You need to open Open Office documents or want to provide your MS Office documents to someone with Open Office
You need a converter to Im- or Export files into or from Open Office formats
As Open Office becomes more and more used by folks, you cannot always send document back with remarks like "I cannot read it - because I still use MS Office" ;-)
Sun provides a free converter, which is implemented as an MS Office Add-In for Excel, Winword and Powerpoint under:
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Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.