Exporting StarOffice Schedule Data
The current release of the software does not include a Schedule
application or server. Export your
To export your Schedule data,
Figure 3-5. Exporting Schedule data
Converting 5.2 Files to the Current Release and Reading 5.2 Files
To convert all files at once, in the current release of the software choose File > AutoPilot > Document Converter.
Figure 3-6. Batch converter
However, if you just
5.2 files can be read in the current release, but not vice versa. However, you can save any current file to 5.2 format by just choosing File > Save As in the current release of the software.
Default save format
If you want the default file format to be 5.2 when you're using the current release, choose Tools > Options > Load/Save > General, and set the default file formats to 5.2 in the Standard File Format area.
Conversion for graphics and other objects
When converting StarOffice 5.x files to the current release
either manually or using the AutoPilot, all StarOffice software
objects embedded as an OLE object, such as
Converting UNIX 5.2 Printers
Use the printer administration tool spadmin in the current release's installed directory.
By and large, no 5.1 or previous macros are converted or supported in the current release. Macros from StarOffice 5.2 macros should work and require only limited changes. For more information see Appendix: Macros on page 959.
Migrating Data and Databases
The migration issues with databases and 6.0 aren't all that
Changes in This Release
Instead of creating and maintaining a proprietary StarOffice
database format (.sdb), the current release of the software works
The only difference is that in 5.2, queries and forms are stored in a separate (.sdb) file. When migrating to the current release, these (.sbd) files can be imported using the StarOffice 5.2 Database Import AutoPilot from the File, AutoPilot menu. The data itself (as stored in the database (.dbf) is in no way affected). The AutoPilot automatically converts your queries and forms to the current release, allowing you to easily access your data. See Migrating a StarOffice 5.2 Database and Creating a Data Source on page 902.