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Will LibreOffice read my microsoft documents & spreadsheets? [closed]

asked 2012-02-19 20:55:28 +0100

anonymous user


Compatible to microsoft office?

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answered 2012-02-20 01:31:48 +0100

crazykiwi gravatar image

You can certainly open MS word, Excel and PowerPoint files on Libra Office. However some complex elements such as tables may jump around a little or display strangely. If you feel like experimenting with something new (outside of your existing Office documents) you can also try saving in ODF (Open Document Format). It does a really nice job with cross compatibility. It is not perfect but it does quite well. I have found that even the Impress ODP presentation suite files open in PowerPoint nicely. You might find it's worth experimenting with to see if it fits your cross compatibility needs.

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answered 2012-02-19 21:35:55 +0100

Hikari gravatar image

It fails to open files with complex data, but normal ones are opened nicely.

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answered 2013-01-11 16:56:03 +0100

sierrahomes gravatar image

How do I get it to open? Just clicking on the old saved document doesn't work. Do I have to do something special? Thanks!!

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answered 2012-02-19 20:59:52 +0100

marc gravatar image

Yes, you are able to open M$ Office files as well as many other file formats.

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