How to make Libre Office save document files as Word docs by default?

catamount

I'm just learning my way around Libre Office. Is there a way to change the default so that documents are saved as Word documents by default instead of in open document format?

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jimlynch
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https://help.libreoffice.org/Common/Using_Microsoft_Office_and#Saving_Do...

"1. Choose Tools - Options - Load/Save - General.

2. In the Default file format and ODF settings area, first select a document type, then select the file type for saving.

From now on, if you save a document, the File type will be set according to your choice. Of course, you still can select another file type in the file save dialog."

dayzsunny
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You need to go into TOOLS>OPTIONS>LOAD/SAVE>GENERAL. In option menu there, you should see “Default file format and ODF settings.” Under the dropdown menu for “document type” choose “text document” and in the dropdown menu below that you can choose the default file type to save your documents.

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go to libreoffice -> preferences... -> load/save-> general -> always save as -> choose

 

In my version  4.1.5.3 on a Mac it is not under tools.

Mina
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Hi Catamount,

 

just guessing ... Doc/docx are worldwide defacto standard formats, and you want to save as doc because you need interoperability with Microsoft Word, right? However, LibreOffice might be not the perfect tool for that, because its compatibility with Microsoft Office is not good in both directions - screwed up formatting is  quite common.

 

I recommend using SoftMaker FreeOffice instead, that's an office suite made in Germany which is free of charge, too. It has a much better compatibility with Microsoft Office than LibreOffice, means: if you save your documents as doc, they will look faithfully with MS Word and vice versa.

 

This office suite has several more merits, such as its small size, speed, reliability, or its nice user interface. If LibreOffice fails your expectations, try it out. You can download it here in a Windows or Linux version:

 

freeoffice.com

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