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change extension for saving LibreOffice Writer in Linux

asked 2020-01-14 04:20:30 +0100

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I am using LibreOffice on Ubuntu Linux 18.04.

I am using both LibreOffice Writer and LibreOffice Calc - both of this Saving Method is ODT, but why we can't save it in other formats like .docx?

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both of this Saving Method is ODT, but why we can't save it in other formats like .docx?

This statement isn't true. You can save in a variety of other formats, including .docx. But I strongly advise to stick with the default ODF format and to export to foreign formats only if you have a requirement to exchange your document to third parties, which are not able to read ODF formats. In any case, definitely don't do a round-robin save procedure ODF -> foreign format -> ODF -> foreign format -> .... on the same document, including changes in all formats performed by different applications (e.g, LibreOffice -> Word -> ...).This would be a save way to data corruption.

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2020-01-14 08:27:24 +0100 )edit

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answered 2020-01-14 04:55:48 +0100

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Just keep in mind that LO expects that you know what you are doing making this change, and will not warn you about possible loss of formatting and/or data saving to external formats; yet, the absence of the warning doesn't make the external format support perfect by miracle.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2020-01-14 05:28:24 +0100 )edit
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