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Old 09-15-2015, 04:45 PM
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I volunteer for a nonprofit and find that Open Office isn't doing it for me. I'm about to purchase Microsoft Office.

After installing Microsoft Office on my 64 bit ASUS Windows 7 Home Premium laptop I'd like to save documents currently in Open Office, then deinstall Open Office from my computer.

Problem is, I don't want to copy and paste innumrable text documents into WORD. Is there a better way?

Thanks for answers.



Lord knows if you *have* an answer you're more technically savvy than I am. (Althought that's not a particularly high bar.)
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Microsoft Word can open Open Office's ODT files, Microsoft Excel can open Open Office's ODS files and Microsoft PowerPoint can open Open Office's ODP files, so you shouldn't need to copy/paste anything between Open Office and Microsoft Office for these apps. Almost everything should convert. Other Microsoft Office applications presumably have Open Office filters also.

Once you've opened an Open Office file with a Microsoft Office application, though, you should save it in the corresponding Microsoft Office application's native format (e.g. docx for Word documents, xlsx for Excel workbooks, pptx for PowerPoint presentations).
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