LibreOffice can open and save documents in the Microsoft Office file formats, including Microsoft Office Open XML formats.
The preferred tool to use for a file format conversion between LibreOffice and Microsoft Office is unoconv. Let's start with the installation of unoconv package: FEDORA/REDHAT/CENTOS # yum install unoconv DEBIAN/UBUNTU # apt-get install unoconv and create some LibreOffice document document.odt and spreadsheet spreadsheet.ods to play with. You can convert.odp files to.ppt if you need to get the PowerPoint back. In order to save the PPT file back to PowerPoint from OpenOffice, go to File menu and Save as in OpenOffice Impress and in the dialog that comes up choose “Microsoft PowerPoint 97/2000/XP (.ppt) as the file type. Recorded with https://screencast-o-matic.com. LibreOffice Calc. Microsoft PowerPoint,.ppt,.pps,.pptx. LibreOffice Impress. Saving as a Microsoft Office File. Choose File - Save As. In the File type box, select a Microsoft Office file format. Saving Documents by Default in Microsoft Office Formats.
Opening a Microsoft Office File
Choose File - Open. Select a Microsoft Office file in the LibreOffice file open dialog.
MS Office file...
...will open in LibreOffice module
Microsoft Word, *.doc, *.docx
Microsoft Excel, *.xls, *.xlsx
Microsoft PowerPoint, *.ppt, *.pps, *.pptx
Saving as a Microsoft Office File
Choose File - Save As.
In the File type box, select a Microsoft Office file format.
Saving Documents by Default in Microsoft Office Formats
Choose LibreOffice - PreferencesTools - Options - Load/Save - General.
In the Default file format and ODF settings area, first select a document type, then select the file type for saving.
From now on, if you save a document, the File type will be set according to your choice. Of course, you still can select another file type in the file save dialog.
Opening Microsoft Office Files by Default
In Windows’ File Explorer, right-click a file of the type that you want to assign to another application.
In the context menu, choose Open with - Choose another app.
In the list of applications that appears, select the program that should open the current type of files. Make sure that “Always use this app” is checked.
If these steps do not apply to your brand of Microsoft Windows, search your Microsoft Windows Help for instructions how to change the file associations.
Converting Many Microsoft Office Files into OpenDocument Format
The Document Converter Wizard will copy and convert all Microsoft Office files in a folder into LibreOffice documents in the OpenDocument file format. You can specify the folder to be read, and the folder where the converted files are to be saved.
Choose File - Wizards - Document Converter to start the wizard.
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Macros in Microsoft Office and LibreOffice
With a few exceptions, Microsoft Office and LibreOffice cannot run the same macro code. Microsoft Office uses VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) code, and LibreOffice uses Basic code based on the LibreOffice API (Application Program Interface) environment. Although the programming language is the same, the objects and methods are different.
The most recent versions of LibreOffice can run some Excel Visual Basic scripts if you enable this feature at LibreOffice - PreferencesTools - Options - Load/Save - VBA Properties.
If you use macros in one of the applications and want to use the same functionality in the other application, you must edit the macros. LibreOffice can load the macros that are contained within Microsoft Office files and you can then view and edit the macro code in the LibreOffice Basic IDE editor.
You can choose to preserve or delete VBA macros
Open a Microsoft Office document that contains VBA macro code. Change only the normal contents (text, cells, graphics), and do not edit the macros. Save the document as a Microsoft Office file type. Open the file in Microsoft Office, and the VBA macros will run as before.
You may delete the VBA macros from the Microsoft Office file on loading or on saving.
Choose LibreOffice - PreferencesTools - Options - Load/Save - VBA Properties to set the VBA macro handling of LibreOffice.
Good news for all users of high quality presentation software: a dedicated team has been formed within the LibreOffice community with the aim of further improving PPT/PPTX (PowerPoint) file format support. The initial developer members are:
- Bartosz Kosiorek, known for his numerous improvements to Windows Metafile support
- nd101, a new contributor with a passion for PPT/PPTX support
- Mark Hung, invited due to his experience in fixing many PPT/PPTX and Impress issues
Team members will be able to support each other through code reviews and advice. We will document the progress here on the TDF blog.
LibreOffice’s Quality Assurance team is currently going through the collections of PPT and PPTX issues and carefully re-analysing and prioritising them. The QA team will continue to provide support in the form of patch testing and verification.
Examples of tasks that the team members have worked on:
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Everyone is invited to participate, either in development or testing. If you are interested in joining, please send an email to [email protected] Or if you have a PPT(X) file that doesn’t look quite right in LibreOffice, help us to improve compatibility – attach it to a bug report so that our QA team can investigate!
(PPTX icon: ncrow on DeviantArt)