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Format from ODT text to just plain text

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Yart, Jan 18, 2010.

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  1. Yart

    Yart Thread Starter

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    I have written several documents and forgot to save them in the correct
    plain text format. Now ehen I try to open these documents they come up in a long unrecognizable form. IIs there any way to convert these files to a regular readable "text" format??? Thanks!

    Yart
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Load them into the original program that created them (OpenOffice) and Save As...
     
  3. Yart

    Yart Thread Starter

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    THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR REPLY. ELVANDIL! BUT HOW DO YOU LOAD THEM BACK TO THE ORIGINAL PROGRAM AND THEN DO THE NEXT STEPS.
    SORRY TO BE SO UNKNOWLEDGEABLE..BUT i AM 92 YRS OLD AND STILL DO PRETTY GOOD FOR MY AGE ON THE COMPUTER ETC ETC ETC
    THANKS AGAIN
    YART
     
  4. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

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    Your ODT files were created with OpenOffice. Open the files in OpenOffice. Then click on the File Menu and chose Save As. From there you can type in a new file name and there will be a box below that says "Save as Type". There should be an option to save as Plain Text.
     
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