September 19, 2007

Migrating from Word to Open Office format

Since I didn't want to pay $200 for Microsoft Office Pro a few years back, I loaded Open Office onto my wife's new computer. It took a little getting used to, but she's quite happy with it. Whenever someone sends her a Word document, she simply opens it in Writer, saves it as an ODF and then moves on. However, if you had lots of documents to convert, you might not want to migrate them one by one. has a script that converts a single file from Word to Write and it's an easy task to create a .bat file or a shell script file in Windows or Linux, respectively. Also, SearchEnterpriseLinux links to several 3rd party utilities to perform the same task.

Anyway, check it out, if you're so inclined.

Posted by: Physics Geek at 02:19 PM | Comments (1) | Add Comment
Post contains 146 words, total size 1 kb.

1 The problem I've had at work (everyone else has MS Office; I've got Open Office) is that when I open a Word document, I get all the formatting, but when I save it back, it's about 1/3 the size, and MS Word no longer has all the information it used to have about the document. Makes it hard to work collaboratively on documents. No problem with things I generate from scratch, though. It may just be an options setting, but they've decided they should buy me a copy of MS Office so that we don't have these problems in future.

Posted by: wheels at September 19, 2007 10:40 PM (n6GBr)

Hide Comments | Add Comment

Comments are disabled. Post is locked.
17kb generated in CPU 0.05, elapsed 0.1628 seconds.
91 queries taking 0.1439 seconds, 233 records returned.
Powered by Minx 1.1.6c-pink.