Things You'll Need:
- OpenOffice.org Writer
- File to convert
- Windows 97/2000/XP/Vista or Mac OS X series or Linux (most types)
- Step 1
Create a document in OpenOffice.org Writer (anything from an article to writing "This is a document" will suffice for this example).
- Step 2
When you are ready to save the document, click "file" as --you normally would-- but select "Save As..." rather than "Save".
- Step 3
Open the drop down
menuat the bottom newly opened window to choose the file type.
- Step 4
Scroll down and select "Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP (.doc)" if you intend to open it in a Windows 97, a Windows 2000, or a Windows XP computer. Select "Microsoft Word 95 (.doc)" if you intend to open it in a Windows 95 computer. Select "Microsoft Word 2003 (.xml)" if you intend to open it in a Windows Vista or Windows XP computer with Microsoft Word 2003 or Microsoft Word 2008 (Word 2008 can read both Microsoft Word 2003 and 2008 files).
- Step 5
If OpenOffice.org warns you that the file format will be changed, select "Yes" (if it does not let you save the document as a ".xml" file then a ".doc" file will work using Microsoft Word 2003 or 2008).
- Step 6
Please ensure that you use a font available in Microsoft Word or you may have to re-arrange the font or reformat it.