LibreOffice

esteban_2009November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

I have switched to LibreOffice 3.6. I can no longer open .xls and .docs files sent from a computer with MS Office. What can I do to open those types of documents?

Thanks to all,

Steve

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azinoh

What happens when you try to open the file...is there an error message?

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 10:40AM
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bob414

Open them with libre office and save them as .xl or .doc files to open them with older versions of office. Or it may be easier to install the Compatibility Pack.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 11:03AM
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esteban_2009

azinoh, I should have included this message in my first post. "Fatal Error During Installation"

bob, Thanks for the suggestion, but I am trying to get away from Office, if that is possible.
Thanks to both,
Steve

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 11:08AM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

It sounds like you had a bad install of libre, I think I would remove it and redownload it and reinstall.

There's also open office which I have used for years with excellent results.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 11:38AM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

It sounds like you had a bad install of libre, I think I would remove it and redownload it and reinstall.

There's also open office which I have used for years with excellent results.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 11:39AM
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bob414

Sorry, I misread your post. The files were sent with MS Office. You weren't trying to open them with MS Office. I agree with ravencajun. Try a reinstall.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 12:30PM
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esteban_2009

RC & Bob,
Thanks for the reply's.
I am sorta, meybee dissapointed with LibreOffice. It takes a very long time to load each time I look at my calender or any other document. This may be the perfect time to change programs...again. The next one on my list will be Openoffice.
Now, a loaded question for you two: Can I just delete LibreOffice 3.6 and install OpenOffice without loosing all the doccuments I have on the desktop and My Doc's???
Steve

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 1:04PM
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bob414

You should uninstall it through the control panel add/remove option. It should not do anything with your documents.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 1:40PM
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esteban_2009

RC & Bob,
What a painless switchover. I now have Apache Open Office.
FWI LibraOffice with Help 565,000 MB
MS Office Pro 2003 366.00 MB
Apache Open Office 314.00 MB
As you can see, I saved a lot of disk space.
Once again, thanks for your help.
Steve

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 3:13PM
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esteban_2009

I have taken most of your holiday...please allow me one more question.
I have a letter in my INBOX (Outlook Express) that has an .XLS attatchment. I can get the text from the letter just fine, when I click on the attatchment, I get this message. "The operating System is not presently configured to run this application" The sender told me it was a membership list, which probably includes names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses. I am using X-P SP3.
Any and all suggestions welcome.
Steve

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 3:49PM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

Have you tried saving it to the pc then open it using open office, it should open it.

And you are welcome, glad to help.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 4:16PM
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esteban_2009

Well, I clicked on SAVE AS and it went to MY DOC's. I was still unable to open it from there. Same error message as before.
I e-mailed it to friend, she could open it (She uses MS Office)but could not send it back opened.
Steve

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 4:40PM
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owbist

Steve check out the answer here. Hopefully that will cure the issue for you.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2012 at 10:25AM
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esteban_2009

Owbist,
I followed the link and now everything works great!
Thanks much for your help.
This is truly a great group of people.
Steve

    Bookmark   November 23, 2012 at 10:48AM
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