Have you created a document with OpenOffice or LibreOffice, do you need to share it with a person who uses Microsoft Office and want to be sure that the latter is able to read and edit the file without problems? So, if you want some advice, export it to the Word DOC format: this will reduce the risk of incompatibility with your friend / colleague's computer to zero.
How do you say? You are new to the computer world and you don't know yet how to convert ODT to DOC? Don't worry, it's one of the easiest things to do with your PC! All you have to do is open the document to convert with OpenOffice (or LibreOffice) and export it in the format that is most congenial to the use you intend to make of it: DOC if your friends / colleagues use a version of Office lower than 2007 or DOCX if instead they use a newer edition of the Microsoft suite.
And if you need to convert a large amount of documents, know that there is a convenient alternative software for Windows and Mac as well as excellent online services that allow you to "transform" ODT files into DOC / DOCX directly from the browser, totally free and without installing additional programs on your computer. So, what are you waiting for to start? Find everything explained below. Enjoy the reading!
Please note: Saving an OpenDocument (ODT) document in Word (DOC / DOCX) format can lead to the loss of some features related to the formatting of the file. In the case of “simple” documents, without images, tables or backgrounds, there are almost never changes (the DOC / DOCX file is identical to the ODT one) but in documents rich in advanced contents, formatting problems may occur. Before sending the converted file to friends and colleagues, make sure everything is in the right place!
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Convertire ODT in DOC computer
As just mentioned, if you need to convert only one ODT file to DOC (or in any case a small number of documents) you can count on the manual export function included in all versions of the aforementioned open soruce office suites as well as on the conversion one attached to a specific software.
How you do it? Now I'll explain it to you. Find everything indicated in the smallest detail right below.
To convert ODT to DOC with LibreOffice or OpenOffice all you have to do is start the suite by searching for it in the Start menu (on Windows) or in the folder Applications (on Mac), open Writer and then open the document to be made 100% compatible with Microsoft Office by clicking on the item Fillet top left and then up Apri ... to select it.
Then select the item Save with name ... always attached to the menu Fillet and, in the window that opens, select the folder in which to export the document in Word format.
At this point, expand the drop-down menu Save eat (its Windows) oppure File type (if you are using a Mac) and select the item Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP (.doc) (* .doc) from the latter to obtain a file compatible with Word 97 and later versions, then presses the button Save And that's it.
With Doxillon Document Converter
If, on the other hand, you don't have LibreOffice or OpenOffice at hand but you have to necessarily convert your files from one format to another, you can rely on Doxillon Document Converter, a free software (for personal use) and available for both Windows and Mac thanks to which it is possible not only to transform the types of files in question but also that of many others. It has a clear and essential user interface and does not require special technical skills to be used.
To use it, first of all connect to the download page of the program using the link I have provided you just now and click on the link Download Doxillon Document Converter for Windows (if you use Windows) or on that Download Doxillon Document Converter for Mac (on Mac) and wait for the file download to be started and completed.
At this point, if you are using a Windows PC, open the executable doxillionsetup.exe just obtained, click on Si and subsequently on forward and wait a few moments for the software window to appear on the desktop.
If you are using a Mac instead, open the compressed archive doxplusmaci.zip, starts the file in .dmg contained within it and start the program setup procedure by clicking on the button Agree in the window that opens. Then open the folder Applications, right click on the Doxillon Document Converter icon and select the item apri from the menu you buy (in this way you will go around any limitations imposed by Apple against unauthorized developers).
Now, regardless of the operating system in use, drag the ODT file you want to convert into the program window or select it by clicking on the button Add file(s) located at the top left, then specify the format in which to transform the document by selecting the item doc o docx from the drop-down menu located next to the wording Output Format: which is at the bottom left and presses the button Convert to the right.
The file will therefore be converted into the previously selected format and when the procedure is completed (it should only take a few moments!) You can find it in the same position as the original document. If you want, you can specify, before starting the procedure, where to save your file once converted by simply clicking on the button Browse ... located at the bottom of the program window, next to the entry Output Folder:.
Convertire ODT in DOC Online
If, on the other hand, you need to convert ODT to DOC in series, you can rely on some online services that allow you to do all the work in a few clicks and without requiring the installation of additional programs on your computer.
As for the privacy aspect, rest assured, all documents uploaded to their servers are automatically deleted within a few hours.
Among the best online conversion services there is certainly CloudConvert which allows you to convert not only Office documents but also images, videos, music tracks and many other types of files. It has no upload limits, requires no registration and is very quick to complete conversions.
To use it, connected to its home page using the link I provided you a little while ago and click on the button Select files to select the ODT documents to be transformed into DOC. If you prefer to use drag and drop instead of "manually" selecting the files to work on, drag the documents directly into the browser window, in correspondence with the wording convert odt to doc which is high up. If the files you want to convert are found online or on a cloud service, click on arrow next to the button for selecting files and choose the desired option from the menu that opens.
Then presses on the button Start conversion located at the top right, wait a few seconds for the conversion process to be completed and download the files in Word format by clicking on the button Download that appears next to their names. The converted files will then be saved in the folder Download of your computer (if you have not made any changes to the default settings of the web browser you are using).
If you want, you can also convert ODT files to DOCX instead of DOC by pressing on the item doc located at the top right and selecting the item document > docx give the menu check if you press.
Another great web converter you can use for batch processing ODT documents is ZamZar which does not require registration but obliges the user to provide a valid email address to complete the conversion (to which links are sent to download the files) and has an upload limit of 100MB.
To use it, connected to its home page using the link I just indicated, presses the button Choose files… located at the section Step 1 and select the ODT documents to convert. If this is more convenient for you, you can select the files on which to act also by drag and drop, by dragging them from your computer to the browser, in correspondence with the writing or drag and drop files in the home of the service. If you need to convert files online instead, you can click on the tab URL Converter and enter its web address in the blank field that is shown to you.
Then select the item DOC (Or DOCX) from the drop-down menu located next to the section Step 2, type your email address in the field you find in the section Step 3 and click on the button Convert to start the document transformation process.
Once the conversion is complete, you will receive an email containing links to download your documents in Word format. Easier than that?
In addition to the way I just indicated, you can convert your ODT files to Word documents with ZamZam via email. You do not believe me? So do this: create a new email with the files to be transformed as attachments and the address as recipient [doc] @ zamzar.com or [docx] @ zamzar.com (depends on the format you intend to convert your documents into). Once the e-mail has been sent, you will receive, again by e-mail, the link through which to download the converted documents.
I suggest you keep this in mind too DocsPal, a free service, designed to convert Word files into other formats and vice versa and with an upload limit of 50MB per file. You don't need to register to use it.
Then connect to the home of the service via the link I just indicated, select the ODT file to convert by clicking on the button Browse file and repeat this step for all the documents on which you intend to go to act (maximum 5). You can also take advantage of drag and drop, by dragging the files to be transformed directly into the browser window, in correspondence with the section where you find written Simply drag an drop your files here. If, on the other hand, the files you want to act on are online, you can paste the url in the appropriate field that you find in correspondence with the item Enter file url:
Then select the option DOC - Microsoft Word Document o DOCX - Microsoft Word 2007 Document from the drop-down menu that you find next to the name of each file and choose whether or not to receive an email from the service with the link for downloading the document after conversion by ticking the box next to the wording Step 3 or leaving it blank. If you check the box, remember to also type your e-mail address in the text field under the heading Send a download link to my email address (optional):.
Finally, press the button Convert Files then click on the links with the names of the converted documents that are shown below. In this way, the download of the documents will start immediately and you can then open them by accessing the folder Download of your computer (unless otherwise specified in the settings of the web browser in use).