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NewsForge: Sharing Files Between OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office

Aug 01, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"Even if you're the most dedicated OpenOffice.org (OOo) user in the world, sooner or later you'll be asked to share files with someone using Microsoft Office. Some free software advocates refuse outright, or suggest outputting to HTML, PDF, or RTF formats, but these aren't always options--especially if your boss is the one doing the asking. However, with a few preparations and a sense of what works and what doesn't, you can usually share files with Microsoft Office users with a minimum of headaches on both sides. Here's how.

"In OpenOffice.org, you can use File > Wizards > Document Converter to convert all the Microsoft Office files in a folder to OOo format..."

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