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will libreoffice automatically incorporate openoffice documents

asked 2020-06-22 19:27:22 +0200

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I have Openoffice but cannot open it or any of its documents. No help from them. My request for a password reset has not been answered. If I download Libreoffice, will it automatically incorporate my Openoffice documents?

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will it automatically incorporate my Openoffice document

What do you mean by "automatically incorporate? If you expect LibreOffice searching, finding and telling "These are the documents, I found for you on your system and I can open", then the answer would be "No". But LibreOffice can open OpenOffice documents through File -> Open


My request for a password reset has not been answered

What got this to do with your question? Do you have password protected files? If yes - LibreOffice won't open 'em without a password as well. Which password are you talking about?

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answered 2020-06-22 19:51:08 +0200

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updated 2020-06-24 09:24:13 +0200

Not "incorporate", as such.

Your files exist as independent objects, allowing them to be copied, renamed, moved, shared or deleted, independent of any office suite installed. The documents are not "sucked in" ; they do not become part of any office suite installed, which is my conception of the word "incorporate".

To edit the file content/structure you need software which can reliably manage the different parts which constitute the file content. This will typically be some office suite.

Installing LibreOffice or Microsoft Office software may register the new software as the default handler for openoffice (or more precisely, "ODF") files and apply its own icons to them. Is this what you mean by "incorporate"? This does not inhibit other softwares' ability to edit the files. The path is only "straightened out" for the registered default handler, and slightly more crooked for other software.

LibreOffice will most likely handle your OpenOffice files well. If you have password protected your files, you still need the password to open them. There is no "governing body" you can request to reset the password for your files, like there is for a typical website. Your files are your own.

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