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reezin14

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I recently was thinking about switching from MS office to Oo 2.3, and was wondering what format should I save my docs in to email them to my instructor so that he's able to open them without any problems. When I write them in Oo and save them I have a hard time trying to open them so they can be viewed without trouble or in the correct construction/format.
 
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To be more specific, OO has about 20 file formats under "SaveAs". Pick the one that's appropriate to your prof's word processing program.
 
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I use OpenOffice all the time and send documents to others to read in email frequently as well.

It doesn't matter if I save in .doc or .odt. When I go to send it under the File>send I chose which format that the receiver needs according to their own app. In other words for someone with Word or Office I choose File>Send>Email as Microsoft Word. If they don't have either Word or Oo_O, I choose File>Send>Email as PDF. (You can also just export it in PDF, as well). Thus far no one has been unable to open what I've sent them when I do it this way.

But anyway, although you can save it any format, you can keep it simple and just save anything as .odt, it's how you email it that makes the difference for your boss or any one else you send a document to...

I hope this helps....
 
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reezin14 said:
and was wondering what format should I save my docs in to email them to my instructor so that he's able to open them without any problems.
OpenOffice--- goto Tools>Options>load/save>general and select "Default File Format"-- It is a dropdown menu including a choice for "Text Document"--- on the right of that dropdown is another including "MSWord 97/2000/XP"; select that and, although you can manually select from several formats each time you use "Save As"-- the default will be .doc.

There is a part of me that wishes the Open Document format was the standard--- but I live and work in a world where people usually expect things "their" way. I have used OpenOffice for over 5 years for business and personal---- have never had anyone ask me how to open a document I sent them (They just assumed it was M$office--- they didn't know any difference-- it works great)

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reezin14

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Thank you all, for your advice,I did what you suggested letchworth and all is well now. I like Oo a lot and didn't have to spend $100+ on it, and it works just as good as MS with no install restrictions, it will be my default office suite from now on. :) :D ;)
 
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