Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Import Template archives of word documents|
|Component:||code||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
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|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description micajc 2003-10-17 22:01:05 UTC
We need open office to interoperate in an environment that contains many msword users as such there is a large library of template documents set up by users... although they are able to open them on a one by one basis (using file open) and then importing them... they are not visible using the open from templates features as are native openoffice.org templates. My understanding would be that this could be fixed by adding a *.dot to the template file globing.. and then an running the import routine as normally occures during a standard file-> open No I haven't looked at the code I wish I had the time... The goal here is to make OO drop in and replace MS for user A (open office) without having to convert the templete library to OPenoffice files so user B using the ms product isn't affected.
Comment 1 mci 2003-10-20 11:54:08 UTC
reassigned to mru
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2003-10-31 11:37:26 UTC
At the moment, you could use the Document Converter (via Menu File.Autopilot.Document Converter) to convert a whole bunch of MS Templates to StarOffice format.
Comment 3 michael.ruess 2003-10-31 11:39:38 UTC
MRU->PB: as long as the Office handles MS templates in the same way as its own templates, these *.dot files should also be visible in the Template organizer or in "File.New.From Template" dialog, when having them in a suitable directory.
Comment 4 pb 2003-12-09 04:55:07 UTC