If you're using Writer and emailing a person who uses Word, he or she won't be able to read the Writer document. You need to convert the document to Word first. You can do this in at least two ways:
- Choosing File > Save As, selecting Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP, saving and then attaching that document to the email
- Choose File > Send > Document as Word.
Then, your default email program will start, a new email document will be created and the current Writer document, in Word format, will be attached to that new email document. This is a very slick approach. Set your default email program in the control panel of your operating system.
There should be no problem with Outlook and Writer attachments.
This was first published in November 2006