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    Batch convert Open Office to MS Office?

    Apologies if this has been asked before, but I couldn't find exactly the answer I was looking for.

    Does anyone know how to batch convert Open Office (.odt) documents to MS Word (.docx) documents?

    We have a stack of replies from French students which are all Open Office and they need converting to MS Office so our students can read them.

    Any quick and dirty ways you know of would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks - Andrew

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    install openoffice?
    you really should be able to support this format !

    Openoffice does have a command line option which can be used to convert files in batch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somabc View Post
    Thanks for your advice on this one. I installed the Sun ODF plugin and it works a treat.

    Not quite a batch tool, but it can be opened and then multiple documents quickly (manually) opened and converted.

    Nice one. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adhutton View Post
    Not quite a batch tool, but it can be opened and then multiple documents quickly (manually) opened and converted.
    Why bother converting them though if you can open them?

    You could script it though with a bit of VBA.

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    They need converting because the docs are lots of 'Pen Pal' replies from French kids. Each one is a reply to a single student at our school.

    To allow them all to read the replies we would have to istall the Sun converter on multiple student PCS. Not really viable at this moment in time.

    It is quicker for me (and possibly their teacher in the longer term) to convert say 30 or 40 at a time into MS Word docs and distribute them back to the kids.

    Probably not the very best solution , but the route of least bother at the moment.

    Thanks for your thoughts.

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