> I have spreadsheets and text documents that were on windows xp home edition and not having any luck opening on Open Office. A filter Selection page opens and I don't know which one to select.
The files are probably damaged beyond repair. See if you can open them with an archive utility such as 7-zip or winzip. If either of those cannot open them, then they are damaged, probably beyond repair.. The filter selection message means that OpenOffice cannot recognise their format and almost always this means damaged in transfer from Win XP to a more modern machine..