I bought a new computer and transferred my Word 2000 files from my old computer onto the new one. I have Open Office installed on my new computer and no version of Office. I will be using Open Office from now on on the new computer because it's free.
When I transferred my files they transferred in "MS Word 97-2003" format. Should I change them to Open Office format? When I try to save a change I make in a file I get the message:
"This document may contain formatting or content that cannot be saved in the MS Word .......format. Do you want to save the document in this format anyway?......" (geekstogo would not allow be to copy the popup image)
If I change all my Word documents over to Open Office format then I won't have to go through this step.
How stable is the Open Office program? Is it going to be around for a long time? My documents are extremely important, and if there is any risk of losing my data to a program that is not extremely reliable then I'll just continue purchasing MS Word. Thanks for any replies.