but how will Word read to open office?  I need to know the best way to do this.  I could install new Word software, and I am used to Word, but if Open Office is better for my purpose I suppose I could get used to it (I'm an old guy and don't take change all that well).  I have Windows XP, 1.20 ghz, 1.99 gb ramTony

Answer:file transfer issues with open office

I'm in complete sympathy with "don't take change that well." Open Office Writer (the word processor) is similar to but different from MS Word. It will almost assuredly open your old Word files but the interface and use of the program will be slightly different.Do you have the install disks or CD for the Word program that you've been using? What version of Word is it?

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I'm having a problem opening a text file in Documents that I wrote using Open Office.

It's extension is .wps. I get a message it opens with swriter.exe.

When I try to open the text file, I get a long list of titles, such as: Open Office.org 1.0 Text Document, PSD - Adobe Photshop, etc., but I don't get the text file I wrote.

I recently did Disk Cleanup and Error Checking, so I might have removed a program I needed to click open and read my Open Office text files.

Advice would be appreciated.

 

Answer:Solved: Can't open Open Office text file

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This is my first posting; so if my question is inappropriate, please tell me.

I came upon this program on ebay. If you are familiar with it, please share your experience and thoughts. What did you find to be it's strengths and weaknesses?
 

Answer:Open Office 2007 Suite Works

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I need to download a document from a website and work with it. I have Microsoft Works. I downloaded Open Office. Website states Open Office "can open and edit the ".rft file used by us however, the conversion process used by Open Office does not correctly convert footers and some automatic paragraph numbering; the word processor of choice would be Microsoft Word". Since this document is expensive, i want to be sure to download it properly. Which should I use and how do I specify which one. Thanks for any help.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 240 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3838 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 595439 MB, Free - 567985 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 04GJJT, A00 , ..CN701639B400TY.
Antivirus: CenturyLinkô Online Security 9.01, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Open Office and Microsoft Works question

MS Works is, putting it politely, useless. If you are buying a document, don't get a Works version - get a Word version (.doc or .docx.) OO will play nicely with those document types.
 

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I have MS Works 9, I notice by default it saves docs in Works format. I also know I can change that to save as word97-2003. A couple of questions:Can I get it to save to this format by default, rather than having to change it every time?If I leave it as saving in Works format, can Office/Word open it anyway?thanksh

Answer:Can Office/Word open Works files?

Word will open a Works word-processor file, so long as, in the Open dialogue window, you change the Files of Type field to "All files". If you leave it at the default "Word files" it may not see your Works file.

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Can anybody out there help- I have a number of documents saved in binders on Office 97. I've now switched to Office 2000 [which appears not to 'do' binders] and can't figure out how to read them - they come out in gobbledegook. Advice Please.
 

Answer:(Solved) Read Office 97 docs in Office 2000

Office 2000 does have binder. Look for it under Microsoft Office Tools. Perhaps you did not install it?

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Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word
Brainbench
 

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Open Office not responding normally.. It said it crashed said it would repair document but went round and round and round some more, never repairing the document. An email with a Microsoft Word document could not be opened.

Answer:Open Office not responding - delete Open Office? How?

Well you'd uninstall it. I don't think the process is any different than uninstalling other software but you can take a look at this:http://www.wikihow.com/Uninstall-Op...(Don't click on any of the links there.) Then you can attempt a reinstall. Make sure the version you're installing is compatible with windows 8.

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I know how to do most of the settings.

Date|Item Used|Place Used|Credit|Debit|Balance
01-10-15 | DC| Walmart |0.00 | $25.10 | $1408.45 (Sample)
Those are my columns in Microsoft Works Database.

When I first created the custom checking account in Microsoft Database the last column I put this in =Balance+Credit-Debit then I locked the column. How do I do that in LibreOffice 4.4 or Open Office 4.1.1? I don't want to worry about having to keep Microsoft Works installed.

Answer:Request Help with Open Office/LibreOffice 4.4/Microsoft Works Databse

Don't think you can do it in OpenOffice, last version 4.x.x I installed no longer had support for Works formats. I now stay with LibreOffice for those folks that need the Works files such as recipes they saved as .wps files.
Microsoft Works 9 is fine on my Win7 and Win8.1 computers, both 32-bit and 64-bit. Being the somewhat curious sort I just installed Works 9 on Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview 64-bit, seems to be just fine.

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I understand that if a user installs Open Office on a machine with conventional Office 97-2003 that Open Office will use its own suite of products for each application. (Unless the user ops to use Office to open the applications by unchecking the corresponding application boxes during Open Office's installation.) But if a user chooses Open Office as the default for applications on a system that also has Office 2007 on it, how does Open Office deal with this if the OO applications remain checked as the default?

Does the current version of OO even understand how to DEAL with the new Office 2007? I understand that OO can not read docx documents, which is the default for Word 2007, (although this can be easily changed back to doc.) I found out that Open Office 3.0, scheduled for release this fall, will be able to read docx documents. What's so great about docx docs anyway?

Using my example, assume this situation on a new Windows Vista machine. (fresh installs of each program or Office 2007 OEM (factory installed.) What behavior would be expected here?

Jack
 

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Ok, so i want everyones impressions on the various Office Suites.

I personally if i had hte money would go for the Microsoft Office Pro series. I for one, think MS Word is one of the most refined word processing applications avalible. And coming a very close second is Open Office. I find my self having many problems trying to do somthing in Word, or Word crashing, so i switch over to my trusty free Open Office.

As for Corel and WordPerfect, my experiance is that it is way over priced, and is basically on the level of "word pad".

I am attempting to have the company i work for tranition from MS Office to Open Office, but just for a control i thought i might throw in Corel.

So what are your guy's and gal's thoughts on the various office apps?
 

Answer:MS Office vs. Open Office vs. Corel WordPerfect Office

Openoffice is an extemely close second to MS-office and that is for one thing

Calc's graphing wizzard: It is horrendous. As an engineer I need to admend graphas add new plots... and it is soo hard with openoffice

There is suppose to be a more MS-wizzard with OO-2.1 so until then Openofffice is 2nd
When the new wizzard is shipped it takes first place very quickly and by a signifcant margin
 

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I am an inexperienced computer user and had my Dell computer recently updated by adding a new hard drive and more memory.  Since I changed the hard drive and am not running the old one as a slave, I no longer have my Microsoft Word.So I downloaded Openoffice.  But I can't figure out how to print envelopes.To be honest, I was very used to Word and wish I still had it.  I do have my old Windows 98SE CD which I got when I first got my Dell in '00.  Is Word on this?  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks, DR

Answer:open office software

Check out this link for printing envelopes:http://oooauthors.org/en/FAQs/Writer/faqwriterprinting/FaqEntry.2004-02-24.2549731962Word is not a component of Windows 98, so it wouldn't be on that CD. I'm assuming you inherited this machine, and it came with Word on it...?

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Hello,

When I try to open a 2007 Word or Excel document I recieve as an attachment in Outlook 2003, I get the following message:
"This action is only valid for products that are currently installed". Office 2007 compatibility pack was installed and it still did not work.

I then uninstalled Office 2003, uninstalled the Office 2007 compatibility pack and then I ran CCleaner to clean up the registry. I updated my OS (currently has Windows XP SP3) with all updates, reinstalled Office 2003, installed Office 2003 SP 3 and then reinstalled the Office 2007 compatibility pack.

I still get the same message when I try to open an Office 2007 attachment in Outlook 2003.

OS is Windows XP SP3 fully updated
Office 2003 SP 3 fully updated

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for any hel on this issue.

Feral Geek
 

Answer:Solved: Cannot open Office 2007 documents even with Office 2007 compatibility pack in

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Users of open source office software?Which is best?geedad

Answer:Best open source office software?

Best will depend on your needs but a good starting point is Open Office.

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Is there any stable open source office software out there for windows machines. I am most interested in something that can handle .xls files and .pps as well.
Thanks !
 

Answer:Open Source Office Software

I only know of www.openoffice.org

2.x should work pretty well, but I haven't used OOo in a while.
 

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I was successful in installing Office 2003, activating it, and updating in Windows 7, but every time I open any one of the Office apps I have to click accept on the EULA box.† Is there any workaround to make the box go away permanently?

Answer:Office 2003 installs but EULA box appears every time I open an Office application

right-click on a shortcut to one of the apps, and select "Run as Administrator".After you do this once, you won't have to do it again.

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Just bought a new laptop with Windows7 64bit installed-my first exposure to Windows7. I had Office 2007 installed on my old Dell 32 bit machine. I had also recently pruchased Office 2010 and installed that on my new machine.

Now, when I try to open those 32bit 2007 files with 64bt 2011, Iget an error message that "no picture file is available", or words to that effect. When I try to "open with", the only option displayed is "Microsoft Office" with an icon that looks like a picture file. When I try to browse to the proper office program(Excel, for example), there are none of teh Office suite programs displayed, only "Microsoft Office".

I can navigate seperately to the proper progran, Excel, etc., and drag the file into the application, and it opens, and all seems to work OK. I "save as" the proper application file, but it still will not open with double-click on the file name.

I have not seen this particular item in the forums and would appreciate very much some help in fixing this issue.

Thanks,

Grubby

Answer:Office 2010(Win7, 64bit) won't open Office 2007(WinXPr3 32 bit) files

Hello Grubby76, welcome to the forum.

We have an excellent Window 7 File Association Tutorial here:
Open With - Change Default Program

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Hi all
can you tell me if it is possible or not to use Office web App server 2013 alone without going through SharePoint, Lync, or exchange 2013?
Let me explain:
in a society where there is an infrastructure SharePoint, Lync and exchange 2013 with office web app server 2013, is a user that does not have office on his Computer, can open office (word excel..) document, bypassing SharePoint, Lync and exchange?
If it is possible thanks to guide me on how I can find nothing on the net...
Thanks

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How dose impress work compared to power point I have about 5 or more people who need power-point for their kids home work assignments , but money is tight so I would like to go with the shareware if it will work for them.
 

Answer:open office vs Microsoft office for power point apps

I've used both Open Office and Office 2k3, For PP
I would go with Microsoft Office, More options, easier to use, and everyone knows it
 

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I have an Excel file which has some moving objects as well as some drop down menus. I recently installed MS Office 2007 after erasing 2003. The Excel tables now are disabled, the file now looks like a picture, only the fields outside of the content are really clickable.I have tried to enable all macros, downloaded the MS compatibility pack, still same issue. Any suggestions/ideas? The file works in 2013 and 2016.I can share the file upon request ...

Answer:Office 2003 Excel file will not open with Office 2007

Thank you for your suggestions, here an update: I got the file working - how, no idea. I re-opened the original attachment, deleted the one I had on my PC and voila, it works.

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I have long used Open Office, but recently I read in PC Advisor that Libre Office (derived from it)was better. However printing an envelope in Libre Office seems almost impossible. When the print order is given, the small text window to the left shows the wrong size, and when printing a DL envelope it clearly shows and gives the size of a B5 envelope. I did not make a mistake in selecting the correct size. Can anyone help and is this a problem with Libre Office?
Glen

Answer:Word Processing problem, Open Office and Libre Office

Glen
I have Libre Office version 3.6.3.2 and just tried to print a DL envelope and had no problems.
When I prepared the envelope, I went into Format/Page and selected DL Envelope. then Landscape. This set the paper size. I then typed the envelope with a return address on the top right side and the recipient address amid-ships. Put the envelope in the printer, long ways in and bingo.
As a matter of interest do you have to change the paper size in the printer properties? I didn't on mine. I also have to say that I am using a MAC, but the principles should be the same on a Windows machine.
TonyV

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Hello. My trial versions of office 2003 expired. I installed OpenOffice.org and it has more than enough functionality. I relaced Outlook with Mozilla Thunderbird. The only functionality I need is a calendar. Does anyone know of a good calendar application? Anything that integrates with Thunderbird? Many thanks!
 

Answer:MS Office replaced with Open Office & Mozilla. What application for a calendar?

You can try the Mozilla Calendar plugin although I still find it a little buggy. Using another plugin, you can have a button on the Thunderbird toolbar to bring up the calendar program. It does it's purpose decently though, but I had a difficult time with importing data from Outlook 2003.

-Dacali
 

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I have a 60 day trial version of Office 2007 Home & Student on my laptop and would like to try the free Open Office before deciding to pay microsoft to keep Office 2007. Can anyone please tell me if I can have both programmes running on my computer at the same time please?

Answer:Trial Home & Student Office 2007 and Open Office

Of course you can, neither program will interfere with the other.Be careful about file association options when installing Open Office though, as OO may well take over the MS Office file types...

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Hey All,

Here is my issue. The Company we consult for has not transitioned all of the way to Office 2007. We have a number of machines that still have Office 2003. Compatibility Pack works on almost all issues.

Current issue is one of our users received a PowerPoint 2003 that has embedded PowerPoint 2007 files. When the user opens the PowerPoint 2007 file Office 2003 shuts down. He has to download the 2007 file to his desktop.

From what I can see this is because the file conversion process shuts down Office 2003 before attempting to open the PowerPoint 2007 file.

Another issue that may be complicating the error is we had to run a Fixit patch from Microsoft that was causing Excel, Word and PowerPoint to be scanned which caused long opening times. I don't remember the KB article for that one at the moment but will find it if I need to.

Thanks for any help in advance.
 

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All of these three apps (Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, and Open Office) freeze immediately after opening any file such as .docx, .doc, etc through them.
The problems with all the three apps started at the same time. I have reinstalled the apps several times, but that didn't solve anything.
There is no antivirus except Windows 10' Defender.
Please help. I am going crazy here.
I've Windows 10 home edition. It is updated.

Answer:Microsoft Office, Open Office, LibreOffice - all three apps freezing!!

Does the same happen if you try this in Safe Mode?

Have you changed your page file settings from default?

Do you have a system restore point or disk images (which we strongly and repeatedly recommend using) you can use to return to a point before this problem started?

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I installed office 2007 (full install after uninstall of office 2003) on vista yesterday and every time I open an office product, it gives me a message ?please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office professional 2007?. Then it pops a window with a status bar for ?Configuration Progress?.

I looked this up online and it said that this was caused by installing as a user, not an administrator. So I uninstalled office entirely, booted, and reinstalled as administrator.

Still doing the same thing. Anyone have any ideas?

Answer:office 2007 configuring every time I open an office app on vista

Hey
that behaviour it's from all office versions till now, i didn't see that in 2007, create a new user and see if it does the same, generally office firt starts do that to configure the profile, if it works just backup our profile and make a new one for you

Regards
Sergio

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it's possible that Office was installed improperly, i cannot open any other non Windows app, they all open to Office Word. is this a virus?
 
System Restore opens to Office, Control Panel works normally. How can I fix this?

Answer:Office 2010- the other apps have Word icons and open to Office.

Is this a legally liensed version of MS Office?
 
Sounds as if you didn't install Office...who did, in that case?
 
When was Office installed?
 
System manufacturer and model?
 
Louis

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Hello,

I am running Office 2003 on Windows 7. My PC is only 6 months old and everything has been running like butter. All of a sudden Office files open slowly when double-clicked from their respective locations (they would normally blink up). If I open Word or Excel and then open the files from there, they open quick. Outlook on the other hand, is just slow to load up...which it wasn't before.

I did a ton of research online and couldn't get a clear fix. My thoughts are:
Anti Virus? (I'm using AVG Free)
Ad-Aware Free? (Ad-Watch live is on...however it was on before)
Windows update or office update?

But obviously I'm here to get your thoughts. It's a pain in the ass when I bought a new PC so it could perform quick, and now spreadsheets and email take 20 seconds or more to open.

Openfaced

Answer:Office files open slowly (Office 2003 / Windows 7)

I just wanted to add that when I disconnect the PC from the internet, the problem seems to go away?

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Hi,
 
I have a client that has Office 365. They have two people with this issue. It's not really a huge problem but more as an annoyance. Whenever they go to open a document through an Office product (Word/Excel: File>Open>Computer>Browse) the documents appear but they're missing the icons next to their name. There's barely any information on it when Googling this and they all seem to lead to dead ends for us. The two I have found are http://community.office365.com/en-us/f/172/t/194050.aspx and http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/d4b70639-eda4-49b4-b5e5-e0ffd87b16c5/word-and-excel-file-and-folder-icons-missing-in-file-open-dialog-box?forum=officeitpro neither have resolved our issue. I have ran a repair on Office, re-installed office, recreated Windows icons, and opened the programs in Safe Mode to no avail. No Add-Ins are causing the issue. You can see the icons to the left of the files in Internet Explorer when going to Documents. Any help would be appreciated!
 

 
Thank you.

Answer:Office 365 Icons not being displayed when in office program>open>browse

I am just throwing out an idea and it probably will not work but what happens when you change to Large Icon view? Do you see the icons?

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On my Win7 PC I have open office and on my WinXP Laptop I have Office 2007. Both have one major problem: the spell-checker does not work regularly for English and does not work at all for other languages, e.g., French, Spanish, or German.

I did read other threads regarding this problem and I did go through the routine of Tools-option-writing aids; and marked "check spelling as you type." I also have my abc on the menu bar checked and the adjacent ABC is underlined with a red wavy line (which means the spell-checker is active).

The problem is that when I activate the Eng language in my task bar and type a wrong word, it will be marked with a wavy red line-- which means my spell checker works for English. Now while I still have English on my language bar, if I type a word in Spanish, the spell-checker doesn't work because the foreign word is not marked with red-wavy line. If I change the language in my task bar to Spanish and write a wrong Spanish word, again the spellchecker doesn't seem to work.

Anybody has any idea what seems to be the problem?

I greatly appreciate your help.
 

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We are using Office 2000 pro on Windows 2000 Pro PC's. We install Office as a local admin. Everthing installs and works fine. After the install a non-local admin logs into office and attempts to open Word. The installer for Office opens. It will only complete if the user has local admin privalages, if not it does not complete properly and each time the user logs in the installer kicks in. Is there a way around this (so once we install Office it will open up for all users, or do all my users have to have local admin privalages for the initial openning of office. After the installer completes, I can remove the the user out of the local admin group and everything works fine. If there is a way around this that would be great. we use roaming profiles and we have several multiuser PC' and the current issue is a real headache

Thank you
 

Answer:Users are getting prompted for office CD first time they open office

Ok, try this, since you are doing a manual install on each system . . .

After install, open each program once.

OFF2000: Installer Starts and Prompts You for Office Source When You Start Office Program for First Time

Which installation option are you using?? Are you running all from Computer??
 

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Hello, I upgraded Office 2002 to Office XP but when I open any of the programs, the Office XP label appears briefly but it then opens as Office 2002. Any ideas on how to fix this? Thank you!
 

Answer:Office XP programs open as Office 2002 after upgrade

I'm sorry, I posted this in the wrong forum. I'll post it to the correct forum now.
 

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Whenever I try to open a word document (which is associated with OpenOffice writer, Office 2003 Setup attempts to install something. It fails because I deleted the installation files (out of the office suite I only installed PP and Excel). Why is this happening?
 

Answer:Microsoft Office installer launches with Open Office

When Setup runs, what does it try to install? (What does it say in the window)
 

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I've recently got a new machine and had copied my old PST file over. Whenever I go to open it I get "File access is denied. You do not have the permission required to access the file C:\Users\*username*\Documents\Outlook Files\*pst file name*"

I created a test archive and was able to open that one (same location ) just fine.
Is there an add-in/converter tool I need to run in order to be able to open my old PST file?

Answer:Open an Office 2007 PST file in Office 2010

How to move your personal folders (.pst) file in Outlook

Also, lots of information about transferring PST files here:
Backup and Restore | HowTo-Outlook

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Hello, I upgraded Office 2002 to Office XP but when I open any of the programs, the Office XP label appears briefly but it then opens as Office 2002. Any ideas on how to fix this? Thank you!
 

Answer:Office XP programs open as Office 2002 after upgrade

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I now have a new problem, before I managed to open 2007 files by opening Office 2010 and then from inside the application choosing to open a file. The problem I have though is if I just try to open an Office 2007 file then I can't open it, and I can't change the default program to open it.

How do you get Office 2010 to open all the Office 2007 files such as word, excel etc?

Answer:Can't open Office 2007 files with Office 2010!

please don't cross post

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Recently installed Office 2010 (32 bit becuz it was recommended to do so my MS) and now when I send an Office 2007 file to that PC (both PCs are Win 7 64 it) it tries to open the file in Windows Media!!

What the heck am I doing wrong? I'm beginning to think I should not have purchased Office 2010 Pro and stayed with the Office 2007 on all my machines.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Office 2007 files will not open in Office 2010

That is weird.
Could you please describe step by step how you are sending the file to another PC.
Also, please provide more details on what type of the file that is. And if you create a similar file on recipient PC, will it be opened in Windows Media as well?

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Right so there is Vista and Microsoft Office on my mom's computer, I type out the document on that, send it to my PC, it doesn't open it, concerns are surronding a little theory that if I type out a document on Vista and send it to a company, they won't be able to open it...Even if I save document as a 95 or 98 word file, still won't recognise it...Can abybody suggest anything?P.S. Vista PC has the full version of Office, my XP one, has expired Office that can only view documents...Thanks!

Answer:XP office can't open Vista office Word files...

and you save a created document in an earlier Word version format, anyone with Microsoft Office will be able to open it.Vista has nothing to do with it.

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I realize that this is not primarily a Windows7 problem, but it just bothered me to see one program stopping me from setting the file associations for another program. And I need to vent.

I have been running both Libre Office (LO) and Open Office (OO) for months now, not a heavy user, just trying to keep both going while I figure which one I liked best. These apps share file extensions, and are very file compatible, and I had always been able to open the same document in either

Both families of programs pinned to the Start Menu had, for months, contained file history of many documents, some documents showing as history in both app-families, and able to be opened in either LO or OO. Yesterday, I upgraded Open Office. First thing I noticed, the LO apps pinned to the start menu had their document history icons changed to OO icons. Sure enough, these documents, in the history list of a pinned LO app, open in OO. Rats, I think--I guess I will have to re-assign the extensions to LO. . . . No can do! I have never had this happen before, but I now when I use "Open With" on a file with the shared extensions, (.ods, .odt,...) then "Choose Default Programs...", then "browse" to set a new default, the LO app does not stick. So far, I am unable to set the file association to any of the LO apps.

I have occasionally seen software, usually pretty sleazy and undesirable software, that would hijack file associations, would take-over as much of the compute... Read more

Answer:Libre Office & Open Office file associations

I think the problem here is that Libre Office is a recent fork from Open Office. At one time they were so close that you couldn't have both loaded on the same system.

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Answer:Do any of the Microsoft Office suites have anything Open Office doesn't?

Onenote. . . . nuffsaid
 

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Anyone migrated their business from Microsoft Office to Open Office?

Thinking about doing it as a way to cut back on costs. Currently we are using variety of office versions right now (2007, 2003, & 2000) It would cost a small fortune to get everyone on the same version.

Just looking for some feedback, share your thoughts and experiences. Thanks.
 

Answer:Anyone migrated their business from Microsoft Office to Open Office?

I don't run any company or enterprise, but it's been several years I'm happily using open office, it's 3 times smaller than MS and to me much easier to use. I think the functions and features and interface are pretty well organized. And for that all, it's freeware.
 

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At work I have Windows 2000 along with Office 2000. If I save a document to disk and take it home, will my home computer with Windows 95 and Office 97 be able to read the document??? If not, how can I change them to RTF files?
 

Answer:Office 97: Will it open Office 2000 Word files?

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i used to use OpenOffice.org - The Free and Open Productivity Suite but now i see there is LibreOffice Productivity Suite - The Document Foundation and they have succeeded in confusing me, can anyone tell me which one is the way to go for a windows office alternative?

Answer:open office and libre office... whats the difference?

Most here use Open office. It has been found to be compatible with the famous and expensive MS product Office.
It has been used by many and they are satisifed. I never heard of the other, which says something in itself.
The most important feature that you want is comapatiblity with MS Word, as most people use that. You want to be sure that you can send them doucments and it can be read. Well, you have that with Open Office.

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Just about to install office 2003, but want to check if it is possible to open Office 2003 files with Office 2000 with minimum loss.Any experience?

Answer:open office 2003 files with Office 2000?

you should have no problems as i run office 2003 and my co-workers run office 2000 and they can open fine.I think it is only if you start encryting them that causes a few problems

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Hello please help me. well I have office 2007 and office 2003 on my PC. So my friwnd gave me a ppt file that is in office 2010 and unfortunatly i dont have office 2010. if there are any converters to convert this file in offive 2007??? or if there is other way to open this 2010 file?

Answer:Open office 2010 PPT files with Office 2007

2010 doesn't have different file extensions from 2007. docx, xlsx, pptx, accdb. You should be able to open those files in 2007 without issue.Also, it's not really the best idea to have two different versions of Office installed. They can conflict, especially when it comes to macros and equations.

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I am wondering if anyone knows how to customize the "Open Office Document" program in Office 2000... this is the small program that archives shortcuts and has a tool bar on the left hand side with options that include : Web folders, Favorites, Desktop, Personal and History. I want to customize the "Look In:" tool bar...

Thanks,
Andrew
 

Answer:Office 2000: Open Office Document Shortcut

I can't find a single way to change that setting. So, here's what I'd do.

Go to your (default) folder in Windows Explorer. Right-click it and hit Create Shortcut. Then, right-click the shortcut and hit Properties. Hit Change Icon. Give it the Open Office Document icon and also rename it to Open Office Document.

Copy or cut the shortcut.

Go to C:\windows\start menu and delete the old Open Office Document Shortcut and paste the new one in there.
 

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I was forced to get a new computer, all my documents are in works, which isn't available, how do I open my docs? They're wps, works 8.0.
 

Answer:my docs are in works how to open them

I think if you look around, you should be able to find a copy of Works 7 or 8 that you can buy. I paid $1 for a copy of MS Money/Works 7 a few years ago on Ebay.

LibreOffice will open the documents (the most recent version), but I have OpenOffice 3.3, and .wks documents look better. But with those, In either case, access is lost to charts and graphs. If you have any or plan to have any I guess I would say see if you can find a copy of Works 7 or 8. Works 7 does support .wps as well as .wks.

I wouldn't give up on your old format files. I still have numerous .wks files. As they say, "Everything old becomes new again."

:major
 

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Hello,
I am running Open Office on my iMac5, I want to print envelopes, how do I set up(step by step instructions would be great)

a data base to enable me to do this?
Many thanks for any help.
 

Answer:Solved: Open Office on Mac

Hey Babs1, this is a very poorly constructed question. Are you wanting to set up a printer on the IMac? Where is the data for the envelopes? Were you doing this before and now your having a problem? What type of printer and does it support printing envelopes.

CMD-P opens the dialog for printing on IMAC (I think, not a mac person)
 

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Well, my Open Office just updated from 3.2 to 3.2.1. And I notice that the [company] changed from Sun to Oracle.

Can someone explain what happened in a nutshell? I can only find older articles about it. And are there any differences in the program?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Open Office

The merger was completed January this year (Oracles took over Sun). As to Open Office, look here
http://www.oracle.com/us/products/applications/open-office/060550.pdf
for changes (to the better).
 

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hi all,im trying to put text next to a picture in openoffice. 1.i somehow managed to put a picture on the right side of the page,with text on the left(all good)
now i want to reverse the next picture,so picture is on the left,text on right
etc etc.the problem im having,is that office wont let me put text at the middle of the picture.when i write something it appears either above the pic or below it,and i cant figure out what i did in step 1.
any suggestions?
thankyou in advance
 

Answer:Solved: open office help

Which app, Writer?

Rightclick the picture, then choose Wrap > Page Wrap -- this seems to give it "floating" properties.
 

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Program not starting and missing
".lnk".
 

Answer:Solved: Cannot open Office.lnk

Can close link. uninstalled my corrupt XP. Now Vista user. Thank you.
 

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I am trying to work on a spreadsheet in Open Office. I can't get it to let me put a header title on or get it to do a grand total. It will let me have a subtotal but not the grand total. Also when I put in the item number that begins with a 0 it keeps deleting the 0. Can someone please help me with this? I am using Windows 7 and Open Office 3. Thank you....Wrenie
 

Answer:Solved: Help With Open Office

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Can I download OpenOffice.com to a 64 bit WIN 7? If not, is there any other open program that I can use?
I want to move Outlook 2003 files to my 64bit PC. I am using Outlook 2003 for my address book and calendar. MSN has a fix to move them but the fix did not work.
 

Answer:Solved: Open Office

Please note that OpenOffice does not include Outlook nor any sort of Outlook replacement. If you are looking for a free Mail Client they are available (notably Mozilla Thunderbird) but OpenOffice isn't the place to look.

There is not at present a 64bit version of OOo (for Windows), but I believe the 32 bit version can be made to run.
 

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Yeah I have a problem with Open Office application! I am having trouble downloading extensions!
 

Answer:Solved: Open Office

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Hi,

I installed Open Office and I cannot figure out how to get an icon to show on the desktop. In the installation I never saw a box to check to add one. I went to the help feature and didn't find anything there. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Solved: Open Office

do you want a shortcut icon for each seperate open office program? writer, calc, etc?
if so, go to start >> all programs >> open office >> then when the list with all the seperate programs comes up, simple right click on the program e.g. writer and click send to >> shortcut

 

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I've never had much problem putting Office Libre or Open Office on a computer.
A neighbor needed help with an HP Printer.
OK, found the software downloaded and installed.
(this is a Walmart HP Computer, cheap and slow, Windows 10)
He wanted to manipulate documents and print.
I believe he needs a basic word processor.
Attempted to download install both without success.
Anyone know this problem? Have a solution?
 

Answer:Downloading Office Libre or Open Office W10

It would be super useful if you explained the error instead of just claiming it was "without success"
 

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Hi all
Any Open Office / Libre Office users --- I'd like to know the current "State of Play" regarding compatability with MS Office.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Libre Office Vs Open Office for compatability

Hi Jimbo!

This article might interest you:
Open office dilemma: OpenOffice.org vs. LibreOffice | Applications - InfoWorld

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Word Perfect expired a while ago and I cant find a serial so either I can go with XP Office, which will cost me money or Open Office. Which is better and why.Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:Xp Office Vs Word Perfect 12 Vs Open Office

here is a free program that turns up your licences:belarc advisorhttp://www.belarc.com/

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Who uses "Open Office"?

I see that you can type a document in Open Office and open it in Word -- Can you open Word .doc in Open Office?

Can you take a document from Open Office and create a .pdf file?

I did a search on this forum and found this - someone had a question about their MS license. That's what I'm working on for buying new licenses at work on new pcs.

Halo's comment:




But you can or could install OpenOffice.org For Windows 2.1.0 while its not MS Office, it has the majority if not all the functionality of MS Office and will save and open files from Office fine.... the best part is its FREE.Click to expand...


 

Answer:Using Open Office instead of Microsoft Office Word

pegg said:





Who uses "Open Office"?Click to expand...

I have... haven't recently as the release I tried was buggy as heck. Newer releases are much better from what I've heard, but I can't confirm.





pegg said:





I see that you can type a document in Open Office and open it in Word -- Can you open Word .doc in Open Office?Click to expand...

Yes, you can, IIRC. This is what attracted me to it in the first place!





pegg said:





Can you take a document from Open Office and create a .pdf file?Click to expand...

Yes, if the application doesn't do it natively, PDF creation apps that we were discussing earlier (PDF Creator comes to mind) should allow you to create the PDFs... not sure about some that were mentioned, but this app installs a printer that you can use from any application to "print" into a PDF file.
 

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I don't use text documents that often but did download Open Office and I like it. But I shouldn't need both OOo and Windows, should I? I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit and it came with Windows Office Powerpoint Viewer 2007. Can I just uninstall that program?

I LIKE being able to uninstall Windows stuff because--as I understand--they tend to take up a lot of space. But OOo is 374 MB and Windows is only 133 MB. The "Viewer" looks like it may be an introductory abridged version of the real thing and I suspect I don't need it. I think it's what it is--only a viewer--as I see nowhere I can compose a doc.

Can I dump it?

Thanks, as always for your generous help.

Answer:Can Open Office let me remove Windows Office?

Powerpoint Viewer is independent of MS Office. It was designed for people, who don't have Office, but wanted to open Power Point presentations.
It's up to you. You can keep it just for that purpose, or use OO to open pps files.

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I have always used Wordperfect, but I have a new computer with Win 7 64bit.  The Wordperfect that I have is too old and will not work on the new OS.  I have MS Works 9 as an OEM on the new computer, but I don't like it.  I am retired and do not want to spend much on new Office software.  Can anyone tell me which of the 2 other software is most like Wordperfect? Thanks, Roneee

Answer:WordPerfect vs Open Office or Softmaker Office

Nothing is like Word Perfect. I stopped using it 10 years ago and still miss it. Try Open Office (a free MS Office replacement): http://www.openoffice.org/

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These programs seems to be practically identical except that Open Office is free, but Star office is normally about £50. Whilst that is not a lot for a comprehensive Office Suite, it is a lot just for an installation CD. If I am looking for updates, patches do I go to Star Office Support click here or Open Office.org? click hereI understand that the new Open Office beta has a macro-recording function that might be useful to me. If I scrap Star Office and install Open Office again, what will I be losing if anything?

Answer:Star Office / Open Office - What's the Difference?

Up to you, Open office is open coding so anyone can edit the software.But there is minor diffrances.

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Having only 220 mb remaining on my 1 gig hd, I utilised the "minimal" installation of Open (AKA Star) Office from a cover disk. The installation went fine and the program seems to work very well. What i'm keen to explore is its compatability. Is there somewhere perhaps on the web where i can find word documents that I can try to open.Thanks, Dag

Answer:Open (Star) office/MS office compatability

Not sure as to the standard of your star office but there was recently a trial run by PCA on the latest version. Although there is some loss of formatting here and there, generally the compatibility between SO and MS Office is pretty good. Bear in mind that although SO will open MS files, anything saved in SO format will not open in Office, you have to 'save as' the office format.Unless your various files are critical in their content being identical in all aspects, SO is a very good alternative.Craig

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Office XP tries to Install when I start WORD/EXCEL in Office 2007.

I upgraded from Office XP Pro to Office 2007 Standard. Whenever I start WORD, EXCEL or POWERPOINT, Office XP is looking for PRORET.MSI to try to install. If I close it, Office 2007 apps open normally. This happens every time I open any of the three apps mentioned if a copy is not already open. BTW, this does not happen when I open OUTLOOK 2007.

Can anyone tell me how to stop this irritating occurrence? Thanks!!

Frustrated

Answer:MS Office XP trying to launch when I open Office 2007

Hi,

Assuming you had Office XP installed at some point. You need to be sure it was uninstalled properly. Try OrkTools , it comes with an unistall wizard, if you can't uninstall from Programs and Features in Control Panel.

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I can't seem to be able to convert back to 2003 MS Office. I switched the default to OpenOffice 3.2 to give it a try, but I want to switch back until I can play with OpenOffice a little.
I went to, Default Programs-Set your Default Programs, but the only MS program that is listed there is MS Outlook. It's not showing Word or Excel. I definitely didn't want to try clicking on Outlook hoping that word or excel are within this same heading. I don't use Outlook and I didn't want to mess up my email program.

MS 2003 office, Win 7

Answer:Setting MS Office as default instead of Open Office

Have you tried using the Default Programs feature, which is listed on the Windows 7 START menu?

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:wave If I have, and LOVE Open Office :drool, but run in to the occasional file that I can't open with it, not the new .xdoc or anything, but for instance, a friend of mine sent me a .doc that I couldn't open with OOrg, can they coexist on a machine? Can I still use OOrg for everything, and MSO for things that get emailed to me?

I am guessing I can, and this new CD is licensed for 3 machines, so I might use it on mine, if it's not going to mess up OOrg..

Thanks guys!

Both windows XP Machines.. my signature refers to a machine I have at home. lol
 

Answer:Open Office & Microsoft Office (2007)

Yes, you can run OOorg and MS Office on the same PC. You may run into occasional problems when the PC can't decide which program to use to open a certain document, but this is easily solved by right clicking on the document, and selecting Open With and then selecting the program you want to open it with.
 

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Installed on my PC I have an old copy of Microsoft Office 2000. I use Word for my documents and made a spreadsheet on Excel for a game I play, other than that I have I have no knowledge of using the other features of this suite such as Access, Outlook or Powerpoint.

While downloading the latest Java update I noticed an ad for a freeware program called OpenOffice.org and after Googling it found that as far as I can see it is the same sort of thing as the Office 2000 suite only newer and probably more modern.

My question is, would the Open Office.org program be better than my outdated Office 2000 Suite and would I still be able to read my word documents etc using this program or would I have to keep Office 2000 as well.

Thanks in advance for any help/advice offered.

Answer:Open Office.org V Microsoft Office Question?.

Hello bluesjunior,Yes, you will be able to open your word documents with OpenOffice. I use OpenOffice myself. You may wish to read through the following thread. While the initial post doesn't mention OpenOffice, the rest of the thread is entirely about OpenOffice. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/58782/anyone-tried-the-ms-office-2006/ The thread also contains a link to the Open Office site.Orange Blossom

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Good morning,

I just did a Clean install of my Windows 10 Home last night after it developed several corrupt files that I couldn't repair. I previously had Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Plus on my computer but I somehow think that could have something to do with my corrupted files (not letting me utilize Windows Update successfully).

My question: Does the free 'Open Office' program have a program I could utilize to open Power Point Presentations that I had saved on an External Hard Drive? If so, it would keep me from installing Office 2013 again.

When I had Office installed I only used it for the Word Program and to open Power Point programs.

Any ideas?

Thanks and regards,
2harts4ever

Answer:Does 'Open Office' have a program to open Power Point presentations?

This might answer your question better.

Apache OpenOffice Impress

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Good morning,

I just did a Clean install of my Windows 10 Home last night after it developed several corrupt files that I couldn't repair. I previously had Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Plus on my computer but I somehow think that could have something to do with my corrupted files (not letting me utilize Windows Update successfully).

My question: Does the free 'Open Office' program have a program I could utilize to open Power Point Presentations that I had saved on an External Hard Drive? If so, it would keep me from installing Office 2013 again.

When I had Office installed I only used it for the Word Program and to open Power Point programs.

Any ideas?

Thanks and regards,
2harts4ever

Answer:Does 'Open Office' have a program to open Power Point presentations?

This might answer your question better.

Apache OpenOffice Impress

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I have 2 users that are having the same problem. When they open documents it thinks they already have them open. i have not tried re installing office yet as they are both IT technicians and i do not want to break an of their other systems.
Does anyone have any ideas?
Cheers
Paul
 

Answer:Solved: Office documents think they are already open

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