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How do you convert Libreoffice to word?

asked 2018-10-18 13:09:23 +0200

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Just joined Libreoffice community and there are many notes on how to convert MS Word to Libreoffice but none on doing vice versa (as far as I have searched). Also how does one do this without messing up the formatting?

I need to submit a thesis (large document) in both PDF and Word versions very in the next few weeks.

Help ASAP would be much appreciated!

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answered 2018-10-18 15:11:17 +0200

xterminal gravatar image

Go to the File menu, choose "Save As...", and from the format dropdown in the Save dialog, choose "Word 2007-2019 (docx)".

There are a few things you might have to open the doc in MSO and tweak (custom fields in headers don't translate well, for example, in my experience), but for the most part it works a champ.

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answered 2018-10-18 15:06:44 +0200

SlickTrick gravatar image

While I am no expert, have you tried "Saving As" then selecting Docx ?

If you have tried that already, I'm sorry I can't be much more help.

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answered 2019-07-15 04:39:33 +0200

Actually, a new version of Libre office does not offer a dropdown to select a file type when you save in Ubuntu. It only takes you to the file name bar in the documents folder and you can't change the file extension or file type. You CAN change the default file type, but it didn't work.

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That is - to say the least - highly unlikely. Please provide a screenshot of the Save As dialog, where there's no "File type" dropdown.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-07-15 06:05:28 +0200 )edit
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