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From: Kracked_P_P---webmaster <>
Date: Sat, Jun 28, 2014 at 8:23 AM
Subject: [libreoffice-users] which version has the best legacy importing?
To: LibreO - Users Global <>

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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