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Windows 7: Open Office vs MS Office


14 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Open Office vs MS Office

I am still using MS Office 2003. I realize soon I will need to upgrade. Since I am on the cheap side, I was wondering if Open Office would be a good substitute. Could I still use all of my MS files? Is there a way to import the MS files to Open Office? Any info that you could give me on Open Office would be appreciated.

Thanks,

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14 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

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The files produced by Microsoft Office 2007 are also called Office Open XML, OpenXML, OOXML, Office 12, .docx, .docm, .xlsx, etc. (other extensions).
  • OpenOffice.org 3 can open these files, but it cannot save in these formats.
That's from their FAQ section and I'm pretty sure that the file types that they save in cannot be read by MS Office
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14 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxm16 View Post
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The files produced by Microsoft Office 2007 are also called Office Open XML, OpenXML, OOXML, Office 12, .docx, .docm, .xlsx, etc. (other extensions).
  • OpenOffice.org 3 can open these files, but it cannot save in these formats.
That's from their FAQ section and I'm pretty sure that the file types that they save in cannot be read by MS Office

That's what I was afraid of. If I send someone a spreadsheet, I want them to be able to read it if they have MS Office. Thanks for your help.
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14 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

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That's what I was afraid of. If I send someone a spreadsheet, I want them to be able to read it if they have MS Office. Thanks for your help.
You're welcome. If you want to give it a try here is a link for the beta of Office 2010: Office 2010
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14 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxm16 View Post
Quote:
The files produced by Microsoft Office 2007 are also called Office Open XML, OpenXML, OOXML, Office 12, .docx, .docm, .xlsx, etc. (other extensions).
  • OpenOffice.org 3 can open these files, but it cannot save in these formats.
That's from their FAQ section and I'm pretty sure that the file types that they save in cannot be read by MS Office
You can open the standard office file formats like doc, xls, etc. And you can save them as .doc, .xls, etc....so you can still open them back up in Microsoft Office. It just doesn't natively handle the xml versions of the files which end in x.
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14 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

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You can open the standard office file formats like doc, xls, etc. And you can save them as .doc, .xls, etc....so you can still open them back up in Microsoft Office. It just doesn't natively handle the xml versions of the files which end in x.
Thank you for the clarification
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14 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No problem. I've been using OpenOffice at home now for a few years with Microsoft Office at work.
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14 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

go-oo is a variation of openoffice that includes a bunch of plugins for openoffice in the default build, including open/save support for docx.
am downloading to verify this.
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14 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't use the docx or xlsx format features...neither does my employer or my previous employer. Seems lots just stuck with .doc and .xls in order to maximize compatibility.
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14 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I thought I'd clarify that I used Open Office, until I realized it doesn't support citations. If you're in college or doing research papers for work, you may want to stick with Microsoft Office.
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