Going from ODF to MSOffice

fred smith fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Mon Sep 28 17:20:28 UTC 2009


On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 02:47:05PM +0100, Paul F. Johnson wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> The powers that be want me off my nice clean and completely functional OS onto
> that pile of ik from MS and part of that is getting my stuff from ODF to
> Office (not sure if it's 2007 or 2003).
> 
> I know that I can export as MS Office, or do a bulk import of MS Office to ODF
> via OOo, but can't do a bulk ODF to MS Office convert.
> 
> Is there a way to do this? Don't mind if it need another package.
> 
> Please don't say OOo is available for Win32 - I know it is, but the powers
> that want me on Office :-(. Anyone who says Office2007 SP2 can import ODF,
> please don't. It can't correct. It makes a mess of it!

I haven't looked into how to automate a bulk conversion, but...
one step that may work out is to save all your OOo documents as .rtf
then import rtf into Word. In my (admittedly limited) experience, using
rtf as an intermediate format has worked out pretty well.

Fred

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