I need to open my documents from Star Office

August 25, 2010 at 16:42:32
Specs: Windows Vista
Had computer with Star Office in Windows XP which crashed last year. Had data transferred over to Windows Vista and cannot open any documents except two letters in Wordpad. What do I need to install so that I can open my writings stored in Star Office 5.2? No one seems to give me an answer when I call including the Geek Squad, who are the ones that transferred the data to my new computer, and who I paid for two years of service? It has been exactly one year and I NEED to open my documents. Please can you help? KT

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#1
August 25, 2010 at 17:37:24
http://www.staroffice.org/

I think open office would work, but I am not sure.
http://www.openoffice.org/

larry


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#2
August 25, 2010 at 17:47:30
Isn't Star Office now known as Oracle Office, or more precisely, Oracle Open Office?

https://shop.oracle.com/pls/ostore/product?p1=oracleoffice&sc=ocom_openoffice

Note: This is not the same as OOO3, (openoffice.org) which is free. Oracle Open Office is based on OOO3, but is a pay-for-license product.

I don't know if OOO3 has a converter for Star Office files. It's free, so I would certainly try it before paying for Oracle Open Office.


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August 30, 2010 at 21:30:09
Thanks for your help, am going to try openoffice and see if I can open my documents. Appreciate you, KT

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#4
August 30, 2010 at 21:36:38
DerbyDad, I thank you for all the information. Just installed the free openoffice and will see if I can open my documents. If I cannot, will try Oracle Open Office, I'm getting frustrated about now. Thanks for the help......KT

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#5
August 31, 2010 at 07:05:56
Had data transferred over to Windows Vista and cannot open any documents except two letters in Wordpad.

Just a possible work around.

If you can open with Wordpad or Notepad the data you need may be available.

When you first open a .doc type file in Wordpad or Notepad the first part of the document will show all types of formatting information which will appear to be just junk.
If you continue to scroll you may find the actual data further down.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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