I don't have any MS office products, for several years used OpenOffice after using the Corel WP & QPW that came with the computer. Last year I tried the charity version of SM2008. I would really like to dump OOo for any number of reasons, first being it is so slow to load. I liked SM2008 so much, I took advantage of the special price offering for SM2010, and so far am not disappointed. But I can't ditch OOo yet.
PlanMaker2008 said it couldn't open a vers. 3.2 of OOo .odt or .ods: "unknown file format". PM2010 has the same problem.
If I save the file as an Excel file, it will open the file, but the page formatting is off: what would fit on an 8.5 x 11-in printout from OOo bleeds out so that the 2 right columns print on a separate page. Obviously unacceptable. I've tried saving the file as Excell 5.0, Excel 95, and Excel 97/2000/XP, all with the same results. For the record, I tried adjusting the page print margines, that didn't solve the problem. And I don't think I should have to manually resize and reformat each template.
So is there any way to open these files so that they display and print correctly? They are relatively simple files, mostly billing statements with some minimal formatting (mainly fonts, just B&W). Not really a spreadsheet, but more of a form, based on an OOo template.