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    .doc files?

    Can linux open and save .doc (MS Word) files? Maybe I did not add this as part as my custom install via Fedora 2 but what do I need to open these if I get email attachemnts or need to send them out? Where do I get the apps?

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    Re: .doc files?

    OpenOffice can handle MSWord files. It's included in FC2.

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    Re: .doc files?

    Can't seem to locate this via applications.

    Code:
    [carlos@carlwill carlos]$ whereis openoffice
    openoffice:
    ./

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    Re: .doc files?

    If OpenOffice is installed, you'll find it in the Office menu from the main RedHat menu

    You should just be able to double click a .doc file and it will open in OpenOffice.org Writer if all is installed correctly. If not, use the System Settings -> Add/Remove Applications to install OpenOffice from your Fedora CD.

    use rpm as follows from the command line to check if the openoffice package is already installed:

    rpm -q openoffice.org
    Ned

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    Re: .doc files?

    From command line, use "oocalc", "oodraw", "ooimpress" and "oowriter" to start the various parts of OpenOffice.

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    Re: .doc files?

    or you can use the soffice command to start the openoffice frontend... kinda like msoffice's selector thingy....
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    Re: .doc files?

    Quote Originally Posted by markkuk
    From command line, use "oocalc", "oodraw", "ooimpress" and "oowriter" to start the various parts of OpenOffice.
    or if you have Ximian-OpenOffice (like me) its, "xoocalc", "xoodraw", "xooimpress" and "xoowriter"

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