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Exporting to doc format wreaks my formatting - any ideas ?

 
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Derek Clarkson
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2003 12:15 am    Post subject: Exporting to doc format wreaks my formatting - any ideas ? Reply with quote

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Hi all,
This has kept me up for a while. I'm writing a document which I need to send to some people who don't have OO so I'm doing it as a word doc. I've tried exporting in formats 97/2000/XP, 97 and 6. All of them mess up the document. I've even tried RTF saved as a doc file. I save and then test by then reopening in Writer.

I see problems such as tables are reset to the full width of the page, heading styles being set to have numbers, bullets and numbering being removed yet the paragraphs are still left indented. Bullets being replaced with non-printng characters, etc, etc.

Generally speaking the exports make a complete mess of the documents. Enough that there is no point in using Writer if I have to goto word docs.

The other issue that drives me nuts is the spell checker. It is quite usual for it to stop working for a document. I play with all the settings and options and cannot get it to work. The only work around is to start another document and then cut and paste the contents of the old one to it. What a pain - any thoughts ?

Is this the best that can be done ? or am I missing something or no doing something ?

Regards,
Derek.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2003 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

which OOo version do you use 1.0.2??? or do you use 1.0
because 1.0 has a little problem with exporting to an .doc file in the windows
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2003 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to dissappoint you. But I'm using 1.0.2. I didn't really see any difference in either version.
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