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Quick Migration Overview

Before you begin, don't worry about uninstalling StarOffice 5.2. 5.2 and 6.0 and OpenOffice.org all coexist happily together.

However, uninstall StarOffice 6.0 Beta before you do anything else.


The migration from StarOffice 5.2 to OpenOffice.org is generally pretty simple:

  • You need to be on StarOffice 5.2, not a prior version.

  • StarOffice 5.2 and 6.0, and OpenOffice.org 1.0 all co-exist peacefully on the same machine. So you don't need to uninstall 5.2, though you do need to upgrade to 5.2 if you're on 5.1, and you need to uninstall the StarOffice 6.0 Beta if you've got it.

  • When you install StarOffice 6.0 and OpenOffice.org 1.0, you get to choose to import personal data like your name (which shows up in notes and other places), so that's taken care of automatically.

  • The new document converter (File > AutoPilot > Document Converter) will convert all your 5.2 documents to 6.0 at once.

This section covers specifics on how to deal with details of your migration that might not go smoothly such as UNIX printers, or migrating StarOffice 5.2 features that don't exist anymore, like Mail.

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