Yes, that is the best way to migrate. Keep whatever MS Office you happen
to have and install LO. There's no reason to upgrade the MS Office so you
still make the saving but you still have access to it when you need it.
Gradually you find more and more reason to use LO as you learn more about
how to use it and less reason to be pushed into using MSO.
From: anne-ology <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: From MS Word to Writer: keeping my
styles, macros, toolbars from Normal.dot
To: "Andreas Säger" <email@example.com>
Date: Sunday, 14 October, 2012, 23:21
why not just keep both programs on the machine ;-)
On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 7:27 AM, Andreas Säger
Am 11.10.2012 11:43, Kyla Robertson wrote:
I'm migrating from MS Word (Office 2002 !) to LibO Writer. In Word, my
Normal.dot template contains many, many things: about 150 styles, 250
macros, some auto-insert texts, some custom shortcuts, many toolbars
and custom buttons.
How can I keep this all to use it with Writer?
In "Migration Guide: A guide to ease your migration to OpenOffice.org
from other office [suites] (2004)"
I found a few things:
* AutoText entries: will the built-in method to import them still
work with LibO 3.6.2?(should I get version 3.6.2 or 3.5.6, btw? I'm
not sure I understand the difference.)
* AutoCorrect entries: there's a work-around with a macro and the
editing of a ./user/autocorr/acorrXXXX.dat file...
* Custom dictionaries: there was a work-around to import their
content, but the link to download the macro isn't valid anymore.
Do you know of a more recent migration guide, or a tutorial on the
Web, or forum post maybe? I couldn't find anything else.
Thanks in advance for your help!
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