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Can I (and if so, how?) set up LibreOffice to use the newer style MS Office formats by default?

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On the Tools menu, select Options. Under Load/Save on the list of property pages on the left of the Settings window, select General. At the bottom of that property page, there are two drop down boxes, one labeled Document type and the other labeled Always save as. These let you change the default save format for each type of document LibreOffice or OpenOffice supports.

Usually, Text document is selected first in the left box so, in the right box, select Microsoft Word 2007 XML. Then, select Spreadsheet in the left box, and select Microsoft Excel 2007 XML. Repeat for all the different document types you wish to save by default in Microsoft Office Open XML formats.

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