Ubuntu replace windows without VM
I need to break free of Windows XP/Vista/7 grip as as much I can.
Out of Box Ubuntu only does so much toward this end.
I need to be able to run a friend's previous file formats, used in Windows, in Ubuntu for him or show him how.
They are: .doc /.pdf /.xls /.wb3 /.wpd
This means select or import _not sure which_ them into Open Office, view, edit, and send them to customers with same end results as before with Windoze. I'm a 10 year Linux user with memory problems [dementia] trying to help friend overcome these obstacles before his switching to Ubuntu. Virtualization is not wanted as it is deemed over complicated for him to implement/use. Must be the 'Wintard' still in possession of him! I see all sorts of promises from Open Office to be able to do this but cannot find the magical key to unlock it... So far I showed him to just open the .wpd in open office and copy text body and paste in same/similar named file make his edits and save as .doc... The .doc one I told him to make a copy of it as prompted and edit it and save and sent attached. Still not the way he would like to do it though.
Any help, questions, and suggestion is greatly appreciated!!! %:)))SW