OLDER OpenOffice 1.0 TEXT DOCUMENTS (.sxw)
Open An OpenOffice.org 1.0 Document
Either Double-click on the file or Click on the file > Right-click > Open. The file will open in the 1.0 format; however, all the features of 2.0
can be used when working with the file. This happens even if 2.0 is the
only version of OpenOffice on your computer.
Work With And Save As A 1.0 Document
In the file, make the entries of your choice.
Click File > Save As. In the Save as type: box, select “OpenOffice.org 1.0 Text Document” > Save.
If you have not added formatting or content that cannot be saved in the 1.0 format, the
file will be saved.
If you have added formatting or content that cannot be saved in the 1.0 format, you
will get a message with a Yes or No choice. If you click Yes, the file will be saved in 1.0 and some of the formatting or content will
not be saved correctly. If you click No, the file can be saved in 2.0. The original 1.0 file will still be on your
computer; however none of the changes made in step 1 above will be in that
Convert An OpenOffice.org 1.0 Document To An OpenOffice 2.0 Document
Click File > Save As.
In the Save in: box, click My Documents (if it is not already selected.)
The name of the document will be in the File name: menu box and the words, OpenOffice.org Text Document (.sxw), will be in the Save as type: menu box.
In the File name: menu box, you may type a new name for the document or use the same name. The same name may be used for both 1.0 and the 2.0 file. The file extensions
(.sxw or .odt) and the icons associated with the files will indicate which
file is an OpenOffice.org 1.0 (.sxw) file and which file is an OpenOffice 2.0 (.odt) file.
Click on the on the right side of the Save as type: menu box. The pull-down menu appears. Scroll until the words, OpenDocument Text (.odt), appear at the top of the list. Click on OpenDocument Text (.odt). (To scroll, move the pointer of the mouse on the selections on the pull-down
You can make changes to the document or you can save the document without
Click on the Save button. The document is saved as an OpenOffice 2.0 (.odt) file. The OpenOffice.org
1.0 file is still available.
Click File > Close. If you have made any changes, you will see a message
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Edited by Sue Barron
Older OO 1.0 (.sxw) 10/26/06
Last modified: 2008-04-30 01:42 UTC