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Good day,

Thank you for your reply.  I have copied the Microsoft Word file into my Home 
Folder/Documents (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS).  Open LibreOffice Writer and followed the follwoing 

File > Wizards > Document Converter > Microsoft Office > Word Documents > Next > Word Templates 
(Did not select include sub directories).  Changed the Import to the correct location: 

The save to I have left unchanged:  

I have unselect Documents. > Next , I then receive a message tahat indicates that the  
/home/herman/.config/libreoffice/3/user/template/Imported_Templates directory does not exisit and 
if I would like to create it > Yes

The following message is received:  

All Word templates contained in the following directory will be imported:
All subdirectories will be taken into account
These will be exported to the following directory:


Documents converted and the following log file is generated:

Word templates
Source documents
Target documents
Document macro has to be revised. 

When verifying under > Files > Templates > Organise > Imported templates the template is vissible 
Clax Template CSW Version 3.0 Off97 (Final Edition)

Within MS Office, this template is available under > View > Toolbars and when selected it adds it 
as a Toolbar, however in Office Writer I cannot find it here.

I have tried running a Macro > Tools > Macros > Run Macro but the requires to install Java runtime, 
which I did, but still cannot find my template to execute.

I have tried > File > New > Templates and Documents > Selected the converted Template (Clax 
Template CSW Version 3.0 Off97 (Final Edition)) and then Receive a warning that Macros could 
contain viruses.  I accept but the Template still does not work as it should.

Attached the template.  It works well with Microsoft Office up to verion 2003 but in some cases 
with Office 2007/2010 as a plug-in id does not function.

Hope my explanations help. 

Kind regards.


On Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:04 PM, Tom Davies <> wrote:
Hi :)  
It should be possible to just double-click on the Normal.doc to open it.  

However, it is probably full of junk by now = such as tons of extraneous coding and odd references 
to stuff that is long gone and maybe your address and other people's names and systems that the 
template has been used on.  Try opening it with a text editor to see what's in there!!

So, i think you are over-complicating it.  Just double-click to open it and then do;   

File - "Save As Template"

to convert it (and all the messy coding it contains) into a LibreOffice Template.  

Although it might be a bit messy right now it's probably still usable.  At some point it might be 
nice to start afresh but possibly not until you have time.  

Regards from 
Tom :)  

On 22 April 2014 18:10, anne-ology <> wrote:

       MSFT has been/is making their system(s) incompatible with others in
order to reap a higher profit-margin  ;-(

       Therefore switching away from MSFT is a great way to - possibly -
show them the errors of their ways  ;-)

       Now, if you could explain just what you're attempting to do, maybe
someone on this list will be able to help -
             the LO writer program does whatever I would like - and more
than the MSFT version ...
             the LO ppt program as well - including its ability to convert
to video ...

                 [I need to see an example of what your attempting to do]

             as for the LO spreadsheet - many on this list seem to use this
                 [I do not]

       Hoping you'll be able to find an answer anon,

From: H K <>
To: "" <>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:55:22 -0700 (PDT)

Good day,

I have tried to register but without success.  I am trying to find
assistance with the conversion of a Microsoft Global Template (
to be used with LibreOffice Writer as the Global template.

The template was 'created' for me for ofice convention service writing and
I am alos using it in my day to day activities away from the office.  I am
trying to move away from the Mircrosoft platform and environment, therefore
the assistance.

I have tried the wizard in LibreOffice, however for some reason I cannot
get it to function.  I receive a warning that macros might harm the system
if allowed.  However, irrespective, cannot use it.  Not sure where I am
going wrong.

Within Microsoft it can be added as a banner and one only click on the
required numbering and thereafter tab, etc to make full use of the
functionality.  It was designed for Office 97 to 2000 and only works on
certain computers with Office 2007/2010 as a plug-in.

However, as indicated, I want to move away from Microsoft, my entire system
has been setup with only FOSS/OSS, but the template would make life much
easier if I can get it to work.  I am not skilled in the 'Macro/template'
environment although I do understand some of the coding (limited).

Is there anyone that can assisit me in this regard.

Kind Regards.


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