How to Convert From Open Office to Word Documents

Updated July 20, 2017

Open Office is a free, open-source word processing suite available for Windows, Mac OSX, Linux and Unix. The ".odt" file extension stands for "Open Document Text" and is the default file extension for the Open Office Word Processor. Open Office also supports other file formats, including the Microsoft Word format (.doc). You can use the Open Office software to convert .odt files to .doc files.

Open the Open Office Word Processor (Writer) application.

Click the "Open" icon on the toolbar. This icon looks like a yellow file folder.

Locate the ".odt" file that you want to convert and click "Open."

Choose "Save As" under the "File" menu.

Choose "Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP (.doc)" from the "File Type" drop-down menu.

Click "Save."

Things You'll Need

  • Open Office Writer
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Kristen Waters has been writing for the computer industry since 2004. She has written training materials for both large and small computer companies as well as how-to and informative articles for many online publications. She holds Bachelor of Science degrees from both York College of Pennsylvania and the University of Maryland.