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    My first post. My sister uses Open Office and sent me a spreadsheet as an attachment (e-mail) but I cannot open it unless I download the entire Open Office Program. The attachment has a .ods at the end. Example: class of 65.ods. I use MicroSoft Office 03. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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    Ask her to save to Excel format, she should be able to.
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    Thank you. Will give it a try.

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    pieterse, my sister is on the other side of the state, two hours away, and is not that familiar with spreadsheets. can you tell me in terms that she would understand how to or where to look to save as an excel spreadsheet. i don't use open office so i'm not familiar with it. it would help me also. thank you.

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    Well, I do not have OpenOffice on my system anymore, but I expect this is what she can do:

    - Open the file she wants to share
    - Select File, Save-as from the menu
    - On the next screen, near the bottom of the screen there should be a dropdown box where you can choose a file type
    - Select one of the Excel file types listed there, preferrably Excel 97-2003 or something very similar.
    - Now enter a file name and press save.

    She can now send you that file.
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