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asked 2012-09-12 21:28:33 +0100

Toasty_S gravatar image

updated 2015-08-24 18:01:39 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

This is more of a Windows 7 question than LibreOffice, but my searches on the internet haven't turned up anything for my situation. Maybe someone here can help.

I have LibreOffice 3.6 installed on my Windows 7 computer. I am not using MS Office at all. However I still exclusively use .doc files for Writer because everyone else I correspond with uses Office.

I want to add the option to create a "new" .doc file to the Windows context menu when right clicking on the desktop or folder empty space.

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answered 2012-09-12 21:54:51 +0100

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I think this is a wrong approach. The best practice would be to require your correspondents to use an ISO format and not a proprietary blob. ;)

You can also choose to use .doc as your default file format. Go to Tools > Options > Load/Save > General. Look at the section "Default file format and ODF settings", then make your choice.

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answered 2012-09-12 22:49:11 +0100

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Until they do that.... where can I obtain the plugin so that Office 2003 can open/save .ODF documents? I've found the 2007 version here, but no luck yet with 2003.

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The second part of my answer fits your first question. This is another problem, and such a plugin doesn't exist.

hyogapag gravatar imagehyogapag ( 2012-09-13 21:52:30 +0100 )edit

I've used Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office 3.2 with MS Word 2000 — "System Requirements: Microsoft Office 2000, Office XP, Office 2003, Office 2007 (Service Pack 1 or higher) or the equivalent stand-alone version of Microsoft Office Word, Excel or PowerPoint."

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2012-09-15 22:31:31 +0100 )edit

See also: Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office 3.2 · readme.txt

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2012-09-15 22:43:29 +0100 )edit

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