open office compatibility with MS Word

  Doberman 12:38 PM 20 Sep 11

I currently use open office for word processing ,spreadsheets etc. I have a MS office document on my computer,how can I transfer it so that I can edit it?

  TonyV 13:49 PM 20 Sep 11


Click on the file name and "Open with" and use Open Office to open it. Alternatively I open mine by just opening OpenOffice and clicking on the file I want to open. If it has a .doc extension it will open in Open Office.


  TonyV 13:52 PM 20 Sep 11


Should have said, once you have opened the file, save it as an Open Office file.


  Terry Brown 14:06 PM 20 Sep 11

If it is a Office 2007 document you may need to download the Office compatabliity patch.



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