Dave Richards of Largo, FL mentioned in a recent email that there's a slick feature in the 2.o.3 build of OpenOffice.org. (2.0.2 is the current stable release.)
Currently, if you need to send an MS Office version of a file to an MS Office user, you need to:
- Choose File > Save As
- Choose the right format, such as Word or Excel
- Name the file and save it
- Go to your email program and create a new email
- Find the correct MS version of the file
- Attach it to your email and send it
- And make sure that you don't get confused between the MS and OpenOffice.org versions of your file
CORRECTION from Pete: While the above steps work, it's easier to just Save As Word or Excel, then choose File > Send > Document as Email.
Now, all of this is doable. (And you can choose to always save in MS format under Tools > Options > Load/Save > General.)
But how much slicker would it be if you could just tell OpenOffice.org "I want to send an MS version of this file I'm working on" and the program would take care of the rest?
That's what the 2.0.3 build contains.
Dave sent me the following info and screen shot. Get the software here. ftp://ftp.ussg.iu.edu/pub/openoffice/developer/
Milestone 169 just came out.