This tutorial teaches how to change the default settings of OpenOffice's Text, Spreadsheet and Presentation documents to Microsoft's Word, Excel and PowerPoint formats.



a) How to save OpenOffice Text Document as a Microsoft Word(.doc) by default:

Click the Text Document icon to open a new blank document,
- click Tools menu, then click Options
- On the options page, pull down Load/Save(left-hand side), then click General
- at the Default File format and ODF settings section, use the options:
Document type: Text document
Always save as pull down menu, select Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP
The next time you try saving a text document, it will save it with a (.doc) extension.



b) How to save OpenOffice Spreadsheet as Microsoft Excel(.xls) by default:


Click the SpreadSheet document icon to open a new blank document,
- click Tools menu, then click Options
- On the options page, pull down Load/Save(left-hand side), then click General
- at the Default File format and ODF settings section, use the options:
Document type: Spreadsheet
Always save as pull down menu, select Microsoft Excel 97/2000/XP
The next time you try saving a spreadsheet, it will save it with a (.xls) extension.



c) How to save OpenOffice Presentation as Microsoft PowerPoint(.ppt) by default:


Click the Presentation document icon to create and empty presentation,
- click Tools menu, then click Options
- On the options page, pull down Load/Save(left-hand side), then click General
- at the Default File format and ODF settings section, use the options:
Document type: Presentation
Always save as pull down menu, select Microsoft PowerPoint 97/2000/XP
The next time you try saving a Presentation, it will save it with a (.ppt) extension.



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0 #4 Curtis 2013-04-13 04:15
You can also save as pdf from open office.
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0 #3 NairaBytes 2012-02-07 19:49
@Alex,
why not try PrimoPdf, its fully free and cool too: http://www.primopdf.com/
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0 #2 Hann 2012-01-25 20:32
Thanks! Very helpful.
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0 #1 Alex 2012-01-25 07:59
I'm kind of glad that there is an option to save to Microsoft. But the only problem is, the formats are old and are not even allowed to be submitted to online schooling. Is there a way to format it into PDF?
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