Issue 21383 - Import Template archives of word documents
Summary: Import Template archives of word documents
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1
Hardware: PC All
: P4 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2003-10-17 22:01 UTC by micajc
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
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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 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