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I know I can open .doc files in LibreOffice, but can I save a new document as a .doc? You used to be able to do so in OpenOffice, but I can't find anything in LibreOffice to do that.

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Yes you can do this easily using Save as:

Go to File--> Save as .

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And there is even support for .docx.

LibreOffice Writer is capable of opening and saving documents in a number of formats, including the OASIS Open Document Format 1.1 (its default format), Microsoft Word's DOC, DOCX, RTF and XHTML.

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Make sure you select File->Save as

The more intuitive File-> Export does not provide the option to select the file type.

[I lost hours trying to find out why I could not choose the file type when trying to export...]

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