Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2014 Archives by date, by thread · List index

Le Sat, 28 Jun 2014 16:03:59 +0200,
"Charles-H. Schulz" <> a écrit :

Hello Tim,

Le Sat, 28 Jun 2014 09:23:23 -0400,
Kracked_P_P---webmaster <> a écrit :

I would like to know which of the older versions of LO has the best 
ability to import really old word processor formats.

I remember that LO was reducing the number of import filters for
those old file formats, but I may need one of them.

I have been asked to copy files off a floppy drive and convert the
files to be able to work with the current tech.  Right now, I have
to find a working floppy drive to access the disc.  Right now, the
only system with a floppy drive has a non-working drive, I have to
replace it.  My main system does not even have a cable port for a
floppy drive, and it seems all of the others I have opened up are
the same.

So, as soon as I get a working floppy drive working, I will need to
get support for 1990's to early 2000's era word processing formats.
The way she remembers, she did not use Word, but may have used Works
or some other older package that are before MSO .doc format became
the "standard" format before FOSS office packages came out.

Any idea which older version of LO would be the best to try?  As I
have stated, as soon as I get a working floppy drive installed, then
I will know which legacy format I need to work with.  It would be
nice to know which version of LO to install for the conversion to
the modern formats 
- MSO's and ODF.

I could actually point you to the latest version of LibreOffice (the
4.2.5) as the project keeps on creating new filters for these old

As for recommending anything older than the currently supported
versions (4.1.6 and 4.2.5), it is just unwise to do this and we do not
do it anyway: there are some major security holes left unpatched, and
anyway the "old" versions are no longer supported. 

To which I should add that the 4.3.0 will be released by the end of


Charles-H. Schulz 
Co-founder, The Document Foundation,
Kurfürstendamm 188, 10707 Berlin
Gemeinnützige rechtsfähige Stiftung des bürgerlichen Rechts
Legal details:
Mobile Number: +33 (0)6 98 65 54 24.

To unsubscribe e-mail to:
Posting guidelines + more:
List archive:
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.