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My Office Home and Student 200 is about to be unsupported in 2010. If I install Libre Office, will all of my Office files= Word, .doc , .docx, .rtf be saved or will I lose any data?
I will change the extension to .Doc once installed instead of .Odf.
 
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Copy all of your document files produced with the Office programs to a separate folder.
 
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Yes all you docs and spreadsheets will be readable. You may lose some formatting but that can usually be fixed. There are just a few commands that are slightly different from Office, but almost everything is compatible.
 
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If I am recalling correctly, during the LibreOffice install routine, it will ask you if you want it to be the default application for opening MS-Office format documents (.doc, .docx, .xls, etc.). Just answer 'Yes' and it should all happen without any further fiddling.
 
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Libre Office

Thank you for your help.
I will try it.
 
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I will change the extension to .Doc once installed instead of .Odf.
Use docx instead. doc format is not open and will have more compatibility problem then docx.

Although docx file format is open, formatting (layout) of the document will differ slightly from microsoft word.
Formatting will usually be the same across open source office programs.
 
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I thought that .DOCX came after .DOC and It was not as compatible as .Doc.
 
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Docx is an open format. An open format is a file format for storing digital data, defined by a published specification usually maintained by a standards organization, and which can be used and implemented by anyone.
 
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Thank you for that - I will use docx.

I am hesitant to pull the trigger b/c I really only need a writer as an alternative to Word.
I never use any of the other features.

Would Abi Word work as an alternative to Word better if I just need a writer?
 
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I refused to pay the exorbitant charge for the "Office Suite" and turned to LibreOffice.
I've had it for a month and highly recommend it.
 
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home and student

I think you can get the Office Home and Student for $120.
I know even that is high.
M$ for the wealthy.
 
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Although I have a perhaps the best version of Microsoft Office suite (2007), I find myself using Libre and Google more and more. Used Libre for years. Using Google more often because of it's ability to shared with work environment.
 
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protected folders

I just tried to install Libre Office but that new feature about protected folders would not let me.

Also are you saying you use Google Docs etc. instead of Libre Office and instead of MS Office?
 
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Old 09-26-18, 05:14 AM
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Also are you saying you use Google Docs etc. instead of Libre Office and instead of MS Office?
Yes! I use both. Depending on what I'm doing. If it's work related I use Google. I even have ported over MS and Libre doc to Google. Sometimes you loose formatting, but that can usually be corrected.
 
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Google

I never got along with Google but will give it a try. It really confuses me on my phone.
As limited as it is, I wonder if word pad would suffice for daily non business use?

Should I disable the protected folders in order to install a program I want that it is blocking?
 
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Old 09-26-18, 05:39 AM
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I for one cannot use a phone to do any kind of docs, or spreadsheets. I can barely do texting! If you need to do serious writing you best use a desktop, laptop or a lap-pad.

As far as disabling the protect folders, sure. You can't install the program without.
 
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Thanks Norm.
I am going to get a string and 2 cans.
 
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