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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2003 3:58 pm    Post subject: OOo and MS Works Database Forms Reply with quote

My office has been using Works for quite some time now, reason being it was much cheaper and we never really saw the need for MS Office. Well, the main thing is I'd like to convert all the old MS Works Databases and Forms to OOo databases with forms. We have quite a few of them and would take quite some time to rebuild them all. My question is, is there any way to convert those forms so they can be opened in OOo? Or is anyone making filters to open those files?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2003 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well since no one else has responded I'll give you my thoughts.

MS hardly supports Works and OO doesn't even try, as far as I know. However, I suspect that you may be able to convert your database(s) using copy & paste into a Calc doc and then saving as dBase.

I think you can forget about your forms and have a learning experience recreating them in OO. Come on over anyway, the power to price ratio is fantastic, (please forgive me, I can't resist) except for the "division by zero" error.
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