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I have some old Star Office Writer files, extension .sdw. I could open them in OpenOffice. Is it possible to open them in LibreOffice? [closed]

asked 2012-04-10 18:37:05 +0200

Keith gravatar image

updated 2013-06-02 14:11:14 +0200

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Star Office Writer Files

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manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2013-06-02 14:06:13 +0200 )edit

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answered 2012-04-10 22:51:30 +0200

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When installing you can select in the optional components to install the legacy filters, selecting previously the personalized install.

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Thank you very much. I had missed this feature during installation. I was able to modify the installation without reinstalling the complete suite. It now works fine.

Keith gravatar imageKeith ( 2012-04-17 20:57:00 +0200 )edit
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answered 2012-11-20 16:33:10 +0200

So, as a user of LibreOffice 3.6.2.2 under Ubuntu 12.10, how do I install these legacy filters?

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m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2012-11-20 23:45:56 +0200 )edit

Install package libreoffice-filter-binfilter

luyu gravatar imageluyu ( 2012-11-27 06:50:53 +0200 )edit
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answered 2012-04-10 21:08:52 +0200

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updated 2012-04-10 21:11:23 +0200

According to Appendix B of "Getting Started with LibreOffice" guide, LibreOffice Writer can open StarWriter formats:

In addition to OpenDocument formats (.odt, .ott, .oth, and .odm), Writer 3 can open the formats used by OOo 1.x (.sxw, .stw, and .sxg) and the following text document formats:
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StarWriter formats (.sdw, .sgl, .vor)
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Most of these file types are automatically detected by LibreOffice, so they can be opened without explicitly selecting the document type in the file picker.

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Thank you. Please see comment following the other answer.

Keith gravatar imageKeith ( 2012-04-17 20:58:08 +0200 )edit

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