Openoffice.org

Openoffice.org is a free office software package by Sun Microsystems, with versions for Windows PCs, Macs, and Linux computers. Many of its products are similar to products available in the Microsoft Office package.

Contents

Bundled Software

Getting Openoffice.org

Using Openoffice.org

Converting files to Microsoft Office formats

By default, Openoffice.org uses different file formats than Microsoft Office products. If you want to share a document with a Microsoft Office user, you will need to save your files in a compatible format. This example shows how to convert files from Writer to Microsoft Word formats on a Linux computer. The process should be nearly identical on a Windows PC or Mac.

  1. From the file menu, choose "Save as..."
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  2. Choose the format you want to save the file as. For Microsoft Word, the "Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP (.doc)" should work.
    Openoffice save2.gif
  3. Save the file.