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Convert StarOffice to OpenOffice

PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:06 pm
by emrecio
I have some updated information that I wanted to add to a spreadsheet created under staroffice, and I just found out that I cannot open sdw/sdc files under OpenOffice. So I did a listing of all old star office docs, and noticed that I had 213 of them. How do I convert all these files over to OpenOffice format?

Re: Convert StarOffice to OpenOffice

PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:32 pm
by RoryOF
The easiest way may be to download an early version of OO 3 and use it to convert the files, then remove it and install a later version of Oo for daily use.

But if you haven''t touched the files in that long, do you really need to use them?

Re: Convert StarOffice to OpenOffice

PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:59 pm
by Villeroy
Drop OpenOffice and use the LibreOffice version that comes with your distribution. I use LibreOffice 6.0 on Ubuntu and it lets me open sdw (Legacy StarOffice Writer) and sdc (Legacy StarOffice Calc). IMHO, there is no reason to install Apache OpenOffice on a Linux system.

Re: Convert StarOffice to OpenOffice

PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:46 pm
by RPG
OpenSUSE libreOffice can read Staroffice documents. Maybe you have to install, with Yast, some packets. When I select LibreStaroffice-tools for installation Yast add some packets which I accept and it was working.

Romke

Re: Convert StarOffice to OpenOffice

PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:32 pm
by gracehadid
An effective method is to check the latest version and start work.