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From Regina Henschel <rb.hensc...@t-online.de>
Subject Re: Opening .swd files
Date Thu, 26 Jul 2012 21:24:34 GMT
Hi Margaret,

Margaret Crozier schrieb:
> Hello,
>
> For most of my computer life :) I was able to open the .swd files
> created on my first computer.  I have been using OO ever since I
> upgraded and was able to open those files for a long time.
>
> However, I am now stumped and frustrated because I have so many files
> with that extension but not able to access them.
>
> Can you please help me solve this dilemma?

a better place for such questions is the mailing list 
ooo-users@incubator.apache.org or a forum.

You likely need to install the filter.

Do you have got a PC with a Windows operating system? If yes, then goto 
Start > Control Panel > Software. Click on "OpenOffice.org 3.4" and 
there on "Modify". Follow the wizard to "Modify". In the tree on the 
left side open "Optional Components" and click next to "Legacy Filters". 
Chose the option "This feature, and all subfeatures, will be installed 
to local hard drive". Then follow the wizard to the end.

Apache OpenOffice has a converter for such documents, which allows to 
convert them all at once to a modern format. Start Apache OpenOffice and 
then use File > Wizards > Document Converter.

Kind regards
Regina




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