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Does LO use the associated .STY files when importing Word 6.0 for DOS files?

asked 2019-08-10 03:49:41 +0100

charlie.hanf gravatar image

updated 2019-08-11 16:50:34 +0100

Trying to import old (Word 6.0 for DOS) files to convert them to a current file format. LO converts the text but the style sheets do not seem to be used. Any help?

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Since you have closed your question as "duplicate", please mention the other question here for the record. Thanks!

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-08-10 07:12:22 +0100 )edit

I didn't mean to close the question. I have no answer. I have tried to reopen it but I am new to askLO. I tried to add a tag. When I saved it, I was told it was a duplicate, so I cancelled the change, but the main question became closed.

charlie.hanf gravatar imagecharlie.hanf ( 2019-08-10 22:26:14 +0100 )edit

I've reopened the question for you.

robleyd gravatar imagerobleyd ( 2019-08-11 01:25:59 +0100 )edit

No answer to "Does LO use the associated .STY files"; but if you see that something is missing at import, you are always welcome to file a bug report, and provide samples there; it's quite possible that that variant was overlooked/samples were unavailable when that proprietary and closed format was reverse-engineered (note that it isn't open even today, when MS has opened its later DOC format (google for [MS-DOC]) used in Word 97 and later).

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-08-11 11:25:14 +0100 )edit

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answered 2019-08-11 09:11:01 +0100

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updated 2019-08-11 09:16:06 +0100

Try to reformat your document. Use styles for formatting. How styles are applied, you can read here.

You can watch a video with a slightly older LO version here.

Before you start with the styles, you should delete the direct formatting of your text. Mark the complete text. From the menu, choose Format>Clear Direct Formatting....

Save the document as an ODT file.

Otherwise, you can also look at the documentation.

I wish you success

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