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We are looking at LibreOffice as a potential corporate tool, however we have
run into some issues relating to our company templates. We have several
document templates that will not convert and these give the error "This is
not a WinWord97 file". These files open in Word 97 without a problem.

These documents fail to convert using the Conversion Wizard, they also fail
to open from both the File->Open menu and when double clicked in Windows
Explorer. In all cases they give the above error.

The templates in question do have VB macros and although we do not expect
these to work, the LibreOffice (and OpenOffice) documentation would suggest
that these files should at least open and/or convert to odf format, even if
they lose the macros.

I have included a link to a sample, can anyone help with this issue.

We are using LibreOffice 3.3.1 on Windows XP Pro SP3.

kind regards

Derry Birse
IT Support Manager
Converteam UK Ltd

Phone: +44(0)1788 563268

Converteam UK Ltd. Registration Number: 5571739 and Converteam Ltd. Registration Number: 2416188 
Registered in England and Wales. Registered office: Boughton Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 1BU.

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