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asked 2014-11-15 01:54:58 +0200

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updated 2020-08-02 14:35:07 +0200

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I'm trying to find out if I can open Microsoft Works (Works Suite 2006) documents in LibreOffice. The spreadsheets in particular. I will be downloading the latest version of LibreOffice, if I can do that. Thanks.

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answered 2014-11-15 03:03:59 +0200

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You find a comparison on features and supported file formats here:

What follows are some comments about my experience and ways to avoid problems.

In respect to MS format In general I stay as long as possible in LibO native formats and save only the last saved version in an MSO format and try to abvoid the x-formats. I made the experience that a pdf-file is in most of the cases sufficient. Many people send out files in MSO or LibO or other formats when a pdf-file is sufficient. Depending on the situation you can even secure a pdf-file against copying and changees. The pdf-export function in LibO works very well. (I am using

In the case of presentations I am also often asked to provide a ppt or pptx copy as a fall back solution is something happens with my PC or connection of my own PC is not possible, etc. For this I always carry a USB stick with a portable LibO version on it and my presentation. All I need is PC to plug the USB stick and can run on LIbO my own presentation.

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