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How to save your Open/Libre Office documents by default in Microsoft Office format!

There are many people out there who are looking for great open source software, and some of you have stumbled upon Open Office or Libre Office. This is a great alternative to Microsoft Office but with one small problem. It is always trying to get you to save in the Open Document format instead of a Microsoft Office format that your friends and coworkers can open and use. Well I am going to show you a solution to this problem!

Open up any of the programs in the Open/Libre Office suite. Once it is open go into the Tools menu and select "options". From there, expand the Load/Save option and then select "general"



Near the bottom you will see a heading for "Document Type". Select the dropdown box under that and select "Text Document" and then select the dropdown box under "Always Save as" and then select "Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP". After that go back to the "Document Type" and select "Spreadsheet" and set always save to "Microsoft Excel 97/2000/XP". Lastly Choose "Presentation" and always save as "Microsoft PowerPoint 97/2000/XP". Once you do this hit "OK" and your changes will be saved. From now on everytime you save a Word document, an Excel spreadsheet or a PowerPoint presentation it will by default save as a Microsoft Office format!

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I am having trouble with Apache OpenOffice and am supposed to go to user profile. In windows 10 Pro how do you get there.


The default profile folder for these extensions will be in C:\Users\(your user name)\Appdata\Roaming\OpenOffice\(version number)\user\extensions\bundled .
You may need to view hidden folders first. Open File Explorer. Click on View at the top of the window. Make sure that the Hidden Items check box has a check.

I hope this helps. (Libre Office is based on the Open Office source but has been updated more regularly. I've used both. The Open Office appdata folder may have a slightly different name - Apache may or may not be included.)

Cindy Wells
(my version number was 4 for Libre Office)

Feb 09, 2017 | The Computers & Internet

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Sorry mate... Microsoft Office is a paid software...

its not good to pirate the softwares.... purchase it... or use other options.. like open office or libre office..

Sep 09, 2013 | Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Full...

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won't let me open powerpoints


You must have a program to open powerpoint (such as Microsoft Office or Open Office or Libre Office).
Both Open Office and Libre Office are free to down and use.

Mar 03, 2013 | Dell Inspiron Computers & Internet

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I to download a microst powerpoint software for free but there none


Top 30 FREE online Presentations services: http://powerpointfan.blogspot.com/2009/09/30-online-presentation-services.html
I find these free PowerPoint programs: Google Docs: https://docs.google.com/ online application Open Office: http://www.openoffice.org/ open source Libre Office:http://www.libreoffice.org/ open source, revised from Open Office Kingsoft Office: http://www.kingsoftstore.com/

Aug 27, 2011 | Microsoft PowerPoint for PC

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