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Re: [libreoffice-users] .docx file format disturb in libreoffice 4.0 Writer


Hi :)
Backwards incompatibility is not a huge surprise.  There is always a chance that some complex thing got inserted even though it probably didn't get used it might still be hidden in the document's coding. 

What surprises me is that documents created in an earlier version of MS Office apparently quite often have problems opening in later versions of MS Office.  MS has all the specs and knows how it all fit together in 2007 so why wouldn't those documents open properly in 2010 or 2013?  MS do have disclaimers and people are quite happy with those problems.  If a different program has the same problem they use that as a reason why you shouldn't be using non-MS stuff.  There is a certain amount of hypocrisy that goes on without them even being aware of what they are saying. 

My boss is a bit anxious about us getting a few versions of MS Office 2013 for just a few machines for training purposes.  He wants everyone to use the same version of MS Office as each other precisely to avoid these sorts of problems.  So, if we talk about buying 2013 for 1 machine he interprets that as having to buy for all the machines.  Otherwise incompatibilities happen. 

Regards from
Tom :) 




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From: Kracked_P_P---webmaster <webmaster@krackedpress.com>
To: users@global.libreoffice.org
Sent: Monday, 26 August 2013, 17:08
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] .docx file format disturb in libreoffice 4.0 Writer



To restate Tom's info

If you save a .docx file using MSO 2013, it most likely will not read
properly in MSO 2010 or 2007.  This will happen more often as the
document becomes more complex.

I always tell my MSO users that if you want to make sure all of the
different versions of MSO can read your documents, you must use the
non-OOXML formats, like .doc.

I never had any trouble with MSO documents that were in the pre-2007
formats.  The only thing that the OOXML formats do you the user is to
reduce the size of the documents, in many cases.

AS for getting them to use ODF formats, well, if you get them to use
.doc instead of .odt, then you have won a big battle.  LO/Writer, and
the other Open Source office packages out there, can easily use the .doc
formatted documents with very little issues cropping up.  I personally
never had a problem with any .doc documents with Writer.


On 08/26/2013 11:49 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
> Hi :)
> You would probably find the same thing happen in other versions of MS Office. 
>
> The DocX format keeps changing in each different version of MS Office and possibly on different versions of Windows.  So a DocX made with 2007 on Xp might look quite different in MS Office 2010 on Win7. 
>
> However if you can correct the error in the document and then save it as a Doc then everyone sees it very much the same regardless of operating system or program used to open the file.  Even saving it back as a DocX sometimes works but it's usually best to stick with Doc. 
>
> File - "Save As ... " - "MS Word (98, 2000, Xp, 2003)"
>
> something like that. 
>
> Similarly if you can get MS Office users to use "Save As" and use the older formats then you will find those documents open better on LibreOffice too.  Sadly many MS Office users seem to  have no idea how to do something as 'complicated' as that! 
>
> Do you happen to know which version of MS Office they are using?  If they are using 2007, 2010, 2013 or 365 then they can open documents you send them in Odt format.  With 2010 or 2007 they probably can't open Ods files in Excel but 2013 and 365 can. 
>
> Regards from
> Tom :) 
>
>
>
>
> ________________________________
>  From: Satish Srivastava <satish.srivastava@fosteringlinux.com>
> To: users@global.libreoffice.org
> Sent: Monday, 26 August 2013, 16:23
> Subject: [libreoffice-users] .docx file format disturb in libreoffice 4.0 Writer

>
> Dear Friends,
>
> I am facing a issue in open office migration from microsoft office.
> when i am trying to open .docx file it is opening but header &
> format disturb means not properly. So please give any solution
> for this.
>
>
>
> Thanks & regards
> Satish
>


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[libreoffice-users] .docx file format disturb in libreoffice 4.0 WriterSatish Srivastava <satish.srivastava@fosteringlinux.com>
Re: [libreoffice-users] .docx file format disturb in libreoffice 4.0 WriterTom Davies <tomdavies04@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: [libreoffice-users] .docx file format disturb in libreoffice 4.0 WriterKracked_P_P---webmaster <webmaster@krackedpress.com>
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