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From Brian Barker <>
Subject Re: Converting sdw files
Date Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:46:04 GMT
At 12:45 24/09/2013 +0100, John Pickard wrote:
>I am running Mint 15 KDE and have installed AOOo, however, though 
>the convert option offers to convert the following old Staroffice 
>files; - SGF, SGV SVG & SVM files. However, it does not offer or 
>seem capable of reading SDW files of which I have a significant 
>number, that I need to access, Is it possible to use AOOo to access 
>these files?

The release notes for AOO version 4.0 at say:

>We no longer read or write the legacy StarOffice file formats (files 
>with extensions .sdw, .sdc, .sdd, etc.).  Removal of this code makes 
>the OpenOffice codebase easier to maintain.  The legacy formats have 
>never been the default format in any version of OpenOffice.  Users 
>with legacy StarOffice documents are advised to re-save them into 
>ODF format (.odt, *.ods, *.odp, etc.) *before upgrading* to Apache 
>OpenOffice 4.0. This can be done using File - Wizards - Document 
>Converter in OpenOffice 3.x  OpenOffice 1.x files (*.sxw, *.sxc, 
>*.sxi) are still supported.

You could temporarily install version 3.4.1 in order to carry out the 
conversions.  See .

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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