Posted on 2014-08-21
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I just got a file with this extension...what is the most secure way to handle this in a windows 7 environment...the post show windows 8 I am in windows 7 and have computers in windows8 and 8.1
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by:Alan Henderson
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You need to explain this more clearly.

The file is an executable installation file for a Windows version of OpenOffice. I don't understand what you mean by this:

"..the post show windows 8 I "

If you run the file it will install OpenOffice. If you're concerned about its security you may be able to scan it with your AV program, but if you downloaded it from Apache's website it should be clean.
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the post showed windows 8...but i am in windows 8 or windows 7 as the receiver of this filesuesEndLivo.JPG
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So your best advice is to install  open source office to view the file?? from Source Forge?? or the like to make sure this file is not packed??
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Ok my post did not clarify...I sent this file to a corporate user who evidently uses open office for a windows client using windows 7 with office 2013...My question is why would a corporate user re encode to open source and then expect the recipient to execute a program to receive the file back...so it can be view in it's rencoded form...this most happen all the time...so every windows client is forced to INSTALL open source to complete the transaction??
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Alan Henderson earned 2000 total points
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I'm still not clear on this, but if you wish to open Microsoft Office files with an Open Source suite, you're probably best to use LibreOffice, which is more up-to-date that OpenOffice.

Microsoft Office 2013 should open ODF files.

Or you can open them in Google Docs and download the as DOC files.

Hope this helps.

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