OpenOffice.org Tips and Tricks Part II: Page 2

Posted August 25, 2008

Eric Geier

Eric Geier

(Page 2 of 3)

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 Figure 4.

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.

Page 2 of 3

Previous Page
1 2 3
Next Page

Tags: Windows, security, search, Microsoft, Vista

0 Comments (click to add your comment)
Comment and Contribute


(Maximum characters: 1200). You have characters left.



IT Management Daily
Don't miss an article. Subscribe to our newsletter below.

By submitting your information, you agree that datamation.com may send you Datamation offers via email, phone and text message, as well as email offers about other products and services that Datamation believes may be of interest to you. Datamation will process your information in accordance with the Quinstreet Privacy Policy.