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asked 2017-03-03 15:38:57 +0200

Jason@FMUSA gravatar image

Hi, I am looking to change the default save extension from .ods to something that Microsoft has like .xlsx

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You wouldn't be meaning to always save as XLSX ? If so, DON'T DO IT ! You'll be playing with fire and at some point you'll shoot yourself in the head (foot ain't enough) when the incompletely supported format ain't saved and/or read right ! Always save in the native format FIRST !

rautamiekka gravatar imagerautamiekka ( 2017-03-03 22:15:06 +0200 )edit

@rautamiekka, interesting point you make. You're probably right in the most general sense. I have a spreadsheet that I use for my calendar and which I open in a dual boot environment: Linux/LO and Windows/Excel. It mostly works fine. I do have to delete some strange overlaying boxes from time to time that is part of the locked headers mode. So I think simple sheets saved as .xlsx can work fine. Too bad there isn't a setting to disallow incompatible LO things in this case.

EasyTrieve gravatar imageEasyTrieve ( 2017-03-04 19:41:04 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-03-03 15:58:52 +0200

karolus gravatar image


> soffice --help

tells me to try something like

>soffice --convert-to xlsx somefile.ods [someothers.ods …]
>#or with wildcard-pattern:
>soffice --convert-to xlsx *.ods
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