Re: OpenOffice to LibreOffice
- From: Ali <ali.on_usenet@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 19:52:57 +0100
On Tue, 18 Oct 2011 13:35:12 GMT, §ireßird & $ir Vivor commented
On Tue, 18 Oct 2011 13:58:21 +0100, Ali wrote:
Move everything (what do you mean by everything?) across from where
All my spreadsheets and docs from OpenOffice to LibreOffice
As others have told you while I was doing other stuff, you don't need to
move them anywhere, just change the default program for the extensions.
If you have both programs installed, it's possible to choose which
program to open in with a right-click.
It's also possible to open the program first, then open the document from
inside the program.
LibreOffice overwrites itself, so since it's just a further
deveopment of OpenOffice under a different name, it will probably
overwrite that as well (make sure you have everything backed up
first in case anything just gets deleted)
That was what I was afraid of.
Actually, it would be better if it doesn't overwrite the old program, and
apparently it doesn't; so you can have both and decide which you prefer
after a proper trial.
When you say Windows, do you mean Microsoft Word, Excel, etc?
Yes. To me they're the same difference.
Microsoft will be delighted, but they're totally different.
Windows is an operation system and Graphic User Interface. It loads
programs and draws their output on the screen, and sends your input to
(MS|Open|Libre)Office are suites of programs that do directly useful
things, like process words, calculate formulae, store data.
From the LibreOffice site: "Compatible with all major competitors'
file formats. You can easily import files from Microsoft Word, Excel
and PowerPoint and many other formats, and can easily save to
Microsoft Office and other formats when needed."
I was looking for that and obviously didn't look in the right place.
So, no, MS products don't read LibreOffice native files, but
LibreOffice can save in MS formats.
That's the same as OpenOffice.
The only difference between the two seems to be LibreOffice has a lot
of pretty colours and a few extra bells and whistles, so I'll stick
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