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I remember having read an information that after v3.6 the number of filters for older version got reduced. I therefore keep a copy of 3.6.7 normal and 3.6.5 portable.

On 2014-06-28 22:23, Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote:

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.

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