Do you find yourself regularly having to
save your OOo files to the MS counterpart? Well you will probably always have
to, that is until you can convince your IT department and colleagues to dump
Microsoft and go open-source. While the debate continues, though, you can make
it a bit easier on yourself. Instead of having to do a Save As after finishing a
document, you can set OOo to always automatically save in the MS (or any other)
format you choose.
When you have OOo open, click Tools -- Options, expand the Load/Save
category, and select General. Then in the Default File Format section, choose
the document type you want to set and select the format you desire, as seen in
It's as simple as that. Just remember fancy formatting and special features,
such as Mail Merges, don't seem to convert well between the two formats.