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dveitch
13-09-2009, 10:40 AM
Is there any conversion package out there that I can load (Windows XP) to convert incoming Open Office documents to Word 97?

snoopy
13-09-2009, 11:04 AM
Open in Open Office & save as Word97/2000/XP (.doc)

KarameaDave
13-09-2009, 11:11 AM
Open them with Open Office
Then go File>Save as> then change to Microsoft Word 97/2000 etc,
in the save as type drop down list.

Morgenmuffel
13-09-2009, 12:28 PM
Or get the plugin (http://www.sun.com/software/star/odf_plugin/) and read them directly in Office XP

edit
whoops that won't work for you, as you're using office 97, I could have sworn the question said you were usingg office XP, must be senile

justinsg
13-09-2009, 12:35 PM
www.media-convert.com

dveitch
13-09-2009, 10:13 PM
Thanks for the responses. Obviously I don't have Open Office so the responses from Snoopy and Karameadave won't work.
And, as Nigel edited into his response, the plugin does not work for Word 97 - it crashes.
So, last try, media-convert does work and will be fine for the rare occasions I need it.
A built-in converter, like the docx to doc one I have, would be nice but not really a necessity.

Agent_24
14-09-2009, 06:03 PM
Why not switch to OpenOffice? It can open both ODT (obviously) and DOC

gary67
14-09-2009, 06:46 PM
Yes am thinking of ditching Office altogether on my new Win7 machine and going with OO and Tbird for email. Is there a calender function anywhere for free that allows use of tasks and scheduling though like the Outlook one does. Needs to be desktop i.e. not Google calendar

Agent_24
14-09-2009, 06:48 PM
Doesn't Windows 7 come with a calendar program? I know Vista does...

Speedy Gonzales
14-09-2009, 06:52 PM
Doesn't Windows 7 come with a calendar program? I know Vista does...

Nope dont think it does. Doesnt come with windows mail either

Agent_24
14-09-2009, 06:54 PM
Oh that's right, you have to install most of those programs yourself through Windows Live...

gary67
14-09-2009, 07:57 PM
I've seen the Vista calendar it seems you can't add things like appointments to it or birthdays that sort of thing which is why I have stuck with Outlook for so long> I use the appointment function all the time I can be forgetful at times. But I want something similar for Win 7

Agent_24
14-09-2009, 08:29 PM
Last time I saw the Vista calendar you could add appointments to it - would be a pretty pointless calendar if you couldn't!

It should be able to do birthdays too

But maybe there is a plugin for Thunderbird that gives you functionality the same as Outlook...

gary67
14-09-2009, 08:46 PM
Been looking at Sunbird stand alone supposedly imports from Outlook but I can't get it to work. Whatever I use will need to import from my existing Outlook

Speedy Gonzales
14-09-2009, 08:52 PM
calendar has a new calendar, appt, task and group option. So, cant see why you couldnt add appointments. it'd be pretty stupid having a mthly calendar, if you couldnt add anything to it. It looks exactly like OL's calendar

gary67
14-09-2009, 08:55 PM
So I would just download a calendar from MS live. Not going with windows mail though will use Thunderbird probably

mikebartnz
14-09-2009, 09:09 PM
Yes am thinking of ditching Office altogether on my new Win7 machine and going with OO and Tbird for email. Is there a calender function anywhere for free that allows use of tasks and scheduling though like the Outlook one does. Needs to be desktop i.e. not Google calendar
There is a calender addon for Thunderbird. Lightning which is similar to Sunbird.